The crux of all music is in telling a tale to rhythmic vibrations that attempt to tantalize the very heart and soul. A song is special in its unique ability to stimulate and mean something different to each individual.
Be romantic ballads, classical symphonies, or modern alternative rock progressions, the melodies can make your heart flutter, your soul ebb and flow in dance, evoking the deepest of feelings even in the most reserved.
Music is culture. Music is tradition. It is a celebration and it is mourning. A sign of rebellion, a medium for courtship, an expression of national pride, a marking of another birthday, cooing the little ones to slumber, the strengthening of one's resolve, the conveying of vulnerabilities, but music, most of all, is communication; a story.
A song can take you to a special place, bring back nostalgic memories, make you dance or make you weep depending on the life you breathed into its story, in your mind.
As many beautiful songs as we are spoilt with worldwide, Maldives too has a rich treasure-trove of beautiful melodies.
There are many songs much-celebrated locally, publicly. These songs are remembered, decorated - modern renditions are composed and readily available.
However, there are several beautiful compositions that have not stayed on stage, basking in the spotlight. These certain songs performed their art, bowed to applause, the curtains closed on them and they stepped away... seemingly lost into obscurity.
These 'lost relics' though no longer commonly heard, still retain every bit of their original capacity to titillate the senses.
The following can be regarded as a 'revival playlist' - compiling several of these aforementioned lost relics in time. Enjoy!