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Shades of expression

Chaitanya Brothers tried their best to bring out the nuances of Annamayya sankirtanas. »
Subba Rao at a concert.

Soothing and scholarly rendition

Vocalist P.V. Subba Rao presented a pleasing vocal concert for Kalasagaram. »
Practically every yesteryear legend has performed at the Ramanavami season, not once but for several years

More than just music

Ramanavami is here. In most parts of Karnataka, the festival is celebrated with music. If December is big in Chennai, Ramanavami season brings back a host of memories to the music loving Kannadiga »

Shepherd – Stereolithic Riffalocalypse

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More and more people are taking to the web now for music, believe Tapan and Gaurav.
March 27, 2015

Pushing boundaries online

Diageo Johnnie Walker has launched India’s first digital mentorship program, ‘The Step Up’. The recently launched platform has inspired participation from hundreds of aspiring young adults across t... »
Kamalakar Rao
March 26, 2015

He was truly a gem

Each time someone walked into that hall, Kamalakar Rao said: “I did not expect so many people to come. I was under the impression that there would be some 10-15 students of mridangam…” A pause. “Yo... »
Lyricist-poet Yusufali Kechery
Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup
Thiruvananthapuram, March 26, 2015

Connoisseur of words

Yusufali Kechery was not an interviewer’s delight. His answers were crisp and to the point never leading you on to something new. But surely what he wrote, his poems, his songs, was a delight.... »

March 26, 2015

Modern and traditional

Globalisation is no longer the concern of only economists and social theorists. Musicians too have begun to feel its impact and are bracing themselves to face the emerging challenge. Keeping... »
Sanjay Subrahmanyam. Photo: K. Ananthan
March 26, 2015

Some fine music, some not quite

Popular Chennai-based vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyam was featured by Banyan Tree in a festival of Carnatic music titled “Dakshinayan” this past Sunday at Kamani auditorium in the National Capital. »
March 26, 2015

Rhythms for 50 summers

There aren’t enough words to express my deep sense of gratitude to my guru and guide Shivu sir. He has been my guiding light for about twenty years now. I first met Shivu Sir, when I was... »
The band members
Bengaluru, March 25, 2015

The new wave

If you thought the high achievers club in school or college was for everyone who was on the sports team and scored well in their exams, there’s probably a different definition to that in Art School... »
Singer P. Parameswaran Nair
Kochi, March 25, 2015

And the voice lives on…

Kundan Lal Saigal did not leave behind diaries, letters that would have thrown light on his life and career. Whatever little, on the singer-actor that has been put together are recorded references... »
Good friends first and then great musicians is Vats’ mantra. Photo: Bhagya Prakash K.
March 23, 2015

Creating their own soundscape

Every band strives to make a mark on the scene. Bengaluru-based progressive music band Rainburn is doing the same, carving its unique musical identity.Comprising frontman Vats Iyengar on lea... »
Members of Imputed Then
March 22, 2015

With lifted spirits and soaring riffs

No band has a stronger conviction for music than Bengaluru band Imputed Then. Going by the anthem of ‘soft music, hard truth’, the upcoming gospel band comprises eclectic musicians who have... »

Making room for doom

The song of the times

A neat rendition

When stars sparkled…

Music for the soul

In conversation with his music

A teacher at heart

It’s an art by itself

Venkata Garikipati
March 26, 2015

Meticulous compilation

A literary –musical program organized by Abhiruchi, a literary and cultural association of Vijayawada at Gokaraju Laila Gangaraju Kala Vedika in the premises of Government College of Music on the o... »
March 26, 2015

Exotic melodies

MES Kalavedi, Bangalore, hosted an evening of ‘Anghklung Bamboo Vadana’ by Dr. Anasuya Kulkarni recently. The artiste explained, in a brief introduction, the characteristics of the anghklung, class... »
Shehnai maestro, Ustad Bismillah Khan. Photo: The Hindu Archives
March 26, 2015

Music revolutionary

A jugalbandi kept the elite audience spellbound at Rashtrapati Bhavan, and ended to an overwhelming applause. It was the year 2006, and the then President of India Abdul Kalam was among the listene... »
Sitarist Shubhendra Rao
March 26, 2015

Tunes unheard…

The absence of any chronological predictability shrouds the undeniable fact of our mortality in a haze of mystery. No matter the technical strides made by human beings, the tragedy of an untimely d... »
March 26, 2015

Balamuralikrishna to be feted

Sri Krishna Gana Sabha is celebrating its 44th Sangeetha Mummoorthigal Vizha on March 28 and 29. On March 28, 6 p.m., the SKGS Thyagaraja Seva Rathna Award will be conferred on Dr. M. Balamuralikr... »
The concert had favourites from across music eras
Bengaluru, March 25, 2015

When dreams come true

It was a night when Dream Theatre, Porcupine Tree, Linkin Park, David Guetta and Coldplay all came together. Presented by the Nathaniel School of Music, the graduation concert of their batches 34,... »
GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE Bollywood is the place to be. It has a large reach and that’s where the fame and money is, say the boys Photo: G.P. Sampath Kumar
Bengaluru, March 25, 2015

When detectives take to rap

Bengaluru’s rap scene is upped once again as it makes a statement in Bollywood. This time it’s for the movie Detective Byomkesh Bakshy ’s first teaser song ‘Bach Ke Bakshy!’ featuring ’Luru... »
LEARNING FROM HIS FRIENDS Rinosh says the music video is inspired by the life his friends in the IT industry lead
Bengaluru, March 24, 2015

Showing Bengaluru some love

Rinosh George’s catchy ‘This is Bengaluru’ music video is going viral right now. Inspired by the lives of his friends in the IT industry, 23-year-old Rinosh decided to write a song and it then natu... »
Navneeth Sundar
March 23, 2015

Now, Carnatic music on the iPad

“Go ahead, try it out,” says Navneeth Sundar, handing me his Apple iPad.I take it gingerly and gently tap the black-and-white keys that one normally associates with a musical keyboard. “Let... »
“Head Held High”, is giving an opportunity to the LGBT community in India to talk about love, acceptance and celebration.
March 20, 2015

Rights the way

In a bard’s words: If music be the food of love, play on. A one-of-a-kind music video, “Head Held High”, is giving an opportunity to the LGBT community in India to talk about love, acceptance and c... »

No stopping this woman!

Multifaceted dance spectacle

Treat for music aficionados

Making waves

Waves of rhythm

Venue made the difference

Ode to a dear friend

Musical experiment