sufi music

Reality shows draw youths to instant fame, says Tochi Raina (With Image)


June 25th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Sufi singer Tochi Raina, who lent his voice to chartbusters like "Pardesi", "Gal mitthi mitthi" and "Saibo", says reality shows have urged the youths towards ... Read more...

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Social Islam biased against freedom of arts: Filmmaker Shama Zaidi


April 29th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The idea of social Islam - the practised version of the faith - in conservative Muslim countries comes with a bias against the freedom of ... Read more...

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Global Sufi music fest in capital


February 4th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Sufi musicians from five countries will be in the capital Feb 6-8 for an International Sufi Festival to promote greater cultural contacts and soft diplomacy.The ... Read more...

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‘Rockstar’ fails to pull heartstrings, but Ranbir wows (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ** 1/2)


November 11th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Rockstar"; Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakri and Moufid Aziz; Director: Imtiaz Ali; Rating: ** 1/2Here is a film made on the life of a rockstar whose tryst with destiny ... 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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Ajmer set to host first global Sufi fest


September 22nd, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Qawwali, ghazals, discussions and Sufi music will be offered at the first edition of the International Sufi Festival Oct 21-27 in Ajmer, Rajasthan.The week-long event will ... Read more...

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Trinidad envoy ‘jams’ with Kashmiri Sufi band


September 15th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) In a rare fusion, the Sufi Kinship, a Sufi music ensemble from Kashmir led by santoor maestro Bhajan Sopori and his son Abhay Rustum Sopori, ... Read more...

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Capturing India’s ties with Central Asia on camera


June 9th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) A group of Indian travellers has captured the cultural, religious and political ties between India and Central Asia on photographs -- and they will be ... Read more...

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Peaceniks hail resumption of Indo-Pak talks


April 12th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Apr 12 (ANI): Welcoming the resumption of talks between India and Pakistan, the peaceniks here urged both the nations to work in the same spirit to help in ... Read more...

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Dancer Yamini Krishamurti honoured


March 15th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Noted Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi dancer Yamini Krishnamurti was conferred the title of "Ustad-e-Maa" by eminent Sufi exponent Zila Khan to honour women arts and culture ... Read more...

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Amir Khusrau’s legacy to come alive again (With image)


February 27th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The legacy of 13th century Sufi poet Amir Khusrau will come alive in the capital at 'Jahan-e-Khusrau', the World Sufi Music Festival, to be held March 11-13.Sufi ... Read more...

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More Indian voices at Jaipur lit fest next year


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohita Nagpal New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Over 60,000 visitors, 225 speakers, 140 sessions, four halls, over 9,000 books sold...the show is barely over at the sixth Jaipur Literature Festival and plans ... Read more...

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Bhopal cultural festival draws huge crowds


February 1st, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 1 (IANS) The rich culture and artistic diversity of Indian states and at least seven countries are drawing huge crowds at a festival being held in Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal ... Read more...

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Bollywood can wait: Abida Parveen (Interview)


November 8th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) She has immersed herself in Sufi music and is busy spreading Sufism with her singing. So Bollywood offers can wait, says noted Pakistani singer Abida Parveen."I ... Read more...

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CWG To Have A Musical Ending


October 14th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 14, 2010 (Sampurn Media): While the 19th Delhi Commonwealth Games opened with a bang more than a week ago, the organizers promised that the closing ceremony is scheduled ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan singers chorus message of peace and love (With Queen’s Baton story)


June 25th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari Attari (India-Pakistan border), June 25 (IANS) As Puranchand Wadali of the famous Wadali brothers singing duo began the jugalbandi "mast-kalandar" with Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, it received ... Read more...

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New Delhi hosts Sufi music festival


February 27th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 27(ANI): Rabbi Shergill, a singer from Punjab, performed at Jahan-e-Khusrau - Sufi music festival held against the backdrop of Arab Ki Sarai, Humayun's Tomb complex in the national capital. ... Read more...

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How about some Hebrew qawwali (With Images)


January 28th, 2010 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) He sings soul-stirring Sufi songs - and he does it in Hebrew. Israeli composer Shye Ben-Tzur believes even if the language is unknown to listeners, ... Read more...

