There’s something comfortingly familiar
when the slightly stiff drum machine beat and echoed, mournful guitar lead open
“Parade,” Passenger’s first song, evoking a particular kind of slow
motion, nocturnal new wave that’s basically felt current for decades now. Maybe
in a different historical moment the source of that wouldn’t feel like such a
big deal, but it’s strangely reassuring to hear a Dubai-based Pakistani duo,
recording in Texas, make such compelling music in this idiom, just another
small reminder of the ways we can all connect and bond with each other. But Passenger
isn’t satisfying because of or despite Nabil Qizilbash and Zara Mahmood’s
origins — it’s just satisfying, period.
This album is in the hearts of all french Québécois, it is a rich element of our culture and most of us cherish it very much. How about you open your heart for a couple of minutes and listen. Straight from 1975.
A 1984 performance of Sri Chinmoy singing ‘Ami Jabo’ - a song he often sung acapella or accompanied by harmonium during his Peace Concerts. Sri Chinmoy performed almost 800 Peace Concerts around the world between 1984 and 2007.