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Annapurna Devi: A yogi who lived in the marketplace untouched

Annapurna Devi: A yogi who lived in the marketplace untouched

“She was a rishi of music,” says Dr Sunil Shastri, musician and scholar, of his guru Annapurna Devi. Her life, her approach to music, can only be compared to that of the yogis meditating in icy caves on the heights of the Himalayas, he says. “Supposing such a personality were ...

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Cinema Soul – Rekha Bhardwaj Live

Cinema Soul - Rekha Bhardwaj Live

  Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018   Venue: The Music Academy, Chennai   Time: 7.30 pm   Duration: 120 minutes (without interval)   Genre: Bollywood   Ensemble: Azzizon ki Toli Artiste Matters: Rekha Bhardwaj is a renowned Indian playback singer who is known for her distinctive style of singing. She ...

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Bryan Adams wraps up India tour with gig in Gurugram, says he’s little Indian by nature | music

Bryan Adams wraps up India tour with gig in Gurugram, says he’s little Indian by nature | music

From playing his rock anthems and love songs to crooning Kiki, Do You Love Me to expressing his Ultimate love for India, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams took the Indian music lovers on a rock and roll joyride with his music while playing in the Delhi-NCR region for the ...

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You say Basant, I say Bahar: The jod-raga has many faces

You say Basant, I say Bahar: The jod-raga has many faces

In our already well-populated ocean of Indian classical music ragas, there is one species that intrigues both performer and audience alike: the jod-raga. A combination of two ragas, it is something like a portmanteau word — you know, those clever words that blend the sounds and combine the meanings of ...

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Meet Teejan Bai, the folk artist from Chhattisgarh, who was feted in Fukuoka

Meet Teejan Bai, the folk artist from Chhattisgarh, who was feted in Fukuoka

Surrounded by Japanese royalty and cultural glitterati, Teejan Bai cut a dashing figure. Her tattooed arms were stacked with sparkling glass bangles almost to the elbows. A gash of sindoor in the parting of her plaited hair, long gold jhumkas and a blood red bindi completed her ensemble. When she ...

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A heady collaboration between Imaad Shah and Saba Azad

A heady collaboration between Imaad Shah and Saba Azad

Mumbai-based live electronica act Madboy/Mink recently released a new EP, ‘Persons. Elastic. Superior. Fantastic’. Their third EP together, PESP sees Imaad Shah and Saba Azad explore a more dynamic sonic palette that’s inspired by synthesisers. Through the four-track EP, Imaad and Saba endeavour to introduce fans to a newer side ...

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Celebration of musician Tadepalli Subramanya Sastry’s oeuvre

Celebration of musician Tadepalli Subramanya Sastry’s oeuvre

The Sunday event to commemorate the centenary of Tadepalli Subramanya Sastry offered varied fare. There was a chanting of mantras, a Carnatic music concert, a book release, family bonding and plenty of speeches — mercifully all brief — on everything from musical excellence to the politics of the day. The ...

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Bapu and ragas – The Hindu

Bapu and ragas - The Hindu

Uniquely, Mahatma Gandhi is one man who has had four legendary musicians in the last century create ragas in his name, as tributes. This unusual tribute is testimony to the rich creativity inherent in our classical music tradition. The first raga was spontaneously created by Pt Ravi Shankar in 1949, ...

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Anil Srinivasan and Gnanadarshan Seva Foundation come together

Anil Srinivasan and Gnanadarshan Seva Foundation come together

As the lights dim into darkness, the chatter of the crowd descends into close-to-pindrop silence, and other senses are heightened. Every tap of a key or movement rings clearly through the dark. Now, imagine a 60-minute concert in swing. This is the famous and touring Concert In The Dark, a ...

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Do some Damage – The Hindu

Do some Damage - The Hindu

Welsh music producer Benjamin Damage — who broke upon the music scene in 2013 with his debut solo album Heliosphere — is back in India for a three-city tour. Damage, an alumnus of the Red Bull Music Academy, says that the Indian music scene has changed a lot since his ...

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