Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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...
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...
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...
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...
Prakash Thadani

RIP, Prakash Thadani

It was so long ago, that I cannot remember when I first met Prakash Thadani. It must have been about music, because that was...
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 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...
Best songs of SD Burman

Ten of SD Burman’s many, many evergreen hits

By Narendra Kusnur It's been 43 years today since the great music director S D Burman left us. He's composed hundreds of tunes which we will...
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...
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...
Adagio music

Good music is kept alive @ Adagio

By Narendra Kusnur "How does it feel, how does it feel? To be on your own, with no direction home a complete unknown, just like a...
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...
Dhrupad music and dance Festival

Dhrupad Fest: Innovative, Intoxicating, Soul-Shaking

By Suguna Sundaram NCPA, in collaboration with Dhrupad Sansthan Bhopal Nyas, had a two-day festival of Dhrupad, featuring the eminent Gundecha brothers as their star act,...
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...
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...
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...
Best songs of Manna Dey

10 reasons (or songs) why we miss Manna Dey so very much

By Narendra Kusnur This was a challenging task. I thought it would be easy to select 10 favourite Manna Dey songs to observe his fifth death...
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...
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...
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...
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...