Seasonal Songs, Family Frolics

Four years ago we had a family get-together that brought our close relatives from Boston and New York under one roof in Englewood. One thing that stood out was the natural affinity of their natural aptitude for music-making helped no doubt by the fact that we have two Yamaha keyboards in the drawing room – one acoustic grand, the other an electronic wonder. It was no surprise then, that ere long two of our daughters gravitated to one of them – the electronic choice tickled their fancy – and they found inspiration in a soulful piece for four hands while hamming their way through it to the delight of their familial audience. Above is my amateur video of Tanya and Priya playing the Claude Bolling Duet.

Not to be outdone, the paterfamilias took over at the grand to reminisce over a piece, My Prayer, that he composed back in 1945 as a 12-year old “For a Caged Pet Parrot in New Delhi.” Here it is, warts and all, as videographed by Lolita:

Dear Readers,
You number over 75,000 in nearly two-and-a-half years ago back in early 2015, when I first began to put “some of my thoughts, written down” and posted them in the blogosphere. Since that time, many of you have urged me to seek support of my site and my writings by way of donations.

 My blog is about my life. It’s about what I’ve learned through the span of my life. It’s about things I love, and things I know and things I have experienced. I am humbled that so many of you want to join with me in my reflections. If you like what you find here, if it inspires or informs or amuses you, then I am content.

It would mean a lot to me if, with the advent of the New Year 2017, you would please consider making a donation of US $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, or whatever amount you deem fit to sustain my work.
And thank you for being a regular reader of the Azim Mayadas Blog!

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