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Lydian Nadhaswaram is India’s musical ambassador: AR Rahman

Lydian Nadhaswaram is India's musical ambassador: AR Rahman

Oscar winner AR Rahman hailed ‘The World’s Best’ winner Lydian Nadhaswaram, describing that he has shown that there is magic and miracle in life. “When I see Lydian, it gives me hope. He should be the answer to Chinese pianist Lang Lang. I think he will be India’s musical ambassador,” Rahman ...

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‘I have never gone looking for disciples’

‘I have never gone looking for disciples’

It’s Friday afternoon, and over lunch, Pandit Jasraj watches the India-Australia cricket match. He’s just completed a round of interviews, and his daughter Durga jokes, “How did you agree to speak to the media on the day of a match?” He smiles and says, “Nobody told me about the game ...

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On March 18, Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ will turn 50

On March 18, Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ will turn 50

When singers have a prodigious output against their name, it’s difficult to choose their best single. Frank Sinatra is that kind of an artiste. In every decade of his career, he has sung what can be labelled ‘the song of a lifetime’. Yet, it’s easy to choose his best, at ...

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Enthralling effect – The Hindu

Enthralling effect - The Hindu

The HCL Concert recently presented Samarpan, a classical Jazz band at the Stein auditorium. Packed to capacity, despite being a ticketed show, the secret was the ‘Samarpan’ or surrender to the ethos of music, by the six young artistes of extraordinary talent and calibre who comprised this band. Almost all ...

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DKP centenary concludes on March 19

They are human too - The Hindu

The birth centenary of D.K. Pattammal is drawing to a close with the Trust formed for the celebrations having conducted several programmes as a tribute to her. The celebration was inaugurated by the Vice President, Venkaiah Naidu, on March 17, 2018. The valediction will take place at the Madras Music ...

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Lady Gaga has the most epic response to pregnancy rumours, announces her next album in style | music

Lady Gaga has the most epic response to pregnancy rumours, announces her next album in style | music

Rumours of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper dating have been doing the rounds for quite some time now, thanks to their scintillating chemistry in ‘A Star Is Born’. However, the latest rumour about Gaga really takes the cake. Recent tabloid reports have been claiming that the 32-year-old singer is pregnant, ...

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Shruti Sadolikar on women power in music

Shruti Sadolikar on women power in music

When speaking to Shruti Sadolikar Katkar, you realise you are in conversation with a thinking musician. Her expertise as a vocalist is backed by her vast theoretical knowledge of the art. Since her training days, Shruti had been curious about the many nuances that characterise Hindustani music. Though the winds ...

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K-Pop stars Yong Jun-hyung and Choi Jong-hoon quit over sex videos scandal | music

K-Pop stars Yong Jun-hyung and Choi Jong-hoon quit over sex videos scandal | music

Two more K-Pop stars quit Thursday, their agencies said, as a scandal over illicit sex videos and other offences rippled further across South Korea’s music industry. Yong Jun-hyung, 29, left boy band Highlight — formerly known as Beast — after he admitted watching videos of singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young having sex ...

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A museum of ancient instruments in Chennai

A museum of ancient instruments in Chennai

Tamil Isai Sangam was founded in May 1943, with Raja Sir Annamalai Chettiar as the president and R.K. Shanmugam Chettiar as the vice-president. Annamalai Chettiar’s three sons — Muthiah Chettiar, Mayor Ramanathan Chettiar and Chidambaram Chettiar — were also involved with the Sangam. Many are the milestones in the history ...

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Srimushnam Raja Rao on his 50 year old music experience

They are human too - The Hindu

He was preparing to leave for Manamadurai to attend the Maha Kumbabishekam of saint-composer Sadasiva Brahmendra adhisthanam, when this writer met mridangam vidwan Srimushnam Raja Rao at his well-kept house in T.Nagar, Chennai, for an interview. Raja Rao is the president of the Manamadurai Sadasiva Brahmendra Utsava committee. “Art patron ...

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