Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Queen music band

Queen-tessential Freddie

Remembering Freddie Mercury on his death anniv Rock fans in India have been on a Queen trip ever since late vocalist Freddie Mercury's biopic Bohemian...
Rajika Puri's lecture performance inspired from the Ragamala paintings and Pahadi Kangras on display at the museum at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Singing The Texts, Dancing The Stories

In the intimate ambience of the performance area of the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, a delightful and culturally vibrant space in the heart...
Best international music of the year 2018

Best of 2018: International Music

Five years ago, it was far easier to keep a tab on the top albums of the year. One would go by record sales...
Best A R Rahman songsvideo

हिंदी फिल्मों में ए आर रहमान के वो 10 गाने जिसने संगीत सुनने और...

इस लेख को अंग्रेजी में पढ़ें: यहां नरेंद्र कुसनूर ए आर रहमान के 52वें जन्मदिन पर उनको ढेर सारी शुभकामनाएं। पिछले कुछ सालों से वो कम ही...
Hindustani & Carnatic Classicalvideo

A Feast of Hindustani & Carnatic Classical

The Crossroads Concert marked a weekend of the finest Hindustani and Carnatic classical music, brought together by First Edition Arts, at the Balgandharva Rang...
Best of Indian Classical Music in 2018

Best of 2018: Indian Classical Music

Gone are the days when individual singers serenaded one through evenings or nights with three-hour concerts, where audiences reluctantly staggered out, loathe to leave...
Cultural Confluence Rasayatra

रसयत्रा में सांस्कृतिक संगम

सुगुना सुंदरम प्रबोधंकर ठाकरे क्रीडा संकुल (छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराज स्माकर समिति के तत्वाधान में) की स्थापना महान कालदृष्टा डॉक्टर रमेश प्रभु ने एक विश्वस्तरीय बुनियादी...
Best of 2018 in Bollywood Music

Best of 2018: Bollywood Music

Phew! Choosing 10 songs in a year filled with remixes and overall mediocrity was a tough task. There weren't any chartbusters, radio anthems or...
Best of 2018 in Bollywood Music

2018 में सर्वश्रेष्ठ: हिंदी फिल्म गाने

नरेंद्र कुसनूर उफ! जिस साल में रिमिक्स ही रिमिक्स हों और संगीत भी औसत दर्ज का हो, उस साल के 10 सर्वश्रेष्ठ गाने चुनना बेहद...
Pravaha Dance Festivalvideo

One Truth, Multiple Manifestations, Pure Joy

The second day of the Pravaha Dance Festival held at the Tata Theatre of the NCPA featured Svakranti (the revolution within oneself) by Mallika...
Naushad & Mohammed Rafi

10 सबसे यादगार नौशाद-मोहम्मद रफ़ी के गीत

नरेंद्र कुसनूर अगले कुछ दिनों में हिंदी फिल्म संगीत जगत के दो अजीमोशान शख्सियतों का जन्मदिन है। 24 दिसंबर को जहां गायक मोहम्मद रफी का...
Kutle Khan at Sound of the Desert - Rajasthan folk music

Sounds from Rajasthan with Kutle Khan & troupe

The energy at the Royal Opera House was infectious. Many in the audience were stunned by instruments like the wooden clapper khartal, the bowed...
Best A R Rahman songsvideo

10 A R Rahman Hindi Film Songs that helped change the Genre’s Sound

So here's wishing A R Rahman on his 52nd birthday (January 6, 2019). He has kept a low profile over the past few years,...
Cultural Confluence Rasayatra

Cultural Confluence @ Rasayatra

Prabodhankar Thakre Krida Sankul was established (under the aegis of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Smakar Samiti) by the great visionary Dr Ramesh Prabhu, who did...
Naushad & Mohammed Rafi

Top 10 Most Memorable Naushad-Mohammed Rafi Songs

Over the next few days, the birth anniversaries of two great Hindi film music personalities will be observed. While December 24 marks the 94th...
India flag - Best Hindi Patriotic songs

Saare Jahaan Se Achcha… Top 10 Hindi Songs for Republic Day!

Every year, television channels and radio stations play patriotic songs on Independence Day and Republic Day. These songs are sung in schools, offices and...
Pravaha Dance Festival Sankalan by Madhavi Mudgal & Troupe and Vaibhav Arekar & Sankhya Dance Company performing during Pravaha Dance Festival at Tata Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai. Photograph by Narendra Dangiyavideo

Sublime Symphony

Swapnokalpa Dasgupta’s continued efforts to bring something new to the cultural scene creates magic for audiences time and again with her showcasing innovative dance...
Mumbai Drum Day 2019video

Whatta Drumvaganza!

THE stage at St Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra, was crammed with snare drums, timbales, bongos, congadrums, tom-toms, shakers, djembes, a solitary tabla and a thousand...
Begum Parveen Sultana

Magical Morning with Parveen Sultana

Pancham Nishad presented its 100th Pratahswar concert, the morning raga series, in the soul- awakening notes of Begum Parveen Sultana’s music. There was an...
Namamee Music and Dancevideo

Sitar, Zitar & some Odissi

Namamee was an evening of music and dance featuring Niladri Kumar on the sitar and Zitar (his homegrown musical creation) and an Odissi dance...
2.0 movie RajiniKanth Akshay Kumar

CGI Gobbledygook

It has been seen in recent months that a spectacle is not enough to satisfy the audience. While a star like Rajinikanth with his...
Women of Rythmvideo

Pathbreaking Percussionists

In its third edition, the ‘Women Of Rhythm' concert featured 12 stunning talents from age 16 to 60 saw a reasonably packed St Andrew’s...
John DiMartino jazz

Blast from the Jazz Past

There's something special, enchanting and nostalgic about old-school jazz. Tunes from the Great American Songbook, the masterly compositions of Billy Strayhorn, George Gershwin and...