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Budapest orchestra performs live concert from moving truck

June 10, 2021 2:49 pm

The musical parade was aimed at encouraging Hungarians to start returning to live performances in concert halls as the pandemic wanes, after more than a year in which people were homebound and forced to take in their culture online

Ghulam Mustafa Khan passes away: Some songs to remember him by

January 17, 2021 5:07 pm

The decorated musician leaves behind a huge void, and a distinctive legacy

What music and dance gave us in 2020

January 01, 2021 11:02 am

While a digital revolution in Hindustani and Carnatic classical music was a revelation in 2020, the pandemic pulled indie artistes out of oblivion and placed them in our living rooms.

Classical music maestro Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan dies at 66

December 17, 2020 7:55 pm

Iqbal Ahmed Khan was raised in the Dilli Gharana of music. He won several accolades for his musical prowess and contributions to Indian classical music

How an online music festival is producing high-quality concerts in empty halls

November 17, 2020 7:40 pm

Swar Samrat, an online music festival commemorates legendary sarod player Ut Ali Akbar Khan, and is presenting 36 concerts by 100 musicians from empty auditoriums

Gharanas, the anchor of Hindustani music spawned by Mughal decline

September 04, 2020 3:07 pm

The origin of the gharana tradition is traced back to the time when the Mughal empire was at its twilight, and art and culture of the court, disintegrated to find new homes in the princely states.

The connection between artistes and audience is surreal during e-concerts: Singer Nirali Kartik

June 29, 2020 6:20 pm

The Hindustani classical vocalist speaks about the changing scenario of concerts, the importance of riyaz, her lockdown initiative for budding musicians, and the future of her band ‘Maati Baani’.

Remembering Pandit Ravi Shankar’s sublime notes in his centenary year

April 14, 2020 2:56 pm

One of sitar’s greatest exponents, who took Indian classical music to the world, Robindro Shankar Chowdhury would have turned 100 on April 7

‘No cause for worry when it comes to sustaining classical music’

December 11, 2019 9:06 am

In a conversation with The Indian Express, Jayanthi Kumaresh talks about her journey, the future of classical music and her web series on classical music.

Project Borgeet: Syncing Assam's 600-year-old songs to the symphonic orchestra

September 13, 2019 8:46 pm

A young musician has led Assam's 600-year-old Borgeet to be recorded by the Macedonian Symphonic Orchestra, in an initiative that is first of its kind and scale.


Pandit Rajan Mishra: A pictorial tribute to the classical singer from Rajan Sajan Mishra duo

April 27, 2021 1:04 pm

Belonging to Banaras Gharana, Pandit Rajan Mishra along with his brother Pandit Sajan Mishra, has wowed people with their khyaal style of Indian classical music. Here are some pictures of the renowned musician

Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan passes away: A pictorial tribute to the classical music maestro

December 17, 2020 6:34 pm

Born in 1954, Iqbal Ahmed Khan was raised in the Delhi Gharana of music. He began his stage career at the age of four, under the guidance of his teacher and grandfather Ustad Chand Khan


Inter-university youth festival in Ludhiana strengthens cultural bond

January 22, 2016 8:39 am

Ludhiana,Jan 22 (ANI): Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana comes alive with the lively performances by students from North India. "Goonj-2016", the four-day long 31st Inter-University North Zone Youth Festival was organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs in collaboration with Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Some 1200 students from universities across North India participated in 26 events including folk and classical music, mimicry, theatre, quiz and literary activities. The best performers will represent the north zone in a national level youth festival to be held in Mysore city in Karnataka.