Firoz Dastur – Raag Saraswati


Firoz Dastur

Firoz Dastur (1919-2008), a representative of the Kirana gharana and disciple of Sawai Gandharva, sings a composition in Jhaptaal, a cycle of 10 matras or time units.

The composition above reflects the mental state of the musician who wishes to swim across the boundless ocean of sound. Dastur presents his vistaar or melodic elaboration in a gradual manner, using the words of the song-text reaching up to the Pancham or the fifth note in the upper octave. Later, he uses solfège and also intersperses sections of rhythmic interplay. He chooses to employ gamaks or oscillations on notes in his taans or fast melodic sections.

The second composition is set to the 16-matra Teentaal. It is an invocation to goddess Saraswati, also called Sharada, seeking a boon of swar (symbolising music) from her.

He is accompanied on the tabla by DR Nerurkar and on the harmonium by Vasant Shejwadkar.

https://scroll.in/article/828322/celebrate-the-start-of-spring-with-these-renditions-of-raag-saraswati-by-music-maestros

A Navsari Parsi sings Garbas


Villoo Sorab Khambatta, a Parsi lady sings a garba, a traditional Parsi adaptation of a Gujarati Hindu custom. Garbas a sung at various community events. Navsari is a town in Southern Gujarat that has had a continuous Parsi presence since the mid twelfth century.

 

KHUSHALI NA GEET NE GARBA – SONGS FOR PARSI FESTIVE OCCASIONS


PLAYLIST (You can click on the play time to jump to each respective song)

• 00:17 MUBARAK, MUBARAK, MUBARAK
• 03:11 GOTA GOLAB CHAMPANO HAAR HASTU RAMTU SAONE GAMTU
• 06:12 SHUBH SUNDARIO
• 09:06 AAY ANGREJI BAND KYAN VAGE CHHE
• 12:11 DHANYA DHANYA CHHE DIVAS AAJNO
• 15:08 THAYA VIVAH VACHAN
• 17:22 VAHU AVI VAHU BHALERE AVI
• 19:55 AME AMARE GHERE JAIYE RE
• 21:53 KARU CHHU O DADGAR
• 24:25 KHUDAVIND KHAVIND
• INSTRUMENTAL:
– 27:31 GOTA GOLAB CHAMPANO HAAR
– 30:38 AME AMARE GHERE JAIYE RE

• 32:44 RATU RATU GOLAB NU PHUL RE
• 35:46 GHOOM RE GHANTI GHOOM GHOOM
• 38:59 BETINE SHIKHAMAN
• 42:29 BAAR VARASNIKANYA
• 45:10 RANGILI DARJAN
• 47:13 VALLANI DALE HICHKO BANDHYO
• 49:38 VARE VARE VARE RE KAAN SHU KAHIYE
• 51:20 JEVA KACHNA CHHE KATKA
• 53:35 CHHAIYE AME ZARTHOSTI
• 57:36 INSTRUMENTAL – CHHAIYE AME ZARTHOSTI

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Best Kept Secret


Here it is! Our single “Can’t Let You Go” – Official Music Video
A Do. production.
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Produced by Ashish Manchanda(Flying Carpet Productions)
Co-produced by Jonathan Wesley & Lionel Crasta
Lyrics – George Sebastien & Behram Siganporia

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Thanksgiving Monajat


Thanksgiving Monajat, written in English, so, it  can be easily followed by younger generation.mani rao
The monajat (prayer) incorporating Zarthusti tenets , supporting principles of Zoroastrianism and building up relationship
with divine-
It expresses gratitude to Ahura Mazda. can be sung any time of the day, or month or year.
Enjoy
Mani Rao

 

O Ahura Mazda, Asho  Zarthushtra Bow down to you for ever and ever
Repeat the above 2 lines

You ARE my creator, you ARE my protector I am so thankful, you’re my great teacher
O Ahura Mazda
You hold my hand, lead me through this land

My humble request, keep me always blessed

TWO TIMES

The wisdom of Manashni Gavashni Kunashani Guide me to follow the tenets of Zarathushti
Help me understand, Khordeh Avasta message of, Humata Hukhata Huvavarasta
O Ahura Mazda
You ARE my creator, you ARE my protector I am so thankful, you’re my great teacher O Ahura Mazda
You’re omnipotent, and very kind Bless me with devotion AND peaceful mind
With heart full of gratitude, pray for, divine light Let me be at your feet, through the night
My salutation to thee, Asho Zarthushtra Make me a good, Zarathushti Ashavan
O Ahura Mazda
You ARE my creator, you ARE my protector I am so thankful, you’re my great teacher O Ahura Mazda
Two times

The Bawa Rap


Watch this Parsi boy rap in Gujarati as he hilariously complains about a good day gone bad

The Bawa Rap takes the viewer into the world of (almost) all things Parsi.

This 21-year-old Parsi boy has 99 problems but having his head in the clouds isn’t one of them. He looks forward to spending more time with his friends and his girlfriend. But then comes a day which refuses to be good to him.

What may sound like a dry, ranting session, the Bawa Rap turns the narration in to a funny rap. In Gujarati. But language shouldn’t be a problem, for the mash up of videos and stop-motion images have a story in itself.

Within two minutes, the Bawa Rap informs the audience that Parsis take their food and leisure very seriously, and family gatherings are a must. But a light conversation always wins the day, insists Yohan Marshall, who plays the role of the confused Parsi boy in the music video. Marshall, who is a Parsi himself from Ahmedabad, is the drummer and vocalist of the band The Family Cheese.

Marshall told Scroll.in, “We wanted to keep the tone light and funny, because we as Parsis are very open to humour. We’re happy that as an indi-band we were able to give more space to the Parsi identity, which is very limited to a few dialogues in mainstream Bollywood movies.”

It’s difficult to ignore the food when Marshall is seen eating a traditional breakfast of sali par eddu – chips with eggs along with sliced onion and chicken. If there’s a lesson from the video, it’s this: when life gives you lemons, why not squeeze it on some sali par eddu and enjoy the breakfast?

http://video.scroll.in/822325/watch-this-parsi-boy-rap-in-gujarati-as-he-hilariously-complains-about-a-good-day-gone-bad

Preserving a Collector’s Dream


An 18-year-old has raised over Rs 4 lakh to restore rare 19th century antiques from Mumbai’s only Parsi museum
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