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Shailaja Khanna

Of dhrupads and the musical tradition of Swami Haridas and Mian Tansen

Tansen’s daughter Saraswati whom he taught, married a musician prince of repute — Raja Misri Chand, of the Chandravanshi Rajput lineage.

22 Jan 2020 7:12 AM

‘I dance for myself; my body and spirit is the vessel of my art’

Malavika is a most effective communicator, extremely lucid and cerebral, apart from having an easily perceivable highly evolved sensitivity.

02 Jan 2020 1:32 AM

A Classical Christmas

Indian Classical musicians too happen to be in a festive mood, and they have their repertoire to show for it.

27 Dec 2019 1:03 AM

A guitarist’s journey, and the genesis of his pushpaveena

On Saraswati Puja day, the instrument finally took shape, and I named it pushpaveena, in the honour of the goddess.

18 Dec 2019 2:16 AM

Paramparik festival looks to promote Indian classical music

The next concert was by Waseem Ahmed Khan, grandson of Ustad Ata Hussain Khan of the Agra gharana.

10 Dec 2019 5:37 AM

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The legacy of the sarod

In the capital, the baton of a musical tradition is passed on to the next generation in spellbinding fashion.

05 Dec 2019 12:23 AM

Four masters and two jugalbandis in New Delhi

The main piece with “aalap” and “thanam” was again in a raga common to both systems — Jaijaiwanti, adopted in Carnatic music as Dwijawanti.

28 Nov 2019 2:28 AM

A carnatic maestro, unplugged

In a candid chat with Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan Awardee Dr Jayanthi Kumaresh, the maestro opens up about receiving this honour.

22 Nov 2019 1:31 AM

SaMaPa festival to blend styles

The next day starts with a vocal recital by Waseem Ahmed Bhat from Kashmir.

19 Nov 2019 1:08 AM

Saluting Mother Earth, song by song, to save the planet

The simple yet poignant lyrics of the under-two-minute song are “Dharti Ma pranaam, tujh par nirbhar hum, sadeeyon se tummne sabhi ko dee jeevan”.

06 Nov 2019 1:29 AM

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Meeting Debashish Bhattacharya, an exponent of the modified slide guitar

Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya is a leading Maihar gharana exponent of the modified slide guitar.

30 Oct 2019 12:35 AM

University of sound

One could shower in the musical wealth of North and South India at this two-day extravaganza that recently concluded in the city.

27 Oct 2019 1:38 AM

Thanjavur nights: Combining classical and folk art

Kapila Venu’s performance radiated the concentrated energy she exudes.

15 Oct 2019 1:48 AM

Patna’s first festival of literature on music and musicians

The festival was opened by Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is from Patna.

08 Oct 2019 1:24 AM

India Music Summit, to be held in Jaipur, will blend multiple genres

The lineup of artistes is staggering — literally the who’s who of the world of music.

24 Sep 2019 1:13 AM

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Why Indian classical musicians like to perform in the temple space

The annual Durga Mandir classical music and dance festival concluded recently.

04 Sep 2019 1:30 AM

The story of Ustad Vilayat Khan in his own words: ‘Komal Gandhar’

Pandit Ravi Shankar too is written about, as are other musical legends. One hopes the book is translated into English as well.

22 Aug 2019 2:30 AM

Singing for the rains: Maharashtra music marathon hails the Malhars

Amaan Ali Bangash played one of his best concerts; starting with Mian Malhar. He went on to play a succession of family compositions.

10 Jul 2019 2:34 AM

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan remains the king of sarod recitals

It was an eye opener to see the magic undiminished at the opening of the Spic Macay Annual Convention at Jawaharlal Nehru University last week.

27 Jun 2019 1:32 AM

Anthem for Yoga

Yoga and music complement each other as eminent artistes across the nation join hands on the venture of creating an anthem for the practice.

21 Jun 2019 2:20 AM

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