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The Australian World Orchestra comes to town

The Australian World Orchestra comes to town

Alexander Briger AO and his Australian World Orchestra are no strangers to India. “We performed here in 2015, with your very own maestro Zubin Mehta,” he states, adding that it was an unforgettable experience in which they learned much about the western classical music scene in the country. Since then, ...

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Delightful swara packages rendered by veterans

Delightful swara packages rendered by veterans

Sowkhyabhavam ran like an undercurrent in the thematic (Venuganam) flute concert of J.A. Jayanth at the 16th edition of the September Season organised by Rajalakshmi Fine Arts, Coimbatore. All his songs were on Krishna and had phrases referring to his flute. Jayanth began with the varnam ‘Innam En Manam’ in ...

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Neha Kakkar in tears as she confirms relationship with actor Himansh Kohli on Indian Idol sets, says report | music

Neha Kakkar in tears as she confirms relationship with actor Himansh Kohli on Indian Idol sets, says report | music

Looks like the latest Bollywood celeb to come clean on her relationship status is singer Neha Kakkar, famous for songs like London Thumakda, Badri Ki Dulhania, Kala Chashma and Trippy Trippy. On the latest episode of Indian Idol 10, of which she is one of the judges with Vishal Dadlani ...

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Vignettes from a doyenne’s life

Vignettes from a doyenne’s life

The Centenary tribute to Damal Krishnaswami Pattammal (1919-2009) titled ‘Her Music Her Life,’ A JustUs Repertory production, sponsored by the family of Sruti Pattabiraman and supported by the Kalakshetra, held at Rukmini Arangam, was a poignant presentation. Conceptualised, written and presented by Gowri Ramnarayan, the evening had the torchbearer of ...

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There’s no dearth for workshops in Hyderabad if you’re keen to learn classical music and dance

There’s no dearth for workshops in Hyderabad if you’re keen to learn classical music and dance

Workshops by artistes in the city have become a regular phenomenon, specially in the classical art arena. Workshops are an interesting and quick way to help people understand their ability to learn a classical art form. Even for persons conducting workshops, it is a big challenge as they have to ...

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Singing strings – The Hindu

Singing strings - The Hindu

A two-hour mandolin duet by U P Raju and U Nagamani at Neeranjali Hall, Thrissur laid emphasis on melody as also their mastery over the western instrument adapted to Carnatic music. The concert was quintessential of the efficacy of the traditional margam – varnam to thillana. Raju opened with the ...

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Looking within music – The Hindu

Looking within music - The Hindu

Pandit Kedar Narayan Bodas , the renowned Gwalior Gharana Hindustani Classical vocalist who was in Bangalore recently for the Dhwani Music Festival spoke of his musical education, lineage and gharanedar gayaki, formative influences and crucial turning points in his life. He was conferred the Mallikarjun Mansur award on the occasion. ...

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Playing together – The Hindu

Playing together - The Hindu

The Bangalore Kidney Foundation Mallikarjun Mansur Festival 2018 concluded with an instrumental duet featuring Shubhendra Rao on Sitar and Saskia Rao on the Indian cello, well supported by the highly perceptive Ojas Adhiya of Ajrada Gharana on tabla. The sitar-violincello combination at once brings to mind the fine Hindustani sitar-violin ...

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Wish you were here – The Hindu

Wish you were here - The Hindu

When I first heard Pink Floyd, I hated them. I didn’t understand their sound, and turned down the volume when ‘Time’ or ‘Money’ was played on the radio. In 1982, my scene was pop and disco. Today, Floyd is one of my top five classic rock bands, sharing space with ...

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Sruti Harihara Subramanian followed AR Rahman across a lesser-known India, as he made music with the locals and lived their culture.

Sruti Harihara Subramanian followed AR Rahman across a lesser-known India, as he made music with the locals and lived their culture.

It is 4 am, but the man who changed the drift of Indian cinema music is enjoying a minute of silence and serenity on a boat. He turns on the tampura app on his phone, closes his eyes and begins to hum. And, filmmaker and fan girl Sruti Harihara Subramanian ...

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