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Simply splendid

Recent Carnatic music concerts by young vocalists offered Delhi audiences reason to cheer. »
Vijay Siva. Photo: Special arrangement

‘Styles blossom organically’

Carnatic vocalist VIJAY SIVA answers readers’ questions. »
Photo: K.V. Srinivasan

Fusion that worked

A talented team ensured musical genres mixed well. »
Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar & Dr Ashwini Bhide Deshpande. November Fest 2014

Many Streams, one destination

The Hindu Friday Review November Fest 2014, promises Jasrangi Jugalbandi, New Wave Korean, the New Indian Classical and more »
A ROCKING TIME Members of Mateo performing at a concert
Thiruvananthapuram, October 31, 2014

Friendship band

A group of friends, a shared love for music, the forming of a band, hit albums… the stuff dreams are made of. Meet Mateo, a German band, consisting of members Jan-Philip Schneider, Friedrich... »

Carnatic musician T.V. Gopalakrishnan releasing Project Yuj's album at Museum Theatre. Augustine Paul is also in the picture. Photo : M.Vedhan
Chennai, October 30, 2014

Go instrumental this season

There was ‘Mahaganapathim’, the popular Carnatic kriti. And there was ‘Ennamo Edho’, the popular film number. All this and more from city band Project Yuj at the launch of their debut album on Wed... »
Pappu Padmavathi Paramahamsa performing along with her disciples B. Kanaka Durga Prasad and Pappu Padma Ravishankar. Photo: CV. Subrahmanyam
October 30, 2014

Notes from the sea shore

With the sound of the waves lapping the shore in the background, delectable notes wafted in the air as a veena trio strummed lilting melodies letting the rasikas enjoy a pleasant experience quite e... »
At the concert.
October 30, 2014

Violin treat

Swara Tarangini of Vijayawada, a monthly music sabha started a few months ago presented along with A.P. Department of Language and Culture and G.V.R. Government College of Music and Dance, Vijayaw... »
Duddu Seetharamaiah at the concert.
October 30, 2014

Nuanced experimentation

Duddu Sitaramayya is one of the well known vainikas of the south and took part in South India Veena Conference recently held at Mantralayam and presented papers. Though he is a graduate in s... »
REGULARLY REFERENCING HINDI CINEMA: Scribe PHOTO: KUNAL KAKODKAR
October 30, 2014

Mogambo khush hua

What do prog metal riffs, 80s and 90s Bollywood and street food have in common? The answer to that is Mumbai-based hardcore metal band Scribe, who have just released their third album Hail Mogam... »
Vishakha Hari. Photo: M. Moorthy
October 30, 2014

When nrithya met Harikatha

The DS Special Children Welfare Association, Pallavaram, is a self-help group run by parents of those affected by Down Syndrome, to provide a protected space for them to learn vocational skills an... »
Palakkad G.K. Sivaraman
Thiruvananthapuram, October 30, 2014

Melodic extravaganza

The Navarathri Music Festival at Kallekulangara Emoor Bhagavathi Temple, Palakkad, offered a sumptuous feast to music aficionados. Palakkad G.K. Sivaraman

His vocal rec... »
Aditi Iyer
October 28, 2014

Playing with tunes

While kids her age are outside cycling or inside watching videos on the Internet, 10-year-old Aditi Iyer is working on her dream of becoming a world famous singer. “Singing isn’t just a hobby. It’s... »
ART BY ACCIDENT Is what Terje believes in
October 28, 2014

Frozen rhythms

He seems like any other musician.  One of Europe’s most accomplished and innovative percussionists, Terje Isungset is an experienced jazz musician and percussionist with roots in Norwegian and Scan... »

Rocking the night

Touching bass with Chennai

The sound of diversity

Festival of global music

Jasrangi: Sanjeev Abhyankar & Ashwini Bhide Deshpande

Classic Choral: Indian National Orchestra

Nirgun Naad: Vidya Shah & The Manganiyars

The Tandanu Tour: Indian Ocean

German pop band Mateo performin in Chennai.
Chennai, October 31, 2014

Bridging cultures through music

Young German pop band Mateo demonstrated that music is a universal language, when the musicians interacted with students studying their very own language in India and Pakistan, through tunes and i... »
Chittoor Revathy Ratnaswamy and her disciples pay musical tributes to Chittoor Subramanyam. Photo: KV. Poornachandra Kumar
October 30, 2014

Chittoor Subramanyam remembered

Chittoor Subramanyam Pillai was the man instrumental in building Sri Thyagaraja Mandapam brick by brick, which not only introduced the music festival cult in Tirupati, but also stands synonymous t... »
Veena rendition.
October 30, 2014

Music in the air

Connoisseurs of classical music from the city had a rare opportunity to watch the prestigious ‘Akashvani Sangeeth Sammelan-2014’ live, as Kakinada is one of the 44 cities being chosen by the All I... »
October 30, 2014

Silence of the strings

He bowed his last to the earth and left never to return; the strings of the violin ruptured to be heard no more. Yes, a guru par excellence, Carnatic violinist Vijjeswara Rao bid adieu leaving a ho... »
Manda Sudharani's rendition.
October 30, 2014

Unique appeal

South Indian Cultural Association (SICA) organised Carnatic concerts in memory of Vinjamuri Varadaraja Iyengar (1915-1991) at Ravindra Bharathi recently. A musician, musicologist and composer Vinj... »
The choir comprising bank employees.
October 30, 2014

Proverbs in song

The Dakshinamurthy hall in Mylapore was abuzz with excitement. Parents were busy making last minute adjustments to their wards’ appearance while the youngsters chatted non-stop. People walked and t... »
Sikkil Gurucharan. Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
Thiruvananthapuram, October 30, 2014

Notes of artistic excellence

Sikkil Gurucharan’s Carnatic music concert at Tripunithura charmed audiences with its pizzazz, style and creativity. What was billed as a ‘full’ concert turned out to be a curtailed affair, yet it... »
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Is the theme of the album
October 29, 2014

Kannada meets Czech music

What started as a bunch of IT guys deciding to form a group called Techies4Kannada to connect Kannadigas within the tech industry through music has now transformed into a large ongoing project call... »
October 28, 2014

Rahul Advani – Night Stories

What strikes you at first as an enchanting voice might take a while to get used to by the end of Rahul Advani’s new EP, Night Stories. The Singapore-based singer-songwriter and pianist doesn... »
TO A DIFFERENT BEAT (Left to right) Prakash Hariharan, Jeoraj George, Aalaap Raju and Leon James.
Chennai, October 27, 2014

The new funk formula

Move over fusion, make way for neo-Carnatic funk.“It’s a Carnatic melody meets Funk arrangement,” says Prakash Hariharan of city band Project Yuj, which will launch its debut album tomorrow... »

It was magical all the way

Answer the call of Music

People and a swollen river

Beyond Boundaries: Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti

The K Wind: Noreum Machi

Music Mojo: Thaikkudam Bridge

Voices Over: The Shillong Chamber Choir

No Frontiers: The Clinton Cerejo Band