25.10.09

Master Nityam Bhimani's Pyar diwana hotha hein..

Master Nityam Bhimani learning harmonica and music from Mr Vinayak since 5 months,Today we asked him to play a song for us, then he played this number as per the notations. video

18.10.09

With love from Amritsar

This Sunday maximum Harmonica Lovers present at Indira Park including Mr.Ravi Babu, an ex-servicemen in Indian Army who came to HaLoH for the first time after seeing this blog with his 3 professional M.SUZUKI harmonicas and played very good numbers of Rajkapoor melodies includes Dum dum diga diga..HaLoH welcomes Mr.Ravi Babu anticipating long association.
Vijay Konda came with a concealed article and told us to reveal. So we all together opened with most curiosity its beautiful photo frame of Lord.Ganesha came from Amrithsar.

HaLoH team posing with memento sent from Amritsar by Harmonica Lover Mr.Harish Nayyar.

Harmonica Lover of Hyderabad Mr.Vijay Konda visited Amritsar recently to meet another Harmonica Lover Mr.Harish Nayyar.

Mr.Harish Nayyar, A business man aged about 37 years has been playing harmonica since his college days.

People wonder how he plays so effortlessly on his Tower chromatic harmonica. Mr.Harish Nayyar played a perfect host and impressed Mr.Vijay Konda with his hospitality.

HaLoH team thanks Mr.Harish Nayyar for the memento and his wishes, to view the videos of Mr.Harish Nayyar please visit…

http://www.youtube.com/user/harishnayyar

16.10.09

Happy Deepawali


HaLoH wishes you a Happy Deepawali and a Prosperous year ahead.

8.10.09

HaLoH launch event

Harmonica Lovers of Hyderabad garlanded Maa.Saraswathi then proceeded further..


Chi.Nityam Bhimani,Yash.Jain.Betai the Jr.most Harmonica Lovers lighted the 1st lamp then Shri.Shivraj Sr.most Harmonica Lover lighted the 2nd lamp to inaugurate HaLoH.



Shri.Sabnavees, Sr.harmonica player of Hyderabad garlanded the photograph of the harmonica legend Shri.Milon Gupta


Shri.Kantha Rao garu our mentor, revealing the logo of HaLoH

Harmonica Lovers Vijay Konda, Ramana and Vinayak sharing a light moment just before launching the blog.

Shri.Kantha Rao garu , launching this blog.

Shri.Vinayak B, student of harmonica legend Shri.Milon Gupta has addressed the gathering , given below is the transcription of his speech..
I thank each and everybody in being part of this event on this auspicious occasion and especially Shri.Kantha Rao garu, under his patronship we are all here today and forming as HaLoH-Harmonica Lovers of Hyderabad. I wanted to clarify what Harmonica Lovers of Hyderabad are. Harmonica Lovers of Hyderabad is not a club, its not an organization, its not a new entity at all, its just an identity. those who love harmonica ,play harmonica,love to play harmonica, those they don’t know anything about harmonica but they want to learn harmonica,those because of their old age or disabilities cant play harmonica but they appreciate harmonica-those are natural members of HaLoH. That is why we are not made any charter to HaLoH, no rules and no restrictions for HaLoH.we are going to give a little bit publicity to the world that such group exists in some corner of the globe. to become a part of HaLoH, there are no restrictions whether one plays a diatonic,chromatic or any other kind of harmonica-which may be either Indian or foreign. playing Indian or western on Hohner or Tower is a Harmonica Lover.
Across the globe, whomever think he loves harmonica are natural members of HaLoH. Again, the name-Hyderabad doesn’t suit here because when it is here, we don’t want to restrict it but we want to express our thoughts to the world we are here in Hyderabad which is why we have incorporated the name Hyderabad here.The people who are part of HaLoH are free to join any other harmonica clubs they wish,it doesn’t seize them to be a Harmonica Lover of Hyderabad. Even if they want to start their own club or group, they are very much welcome we will support them whole heartedly in all means. so everybody irrespective of any alliance to any club, HaLoH just exists as a name as a flag under which we all assemble.
There is a saying “Music is a language of God” then I would say my personal view let us make this tiny, humble instrument the tool for liberation..

