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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’

Music By PREETI SINGH

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

‘Indian classical music is now learned, performed globally’

Music By BHUMIKA POPLI

Pandit Jasraj, a legend of Hindustani classical music, speaks to Bhumika Popli about the global appeal of Indian classical forms, and the significance of generational change in the cultural sphere.

4 February, 2017
TAALBELIA,  Mandawa, music festivals, Workshops

Feast of serenades, colours, flavours in the historic town of Mandawa

Music By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Mandawa is all set to resurge the magic and magnetism of TAALBELIA, one of the most unique music festivals.

21 January, 2017
Armaan Malik, Bollywood singer, pop-dance singles, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs

‘My sense of music is more Western than Bollywood’

Music By PREETI SINGH

Singer Armaan Malik, who has some of the biggest Bollywood hits to his name and has worked with top production houses, speaks to Preeti Singh about his musical journey in the film industry.

21 January, 2017
David Guetta, music, DJ, music producer, songwriter

Wizard of the turntable

Music By PREETI SINGH

Renowned DJ, music producer and songwriter, David Guetta, speaks to Preeti Singh about his musical beginnings, and reflects on what makes him one of the most commercially successful and sought-after performers in the world.

14 January, 2017
Indian classical music, Stanley Jordan,  jazz, Incompleteness Theorem, Kurt Gödel

‘Indian classical music, I’ve found, blends well with jazz’

Music By Keith Armando Gomes

Jazz musician Stanley Jordan speaks to Keith A. Gomes about the ‘touch technique’ of playing the guitar that today defines him, jazz criticism and the scope of the genre in years to come.

14 January, 2017
George Michael, Christmas Day, pop music, popstardom

Last Christmas: The passing of a star who understood pop music intuitively

Music By Keith Armando Gomes

In 2016, we witnessed the passing of some of the greatest musicians of our age. And just as the year was coming to a close, it claimed another of its celebrity victims. George Michael, the man who redefined popstardom, died on Christmas Day, writes Keith A. Gomes.

31 December, 2016
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