He was not trained traditionally in music as a child, his undying passion and admiration for music as an art made him the star that he is today, and for him, music isn’t just his career, but a refined way of expressing himself. A man of a voice and his words that stand out, Vishal Dadlani is an accomplished musician globally today. He’s the go-to composer for Bollywood super hits and some refreshing, offbeat music. Reflecting the notion of giving it back to the community, Dadlani is now joining the Music for a Cause campaign by News18 that will provide underprivileged, talented young children a stage to shine.
Combining the beauty of music with an impactful social cause, News18 along with Mauic Basti is organizing a ReSound Concert on 26th February in Delhi as a part of its ‘Music for a Cause’ campaign. This evening will pay an ode to music with a soul while providing 250 young children of Delhi’s Music Basti NGO a platform to showcase their singing talents as they perform original songs about peace. At the end of the concert, the children of will be felicitated with autographed music instruments curated from renowned Indian Musicians. Vishal Dadlani is one of the many popular musicians who have pledged their support.
Throwing light on how this campaign can be an effective tool to reach out to larger audience and create awareness, Vishal said, “I am giving a guitar to someone with the aim of transforming their life. My first guitar was given to me by an uncle. The guitar was the turning point of my life, and it holds a very special place in my life. He was my father’s friend, and he gave it to me as a gift when he was leaving the country. The feeling of having that instrument changed my life completely. I used to mess around with it all the time initially as I was clueless at that point about what I wanted to do in the future. Finally after many years, I took one or two lessons and learned the most basic chords. My musical journey actually started from there. I just hope that it is the similar kind of experience for the person who receives this. I would like to give this guitar with all my love. I wish everyone the very best for their journey.”
For many, Music is much more than just entertainment. It’s a mode of communication, a way of expressing themselves and a therapeutic action. Adding more about how music has changed his life, he said, “As a child, I was really violent and aggressive for no reason, and I used to get into trouble for the same. Sometimes, children tend to be rebellious, and I think that is fine too. But in my case, music saved me from getting into fights. When I joined a band in those days, it allowed me to channelize all that energy and aggression. I began expressing myself through my music, which later became my savior. I would like to recommend all the parents to encourage their children to take up music, if they have the genuine inclination towards it.” News18 is collaborating with Music Basti, a Delhi based NGO for their ReSound concert, which will take place on 26 February at the Garden of Five Senses, New Delhi.