Asher Laub continues to push boundaries with his epic Bollywood string cover.
Having picked up a violin aged just 2 years; it’s fair to say Asher Laub was destined for greatness. Performing with the Buffalo Philharmonic by 13, Laub’s experimental, and rather unconventional playing style, has seen him garner recognition from across the globe, with his jaw-dropping breakdancing performances earning him slots at prestigious venues, such as Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Hall, Lincoln Center & the Jacob Javitz Center.
You may be wondering what remains to be achieved by the trans-genre sensation, but as we reach the halfway stage of 2022, Laub continues to impress with his latest violin cover of ‘Raataan Lambiyan’ – a poignant ballad taken from Bollywood’s 2021 film, ‘Shershaah’.
While notoriously difficult to cover, Laub’s expertise does the original more than justice, all while adhering to the Bollywood core of the track. This can be felt through the Punjabi percussion, which delicately caress the background of the track, allowing Laub’s passionate performance to take centre stage, capturing the very essence of the heartrending story based on true events from the 1999 Kargil War.
Performed in front of the beautiful Maui, Hawaii backdrop, Laub’s intricate playing and empathetic performance transcends the passionate lyrics of ‘Raataan Lambiyan’, without requiring a vocal display. His connection to the music is felt through every note, with the graceful melodies plucking every ounce of emotion from the listener’s body.
The eloquent, spacious rendition of an already breathtaking piece of music ensures the musical enigma delivers yet another incredible performance to add to an ever-expanding list. Truly one of the most intriguing violinists of recent history.
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