Monday, October 26, 2020

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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
Paddy fields music

Paddy Fields Forever

By Narendra Kusnur Over two weekend nights, the audience at the Nesco Grounds, Goregaon East, was transported from the Himalayas, Kashmir and Punjab to Uttar Pradesh,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Best Lata Mangeshkar songs

The Other Side of Lata Mangeshkar

By Narendra Kusnur Lata Mangeshkar has always been known for her film songs, right from Barsaat and Mahal in 1949. Though her non-film songs have been...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...