Groove with MASEEHA in an exclusive performance for ‘HER’

Recently, I got the opportunity to befriend a few wonderful musicians of my city. I was awestruck with the excellence and serenity of their music as I witnessed them improvising their original numbers in their rehearsal pad last Friday. MASEEHA, as they would call themselves, encompasses a diverse range of genres. Be it Folk, Sufi, country, pop or mainstream rock, the band continues to experiment with melodies and lyrics.

As I was in conversation with the band members, I was etching towards superlative degrees. The primary objective of the visit was popularizing an upcoming live show at ICCR auditorium, Kolkata. Cometh the 11th of May, MASEEHA will be performing for ‘Her’ – a show dedicated to the burning issues related of our deceased society. A live music show at the ICCR auditorium is organized and will be dedicated predominantly to the fairer sex of this planet. MASEEHA with their indie original numbers and some popular folk songs will surely strike the right chords of your mind as they states their views and claim equality in the society.

Irene, the lead singer of MASEEHA was speaking about inner conscience, where Subhomoy, the bassist was more concerned about the anarchy in the society. As I was getting engrossed in their original songs, the lyricist and the drummer spoke. Arjyesh, who writes the lyrics for MASEEHA was describing his down to earth feelings and his perception about life. Monty, the lead and rhythm guitarist at MASEEHA was explaining how this mystic world exchanges views on issues that are so seldom addressed. Aviiraj, the soulful keyboardist of MASEEHA was telling about their efforts and their plans to voice their opinions through their music. They uniquely addressed something so pleasant, they wanted equality in the society, and they want to usher new hopes in the minds of common people that stand for truth and innocence.

MASEEHA, comprising of individuals with less materialistic and more spiritual inclinations towards life, believes in following the decree of the spirit. Reaching out to souls, regardless of caste and creed, is the aim of MASEEHA’s music. With  developing eminence and growing popularity in the city, the recent event will draw attention of premier music lovers and professionals of the industry. Make sure you collect your passes before they sublime.

L-R: Monty, Subhomoy, Irene, Arjyesh and Aviiraj
L-R: Monty, Subhomoy, Irene, Arjyesh and Aviiraj

MASEEHA’s line up:

Irene Sarkar– Lead and backing vocals

Monty Sen – Lead and Rhythm Guitars

Subhomoy Mitra– Bass

Arjyesh Ray– Drums, percussion, lyrics

Aviiraj Sen– Keyboards

Soumyajyoti Ghosh– Flute

This forthcoming show of MASEEHA will genuinely sing you an array of issues of the society that should be treated on priority. Materialistic expectations and inhuman feelings will take a back seat and your inner conscience should come to rescue the paralyzed system of this society. Be it the age old discrimination of man and women or a male chauvinism that drives the entire calendar of events. Let’s stand up with MASEEHA and voice our opinion against social violence and sexual discrimination.

For passes and more information; please visit MASEEHA at their facebook page and don’t forget to drop in at ICCR on the 11th of this month at 1730 hours.

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Dinosauria We… Are we really born like this?

Charles BukowskiBorn like this – into this

As the chalk faces smile

As Mrs. Death laughs

As the elevators break

As political landscapes dissolve

As the supermarket bag boy hold a college degree

As the only fish spit out their oily prey

As the sun is masked…

 

We are born like this – into this

Into these carefully mad wars

Into the sight of broken factory windows of emptiness

Into bars where people no longer speak to each other

Into fist fights that end as shootings and knifings

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Born into this …

Into Hospitals which are so expensive that it’s cheaper to die

Into lawyers who charge so much that it’s cheaper to plead guilty

Into a country where the jails are full and the madness closed

Into a place where the masses elevate fools into rich Heroes

 

Born into this…

Walking and living through this

Dying because of this

Castrated!

Debauched!

Disinherited!

Because of this!

Fooled by this!

Used by this!

Pissed on by this!

Made crazy and sick by this!

Made violent!

Made inhuman!

By this… !!! (sighs*)

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–          Charles Bukowski.