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If you want to know what your message is, just sing it- Kenny Rogers By now everyone is well aware of the demise of this ingenious country singer, actor, and author and of course who could forget Kenny Rogers’ Roasters (his brand of chicken restaurants in the 1990s) I still remember the first time I came to Guwahati, to visit my grandpa to discover those old hips of him swaying side by side to a musical number. Back then, having a CD player means you are entitled to show it off. So I turned to my uncle and he laughed saying, “No one can stop my dad once Islands in the Stream plays.” Now frankly, if anyone calls me “musically dumb” I wouldn’t mind for I am. But I was a curious kid and I desperately wanted to know what made my usually rigid grandpa sway so much. Also, being…

https://youtu.be/9fct30hwHos A music composer, poet, abstract artist and a full-time architect — all packed into one. That’s Lueit Parasar Hazarika — the man who does not seem to be happy doing just one thing. Lueit drew inspiration from his parents to become a musician. “Both of them were quite famous stage performers and when there is music all the time all around you, you automatically get drawn and attracted towards it” said Lueit. He took up Indian Classical vocal, the Bhatkhande style at the tender age of seven. “My father was an avid listener of most of the Indian style of music. We were not exposed to Western music as such in my childhood, although Michael Jackson was one of my favorites,” added Lueit. His musical talents were further honed when he shifted to Bombay to pursue his studies in architecture in the year of 1995. “I came…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD75k9gbyeY “The main goal of my music career is to work with different musicians across borders and barriers, be it in the case of language and musical expressions,” said vocalist and lyricist Alakesh Dutta while talking to VibesMojo in Shillong recently. Born in Nalbari, his first brush with music came from listening to songs played on the radio. Recounting his initial days, he said, “My father brought me a ‘Philips walkman’ and I was stuck to it all through the day and night, which resulted in the constant drain of batteries. I would continuously run to and fro to shops to get the new batteries.” He collected his first guitar from his cousin’s garage and began to strumming it.  Facebook image “We studied about Shelly, Keats, Byron, and Wordsworth in our schools and fell in love with their poems. Those inspired me a lot,” said Dutta, when asked about the…