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January-March 2023

Dear Friends,
A thing of beauty is a joy forever - in the spirit of this favourite Keatsian line I present a few of my memoirs in music. Whether it is the present, past or future, sweet memories stay forever.

My Memoirs in Music

Often suggested by my wellwishers and students in general to write something about my training in the Hindustani vocal traditions in India and abroad I share a few of my memoirs in music, my teens and twenties, my first 25 years in music.

January - December 2022

Remembering the legendary musician Ali Akbar khan :
Dear Friends, Wish you the best of health, happiness and peace in the new year. This year is the 100th birth-anniversary of my revered musician the legendary sarode maestro Ali Akbar khan. For a decade I was a resident guest faculty for vocal music at the esteemed Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael. As a homage to Baba-a father figure, I present his raga ManjhKhamaj on my webpage of creations.

Please visit my website for music-updates. I feel fortunate to have treasured all this time to be with my beloved aging parents, also singing-composing music. In memory of my beloved father I name this webpage   S U B O D H   meaning auspicious message. My heartfelt prayers are with my favourite Indian playback singer Lata Mangeshkar. Wish you love and light in Diwali and best wishes for Christmas and the New year.

with my father / London-UK 1985
Dear Friends,
March 2021
wish you the best of health, happiness and peace in the new year. The year of 2020 with all the adversities worldover, rests for me in memory of my beloved father Dr. Subodh Jhaveri, my lifetime's first inspiration and backbone forever since my childhood. Noble, spiritual and gifted, a surgeon-doctor of medicine trained in India and at the Royal School of Surgeons-London UK, he was also passionate for the universe and physics, the Upanishads, yoga, literature, the arts and Indian classical music. My father's demise in India earlier in 2020 before the spread of covid19 was followed by the demise of my respected Guruji, the world renowned vocalist Pandit Jasraj revered for his vidyã & soulful music. I am ever grateful for such gifts of God.

((  PremGeet

My parents love eastern and western music. My father learnt bansuri-the Indian classical flute while I was about 3 yrs old. In his loving memory I share my parents' favourite lyric entitled 'PremGeet' (LoveSong), composed & performed by me in my teens :
" Pavana prem no vaayo / The breeze of love as if the fragrance of the flowers of my memory, flew from far away, from the other world. "
Lyric by Dr. Subodh Jhaveri

A book by my father
Dr. Subodh Jhaveri

An excerpt from my father's article about the universe that he wrote during his last days at the age of 90 : " The Theory of BigBang about the origin of the universe is the greatest achievement of the 21st century's science. It reflects immense power of the human intelligence that has revolutionised our thinking about the universe prevalent since hundreds of centuries. Sages of an ancient school were known to present new ideas hence its spread was increasing. Their aim was to discover the essential nature of things which they called physis. "

© 2021 Shweta Jhaveri