As time changes, our tastes and preferences also tend to change. And in this evolving environment we often forget where we belong and leave it far behind.
I enjoy music and believe in its powers, and honestly prefer to hear more of the western music than the Indian Pop and Bollywood styles. But when I got a chance to hear The Sarod, The Satvik Veena and some other folk performances, I couldn't realize what all I was missing and how less I knew.
When I joined Spic Macay, I never thought that it would be such a lively experience. The melodies that these instruments bring forth are definite to calm your senses. The music they produce is deemed to take you into deep meditation and relax your soul.
When I think of Kashmir, I imagine beautiful valleys, glowing river and fantastic view, and a little turmoil due to political debacle. But when I heard their folk music, it was a totally new experience. It had passion, smoothness and energy,so much so, that girls listening to the music couldn't stop themselves from jumping onto the stage. The crowd which was dead as iron a little while ago was cheering and enjoying the music with complete enthusiasm.
I do hope that this lovely culture lives on for generations,and am great full to those artist who strive to keep this art alive and present it to us to enrich our lives!!