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Delhi to go festive during Commonwealth Games


January 5th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayank Aggarwal New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Delhi will showcase India's diverse culture, music, dance and theatre in a carnival atmosphere with plenty of food thrown in during the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Padmashree Pushpa Hans felicitated with literary award of Punjabi academy


November 14th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Nov 13(ANI): An ambassador of the golden age of music and a heroine of yore, Padmashree Pushpa Hans, has been recently felicitated with a literary award by the Punjabi Academy for ... Read more...

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Nainital hails the colourful autumn festival


November 6th, 2009 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital (Uttarakhand), Nov 6(ANI): To give the tourism sector a boost in the Uttarakhand's Kumaon region, the scenic Nainital city is hosting this year's edition of the annual autumn festival named 'Sharadutsav'.At ... Read more...

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Rap to sufi music - Rahman charms Chennai


October 12th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai Oct 12 (IANS) From rap to fusion, carnatic to sufi double Oscar winner A.R. Rahman used every genre to keep his audience mesmerized at a live concert here. All roads ... Read more...

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Bollywood takes liberty with Sufi music: Hans Raj Hans


October 12th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) In the fields of Punjab where he grew up, farmers would sing Sufi songs - even his family sang. That is how popular singer Hans ... Read more...

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Dr. Satinder Sartaj takes Sufism to music lovers across the world


August 30th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan KapoorLudhiana, Aug.30 (ANI): Satinder Sartaj is today known as a poet and sufi singer not just in Punjab all over the country, even abroad among ethnic Indians.Born in a ... Read more...

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Kareena looking forward to Kurbaan


August 11th, 2009 - 1:06 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
With her recent release Kambakkht Ishq commanding a record breaking opening worldwide, Kareena Kapoor is very excited about her next, Karan Johar's Kurbaan. Our source says, "With Kurbaan, Kareena proves that she ... Read more...

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Puran Shah Koti, the legendry guru of many Punjabi singers


May 18th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Sumit KhannaJalandhar, May 18 (ANI): Having dedicated his life to popularize Sufi music, Ustad Puran Shah Koti is today held in deep respect by some of the best known names of ... Read more...

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Indian singer Kailash Kher to record Bengali songs


May 7th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) Indian singer Kailash Kher is moved by Baul and other Sufi music of Bangladesh and says his next album will be of songs in Bengali. "Music flows through borders," ... Read more...

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Sufi singers enchant with language mix (Feature with Images)


April 9th, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Sufi music is generally associated with north India, but three Dargah singers from the south have brought with them a different brand of Sufi singing, ... Read more...

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Singer Kailash Kher enthrals Taj Mahotsav 2009


February 20th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
Agra, Feb 20 (ANI): The 10-day annual festival, Taj Mahotsav, dedicated to promotion of art and crafts and celebration of local heritage and culture, commenced at the Shilpgram, near Agra on ... Read more...

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Bauls come together in Kolkata to showcase their music


January 10th, 2009 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) Over 40 'Bauls' - mystic minstrels of West Bengal - came together here from across the state to participate in a three-day baul music festival.Baul, which means divinely ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi Sufi-Baul musician enthralls Delhi


December 22nd, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Fifty-year-old Kangalini Sufia sings of freedom and god. The wandering minstrel from Bangladesh is a Baul folk musician of the Sufiana tradition - a blend of Bengali ... Read more...

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Ajmer Urs not far, but Nizamuddin shrine hardly festive


July 4th, 2008 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The dargah of Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya here is caught in the throes of an intense cold war that has even rubbed off ... Read more...

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Pakistans Sufi singers enthrall audience in J-K


June 21st, 2008 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar , June 21 (ANI): Singers of Qawali genre of Sufi music from Pakistan enthralled the audience on Friday, in Srinagar , the summer capital of Kashmir .The event aimed to ... Read more...

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Sufi music fest begins in Kashmir


June 19th, 2008 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) "Daag Ko Koun Dene Wala Tha/Jo Diya Hai Khuda Diya Tune" - the Urdu ghazal of well-known poet Daag Delhvi sung by a Sufi singer set the mood ... Read more...

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When Delhi had a date with musical fusion


May 7th, 2008 - 11:05 pm ICT by admin
By Ravi Khandelwal New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Music lovers in the national capital had a great time recently when they had a rare opportunity to enjoy a blend of Sufi, Hindustani ... Read more...

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