indian classical music

Foreigners croon Indian ragas, regale crowds


August 24th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 24 (IANS) Bada khyaal, chota khyaal, kathak, bharatanatyam teen taal on tabla and Raag Malkaus -- pure Indian classical music and dance forms.Music, however, knows no barriers and ... Read more...

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He fought darkness to give reading solutions for blind (Feature, With images)


August 20th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Over two decades back, visually impaired student Dipendra Manocha stood outside Delhi University's Hindu College waiting to get an application written. After the life-altering struggle ... Read more...

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Creating monsoon music with ancient rain-maker


July 10th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Rains are a cause for celebration in India and there is nothing better than welcoming it with music and song. Classical music lovers herald the ... Read more...

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India bonds with Africa with culture bouquet, fusion (With image)


June 19th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A true cultural friendship has blossomed between India and Africa with the meeting of traditional African free-flowing performing arts and the structured grammar of Indian ... Read more...

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Here comes ‘7 Notes to Infinity’, film on Indian classical music


June 8th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) "7 Notes to Infinity", a 60-minute documentary on Indian classical music, will be premiered here on the eve of World Music Day - June 20.Directed by ... Read more...

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Chaurasia’s magic flute charms Poles


May 17th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 17 (IANS) The profile of Poland has gone up by many notches as a cultural destination for Indian artists. After Bollywood films and translations of Urdu masters into ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

A concert with 1,110 veenas!


March 29th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 29 (IANS) It was a symphony with 1,100 veenas that left music aficionados here spellbound.Held to foster India's ancient heritage of classical music, a concert organised by the ... Read more...

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A music concert with 1,008 veenas


March 26th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 26 (IANS) It's a concert where 1,008 veenas will play!In a first-of-its-kind, the Art of Living (AoL) Foundation is hosting a music concert with 1,008 veenas Wednesday at ... Read more...

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India, Russia bond over music


February 27th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A group of 50 Russian and Central Asian students and instructors of western music will perform at Teen Murti theatre Tuesday after a week of ... Read more...

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Karan Singh performs at ICCR soiree


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Revealing another side of his versatile nature, Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) president and veteran Congressman Karan Singh rendered a selection of light ... Read more...

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Jasraj feels reality shows have benefited classical music


February 21st, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 21 (IANS) The veteran vocalist Pandit Jasraj feels reality shows like "Indian Idol" have benefited Indian classical music and its artists."The winner of reality shows like 'Indian Idol', ... Read more...

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Esha thanks all for blessings on engagement (Movie Snippets)


February 15th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Actress Esha Deol, who got engaged to her long-time beau Bharat Takhtani here last week, has thanked everyone for their wishes and blessings on the new ... Read more...

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Tech show provides platform to the disabled


February 7th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Taha Haaziq is blind, but his disability never stopped him from following his dreams. He teaches Indian classical music and even provides lessons on popular ... Read more...

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Fusion music to debut at Beating Retreat


January 28th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) For the first time, fusion music will be part of the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk Sunday, marking the culmination of the 63rd ... Read more...

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Gundecha Brothers honoured with Padma Shri


January 25th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Renowned dhrupad singers Ramakant and Umakant, popularly known as Gundecha Brothers, were Wednesday named to receive the Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian honour, ... Read more...

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Anup Jalota, Priyadarshan to receive Padma Shri


January 25th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Ghazal and bhajan singer Anup Jalota and acclaimed filmmaker Priyadarshan will receive the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, it was announced here Wednesday.Jalota ... Read more...

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SRK on perfect holiday! (Movie Snippets)


December 31st, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan is having a perfect New Year's holiday in Dubai with his kids."Awesome fun with kids on the beach... atv rides... fights ... Read more...

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To those we said sayonara… RIP (2011 in Retrospect)


December 23rd, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) They entertained, educated and enlivened our lives with their talent and sheer brilliance. As another year draws to a close, it is time to ... Read more...

