PadMan music review: Out of the five compositions that has generated much buzz, some are pleasant, while some are completely forgettable. But what really hits the mark, is the careful and sharp play of words by Kausar Munir, who shines more than Amit Trivedi in some pieces.
The film’s politics, its tenor, the positioning and representation of its main characters a certain way is more than just incongruous, but what isn’t is the director’s ode to his blue-eyed raga, which, in the past, has featured in most of his films.
Dhaka's Bengal Classical Music Festival is not touted as merely a festival. As the country's culture minister believes, violence against minority communities can be tackled through the strength of music and that's the purpose of the all-night, five-day music festival that's free for all.
Uma Sharma will take the stage to open the 18th edition of the Swami Haridas Tansen Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav to present abhinaya taught to her by her celebrated guru Shambhu Maharaj (Birju Maharaj's uncle), the doyen of the Lucknow gharana.
The sounds surrounding us this year were varied — from TM Krishna singing for Right to Privacy, Adele holding on to her Grammy for 25 and telling Beyonce that she deserved it more for Lemonade, to Madonna speaking of women’s rights
During this Christmas qawwali, Mayookh Bhaumik divides his role between being a tabla player and a harmonium player. The piece moves like a qawwali does, with improvisations, building in tempo as one goes further.
Sonal Mansingh on being labelled a “sanghi” innumerable times, her stint as the chairperson of the Sangeet Natak Akademi and her inclusion in Modi’s navratnas, the creation of the Swachh Bharat production, reconstitution of the Central Advisory Board on Culture (CABC).
Deewana kiye shyam kya jaadu daara… On a cold evening this weekend, when Banaras gharana singer Sunanda Sharma concluded her recital with this famed thumri in raag Gauri Bhairav, those present in Delhi’s Nehru Park were reminded of the most evocative presenter of the piece, Girija Devi. Draped in colourful Banarsis, her silver mane tied […]
In a conversation with Rasoolan Bai and Siddheshwari Devi, someone once asked them about the thumri's future, afterwards, after them. "Girija hai na," pat came the reply from Siddheshwari Devi. Girija is there, isn’t she.
Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna comes together with environmentalist Nityanand Jayaraman, author Perumal Murugan, rapper Sofia Ashraf and Dalit activist and singer Sheetal Sathe to deliver a song on the right to privacy