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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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Gambhir is just brilliant: Lee


May 7th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders' Australian speedster Brett Lee lauded skipper Gautam Gambhir for leading from the front with strong individual performance."Gambhir is just brilliant. He ... Read more...

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Tagore in symphony with Bach and Beethoven - in Germany


April 17th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) He regaled masses at the Kolkata film fest inauguration last year and will Wednesday blend Tagore with masters such as Bach before highly discerning listeners ... Read more...

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Tagore songs at Munich music fest


April 10th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) East will meet West at a music festival in Munich next week when a 10-member ensemble from Kolkata teams up with performers from Germany in a ... 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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Captured: Polymath S. Balachander and his great wars


February 10th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Storming the world of Carnatic music and Tamil cinema with his non-conformist, controversy-creating ways in the 1940s, polymath and veena exponent Sundaram Balachander steadfastly fought ... Read more...

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Yesudas completes 50 years as singer!


November 13th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 13 (IANS) Singing legend K.J. Yesudas will celebrate his golden jubilee as a singer Nov 14 as it was on this day half-a-century ago that he recorded his ... Read more...

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Kolkata rekindles Sharmila’s memories of Pataudi


November 10th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) There were some poignant moments at the 17th Kolkata Film Festival inauguration Thursday as yesteryears Bollywood heroine Sharmila Tagore, who recently lost her husband, former ... Read more...

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Kerala unable to honour singer Yesudas with lifetime award


October 24th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 (IANS) Noted singer K.J. Yesudas will have to wait for a lifetime achievement award in Kerala as the rules do not permit state governments to confer special ... Read more...

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All forms of music coexist: Rahman


October 1st, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) Many believe Bollywood songs have overshadowed other forms of music genres but music maestro A.R. Rahman completely disagrees. He believes all forms of music will always ... Read more...

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Music composer as important as the film hero: Salim Merchant (Interview)


September 4th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Salim Merchant of music director duo Salim-Sulaiman feels that a music composer is as vital to a film as the lead actor."Music director is as important ... Read more...

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GIMA voting process starts


August 30th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) The Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA), which honours artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in Indian music, has started the voting process Tuesday to ... Read more...

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Mohammed Rafi was a musician with a soul: Son, biographer


July 31st, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The badshah of Bollywood playback singing, Mohammed Rafi, who gave Indian cinema 40 golden years of haunting melodies, was one of the few survivors in ... Read more...

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Creativity needs a world of peace, says Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Interview)


May 24th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Creativity can be harnessed only in a peaceful world, sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan says, voicing concern over the mounting threats to peace since the ... Read more...

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Amjad Ali Khan, Jogen Chowdhury honoured


May 6th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and renowned painter Jogen Chowdhury were Friday conferred with lifetime achievement awards by luxury accessories maker Mont Blanc and Dakshinee, ... Read more...

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Abhishek to go by fans’ choice at IMA Awards


March 9th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who will perform at the Big Star IMA Awards 2011 Friday, will dance on the songs suggested by his fans.When the organising ... 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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Durga Jasraj to chair Assocham’s culture committee


December 28th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Durga Jasraj, music legend Pandit Jasraj's daughter and an active promoter of Indian music over the years, has been appointed the chairperson of the culture committee of ... Read more...

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Vani Jayaram Honored At Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru


December 27th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Three time National Film Awards winning playback singer Vani Jayaram has been honored at the annual music festival Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru, which is organized by the popular music troupe Lakshman Sruthi.Following ... Read more...

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Bollywood has helped independent musicians: Durga Jasraj


November 13th, 2010 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Durga Jasraj, music legend Pandit Jasraj's daughter who started her career as a classical vocalist when she was only seven, feels Bollywood is providing big opportunities to ... Read more...

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Patriotism takes centrestage in ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ album (IANS Music Review)


October 30th, 2010 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Film: "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey"; Music Director: Sohail Sen; Lyricist: Javed Akhtar; Singers: Sohail Sen, Pamela Jain, Ranjini Jose, chorus; Rating: ***After working with Ashutosh Gowariker in film "What's ... Read more...

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Reliance Broadcast plans 50 patented shows over 24 months


October 17th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Reliance Broadcast Network, a multi-media entity within the Anil Ambani Group, plans to host some 50 patented shows and events across languages over the next year for a ... Read more...

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Indian is Malaysia’s first woman mridhangam player


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 3 (IANS) An ethnic Indian teenager in Malaysia has qualified as a mridhangam player, becoming the first woman to specialise in playing the traditional South Indian drum. Arundhati Sekaran, 17, ... Read more...

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I am incomplete without Rafi: Shammi Kapoor


August 1st, 2010 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Veteran actor Shammi Kapoor, some of whose most memorable songs like 'Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe' were in the voice of Mohammad Rafi, Saturday remembered the legendary singer ... Read more...

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Mohd Rafi’s son to launch music academy in father’s honour


July 29th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Legendary singer Mohammed Rafi's son Shahid Rafi will Saturday launch a music academy Saturday in his father's name as a tribute on his 30th death anniversary. "There are so ... Read more...

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Indian academy promotes Malaysian patriotic songs using traditional instruments


July 13th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 13 (ANI): Recording of Malaysian patriotic songs like Malaysia Berjaya and Satu Malaysia using traditional Indian instruments are now available.According to The Star and the Tamil Nesan, the Indian ... Read more...

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India Gets Its Own Music Award Event: Big IMA Awards 2010


July 1st, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 1, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): India is full of musical talents and the talented musicians from the country have been honored with different musical awards overseas. Surprisingly, India did not have ... Read more...

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India gets its own music awards


July 1st, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) India is finally getting its very own music awards. The Indian Music Academy (IMA) has joined hands with Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd to create awards that will be ... Read more...

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I’m planning to start a music academy: Pyarelal


March 11th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): We were shown into a tastefully done hall with a great sea view that boasted of very comfortable sofas, a big piano and of course 7 ... Read more...

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Railway Cultural and Heritage Promotion Board to be set up


February 24th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.23 (ANI): Minister for Railways Ms. Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced the proposal of setting up a Railway Cultural and Heritage Promotion Board which will be responsible for coordinating ... Read more...

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Railways to set up museums to commemorate Tagore


February 24th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore this year, Indian Railways will set up two museums in West Bengal to ... Read more...

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A. R. Rahman charging $100 ticket at his “free” Oz gig


December 25th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 25 (ANI): Oscar winner A. R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) is charging 100 dollars per person for a "VIP Experience" at his "free" concert in Australia on January 16."Sydney ... Read more...

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Jennifer Hudson Stresses On Bonding And Reunion During Christmas In Her Show


December 16th, 2009 - 1:39 am ICT by GD
By Ranjan BhaduriDec.15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jennifer Hudson is quite serious about making people cheerful this Christmas. She said in a statement that it gives her pain when she feels some people are ... Read more...

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Punjab setting up music academy in singer Ishmeet’s memory


November 14th, 2009 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 13 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday said his government was committed to establishing a music academy in the memory of singing sensation Ishmeet Singh, who died mysteriously ... Read more...

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Minmini to open music school


October 6th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Minmini, who is best known for her song "Chinna Chinna Aasai," in Mani Ratnam's Tamil film, Roja, is in thoughts to open a music academy. The academy will open at Vazhakala near ... Read more...

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