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Carnatic exponent Dwaram VKG Tyagaraj along with 29 of his disciples giving a concert to celebrate Annammayya Jayanti at a programme organised by Viskaha Music Academy and Nada Sudha Tarangini at Kalabharati in Visakhapatnam
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Carnatic exponent Dwaram VKG Tyagaraj along with 29 of his disciples giving a concert to celebrate Annammayya Jayanti at a programme organised by Viskaha Music Academy and Nada Sudha Tarangini at Kalabharati in Visakhapatnam

Synchronised rendition

Dwaram Thyagaraj and his students displayed perfect team spirit while rendering Annamayya’s compositions in Visakhapatnam, says Velcheti Subrahmanyam. »
Beat street

Stories from the Why Aye Man

Artiste: Mark Knopfler. Album: Tracker »
PROVOCATIVE STYLE FuzzCulture. Photo: Sampath Kumar G.P.

Giving into their basic instincts

Electro-rock act FuzzCulture say they didn’t want to be pegged into a hole they didn’t like to fill. »
In this Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles.
May 22, 2015

The bittersweet sound of Dylan

It was in 1972 when I first heard Bob Dylan. I was 8 years old and my uncle had taken me for the movie The Concert for Bangladesh, which was running at Casino Theatre. There’s a vivid memory... »
MORE THAN THE DRINK: It is the band performances, occasional comedy shows and catching up with friends.
May 22, 2015

Bottoms up in the digital world

One of the many sobriquets that holds true for Bengaluru is the tag of being the pub capital of the country. Over the years, as the city expanded and became younger, pubs have also changed from bei... »
The song used to give me such a high. By the end of it, I used to feel completely drained of emotion. PHOTOS: SAMPATH KUMAR G.P.
May 21, 2015

Songs of love and protest now have a price

Madangopal Singh has an unending bag of stories. The composer, singer, actor, screenwriter, film theorist editor and professor of English has travelled to most the corners of the world, and has exp... »
The BEAT Choir Team at Vietnam International Choir Competition 2015
May 21, 2015

Proud moment

There were 60 choir groups from 16 countries and just one entry from India, BEAT (Bank Employees Art Troupe) from Chennai. They were participating in the 4 Vietnam International Choir Competition... »
Begum Akhtar
May 21, 2015

Begum beckons

The birth centenary celebration of the legendary Begum Akhtar, organised by the National Centre of Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, and supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, wa... »
Tripunithura Krishnadas
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21, 2015

On a journey with the edakka

Among a plethora of Kerala’s percussion instruments, the edakka is exceptional in many respects. Shaped like an hour-glass, the colourful threads that pass through its leather-surface, four ... »

FEEL THE LOVE With Rodney.
May 19, 2015

Apart from the music

For pop singer Rodney Fernandes, who kicked off his career when he was 12, pursuing music rather than studies, was a bee in his bonnet. His grandfather was his inspiration. “My interest for music d... »
Sean Roldan
May 17, 2015

Strings of passion

“Music is about celebrating life and sending a message,” proclaims Sean Roldan, vocalist and guitarist of the popular Tamil band ‘Sean Roldan and Friends.’ Born as Raghavendra to a family of music... »
Nikhil J. Menon
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14, 2015

Big break

Nikhil J. Menon seems to be making all the right noises and winning fans and friends. The 25-year-old composer-singer makes his debut in Lal Jose’s Nee-Na, releasing today and looks like th... »
T.S. Krishna Murthy and Tarun
May 14, 2015

Lilting melodies

The Ananya Sangeethothsava 2015 was held recently in Bangalore with a series of instrumental and vocal recitals spread over a period of four days. The second day featured a violin duet by T.S. Kris... »

In reverence

An able accompanist

Madonna – Rebel Heart

Singing of one world

His ‘quivering’ voice still a rage

Future perfect

It was truly music for the soul

The techie sings a new tune

All things Ilaiyaraaja

May 22, 2015

A rock revolution

On May 15, at The Humming Tree in Bangalore, Eben Johnson of local rock band All the Fat Children is not winning over the crowd just because he’s dressed in a floral nightgown — his signature ward... »
Varanasi: Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali performing at Sankatmochan Sangeet Samaroh in Varanasi on Wednesday night. PTI Photo(PTI4_9_2015_000042B) (Eds pls see story under DES 4)
May 21, 2015

Let the music linger on

The Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh is the biggest annual classical music and dance festival of Banaras, and one of India’s biggest. For many Banarasis, it is the highlight of the year, its magic lin... »
Bombay Jayasri with Vittal's family. Photo: Rupa Gopal
May 21, 2015

Musical retreat

The ancestral home of violin expert Vittal Ramamurthy at Nidle, Karnataka, resonates with music every May. Children from all the surrounding villages and towns assemble here for five days, music b... »
Music for Peace - Russian Musical Group
May 21, 2015

Show of virtuosity

The Russian Centre for Science and Culture jointly with the Tchaikovsky Music Club celebrated the 175 birth anniversary of eminent Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, as well as 120 years of... »
Trichur Brothers Thursday. Photo: K.V.Srinivasan
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21, 2015

Tribute to the Ganga

It is a pretty paean to a troubled river. The music soothes and uplifts as the visuals capture the many moods of the mighty Ganga. The official song of the Government’s Namami Gange projec... »
May 19, 2015
Beatstreet

There will be a side B

“It’s only a trust fall” is the first (and best) refrain you’ll have stuck in your head all day, or even all month when you tune into American alt rock band Incubus’ new four-track release, Trus... »
May 18, 2015

Ready for some bad blood?

‘Band-aids don’t fix bullet holes,’ croons Taylor Swift as she unwraps a flamethrower, dressed in a black body-con suit. The country sensation looks like anything but that as she battles blindfold... »
'Uncle' Ramjhi with his talented brood.
May 14, 2015

A bond that's so special

“When you think ahead of your time, you don’t make money,” laughs ‘Abaswaram’ S. Ramjhi, as he talks about his journey that led to ‘Issai Mazhalai,’ a unique music-linked concept that germinated 15... »
Maharajapuram Ramachandran. Photo: K.Ananthan
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14, 2015
Recital

Rich in musical aesthetics

Maharajapuram Ramachandran, son and senior disciple of celebrated musician Maharajapuram Santhanam, has successfully inherited the latter’s style whilst preserving his originality in presentati... »

Pandit Shubhendra Rao
May 14, 2015

Strings so special

Hailed as one of the key sitar soloists of India, Pt. Shubhendra Rao’s slow but steady ascent to recognition has been a remarkable process to observe. A disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar, Shubhendra’s... »

Jazz and its Indian journey

Singing a paean to patience

Jamming with classical music

Beyond boundaries

Waltzing to the top

Notes at gurus’ feet

Dreamy notes….

Erudite and ecstatic

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