Sunday, March 6, 2011
Cine Musicians Union Golden Jubilee celebrations
Well, folks, I must admit now that compering is as much fun as performing a song on stage. It felt magical when i compered the much awaited Cine musicians union 50th year celebrations at Nehru indoor stadium, chennai on March 5th 2011. I was humbled and amazed at the same time to see an array of yesteryear legends like KJ Jesudass, TM soundarrajan, P Susheela, LR Easwari, PB Srinivas, Vani jayram sitting right in front of me. The evening saw AR Rahman, Isaignani Ilayaraja and other contemporary composers and singers like Vidhyasagar, Vijay Antony, Yuvan Shankar Raja, SPB, Chitra, unnimenon belting out their finest numbers. The evening was ofcourse brightened by very fine senior musicians on strings, trumpet, percussion, guitars, bass and other sections and one could definitely tell that they put their heart and soul into every song especially 'Sundari kannal oru sedhi'. i am having goosepimples even when i type this piece but without these lovely musicians putting in their blood and sweat we wouldnt have had such lovely compositions created for past, present and posterity. Personally, it was such a humbling experience to glisten along with gigantic stars of filmdom. Truly. It will remain an experience never to be forgotten in my journey as a singer/musician whatever.
Some pictures for all of you