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Composer cracks glass ceiling in concert halls of France

Composer cracks glass ceiling in concert halls of France

Camille Pepin is part of a very rare breed. She is a female composer. Women have conquered space, risen in the military ranks, but some professions remain resolutely and bewilderingly masculine. When Ms. Pepin turned up for her first day at the Paris Conservatoire — as usual the only woman ...

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Oscars 2019: Veteran singer Bette Midler set to perform at 91st Academy Awards

They are human too - The Hindu

Veteran singer Bette Midler has announced that she will be performing at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards. The 73-year-old singer will perform The Place Where Lost Things Go from Mary Poppins Returns at the awards ceremony. “So, (drum roll) Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be chanteusing (that’s singing) on the ...

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Tuning into a legacy: Meet the sarod players Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash

Tuning into a legacy: Meet the sarod players Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash

His popularity as a tabla player may be due, in large measure, to the fact that he was one of those rare musicians who was able to totally engage the mind of his listener with what he was playing. — From a chapter on Ustad Allarakha in Master on Masters, ...

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Gouri Dange on the reticence of the sarangi player

Gouri Dange on the reticence of the sarangi player

The sarangi player is the particle physicist or the long-distance runner of the music world. The similarities are not in what they do as much as in how they are — almost always inward people in everyday life as well as in the performance space. Their ‘performance space’ itself takes ...

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Has Lady Gaga broken up with fiancé Christian Carino? | music

Has Lady Gaga broken up with fiancé Christian Carino? | music

American singer-songwriter Lady Gaga and her fiancé Christian Carino may have called it quits four months after their engagement. A source told E! News that the ‘Shallow’ singer and her fiancé split last week. The source also revealed that Carino is “desperately trying to get back together” with her. However, ...

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are engaged. See her enormous ring, announcement pic | music

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are engaged. See her enormous ring, announcement pic | music

Singer Katy Perry says she got engaged to actor Orlando Bloom on Valentine’s Day this year, following a three-year on-off romance. The “Part of me” hitmaker on Friday took to Instagram to share the news, reports dailymail.co.uk. Perry posted a close-up image of the pair surrounded by heart-shaped balloons as ...

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Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith spotted arriving in India for concert. See pics | music

Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith spotted arriving in India for concert. See pics | music

Rapper and actor Jaden Smith has arrived in Mumbai. He was spotted at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in the early hours of Saturday. Jaden is scheduled to perform at the Vh1 Supersonic festival. He was clicked by the paparazzi, wearing a grey hoodie and dark track pants. He ...

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Make way for Indian K-pop stars! | music

Make way for Indian K-pop stars! | music

K-Pop fans in India were taken by surprise when the members of two new K-pop groups, Z-Girls and Z-Boys, were announced recently. Two particular names made everyone do a double take — Priyanka and Siddhant. And their reaction was to be expected; after all, it’s for the first time ever ...

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Backstage at SulaFest – The Hindu

Backstage at SulaFest - The Hindu

At the recently-concluded 12th edition of SulaFest in sunny Nashik, the prominent mood was alcohol-fuelled cheer. But this is not to say that’s all there is to the two-day wine, music and gourmet food festival by Sula Vineyards. The long-running event has, since 2008, drawn a crowd that’s ready to ...

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Singing the Sufi life – The Hindu

Singing the Sufi life - The Hindu

Back in 2009, singer Kavita Seth grabbed the limelight with her song ‘Iktara’ from the film Wake Up Sid. Composed by Amit Trivedi, it won many awards. Though she kept getting playback singing offers, she continued to focus on her forte of Sufi music and ghazals. Seth will now perform ...

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