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Monday, July 7, 2014
Anup Jalota to be seen as Satya Sai Babu in a movie to be released on August 15. While agreeing that penchant for ghazals among the audience is on the wane, he said: "When most people cannot even understand Hindi fully, you can’t expect them to enjoy ghazals, which draw from Urdu language," he reasoned.
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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Chenda maestro Kalamandalam Kesava Poduval enlivened Kathakali stages with his virtuosity and sensitivity. »
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Veteran vocalist Chander Singh Rahi has a valuable treasure of folk music of Uttarakhand that deserves to be archived, writes Anjana Rajan
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June 6, 2014
French musician Guillaume talks about his roller-coaster ride in music
June 2, 2014
Designation of ‘Jaya Jayahe’ as the official song of Telangana State might be politically expedient for various reasons. But truth be spoken, ‘song’ as such continues to be the unofficial insignia...
May 9, 2014
A 16-day narration of various episodes of the Mahabharata in the traditional ‘Harikatha’ style is being organised here from Saturday.For the next fortnight, the foremost exponent of the tra...
March 28, 2014
Did music forms widely emerge in the post-trinity period, i.e., the era of Thyagaraja, Muthuswamy Deekshitar and Syama Sastry? What factors promoted harmony in music forms during the Bharatamuni, P...
February 19, 2014
Sarojini Trust in Rajasthan and Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya near Dharwad may be quite apart geographically, but have a common passion and focus. While the trust in Rajasthan aims to support the musi...
February 4, 2014
Popular musician and folk singer of Manipur, Guru Rewben Mashangva, sang for peace in a musical campaign held in Imphal recently. Mr. Mashangva is now using his Roland ampli-speaker to not...
January 22, 2014
The wild beats of the Duff and Arabana have filled the walls of Alassam Veettil Tharavadu near the Kappad beach for the past 130 years. It can be said that these art forms reached its present popu...
December 22, 2013
T’is the season of happiness and goodwill. It is also the time for Christmas carols, old and new; when stirring notes and evergreen lyrics create the music for the festival season. MetroPlus asks some celebrities to choose their favourite Christmas carol. Tune in… »
November 11, 2013
Vikku Vinayakram, Vidya Shah and the Manganiyars explored the various angles of bhakti in Nirgun Naad, writes Subha J. Rao
August 25, 2013
Chat: Tapan Raj of Midival Punditz says the group enjoys live shows as they are dynamic »
June 5, 2014
Their story could very well be just another case study in the debate between tradition and modernity. But what Qawwali singers Nazeer Ahmed Khan Warsi and Naseer Ahmed Khan Warsi, more popularly kn...
May 20, 2014
Narration of Sundarakanda in Tholubommalata tradition would take three days of six hours each day, but today we are asked to complete the narrative in one session and in fact organiser once asked...
April 30, 2014
Music director and singer Sharreth has struck gold again, this time with Strawberry Theyyam, a folk album with a Western touch
February 27, 2014
Yaksha concludes its series of music concerts with a divine performance of Ashwini Bhide Deshpande
February 13, 2014
‘Panch Tantra’ saw the coming together of five senior musicians in a blend of styles, for a cause
January 28, 2014
Buoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Movement protest in 2011. »
December 29, 2013
Kochi artiste VIV3K’s music blends Indian folk with mainstream electronica
December 2, 2013
Folk musician Saji Kadampattil talks about his research on padayani and the need for performances in public spaces »
September 24, 2013
If you are planning to go dancing this Navaratri, here is a Dandiya playlist of some old and new songs that is an absolute must .Song: Dholi Taro Dhol Film : Hum Dil De Chuk...
August 9, 2013
Theatre director Sanjay Upadhyay throws light on what makes Madhya Pradesh Natya Vidyalaya, Bhopal, work
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