Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

SUANSHU KHURANA

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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

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.