Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Music This Week: Off the Mark
Sat, May 23, 2015

British nu-folk outfit Mumford and Sons began their career in 2007.

Of Clefs and Chords
Thu, May 21, 2015

William Hamilton Bird’s rare book, which notated the beguiling melodies created by the nautch girls and camel drivers of the 18th century, finds its way home through a new British album.

Dil Dhadakne Do: High On Energy, Low on Melody
Sat, May 16, 2015

It has been a while since Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy gave us anything rock solid. Time for a different sonic path? Probably.

The Sum and its Parts
Sat, May 09, 2015

The arrangements are all euphoric dhols and drums, pounded to perfection.

Nepali band in Gurgaon today to raise money for quake victims
Fri, May 08, 2015

Almost two weeks after the quake, Pradhan and his band, Adrian & Friendz, have travelled from Kathmandu to Delhi to be a part of the showcase of the song — My friend, though miles separate us — and a music video created by Sherpa.

Neeti Mohan: Raising the Bar
Wed, May 06, 2015

Neeti Mohan, the voice behind Anushka Sharma’s jazz singer avatar in the upcoming film Bombay Velvet, is hitting all the key notes.

Jazz by the Bay
Sat, May 02, 2015

Bombay Velvet is one of the more succinct album in the recent times.

The Haj gave me validation: Openly gay Muslim filmmaker records his journey in a documentary
Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Parvez Sharma’s documentary, A Sinner in Mecca, records his journey to holy city as gay man coming to terms with his religion.

I was singing at Hanuman Mandir and religion didn’t matter, says Ustad Ghulam Ali
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

Pakistani ghazal maestro Ustad Ghulam Ali, on his recent concert at the Sankat Mochan mandira and future of ghazal.

Sacred Record
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

A collaborative project between Zurich’s Museum Rietberg and Delhi’s Crafts Museum documents the rare and distinctive musical traditions of the Santals.

Gandhari’s Lament
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Sanjukta Wagh, who won this year’s META for best female actor, on portraying Gandhari and stepping out of her comfort zone.

Like Father, Like Daughter
Mon, Apr 13, 2015

A packed concert — vocal jugalbandi between Kaushiki and Pt Ajoy Chakraborty — not just met but surpassed expectations

‘Mr. X’ Music Review: The effect the music leaves behind is at best parodic if not clumsy
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Every song is half-cooked and seems to have been created in a tearing hurry.

Sometimes one is constantly judging the music rather than enjoying it: AR Rahman
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

India’s only Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman on coming to terms with fame, picking himself up from failure and building bridges through music.

The Pied Piper’s Rhapsody
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

A documentary on AR Rahman tracks his journey in music.

An Indian Sonata
Sat, Apr 04, 2015

Pianist Utsav Lal on making the blend possible and breaking into the big league.

Life of a Caregiver
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

Why the world of Indian classical music should be indebted to flautist Nityanand Haldipur

10-year old Uthara to receive National Award 20 years after father singer P Unnikrishnan got
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

The song has also made Uthara one of the youngest playback singers to receive the award in this category.

Meant to Live
Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Switchfoot will perform on Saturday at Hard Rock Cafe, 8.30 pm onwards.

Sukhwinder Singh after winning National Award: You can’t be sane and deliver Bismil
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Sukhwinder Singh on winning the National Award for Haider and singing with his heart on his sleeve.

The Endless River
Sun, Mar 22, 2015

A documentary on Girija Devi takes one through the narrow bylanes of Varanasi and the Purab ang gayaki they have harboured for decades.

Railways roll out entertainment on Shatabdis
Sat, Mar 21, 2015

The passenger will be spoilt for choice as there are blockbusters, classics, reality shows, music and games that one can choose from.

The Other Lata
Sun, Mar 15, 2015

The reclusive Suman Kalyanpur, the voice that was often mistaken to be that of Lata Mangeshkar, looks back at an almost-famous life

Faiz on Faiz
Sat, Mar 14, 2015

Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s grandson, Ali Madeeh Hashmi, talks about his grandfather’s legacy and the upcoming biography of the revolutionary poet.

Beat Box: NH 10
Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Le chal mujhe composed by Bann Chakraborty is easily the best song in the album and has five versions.

Pink is the Warmest Colour
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Between folk ditties and bhaang ice creams, musicians and a chef recall what made the festival of colours universal.

Music in Movement
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Classical dancers, Madhavi Mudgal and Alarmel Valli, brought together Odissi and Bharatanatyam to deliver a mesmerising performance

Beat Box: Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

The title track in Kailash Kher and Jyoti Nooran’s voices is a riot and not in a good way.

‘I haven’t arrived yet’: Rekha Bhardwaj
Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Playback singer Rekha Bhardwaj on turning composer for the first time and continuing to learn in an age of instant music.

Because They Get High: Dharavi’s rap trio, Dopeadelicz, keep it real
Sun, Feb 22, 2015

Dharavi’s rap trio, Dopeadelicz, keep it real with songs about running from the Mumbai police, and legalising marijuana.

‘Badlapur’ Music Review: The Right Groove
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

The album falters in terms of lyrics. However, this is Sachin-Jigar’s most succinct work.

On a Classical Note
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Manjiri Asanare-Kelkar, one of the more promising new voices from the Jaipur Atrauli gharana.

He refers to riots and croons a message of brotherhood
Sun, Feb 15, 2015

Kejriwal had sung the same song during the swearing-in ceremony on December 28, 2013.

Hide and Seek
Sun, Feb 15, 2015

A Swiss theatre production explored the dichotemy between what is said and what is left unsaid.

Heroic Narrative
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Neela Vaswani, who won the Grammy for Best Children’s Album, on Malala’s message of peace and finding the emotional truth of the story.

‘I want to join the dots, help art and culture find a better definition’
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

Theatre artiste Shekhar Sen on taking over as Chairperson, Sangeet Natak Akademi and cultivating the arts.