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Vivek’s Purvikalyani was emphatic – The Hindu

They are human too - The Hindu

Representing Muthuswami Dikshitar’s sishya parampara, Vivek Sadasivam’s lineage features his great grandfather, Ananthakrishna Iyer, who learnt directly from Ambi Dikshitar in gurukulavasa. The treasured repertoire was passed down by Iyer to his daughter Champakavalli and son Anantharama Iyer, who in turn trained Vivek’s father Sadasivam. Settled in Kolkata for many ...

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Vilayat Khan: The man behind the maestro

Vilayat Khan: The man behind the maestro

Writing the life sketch of a legendary musician such as Ustad Vilayat Khan is no easy task. Going by his lineage, stature, proficiency and lasting influence, summing up his music and personality in 252 pages is like exploring a raga in five minutes. Yet, such an attempt is important to ...

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Madrasana and IIT-M join hands

They are human too - The Hindu

Madrasana founder Mahesh Venkateshwaran’s Facebook feed is filled with polls: polls about ticket prices, venue choices, and which artistes the organisation should feature next. It’s a democratic process, one that has allowed him to curate their next live show: an instrumental concert by violinist Charumathi Raghuraman, accompanied by mridangist Anantha ...

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Ragavan highlighted Balamuralikrishna’s composing style

Ragavan highlighted Balamuralikrishna’s composing style

Ragavan Manian’s tutelage of many years under the celebrated musician commenced at the age of 11. The disciple’s remembrance of the guru and legendary composer, at Naada Inbam in Mylapore, was thus deeply intimate, anecdotal and insightful, far from the enigmatic and distant figure others made out of him. Such ...

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Yuvan is my biggest influence after AR Rahman, says composer AH Kaashif

Yuvan is my biggest influence after AR Rahman, says composer AH Kaashif

Music has always been part of AH Kaashif, who says he was forced to learn the art form at the age of four. What initially started as entertainment later developed into passion. “I was seriously into music during Class IX. I decided that music would be my career. I completed ...

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Stargazer: a beginning of a collective effort

Stargazer: a beginning of a collective effort

Over the last month, the #MeToo wave has taken on multiple forms. Violinist-and-singer sibling duo Ambi and Bindu Subramaniam wanted to say something more. A desire they’ve channelled into their newest single, Stargazer. “Our most honest form of expression has always been our music, so whatever we feelis channelled through ...

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The Shadows: Known for their stylistic range

The Shadows: Known for their stylistic range

While entertaining a multi-generational audience, cover bands work with “a safe list.” Four Cliff Richard songs can waltz into such a list: ‘Evergreen Tree’ (1960), ‘The Young Ones’ (1962), ‘Bachelor Boy’ (1962) and ‘Congratulations’ (1968). Three decades after they were released, they were still popular, as was evidenced by the ...

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Where are the trumpeters?

Where are the trumpeters?

The same evening can have its highs and lows. While still in a daze after attending jazz pianist Chick Corea’s magnificent concert in the city, I chec Source link

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On a different note… – The Hindu

On a different note... - The Hindu

Deepavali is perhaps the biggest, most widely celebrated festival in all India, but traditionally, its connection with classical music and dance is nebulous. The festival is definitely a visual one, not aural. One would have expected the homecoming of Lord Rama, one of the biggest “avatars” of Vishnu, and the ...

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Shillong talents win Best India Act at MTV Awards

Shillong talents win Best India Act at MTV Awards

Shillong-based Big-Ri & Meba Ofilia won the Best India Act for their song Done Talking at the 2018 Europe Music Awards, where American-Cuban singer-songwriter Camila Cabello scooped four honours. The gala was held late on Sunday at the MTV Europe Music Awardsin Bilbao, Spain. Big-Ri is one of the founders ...

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