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Gharanas may not retain their identity: Pandit Rajan Mishra


November 25th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 25 (IANS) The legendary gharanas of Indian classical music may not be able to retain their distinct identity in the contemporary age where electronic media and rampant ... Read more...

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East meets West in novel music initiative


November 24th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Music is assimilating sounds from across the world to create a new language, says Grammy award winning Austrian musician and composer Gerald Wirth, who is ... Read more...

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Amjad Ali Khan to teach at Stanford University


October 21st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Oct 21 (IANS) Amjad Ali Khan, the sarod maestro, will be teaching for two and half months at Stanford University, according to an announcement from the university.Khan will be ... Read more...

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Sarod, sitar, tabla, harmonium…in an Indian Army band!


September 2nd, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 2 (IANS) Do only trumpets, brass drums, cymbals and other percussion instruments come to mind when you think about an Indian Army band? Don't be surprised if the ... Read more...

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Father-son percussion saga: bound by beats of two eras


September 1st, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The best teacher that an artiste can have is his parent. The guru-shishya or master-pupil tradition in Indian classical music finds a resounding echo when the beats ... Read more...

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Fahimuddin Dagar’s death ends chapter in Indian music (Obituary)


July 29th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Indian classical music exponent and descendant of the guru of legendary musician Tansen, the late Ustad Rahim Fahimudddin Dagar, kept the historic legacy of Dhrupad ... Read more...

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Fahimuddin Dagar, golden voice of Dhrupad, falls silent


July 29th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A golden voice of Indian classical music has fallen silent with the death of Ustad Rahim Fahimudddin Dagar, a doyen of the Dhrupad school who ... Read more...

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When yoga and classical music combine to heal


July 21st, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Agra, July 21 (IANS) What do you get when you combine the elaborate postures of yoga with the soothing strains of Indian classical music? A novel music therapy for the ... Read more...

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Our musical success lies in our chemisty: Loy Mendonsa


July 5th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 5 (IANS) Loy Mendonsa, who along with Shankar Mahadevan and Ehsaan Noorani forms Bollywood's most successful musical trio, ascribes their success to one word: chemistry.And after delivering ... Read more...

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Music beyond Bollywood - in Coke Studio (With Images)


June 14th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The void in the Indian music industry, which has always been dominated by Bollywood, will soon be filled by Coke Studio - a platform ... Read more...

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Shankar Mahadevan launches online music academy


February 10th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Composer-singer Shankar Mahadevan has launched an online music academy to bring Indians living in the US a step closer to their roots by imparting structured education in ... Read more...

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Washington festival to showcase Indian arts and culture


February 5th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) The prestigious John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts here is holding a mega festival "Maximum India" showcasing Indian arts and culture in all its ... Read more...

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Dhaka artiste sings non-stop for 5 hours


January 29th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 29 (IANS) Renowned Bangladeshi exponent of Hindustani classical music Dada Tapan Kanti Baidya has sung non-stop for five hours, hoping to set a world record. At the solo musical soiree ... Read more...

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Indian Musician Ranjit Barot To Set Music At The World Economic Forum In Davos


January 29th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Speaking about the performance, Barot said that he will have an eight-minute symphony on Saturday and a five-minute interlude will follow this, which will have Indian classical music root. Barot has ... Read more...

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Ranjit Barot to perform at WEF gala in Davos


January 28th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Leading Indian percussionists Ranjit Barot and Sridar Parthasarathy will set the musical stage at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos with a special score, "India Inclusive", ... Read more...

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Gandhi family had special regard for Bhimsen Joshi: Sonia


January 25th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday expressed her heartfelt condolences on the passing away of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and said the Gandhi family always had a very ... Read more...

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West Bengal artists mourn Bhimsen Joshi’s death


January 24th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) The death of eminent Hindustani classical vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Monday was mourned by classical singers of West Bengal who described it as an irreparable loss for music ... Read more...

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