Anna Maria Jopek, Polish musician, Holi Moo Festival, Slavic music, Polish folk scales, Polish folk harmony, Stanisław Jopek, jazz music

‘Polish music has a specific kind of lyricism and beauty’


Polish musician Anna Maria Jopek, who recently performed in India , speaks to Preeti Singh about the importance of melody in Polish music, and about creating tunes for a global audience.

25 March, 2017
Yale Schola Cantorum, Yale University, Reena Esmail, St. Mary’s Church, Yale choir, Sacred Music

‘Singing in Schola is a privilege for students at Yale University’

Music By Keith Armando Gomes

Yale Schola Cantorum, the prestigious chamber choir based in Yale University, recently performed at various venues in India. One of its leading members, Reena Esmail speaks to Keith A. Gomes.

18 March, 2017
Music, vinyl, Lata Mangeshkar, Lenco turntable, Megadeth, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Jude D’Souza, Digital music

Listen to This

Music By Keith Armando Gomes

Music has become a digital commodity today, with the Internet being its prime market. So what are these oddballs who like collecting vinyl records all about? To understand this, you need to get your hands on a turntable, place a vinyl LP under the needle, and hit play, writes Keith A. Gomes.

11 March, 2017
Swiss-Cuban jazz musician Yilian Cañizares, debut performance of  Yilian Cañizares, classical violinist, classical Russian and French styles

‘Jazz gives you opportunities to express, surprise yourself’

Music By Keith Armando Gomes

Swiss-Cuban jazz musician Yilian Cañizares was recently in Delhi for her debut performance here. She speaks to Keith A. Gomes about training as a classical violinist and her passion for jazz.

25 February, 2017
Shubha Mudgal, classical musicians, Music, fusion, Indipop, folk music, Indian musician

Quiet voice of the soul


Shubha Mudgal, who has been trained by some of the best classical musicians this country has seen, including Pandit Kumar Gandharva, has never felt confined by tradition. Rather, her grounding in classical forms gave her the freedom and the confidence to chart new territories in the world of music, such as fusion and Indipop. She speaks to Bhumika Popli.

25 February, 2017
Grammys, Gramophone Awards, Emmy Awards, Adele, David Bowie, Megadeth, Sandeep Das

World musicians who created history and won hearts at this year’s Grammys

Music By Keith Armando Gomes

The Grammys is a special night, known the world over for its glamorous display and also for the occasion that celebrates the work of musicians. Originally called the Gramophone Awards, this event giving recognition to exceptional works of music was founded in 1959 by the Recording Academy.

18 February, 2017
Music, Shujaat Khan, sitar player, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Ustad Vilayat Khan Music Foundation, sitar maestro

‘Music is like a constantly flowing river, connecting us’


Renowned sitar player Shujaat Khan speaks to Preeti Singh about the continuing relevance of classical music in the contemporary world, his musical lineage, and his father Vilayat Khan.

18 February, 2017
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