Such Unbelievable Talent!
- Another aspect of joyful discovery at Celebrations is the plethora
of unbelievably talented souls sharing their gifts. Here's quoting
Nayak on the incredible women's jazz band from his "Departure Day"
"Skipping to the evening, we had several singing and instrumental
groups perform for us, including a women's jazz band playing
arrangements of two of Sri Chinmoy's songs. This group is a special
attraction, because all of the members participate in other singing
groups that usually sing quite devotional songs, and the switch to
this format (jazz) is striking. The leader of the group is a lawyer
who used to have her own band, and now she is lead electric guitar
in this special jazz band. Sri Chinmoy complimented them on the
progress that they had made since their last performance. It was fun
seeing these performers who are capable of the greatest delicacy and
nuance in spiritual singing, now beating on drums, blowing
saxophone, ripping on guitar, pushing on the keyboard, with our
great classical cellists adding to the cosmic flow." WOW!!
I'm also thrilled by the extraordinary talent that surfaced at the
classical concert. From the refined, velvety sounds of the Austrian
ensemble that their polished Vienna orchestral members suffused the
full-moon night sky with; to the incredible virtuosity of the Russian
stringed dorma musician who not only produced a soul-stirring sacred
Russian piece with her co-musician, to her equally accomplished
accompaniment to D.'s lilting Chinese operatic piece reminiscent of
Puccini...--every note still sings out so majestically these many
Indeed, as Sri Chinmoy's poem suggests:
Is the beauty
Of poetry's breath.
Thus do poetry and the lyrical beauty of Celebrations sustain us
forever; even as Roger notes, it's always the best Celebration each
time round, with new divine thrills nourishing us! But then, isn't
this the inspiration for and of Celebrations to nurture us, as well
as sharing our divine rhapsody with others?
From a heart brimming over with love and gratitude,