Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

SUANSHU KHURANA

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Kirtan Rock
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Grammy-nominated Jewish musician from Long Island, Krishna ‘Kirtanwallah’ Das on crooning Sanskrit mantras and travelling around the world with them.

Amitabh, Sachin, Sonia among 250 to attend Obama dinner
Sun, Jan 25, 2015

President’s banquet will also feature a one-hour cultural programme by Seher dance troupe

Pandit Jasraj looks back at a long, musical life on his 85th birthday
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

On January 28, Pandit Jasraj turns 85. He represents the last of a generation of classical vocalists.

Middling in the Air
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Hawaizaada-a lovely balance of whimsy and introspection.

Step Up Evolution
Wed, Jan 14, 2015

The festival will take place between January 14 and 16 at Stein Auditorium, 7 pm onwards.

In Conversation with the Soul: Prabha Atre on being the least-recorded artiste of her times
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

Prabha Atre on her sadhana and being the least-recorded artiste of her times.

‘He was a master of spins’
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

Pandit Chitresh Das, was known for his virtuosity on stage and his Kathak training abroad.

Music Review of Dolly Ki Doli: Hopelessly Horrible
Fri, Jan 02, 2015

The half star for this album, however, belongs to the power in Chauhan’s voice.

Hopelessly Horrible
Fri, Jan 02, 2015

The half star for this album, however, belongs to the power in Chauhan’s voice.

Memories of 2014: Purity in Motion
Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Looking back at the most mesmerising musical acts of 2014.

Looking Forward 2015: Music to the Ears
Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Stalwarts from the world of hypnotic alaaps and cult synth riffs choose likely rockstars of 2015.

Jukebox 2014
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

There were ditties that were on loop, and the ones that were just desultory. Suanshu Khurana goes through last year’s crop to choose the best and the worst of Bollywood.

It’s Now or Never
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

A photography exhibition documents the history of rock and roll through some of the most passionate moments of world legends.

Music Review Tevar: The album should offer an apology to the buyer
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

The album opens with Main toh Superman, Salman ka fan, which is sycophancy at its best.

The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony concert in Oslo, Norway, will have a notable Indian presence
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

On Wednesday evening, the Oslo Spektrum arena in Norway will resonate with an array of upbeat Bollywood tunes.

Opera at 10
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

The 10th Anniversary Gala Show will take place at 7 pm at Weightlifting Auditorium, JLN Stadium.

Lahore-based Sachal Jazz Ensemble breathes new life into popular jazz standards
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

They came together in 2002 as a group to represent Pakistan internationally.

One Potato, Two Potato
Sun, Nov 30, 2014

Shivani Ahlowalia is the new voice on My Space. The Punjabi in Chicago raps and tours the world of tropical bass

Something Borrowed, Something Blues
Sat, Nov 29, 2014

An audio-visual exhibition captures the journey of India’s jazz age

Tagore’s Nritya Samragini passes away
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Sitara Devi did to Kathak what Pt Ravi Shankar did to the sitar. She took Kathak, that found its moorings in the courts of the Nawabs and put it on the global stage.

Guitarist Ali Lubbad’s music is as mixed up as the story of his life
Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Guitarist Ali Lubbad’s music is as mixed up as the story of his life

The wandering minstrel
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Mir Mukhtiyar Ali, one of the few Sufi qawwals to break into the big league, is ready to renounce Bollywood and sing for the soul

Beat: PK
Sun, Nov 23, 2014

The album opens with Ajay Atul’s Tharki chokro, which is definitely the most valiant effort of the album.

Bollywood is waking up to a new music marketing device
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Somewhere between Baby doll and Sunny sunny, the Hindi film album went missing this year.

Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara talks about bringing hope through her music
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara, ousted from her community, talks about bringing hope through her music.

Roll of Honour
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

The award will be conferred upon Pt Jasraj by Union Minister for Finance and Information and Broadcasting, Arun Jaitley.

Ungli music review: The album just below average
Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Ungli music review: The album lacks some genuine wit. It only pretends to be quirky and manages to be the real deal in parts.

A tribute to Faiyaz Khan: He made the tabla sing
Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Ustad Faiyaz Khan, a tabla player, who played with three generations of Indian musicians, passed away in Sikar, Rajasthan on Wednesday morning.

The Wandering Minstrel
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Mir Mukhtiyar Ali is ready to renounce Bollywood and sing for the soul.

I don’t care about the Bollywood music, I am in search of the soul: Finding Fanny singer
Tue, Nov 11, 2014

Mir Mukhtiyar Ali, one of the few Sufi qawwals to break into the big league, is ready to renounce Bollywood and sing for the soul.

The unheard melody
Fri, Nov 07, 2014

Ustad Asad Ali Khan was a legendary rudra veena exponent, whose mastery over a difficult, rigid instrument was never documented until filmmaker Renuka George decided to tell his story

George Brooks on straddling Indian classical music alongside jazz
Wed, Nov 05, 2014

American saxophone master George Brooks on straddling Indian classical music alongside jazz

An equal music: Bhuvanesh Komkali is aware of the legacy he has inherited
Sun, Nov 02, 2014

Bhuvanesh Komkali on living up to the legacy of his grandfather Kumar Gandharva and where it is taking him.

Hebrew and Urdu come together for slain journalist Daniel Pearl
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Shye Ben Tzur, a musician from Israel, merged the poetry of Israel and Pakistan in a tribute to the Wall Street journalist

Grammy-winning ghatam maestro Vikku Vinayakram on his journey
Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Grammy-winning ghatam maestro Vikku Vinayakram, who will be performing in Delhi on Friday, on his percussive journey and putting the humble earthen pot in the spotlight

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