Yesterday we had the Kikiristan Fanfare come play for our children. They were a merry band of 8 somewhat reminding me of Sergeant Pepper's revisited. They played for our Okhla children and then for our very very Special children. The session with the Okhla kids was great with the band members interacting with the children but what happened on the terrace of the special section was mind blowing and a one in a lifetime experience.
It all began with me asking Shalu whether she would dance with the band. I had no doubt that she would agree, as unlike us 'normal' people, special kids have no inhibitions. They simply follow their hearts. But nothing could have prepared me for what was to come.
I asked the band leader whether Shalu could dance with them and of course they agreed. Shalu went and took her place centre stage and broke into her dance. She danced with the band for over three minutes and to anyone who did not know the truth, it looked like a very well rehearsed bit and was mind blowing.
Shalu is incredible!
But that was not all. After the performance the children were invited to 'try' the instruments and it was heart warming how to see our little angels blow the big horn or try their hand at the drums. We were quite taken aback at Loveleen's prowess at the drums and of course Munna trying to blow the horn was a unique moment.
The show was pure magic. The special kids and the French Fanfare: incredible project why.