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Pakistani band set to amp up Indian music meter


September 20th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistani Sufi rock band Raeth is set to amp up India's music meter as Bollywood beckons it and it lines up collaborations with Indian artists.Fanning their ... Read more...

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Indian music driven by films, says Palash Sen


September 18th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer Palash Sen feels the essence of music in India is fading with an increased focus on film songs. Once the focus changes, all will ... Read more...

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India rocks, say ‘Poets of the Fall’


August 28th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Exuberant after a performance across different cities in India, the world's leading rock band "Poets of the Fall" Tuesday said they found the country "rocking" and ... Read more...

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Polish composer Preisner to make Indian debut


August 24th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (IANS) Renowned Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner is set to make his Indian debut by scoring music for veteran Malayalam director Shaji N. Karun's forthcoming film "Gaadha".Preisner is ... Read more...

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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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Thumri fest to bring veterans to capital


August 17th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The national capital will revel in the flavour of traditional "thumri" at a three-day festival Aug 27-29 at the Kamani theatre which will host stalwarts ... Read more...

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East-West blend is future of music industry: Sohail Sen


August 10th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Composer Sohail Sen, who is behind the foot-tapping numbers in forthcoming film "Ek Tha Tiger", feels that the Indian music is in its best ... Read more...

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My image never bothers me: Raghu Ram


August 4th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Actor-producer Raghu Ram of "Roadies" fame is aware people perceive him as a "ruthless" man, but he doesn't care."Image is something I never think about. ... Read more...

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Want to take contemporary folk to next level: Papon


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Assamese singer Papon says he is on a mission to take his native state's folk music to a "different level" by mixing it with electronic ... Read more...

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American DJ Mux Mool wants ‘lasting connections’ in India


June 19th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) American disc jockey (DJ) and electronic musician Mux Mool is set to stage his maiden performance in the country here Wednesday, a day ahead of ... 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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Folk, rock, fusion music in Manali’s cool air


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, June 2 (IANS) What's more perfect than good music in good weather? Away from the capital's heat, Manali is serving as the perfect getaway for music lovers with Manali ... Read more...

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Fatboy Slim comes to India, promises phenomenal evening


April 29th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) British Musician Norman Quentin Cook, known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is all set to enthrall Indian music lovers for the very first time ... Read more...

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Lessons in tabla, dholak in Trinidad schools


April 8th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, April 8 (IANS) Nearly 167 years after Indians arrived here, the sounds of the tabla, dholak and harmonium will be heard in over 550 primary schools of Trinidad and ... Read more...

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Youth will like classical music; just serve it right: Durga Jasraj


March 4th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Indian youth can be made to appreciate classical music if it is served to them in the right manner, says music promoter Durga Jasraj, who ... Read more...

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Customs officer pens book on sound recordings


February 8th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Sound is 50 percent partner in a film, Commissioner of Customs and Excise A.N. Sharma said during the release of his book "Baajanama" here Wednesday.The book ... Read more...

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Asha Bhosle, Gulzar named among 10 People of The Year


January 31st, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) From classical stalwarts like Pandit Jasraj, Hariprasad Chaurasia, L. Subramaniam and Zakir Hussain, to celebrated singers like Asha Bhosle, Yesudas and Shubha Mudgal -- 10 ... Read more...

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India losing music genres due to Bollywood: Shubha Mudgal (Interview)


January 27th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Shubha Mudgal has nothing against Bollywood, but the veteran singer with deep roots in Hindustani classical says if everyone keeps running after creating masala songs ... Read more...

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Want to move out of ‘Kolaveri’ shadow: 21-year-old composer


January 27th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) He is all of 21 and can boast of over 38 million YouTube hits for his song. But Anirudh Ravichander, composer of the phenomenally ... Read more...

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Asha Bhosle to receive lifetime achievement award


January 12th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Legendary singer Asha Bhosle will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the 18th Annual Colors Screen Awards, to be held in Mumbai Saturday.She ... Read more...

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Shubha Mudgal’s music fest to host conclave


January 11th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Singer Shubha Mudgal and tabla maestro Aneesh Pradhan's annual music festival will introduce a conclave this time that will address various issues plaguing the music ... Read more...

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There is a music revolution on in India: Jalebee Cartel


December 11th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) There is no denying the fact that Bollywood is a major portion of the Indian music pie. But electronic music band Jalebee Cartel feels winds ... Read more...

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Indian music as complex as the sari: Imogen Heap (Interview)


November 26th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Grammy award-winning British musician Imogen Heap, known for using the sounds of frying pans and glasses in his compositions, compares Indian music with the sari ... Read more...

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Pitbull excited about maiden visit to India


November 11th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) After pop star Lady Gaga and Metallica, it's time for Indian music lovers to gear up for foot tapping experience with Pitbull. The American ... Read more...

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Bhupen was ‘a spiritual being’: Ravi Shankar


November 9th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Wednesday described legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika, who died Saturday, as "a deep spiritual being".In a message mourning his death ... Read more...

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Jay Sean’s acting dreams


November 8th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 8 (IANS) British singer Jay Sean says acting is his "big passion" and that he is looking for a "quality product"."I've always been interested in acting because I ... Read more...

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Shaan’s tryst with acting! (Movie Snippets)


October 26th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Singer Shaan showcased his acting skills when he donned different get-ups to represent some popular characters from Hindi movies at the 2nd Chevrolet Global Indian ... Read more...

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US jazz band sways to Indian beats


October 26th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Music has once again transcended borders with a top American jazz fusion band including a Hindi track by composer Sandeep Chowta in its new album.Contemporary ... Read more...

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Scorsese pays tribute to George Harrison’s Indian connection


October 21st, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) He was one of the most important musicians of our times. Not just because George Harrison belonged to the Beatles but also because he was the ... Read more...

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Maharashtra mourns Jagjit Singh’s death


October 10th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) Politicians in Maharashtra mourned the death of Jagjit Singh Monday, saying the ghazal maestro's absence will be felt by the music fraternity and millions of ... Read more...

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Where have private Indipop albums gone?


October 7th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Remember the last time you walked into a music store to buy a pop music album? The era of the 1990s may have seen ... Read more...

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Happy at popularity of Punjabi music: Daler Mehndi


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) With his foot tapping compositions, Daler Mehndi is credited with changing the definition of Punjabi music. And the singer says he feels proud to see ... Read more...

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First draft of ‘Dabangg 2′ ready: Arbaaz Khan


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 23 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan has already begun work on the sequel to his national award winning film "Dabangg" and says the first draft of the script ... Read more...

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SRK itching to do romantic film


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 23 (IANS) Bollywood's king of romance Shah Rukh Khan has been doing hardcore stunts for his upcoming films "RA.One" and "Don 2", and says now he desperately ... Read more...

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Sonu Nigam, Pyarelal recreate 1960s magic


September 23rd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 23 (IANS) It was a sight to behold when singer Sonu Nigam recreated the 1960s by singing popular songs of the time with legendary Pyarelal of musical duo ... Read more...

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