Sipping a hot mug of freshly brewed coffee on a cold winter morning and hearing some great fusion music, ah, what better has life to offer? Its like the fusion music purifies the soul. People really like this new development. Well it actually is not very new, only that the media has truly worked hard to bring it to the audience and offered them a new perspective to music. Television shows like MTV Unplugged, Coke Studio and The Dewarists are some shows, which are simply worth doing. These shows provide us an all-new window to look through and also help raw talents grow in this bleeding world.
MTV Unplugged is a music show for people who love to dare and go beyond the conventional music. The show is one the foremost music shows in India. Though the show has artist play whatever music hey want to, it does focus more on the acoustic lineup. Started in the year 2011, the show has been successful in bringing joy to many wailing hearts purely by the magical bowl of music it has to offer. All the songs are sang by the original artists with a touch of the Indian soil. The setup is wonderful, the singers amazing and needless to say the show is redefining music.
Coke Studio India is another show, which believes that music is not bordered by boundaries. Coke Studio started on its remarkable journey in 2011 and has been able to bring down boundaries in many senses solely with the help of music. Inspired by Coke Studio Pakistan, the show brings artists from all across India and beyond the LOC, Pakistan and inspires creation of non-traditional music keeping the roots of music intact and the dirt of enmity at bay. The show inspires us to look beyond creed and geographical boundaries and come together for something as pure as the notes of music. The show has seen people like Shankar Mahadevan, Kailash Kher, Raghu Dixit and Sabri Brothers bring down heaven to earth.
The Dewarists is a television show that is partly a travelogue, partly a musical documentary and a journey of artists who are set to live their dreams. The show inspires the audience to follow their dreams with a musical journey that has so much to offer. The show started in the year 2010 and has brought together artists from completely different backgrounds, cultures, traditions and genres to create unthinkable and amazing blends. It is amazing how Rabbi Shergill collaborates with Papon to create the one of the most astounding pieces in one of the episodes. You will find some of the most breath taking original tracks in the show that is bound to leave you spell bound.
In the recent years fusion music has truly exposed the meaning of oneness. As far as memory can go, Ravi Shankar was the pioneer of fusion music for India. He brought the western and the eastern music together seeding a whole new form of music. Today that little seed has transformed into a massive lush green tree that provides an escape for weary souls who are in search of some fine fusion music to quench their thirst with.