Thank you very much..

Harmonica Lovers Ramana and Ashwin.Jain.betai honouring our mentor Shri.Kantha Rao garu



Harmonica Lovers Ramana and Mahendra Gala honouring Shri.Rajkumar Gavvala who is the senior most harmonica player known to us in Andhra Pradesh. His introduction given below..

Shri.Rajkumar Gavvala was born on Dec. 3rd, 1948 at Secunderabad A.P. started playing harmonica at a very tender age inspired by the harmonica music in the super hit hindi movie “Dosti.” His first harmonica was an Indian made Bharath Harmonica. Even at that tender age he was being invited to play mouth organ in cultural programs. He won many music competitions while in school. He also learned to play violin under the tutelage of Smt. Pusala Manorama, grand daughter of the famous carnatic violinist Shri Dwaram Venkata Swamy Naidu. His most memorable event came when he was invited to play to commemorate the golden jubilee of Osmania University. Since then he never turned back.
A globe trotter. He played Indian tunes on harmonica wherever he went to like Sri Lanka, Bangkok, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Austria,France, Italy, Rome, UK, Belgium, Netherlands and Ireland etc. and also from street corners to prestigious auditoriums of Hyderabad.Now retired after serving the govt. of Andhra Pradesh and the people, as a superintendent of Panchayat Raj Department.
HaLoH team salutes this great personality for playing the harmonica for the last 53 years.













1.Mr.Rajkumar playing harmonica in full swing at age of 18 1n 1966 at Hyderabad

2.Co-passengers enjoying harmonica played by Rajkumar who is accompanied by a Guitarist in a steamer on their way to Ceylon I 1978.


3.Rajkumar playing harmonica at an event 1n 1983.

4.Rajkumar attending an harmonica event on 30th Nov1998 at Mumbai. This event was organized by the pride of Indian Harmonica.Phiroze Damri.

5.In 2001 Rajkumar still performing on stage for a cultural program being organized by AP forest Dept.





HaLoH

HaLoH team from left Mahendra Gala,Rajkumar.G,Vijay Konda,Master.Yash,Ashwin,Shivraj,Ramana,Kantha Rao,Rajkumar.A,Vinayak,master.Nityam,Shara Bhimani,Blaisse and Uday behind camera

1.10.09

HaLoH greets Harmonica nation on the eve of Gandhi Jayanthi

Gandhiji is one of the greatest of men born on earth. He sacrificed a life of luxury for the sake of our country. He gave the world the precious message of non-violence. He and his teachings so influenced men that he had followers all over the world. Mahatma Gandhi’s greatness lies in his teachings; Truth and Non-violence, and in his economic policy Grama Swaraj or Sarvodaya.
In truth and non-violence, we have a practical universal creed that can unite the whole world in a bond of love and peace. Truth and non-violence form the essence of every religion. Even if a person does not follow the rules of any religion, he can become spiritually great. No religion teaches you falsehood and violence. Non-violence is only another name for love just as violence is another name for hatred. Gandhiji not only preached truth and non-violence, but he practiced them. That is why he is called Mahatma (great soul).
Mahatma Gandhi’s economic policy Grama Swaraj is meant for us, i.e.., for India. We can rebuild our economy and become prosperous through Grama Swaraj. Moreover, Grama Swaraj can provide employment to all the villagers in every village. Thus the problem of unemployment can be solved.

World Peace can be established by following Truth and Non-violence. We can solve the problem of unemployment and become prosperous through Grama Swaraj. That is why Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings are relevant today.

HaLoH tributes to father of nation Mahatma Gandhiji.