On Saturday, at the Delhi International Jazz Festival organised at Nehru Park, Moraych along with Mohammad Tarek Almiski (bass), George Malek (classical guitar), Iskandarani Ahmad (nai), members of a new band called Fusion, tried to fuse elements from all the music that they’ve heard — Syrian music, Indian music and jazz — and presented a concert.
Sonchiriya seems a bit of an improbable situation, where we go expecting smooth soul and anthemic choruses and what we get, with the exception of two pieces, is off key vocals and pieces that lack heart.
Gully Boy’s music is the hallmark of change in Bollywood, which is getting stuck in the rut of regularity quite easily these days. Cock your years, and listen in. For this is the change we all talk about.
Vande Mataram, the national song, has been a bone of contention for decades now. A battle cry for Indian independence, it compares certain qualities of the motherland with that of Goddess Durga and Lakshmi in the later paragraphs.
We lost much melody with musician Annapurna Devi’s demise this year. We’ll remember it for shoddy remixes; but more importantly for musicians who raised their voices politically and became part of the #MeToo movement.
Author Pran Nevile, the Lahori in India, passed away on Thursday at 95. In his last interview to The Indian Express, he spoke of his long association with Naina Devi and Begum Akhtar, anti-nautch movement, and how it’s time to accord respect to courtesans
Speaking with The Indian Express over phone from Istanbul, where she is shooting a music video, Mohapatra said she posted her allegation to “corroborate stories of the two women he (Kher) was refuting”.