If you desire something wholeheartedly without any ifs and buts, it can snap you high till the skies. Passion and determination makes one advance to any unlimited extent. Tanya wells is a true upcoming example.
Doing it once again she presents a famous Ghazal ‘Gulon Mein Rang Bhare’, written by Faiz Ahmed Faiz and sung by Mehdi Hassan. Watch out the news here.
Tanya lived in India for over three years, attending school in the foothills of the Himalayas. She later returned to study Indian classical music (including light classical, Thumri, Bhajan and ghazal) and has performed original material in a number of clubs and festivals on the Indian sub continent. Tanya continues to draw upon personal experience, writing and performing songs that express a range of diverse cultural influences.
Tanya has recently been involved in a number of live performances, including a guest appearance with Natacha Atlas at Ronnie Scott’s, performing vocals for Anoushka Shankar at the Cannes Film Festival, and opening for Joss Stone, Nitin Sawhney & Nicki Wells (her twin) at Mama Stones.
Tanya’s competence and skilled renditions of other Ghazals such as ‘Ae Ishq Humein’, Duniya Kisi ke Pyar mein’, ‘Rafta Rafta’ of Mehdi Hassan proves her dedication and respect towards Indian music. By her efforts and way of maneuvering the difficult ghazals, it’s truly said that Music actually has no boundaries.
Apart from the Ghazals, she also trialed some Bollywood songs and Thumris like ‘Na Jaane Saiyaan’ and Maar Dala.
If we, as Indians, are singing British and american songs in totally copied accent, it’s not a real rocket science because English is a general language in India, in fact a primary language. For that matter, accent can also be imitated by listening and vocalizing it several times, because eventually we can understand English. But in the countries like UK, US, they don’t have Hindi-speaking process and they do not know the normal meaning of the Hindi words except ‘Namaste’. Thus, this has been a commendable work on Tanya’s side and we should promote. Hat’s off!
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