Saregama launched flautist Paras Nath’s album “Eternal Winds” on World Fusion at Mumbai’s Ajivasan Hall on May 29. Though the first album of a young musician, the function was well-attended by the music fraternity and the presence of Grammy winner Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt, Roopkumar Rathod and Leslie Lewis added luster to the occasion.
Salim-Sulaiman, Kuldip Singh, Niladri Kumar, Harshdeep Kaur, Jaswinder Singh, Deepak Pandit and Rahul Seth were among the others who were present. Also present was singer Richa Sharma, who has even participated in a track in the album, and also participated in the live performance by Paras at the music launch.
Pt. Bhatt stated that Paras’s father, the famed Pt. Amarnath, was a friend of 40 years and a great musician whose other children were also doing very well in music. Roopkumar Rathod also said that talent like that of Paras at such a young age was about a blessing from the Almighty and Paras’ elders even more than hard work and training. “Such degree of talent oopar se banke aati hai,” he stated.
Paras Nath has recently performed on many episodes of “Coke Studio Season – 4.” He has composed music and led 1,200 sitarists in a historical stage performance in New Delhi that has been recorded in The Guinness Book of World Records.
“The Eternal Winds” is a unique amalgamation of Indian sensibilities and Western harmonization. The album has been conceived and composed by Paras Nath. It combines his experience of playing the wind instrument all over the world with his intricate knowledge of Hindustani classical music based on his rigorous training under grandfather Pandit Shiv Nath and his Father Pandit Amarnath. The music travels through various genres but sticks to the roots.
Along with his successful journey in the world of classical music, Paras Nath is also a well known artiste in films and has played for some Bhupinder-Mitali, Vishal-Shekhar, Salim-Sulaiman, Leslie Lewis and Shantanu Moitra. He has represented India in many musical festivals in abroad like Berlin Music Festival in Germany and Arle festival in Paris.