Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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...
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 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...
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...
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...
Ganesha

Jai Ganesha! 10 Bollywood songs that celebrate the Elephant God

By Narendra Kusnur Every year, during the Ganesha festival, traditional aartis are sung everywhere and played at pandals. Songs for the Lord have also been sung...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...