I just wanted to share with you a few snippets from my weekend. It started off with brunch on Saturday with Rani Joshi from Raine Records at Le Pain Quotien (I indulged in a hazelnut flute with camembert and honey). For a while I have wanted to conduct another interview with Rani so we arranged to meet this Saturday at Westfields London. I went down there with an SLR camera which I have borrowed from my brother and we talked love, her journey since the first interview, travelling, London and spirituality. The interview will be up in the next week and you will love it!
Saturday night took me to Club 229 for Truth and The Element EP launch. To be honest I wasn’t quite sure I would enjoy it as I’m a bit of a rock quick but to say I got home at 2:30am that night speaks volumes. Truth has an amazing and so was the band with the bassist, guitarist and drummers along with singers Jai and Ambika Jois. But who I mainly went for was my good friend Rita Morar who opened the show with an acapella rendition of Lambi Judaai – I had tears in my eyes. Enough said.
On Sunday night I went to the finale show of the Alchemy festival at the Southbank Centre. Performing on the night with the BBC Orchestra were Shahid Abbas Khan, Rekha Sawhney, Mangal Singh, Heera, Premi, Jonathan Mayer but my favourites were Sangeeta who’s rendition of Pyar Ka Hai Bairi with the BBC Orchestra took me back to my teenage years of dancing in the living room to the song which I had on tape. Kuljit Bhamra was the other favourite. He was AMAZING on tabla and I can now see why he is such a legend and I found him ever so charming when he was speaking to the audience…
It just makes me think that music really is food for the soul and that the saying ‘when you are happy you listen to the music, but when you are sad you listen to the lyrics’ is so true. This weekend combined music and lyrics and touched my soul.
Photos to follow.