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Tom Alter to play Sahir Ludhianvi
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Poet Sahir Ludhianvi’s life, its trials and tribulations, will unfold in a play with actor Tom Alter essaying the role

Dancing miles: Bharatnatyam exponent Geeta Chandran on completing 4 decades
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

As Bharatnatyam exponent Geeta Chandran completes 40 years, she talks about the confluence of classical and contemporary, notions of beauty and being a Carnatic classical singer On a balmy evening in September 1974, exponents of Bharatanatyam and admirers of the 200-year-old art form waited patiently in the small AIFACS auditorium on Rafi Marg. But Swarna […]

Beat Box: Rang Rasiya
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

The album opens with the title track that has Sunidhi Chauhan crooning the phrase Rang Rasiya.

Bang Bang / Melange of sounds
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

When composers Vishal-Shekhar are in command, one can be assured of a certain quality and quirkiness to their tunes.

Blues the Warmest Sound
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

Yemen Blues, an Israeli band that has won over the purists by blending jazz, funk and rock with synagogue chants, is on their first India tour.

Moses sings the blues: Yemen Blues, an Israeli band on its first India tour
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Yemen Blues, an Israeli band that has stormed the world music stage by blending jazz, funk and rock with Yeminite synagogue chants, is on its first India tour

People try to typify me, but I think out of the box: Bharatanatyam exponent Leela Samson
Mon, Oct 06, 2014

Bharatanatyam exponent Leela Samson, who will open the 13th edition of the Ananya dance festival, on life after resigning as Kalakshetra director and not belonging to a labelled box.

String Theory
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

Violinist Anupriya Deotale, who will perform at the Delhi classical music festival, on learning to play the violin and creating her own style.

Dancing Miles
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

As Bharatanatyam exponent Geeta Chandran completes 40 years, she talks about the confluence of classical and contemporary, notions of beauty and being a Carnatic singer.

Unheard melodies: A tribute to late rudra veena exponent Ustad Asad Ali Khan
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

In her latest documentary, Renuka George pays tribute to late rudra veena exponent Ustad Asad Ali Khan.

Bharatanatyam exponent Geeta Chandran on confluence of classical and contemporary
Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Bharatanatyam exponent Geeta Chandran talks about the confluence of classical and contemporary.

A decade of making music: Advaita turns 10
Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Advaita, one of the foremost Delhi bands that made classical music bleed into the indie space, turns 10.

Mandolin Shrinivas is remembered for his humility and technical prowess
Mon, Sep 22, 2014

U Shrinivas, better known as Mandolin Shrinivas, is remembered for his humility and technical prowess

Music review: Haider – A master stroke
Fri, Sep 19, 2014

What works for most of the album is that Bhardwaj puts out great moments with subtlety.

Druged delirium
Sat, Sep 13, 2014

The 11-track album opens with Cruel world, almost a seven-minute song.

Music Review: Finding Fanny
Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Amid a clutter of similar sounds being churned out in Bollywood, the soundtrack of 'Finding Fanny' is more than just a breath of fresh air.

Ragas reloaded
Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Musicologist and bureaucrat KL Pande bridges the gap between Bollywood and Indian classical music through Raagopedia — a collection of 14,000 film songs studied through ragas

Rare film memorabilia go under the hammer at Osian’s auction
Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Rare film memorabilia go under the hammer at an Osian’s auction in Mumbai

India Post releases eight stamps on music maestros
Mon, Sep 08, 2014

The stamp is one of the eight commemorative stamps released as a part of philatelic products released by India Post.

Falguni Shah makes the west sing Hindustani classical ragas
Mon, Sep 08, 2014

Growing up in Mumbai, Falu would listen to her mother humming ragas. After a few years, she found herself cocking her ears to RD Burman hits and The Beatles.

Pandavani exponent Teejan bai continues to sing her way to empowerment
Tue, Sep 02, 2014

Pandavani exponent Teejan bai who performed in Delhi yesterday continues to sing her way to empowerment.

Raagopedia: A collection of 14,000 film songs studies through ragas
Mon, Sep 01, 2014

Musicologist and bureaucrat KL Pande bridges the gap between Bollywood and Indian classical music through Raagopedia

Music review Mary Kom: Most of the album is full of deadpan riffs
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

The album opens with Ziddi hai in Vishal Dadlani’s husky voice.

Power Packed: Katiyabaaz
Fri, Aug 22, 2014

The album opens with Kanpura, a folk ditty loosely based on raag Yaman that comes with the robustness of Ram’s voice.

Notes of Exchange
Sun, Aug 17, 2014

The complete journey, however, seemed to be headed to Samagam, a piece conceived and written by Khan.

For the Record
Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Susheelarani Patel passed away recently. A relatively unknown Hindustani classical singer par excellence, one of the few students of legendary Moghubai Kurdrikar, and one of the first Akashvani artistes, we remember the woman who was a different kind of musician — the kind who is called the teacher 

New Tune for Vande Mataram
Thu, Aug 14, 2014

But moments into the piece, and it begins to sound like any other bandish being sung and played by classical musicians.

That Indian Jazz Guy
Tue, Aug 12, 2014

Rudresh Mahanthappa, a US-based alto saxophone player, is breaking into the New York jazz scene with an Indian twist.

Intricate thread embroidery was the true star of India Bridal Week
Tue, Aug 12, 2014

While designers played it safe with commercial collections, intricate thread embroidery was the true star of the India Bridal Week

That Indian Jazz Guy
Mon, Aug 11, 2014

Rudresh Mahanthappa, a US-based alto saxophone player is breaking into the New York jazz scene with an Indian twist.

Lebanese musician Zeid Hamdan on creating music during the war
Tue, Aug 05, 2014

On Thursday evening, while Israeli planes were conducting raids over Gaza, a Lebanese musician name Zeid Hamdan was crooning Sah-el-nom, literally meaning “The light is coming up."

Remembering Susheelarani Patel, a singer par excellence
Mon, Aug 04, 2014

Susheelarani Patel passed away last week. A relatively unknown Hindustani classical singer par excellence.

Dressed in Layers
Sat, Aug 02, 2014

Known for creating some delightful riffs for Advaita, Anindo Bose has now brought out 'Shadow and Light'.

The Drummer Girl
Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Anuradha Pal is drumming up a storm with her all-female percussion band, Stree Shakti.

Thaikuddam Bridge: Where the Wild Things Are
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Thaikkudam Bridge is a little overpass in Kochi. It is also the moniker for a band which has the virtual world in a tizzy with its wild musical mishmash

Ragas in the Rain
Sat, Jul 12, 2014

In fact it’s his efforts along with the likes of Girija Devi that have given a serious status to thumri.