Monday, January 21, 2019

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...
Sing India Sing

#SingIndiaSing: Two hours, 28 songs. All original. Whattamusical!

By Narendra Kusnur The contest is hotting up. Four musicians have been shortlisted for the talent competition #SingIndiaSing. There's Pune-based rocker Vishnu (Siddharth Basrur), Dharavi belly...
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...
Chick Corea Music gig

Wish the night had gone on forever!

Watching jazz pianist-keyboardist Chick Corea has always been on my bucket list. So I was hugely excited to hear of his performance in Mumbai...
Voice of Dharwad Indian classical music and dance

Tribute to the Tabla Maestro

Indian Music Festival and Mridangraj held a two-day festival of Indian classical music at the Nehru Centre as a ‘shraddhanjali’ to the late Ustad...
Anup Jalota Big Boss

Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota’s Best 10

By Narendra Kusnur Anup Jalota may be in the news for reasons beyond his bhajans, but that doesn’t take away from his class renditions over the...
Voices of Dharwad

Reliving the Glory of Dharwad

By Suguna Sundaram As a curtain-raiser to its centenary year celebrations, Union Bank of India held a unique two-day concert, Voices of Dharwad, conceptualised by...
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...
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...
Zane Dalal performance

Simply Amazing, Zane Dalal

By Narendra Kusnur The brainchild and bravado of Khushroo N. Suntook, chairman of the National Centre For The Performing Arts, the spring and autumn seasons of...
Pankaj Udhas

Sukhakarta, Dukhaharta with Pankaj Udhas

By Narendra Kusnur Pankaj Udhas has always specialised in ghazals, and hasn't really explored devotional music. So it was a surprise to see him post a...
Atul Ahuja music

Atul Ahuja aha!

Now based in Pune, Atul Ahuja has grown up in Kolkata, Amritsar and New Delhi before moving to Toronto, Canada, and returning. His biggest...
The Local

RIP, The Local

On a pleasant evening in July 2016, some 60 rock fans met at The Local, Fort. That had become the new venue for our...
Hindustani & Carnatic Classical

मेज्वानी हिंदुस्तानी आणि कर्नाटक संगीताची

sagauNaa sauMdrma Wara baalagaMQava- rMga maMidr vaaMd`yaalaa ‘k`xa^saraoD kxa^nsaTsa-’ nao ihMdustaanaI AaiNa kxnaa-Tkx saMgaItaataIla ekxa savaa-Mga sauMdr maOifxlaIcaM saadrIkxrNa koxlaM, pa`stautakxtaa- haotao ‘fxsT- eiDSana AaTsa-.’ k`xa^saraoDcyaa...
Dhrupad music and dance festival

Guru Glory

Sur Singar Samsad Sammelan and Bhavan’s Cultural Centre, Andheri hosted the 60th Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan at the Sardar Patel Sabhagruha at Bhavan’s College...
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...
Amitabh Bachchan Big Boss

Amitabh Bachchan music quiz, KBCishtyle

By Narendra Kusnur It's Amitabh Bachchan's birthday today (October 11). Rather than do a life-and-times profile of his, we chose to do a hat ké, out-of-the-box...
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...
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...
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...
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...