Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...