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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Suanshu Khurana


Citizenship Amendment Bill: Papon cancels Delhi concert
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

The performance was scheduled to take place at Imperfecto Shor Cafe & Club in Delhi’s Aerocity. Since the tickets had already been sold for the gig, Papon reassured his fans that the organisers would take care of the refunds.

A life in music
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Ut Raza Ali Khan, Ut Bade Ghulam Ali Khan’s grandson, on representing a famed lineage

Notes from the past
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

A festival brought to the fore the 200-year-old musical legacy of Hariharpur.

Music in the Time of War
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, then in his 20s, serving in the Cuban military, would tune into shortwave radio, as Willis Conover’s politics-free broadcasts came on the famed Voice of America Jazz Hour.

The journey within
Mon, Nov 25, 2019

Musician Shabnam Virmani on the relevance of Kabir in today’s times and why singing the 15th-century poet in Banaras is ironical.

Rajendra Mehta 1934-2019: The ghazal loses a purist
Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Ghazal singer Rajendra Mehta, remembered for the famed nazm Taj Mahal mein aa jaana, passes away

Younger of Gundecha brothers, Ramakant aimed at reviving dhrupad
Sat, Nov 09, 2019

In the years to come, armed with their detailed training and with no gharana backing them, the Gundecha brothers became a force to reckon with in the world of the rare and once extremely valued art form of dhrupad.

Sounds of change
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Music composer Samira Koppikar on breaking into the big league with Laal Kaptaan and being a singer-songwriter in the era of high-end recording technology.

A look at Zubin Mehta’s life
Wed, Oct 23, 2019

On Sunday, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s ‘music director for life’, Zubin Mehta, retired after 50 years. A look at the maestro’s life

Explained: Zubin Mehta, the man and what he means to music
Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Iconic conductor Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharonic Orchestra's ‘Music Director for Life’ retired on Sunday after a 50-year-tenure.

Saxophonist, who raised the bar for Carnatic music, dies at 69
Sat, Oct 12, 2019

It is not often that a musician devotes a lifetime integrating a western instrument into an extremely traditional and strict system of classical music. Kadri Gopalnath took along with him the rigid system of Carnatic classical music and improvised alongside.

A knock at the locked door
Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Sangeet Natak Akademi’s new documentary attempts to catch sight of India’s own Greta Garbo, the reclusive musician and teacher Annapurna Devi, who passed away last year.

Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Bapu’s life was dotted with music
Wed, Oct 02, 2019

The Mahatma’s connection with the seven notes of the musical scale remained significant. Just like the one with the dream of a free India.

A new documentary chronicles the journey of rock ‘n’ roll in India
Wed, Oct 02, 2019

The eight-chapter documentary also follows the bands of the ’90s — Parikrama, which opened for Iron Maiden, and Indian Ocean, that was doing rock music in Hindi.

Child prodigy Lydian Nadhaswaram on being the ‘world’s best’
Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Child prodigy Lydian Nadhaswaram on his sights on a journey to the moon to play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.

Film industry does not believe in preserving own heritage: Filmmaker who found Sahir’s nazms in scrap
Wed, Sep 11, 2019

Sahir Ludhianvi’s writings — nazms, letters, photographs — were recently found at a junk shop amid a dump of magazines and newspapers in Mumbai’s Juhu.

The life, love and poetry of Amrita Pritam
Sun, Sep 01, 2019

She wrote about female sexuality, self-realisation and the pain of loss at a time when women mostly wrote on conservative themes. Remembering the rebellion of poet Amrita Pritam, who would have turned 100 yesterday

Khayyam: The legend who marched to his own tune
Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Legendary composer Khayyam, who passed away on Monday, always chose melody over populism, with his music rooted in Hindustani classical tradition

Mohammed Zahur “Khayyam” Hashmi: ‘He created songs and melodies like a craftsman carves wood and stone’
Tue, Aug 20, 2019

Mohammed Zahur Hashmi, or Khayyam, the composer who took us through that journey and many others, died Monday due to septicemia and lung infection in Mumbai.

Sadhana Sargam: Music has changed so much
Wed, Aug 14, 2019

Playback singer Sadhana Sargam on changes in the music scene and why she doesn’t succumb to its pressures.