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On a Classical Note

TM Krishna’s three-day tour seeks to break boundaries between musicians and their audiences.

Director Vishal Bhardwaj and Musician Shankar Mahadevan  during an interaction in Kolkata on November 25, 2016. Express photo by Partha Paul.
November 26, 2016 9:52 am

Filmmaking, to renowned director and music composer Vishal Bharadwaj, is a pain while making music is much more comfortable.

Musician Shankar Mahadevan  and  Poet, lyricist , script writer Javed Akhtar during an interaction in Kolkata on November 25, 2016. Express photo by Partha Paul.
November 26, 2016 9:37 am

Revered lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar on Friday said the standards of modern day Bollywood music have dropped and that is a reflection of contemporary society.

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November 24, 2016 12:01 am

Balamuraliji was a musician who completely understood the tradition, was trained in it, rose from it and rose above it.

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November 23, 2016 3:54 am

Balamuralikrishna died at his Chennai residence.

Balamuralikrishna died at his Chennai residence.
November 22, 2016 7:00 pm

'Mile Sur Mera Tumhara' singer Balamuralikrishna, was not keeping well for a while now.

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November 22, 2016 1:58 pm

But perhaps it's this very, blandness and inoffensiveness that makes Coldplay so popular.

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November 21, 2016 6:39 pm

Prince's sister Tyka Nelson, accepted her brother's posthumous award at the 2016 American Music Awards.

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November 21, 2016 6:01 pm

Bruno Mars kicked off the 2016 American Music Awards with some serious uptown funk

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November 21, 2016 4:55 pm

Justin Bieber Drake dominated the American Music Awards by bagging maximum awards.

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November 21, 2016 4:26 pm

American Music Awards became a platform for strong, and sometimes foul, political language.

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November 21, 2016 2:38 pm

Singer Mel C is relieved that she turned down the reunion of the former Spice Girls band.

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November 20, 2016 2:46 pm

Farah Khan is directing the popular teenage band The Vamps for a music video Nakhra.

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November 19, 2016 6:18 pm

Metallica isn't metal anymore. At least not here in this video with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots.

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November 19, 2016 4:36 pm

Meeting Chris Martin was part of the bucket list and sharing the same stage with him is like a dream come true says Ayushmann Khurrana 

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November 19, 2016 3:13 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday address the Global Citizen Festival in Mumbai via video conferencing

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November 19, 2016 2:47 pm

The lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Sharon Jones, who found success after working for years as a prison guard, is dead. She was 60.

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November 20, 2016 8:28 am

Coldplay Concert Chris Martin live update: After a horde of Bollywood A-listers, Chris Martin arrives with his band Coldplay, leaving the audience asking for more.

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November 19, 2016 1:21 pm

Coldplay lead singer Christ Martin and Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar visited Mumbai's Gadage Maharaj School. They held a demonstration for the students on the importance of global cleanliness.

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November 19, 2016 12:21 pm

As the language of Bollywood music is changing and the celebration of unusual voices is becoming a new trend, lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya says the right voice casting is very important to justify a song.

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November 19, 2016 12:10 am

Fans are disappointed about one aspect of the concert — the gig doesn’t offer them a solo performance by the band.

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November 19, 2016 12:04 am

The album opens with the title song in Jasleen Royal’s voice with Amit Trivedi and the chorus giving her voice strong support.

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November 19, 2016 12:00 am

The musician said that for many years, it was a popular belief that the Dhrupad style of singing was meant only for male singers.

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November 18, 2016 3:00 pm

Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan has directed a music video for British group The Vamps.

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November 18, 2016 12:06 am

Activists Anjali Damania and Hemant Gavande has moved the Bombay High Court to challenge the entertainment tax waiver given by the state government for the upcoming concert by the popular group Coldplay. The concert which is scheduled to be held in Mumbai on November 19 would be the first time the group would be performing […]

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November 17, 2016 3:06 am

The concert is scheduled to be held on November 19 at the MMRDA grounds in the Bandra Kurla Complex.

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November 16, 2016 3:30 am

Apart from the NSG, local police and CCTV cameras, there will be door-frame metal detectors at all the entrances leading up to the venue.

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November 15, 2016 4:34 pm

Bappi Lahiri has crooned for a song titled Shona in the film, besides voicing the character.

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November 14, 2016 12:40 pm

Music composer-singer Himesh Reshammiya says he is in a position in his career where he does not need to prove his calibre to anyone and just focus on taking his music a notch higher.

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Sonu Nigam has sung a song in the short film Raakh.

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November 14, 2016 10:27 am

Rocker Leon Russell dies in Nashville. He sang and produced some of rock 'n' roll's top records.

Playback singer Mohammad Rafi playing harmonium. Express archive photo by Mohan Wagh
November 13, 2016 12:00 am

If Mohammad Rafi indeed cried more than he sang, it was because he understood love. So did the other balladeers of sorrow in Hindi film music.

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November 12, 2016 12:08 pm

Britain-based boy band The Vamps will return to India later this month to play at the Global Citizen Festival India, where names like Jay Z and Coldplay will plug their music chords.

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November 12, 2016 12:17 am

Djent, an onomatopoeia for the distorted low-pitch sound produced by the guitar, has been adopted by bands and acts from across the spectrum, such as Animals for Leaders and TesseracT.

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November 12, 2016 12:07 am

The pop cultural landscape of the last 60 years is filled with moments set to Leonard Cohen’s extraordinary songs.

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November 12, 2016 12:07 am

Playing You Want it Darker, an hour after Cohen’s death, is like walking alongside the musician’s hearse.

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