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“Music is a bridge of life”: Singer Mukhtiyar Ali

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By Ankit Sinha

UDAIPUR: Singer Mukhtiyar Ali staged a mesmerizing performance with Duplessy, at the just concluded World Music Festival, which featured bands and artistes from across the globe. He says language doesn’t matter when it comes to appreciating music.

“Music is a bridge of life. It connects humans with life. Otherwise, human beings are not really connected to life. After listening to music, a human being first joins with himself. When he joins with himself, he joins with society. This is the job of music and art. People also understand this,” Ali said here.

“I feel proud that the new generation is also appreciating our music. The feeling of music is important, Language doesn’t matter,” he added.

Ali and Duplessy, who composed music for the film “Finding Fanny”, have enthralled concert goers across the world with their performances. Yet, Ali says that his beginnings have been incredibly humble and full of challenges.

“Our community (Mirasi) is almost at the (India-Pakistan) border. Our tradition has been to sing with livestock keepers. Both Hindus and Muslims used to participate in our concerts. Our people also used to choose songs which would cater to both Hindus and Muslims and even Sikhs. That was done by our ancestors and then, the Sufi trend went on from there. It has been 700 years since our ancestors pioneered the trend,” Ali explained.

He reminisced the time when the impact of his community’s music weakened and how he took on the challenge to revive it.

“When India won independence and when it was almost 40 years since that time, new mass media like TV and radio came and our people weren’t really educated according to that. Then their music got weak. After the 80s, people almost stopped singing.

“After education, the Muslims said that their people should not listen to music in Islam and Hindus said that Muslims should not sing in temples, so it was difficult for both of them,” he said.

But Ali insisted his father teach him music.

“Our ancestors said that we can’t continue singing. But then, out of 100 families, I took the challenge and told my father, ‘I want to learn music, please teach me’. But he warned me that I could starve due to this.

“However, I remained adamant. When my father was alive, I traveled at least three to four countries on the basis of my music. For me, it was an honor and my father was happy that I took the music out of India,” Ali said.

Now, Ali takes pride saying that more youngsters from the Mirasi community are learning music.

He calls upon the media and especially social media to promote their music.

“Media plays a big role in promoting music. Social media has reached out to everyone. Our music, our folk, whether it is from Rajasthan or any other place, should be heard more. I also request to media to promote this music more,” Ali said.

As to how he met Duplessy, Ali said: “I met Mathias in 9-10 years. It was the will of god. We met in Mumbai, and we felt that we know each other very well.”

NewsGram view- Music binds people irrespective of all boundaries like nation, religion, caste etc. Recently Adnan Sami was awarded Indian citizenship which showcases that through music peace can be achieved.

(IANS) (pic courtesy: riadzany.blogspot.com)

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Organized and Successful Planning is the Key to a Rational Decision

Any crucial decision in your life is a result of a well-thought-out debate, whether you buy an electrical appliance or choose a career

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  • Decision-making can be tough for many
  • To make a rational decision, planning is very important
  • A happy life is only guaranteed when we are sure of the decisions we make

Reaching a decision is not an easy task. It requires multiple sessions of discussions with your dear ones, and at times, with yourself. A logical and reasonable decision asks for a period of systematic planning and scheming that see

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ms to succeed all obstacles. Naturally, this holds true for all the spheres of life.

A pre-planned decision helps to live a life happily without unnecessary risks. It also reduces the chance of committing goof-ups or mistakes thereby propelling life through a smooth path. Therefore, if you want to have a tension free and protected future, you need to start planning from now. Taking this step will help you dodge all problems that life offers every now and then.

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Thorough planning can be of much help, even for simple tasks such as studying for your exams or major life events such as career planning. If you are still wondering about the capability of organised planning, then these instances can solve the dilemma appreciably:

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    Career planning always needs one to think rationally.

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Decisions can only be made when one is in a clear mindset.

Your family is precious, and in order to guard them, you will have to understand the value of your own life and money. Term insurance plans are not a luxury or mindless ploys; rather these are a necessary investment for a better and brighter future. So, know your needs and buy term insurance online to secure the future of your loved ones.

Conclusion:

Any crucial decision in your life is a result of a well-thought-out debate, whether you buy an electrical appliance or choose a career. Therefore, always use your rationality to organise your ideas and reach a favourable conclusion!