Meet Amar Arshi, a little-known folk singer from Jalandhar, whose voice is rocking the charts in the current earworm and club favourite — Kala chashma
The album introduces 25-year-old singer Jasleen Royal as a composer with an indie pop-folk Kho gaye hum kahan. An acoustic piece, she sings this with Prateek Kuhad.
A photo exhibition at the United Nations headquarters in New York pays homage to the 50th anniversary of legendary vocalist MS Subbulakshmi’s recital at the General Assembly Hall.
Amjad Ali Khan, who has performed several times in the UK is slated to perform in September at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall, located at the heart of Southbank Centre in London.
“I am committed to performing at the Royal Festival Hall and have already said yes to the organisers. I'm hoping that the matter would be looked into,” said Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.
The album doesn’t sound as if set in the ’50s, and has done nothing to track and include jazz that was doted by Mumbai, where the story is based.
Dancer-actor Vyjayanthimala Bali, who will present a Bharatanatayam performance in Delhi today, on being a diva, her love-hate relationship with Bollywood and dancing to stay alive.
Waryam Singh Sandhu, 70, whose stories have been adapted for the big screen in Chauthi Koot, speaks about a Punjab that was torn apart by violence from the 1960s till the ’80s.
Tabla maestro Pt Lachhu Maharaj, one of the finest but little-known musicians of the Banaras gharana, passed away in Varanasi on Thursday
40-year-old TM Krishna, according to his citation, “questioned the politics of art; widened his knowledge about the arts of the Dalits (“untouchables”) and non-Brahmin communities.
Sitar and sarod duo Lakshya and Ayush Mohan will perform with Barry Philips
This was Pandit Vinay Chandra Maudgalya’s residence, where he established his music school, Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, in 1939.
Mubarak Begum, whose raw, delicate voice was the highlight of several Hindi films of the post-Independence era, passes away.
There is everything — tribal sounds, magnificent howls, electronic sounds, pop music, Bollywood timbres, folk and opera — merging together. But therein also lies the problem.
Singer Sona Mohapatra on being trolled for speaking up against Salman Khan, on the clique that is Bollywood and why she’d rather be a performing artiste than a playback singer.
Singer Adnan Sami on his Indian citizenship, singing Amjad Sabri’s qawwali in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and the music business turning virtual.
Toast of the music industry in the 90s, singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya finds himself in the spotlight again—this time for all the wrong reasons.
From agriculture to cricket and language, AIR shaped a new nation in many ways.
Director Ketan Mehta brings back India’s first science fiction and the popular ’90s series, Captain Vyom, in a digital format.
Amjad Sabri, one of Pakistan’s foremost qawwals who was killed in Karachi on Wednesday, leaves behind a rich legacy of music that traces its lineage to Tansen.
Shahid Mallya, the voice behind Chitta ve and Ikk kudi, once sang at gurdwaras to make a living.
Parikrama, one of India’s oldest rock ‘n’ roll bands, on turning 25 and what has sustained them.
For Raman Raghav 2.0, Anurag Kashyap’s upcoming crime thriller, Sampath takes one through the menacing journey of a man wanting to kill.
A film on the biography of Paramhansa Yogananda is slated for a pan-India release on June 17, four days before International Yoga Day.
The most intelligent line in the album comes in the title song — Khoon mein teri mitti, mitti mein tera khoon/ Upar allah, neeche dharti, beech mein tera junoon.
The end of the album got me thinking what its makers were on — they’ve got the drug-soaked sound and the intoxication to a tee.
Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi exponent Yamini Krishnamurthy, who was recently awarded the Padma Vibhushan, looks back at her journey in dance.
A biopic on Azharuddin can’t sound like this. The pitching isn’t right, and it never quite makes it off the page.
Baba Bulleshah’s Allah hu finds a fine rendition and complicated composition to become the album’s best piece.
An independent filmmaker from Kashmir has created Mantostaan, a dark satire based on four of Saadat Hasan Manto’s stories, which will be screened at the Cannes film festival later this month.
In the run up to his concert and while he sang, Shiv Sena volunteers protested with slogans such as “Ghulam Ali, waapis jao” and “Ghulam Ali, murdabaad”.
In this year’s Bollywood-dominated National Awards, Mahesh Kale was a rare name from the world of Marathi film playback
His voice is a blend of the finesse of Hindustani classical with the rawness of folk and qawwali. Javed Bashir is the newest import from Pakistan.
A ‘live’ Jagjit Singh concert in the Capital turned the legend’s music into an ethical question.
Chitra Singh said, “They are exploiting and misusing my husband’s work, his name. I have strongly opposed this particular programme because sentences such as ‘Jagjit Singh live in concert’."
Will the songs make some sense in the film? We’ll have to wait and watch.
Jairam Ramesh reveals all about the formation of Telengana but avoids a crucial question.