Classical music

Farewell, Pandit Jasraj, the doyen of Hindustani classical music

Farewell, Pandit Jasraj, the doyen of Hindustani classical music

August 18, 2020

Pandit Jasraj, who passed away in the US on August 17 following a cardiac arrest, was a vocalist of the Mewati Gharana and was known for his distinctively rich voice. Decades ago, when Jasraj sang his famous Mero Allah Meherbaan at a concert in Pakistan, he went into a trance wit...

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Indian-Americans in the Guggenheim fellowship 2019 list

Indian-Americans in the Guggenheim fellowship 2019 list

April 18, 2019

Two Indian-Americans have been named among the 168 fellows as the recipient of Guggenheim fellowship this year.

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Heavy Metal in Kolkata: An identity crisis?

Heavy Metal in Kolkata: An identity crisis?

April 10, 2017

As music festivals and concerts with takers of heavy metal are increasing in number, Kolkata, which had a thriving metal circuit and culture, is witnessing a steady demotion.

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Delhi Classical Music Festival enthrals music lovers

Delhi Classical Music Festival enthrals music lovers

October 24, 2016

A five-day long Indian classical music festival came to a close last week in the Indian capital New Delhi. The fest saw performances by world-renowned Indian classical musicians and was flocked by the music connoisseurs.

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Legendary South Indian vocalist honoured at the United Nations

Legendary South Indian vocalist honoured at the United Nations

August 11, 2016

M S Subbulakshmi, an acclaimed vocalist from South India will be honoured at the United Nations next week in New York, on India’s 70th Independence Day and to commemorate the singer’s birth centenary. Oscar winning composer A R Rahman will perform in honour of the Carnatic vo...

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