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Friday, February 28, 2020

Suanshu Khurana


Miss Americana review: Taylor Made
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

Instead of Lana Wilson, it’s Taylor Swift who seems in control of the narrative she wants people to take home.

With Healing in Her Wings
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

German-Turkish singer-songwriter Alev Lenz on her acapella album, singing quarter notes and dismantling patriarchy.

TM Krishna interview: ‘Creating art is an act of activism’
Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Carnatic vocalist T M Krishna on his new book, Sebastian and Sons, on mrdangam makers and steering through the tricky terrain of caste politics.

Anoushka Shankar: ‘I look inwards a lot more than I used to’
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

The sitar player on heartbreak, life after divorce, her new album and a first-time stage collaboration with sister Norah Jones in Pandit Ravi Shankar’s birth centenary.

Veena’s Voice
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

Saraswati Rajagopalan’s veena recital in Delhi’s Hazrat Inayat Khan Dargah was an ode to the Sufi saint

Master of perfection
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

In his centenary year, remembering music composer Naushad, whose quest for soulful melodies led to iconic tracks that changed the topography of Hindi film music

When Ustad Zakir Hussain mesmerised the audience with his brilliant tabla bols
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain’s concert in Delhi was one of a kind, where musicians and masses listened to the king of drums.

Best patriotic songs: Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon, Mere Desh Ki Dharti, Maa Tujhe Salam and more
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Republic Day 2020 Patriotic Songs: We list a few patriotic songs that have lived on and still manage to stir a sense of pride.

Art’s job is to catalyse things: Sounds of Kashmir singer Aabha Hanjura
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Aabha Hanjura on singing in Koshur, and finding her roots through music.

‘Being minimal is harder’
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Renowned contemporary dancer Astad Deboo on his learnings of 50 years, his upcoming ode to Gandhi, and expressing solidarity with students on the street.

‘Qawwali nahi chalegi’: Kathak dancer says performance stopped
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

“I thought it was a technical glitch,” Chaturvedi, speaking from Hyderabad, said Friday. It wasn’t. She realised it in minutes when she was still sitting on the stage and the next act was announced. UP officials say it was cut short due to time constraint

A look at the hymn Abide with me, which might be replaced by Vande Mataram at the Beating Retreat ceremony
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Flanked by the North and South blocks and the Rashtrapati Bhavan towards the end of Rajpath, in the hush of the moment, there plays a sombre plea to god to always be present in life and through death.

Found in Translation
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Two poems written in two different times and contexts are engaging with new rhythms through creative transpositions.

Poetry and songs have become the soul of the nation-wide protests against the new citizenship law
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

With the republic preparing to celebrate its 71st year, citizens of all ages, led by the young, are singing Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s Hum dekhenge, Habib Jalib’s Dastoor and Rahat Indori’s Kisi ke baap ka Hindustan thodi hai.

The collaboration between Uday Shankar and Anna Pavlova is the subject of a new documentary
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

The 48-minute documentary, written and directed by Chatterjee and edited by Roger Kitchen, comprises interviews with Uday’s daughter Mamata Shankar, Tanushree Shankar, Akram Khan, Ann David, Head of Dance among others.

Songs of inclusivity marked the death anniversary of activist Safdar Hashmi
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Titled “Jashn-e-Suroor”, a day of dissent, through music comprising songs that defined the idea of India’s resistance and protest poetry, it was organised by Sahmat, the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust, on Wednesday, to commemorate the death anniversary of activist-playwright Hashmi.

I did better as an artiste on cold/mess: Prateek Kuhad
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

Singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad, whose break-up ballad cold/mess made it to Barack Obama’s list of songs of the year, on finding new dimensions in his melodies.

Prose for the Present
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

Naseeruddin Shah and TM Krishna collaborate on a new video on the idea of India.

Meet some of the most exciting and edgy contemporary independent musicians who are poised to redefine the idea of music
Thu, Dec 26, 2019

Sitar maestro Pt Ravi Shankar’s daughter, Anoushka Shankar, has hardly been on such lists in the past. Whenever she would perform with her father, before he died in 2012, one could see the struggle in her attempts to present something thought-provoking.