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Classical music, Smita Bellur, Jaipur-Kirana gharana, musical heritage, shastriya sangeet

Making classical music resonate with the masses

Music By BHUMIKA POPLI

Smita Bellur speaks to Bhumika Popli about her training as a Hindustani classical musician affiliated to the Jaipur-Kirana gharana and her attempts to popularise our musical heritage.

12 November, 2016
Karsh Kale, musician, instrumentalist, modern music, Western and Indian classical styles, Zakir Hussain

Out on the landscape of sound

Music By BHUMIKA POPLI

Musician Karsh Kale is known for his acclaimed collaborative projects with some of the world’s greatest performers, as well as for his solo albums that showcase his mastery of different musical styles, writes Bhumika Popli.

29 October, 2016
Orchestra, Australian percussionist, Ben Walsh, electronic music, Remix Experiment, Fearless Nadia

This one-man orchestra from Australia makes music that has an electronic edge

Music By ANIRUDH VOHRA

It was a Saturday evening at a local watering hole where several people had assembled to enjoy a few drinks and alternate music. The highlight of the evening was a performance by an Australian percussionist, Ben Walsh.

29 October, 2016
Amjad Ali Khan, Western classical traditions, Ghulam Bandegi Khan Bangash, sarod playing, Vocal music

‘Our mission is to make the sarod as popular as the guitar’

Music By PREETI SINGH

Amjad Ali Khan, the sarod sensation of India, speaks to Preeti Singh about his family’s musical legacy, his explorations of Western classical traditions, and the future of sarod-playing in the country.

22 October, 2016
Prateek Kuhad, n Tokens and Charms, Indian indie album, Nikhil Vasudevan, Dhruv Bhola

‘There have been a lot of ups and downs, but it’s been a fun ride so far’

Music By ANIRUDH VOHRA

Singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad, whose debut album, In Tokens and Charms was adjudged the best Indian indie album in 2015 by iTunes, returns with a special sit-down concert in September.

8 October, 2016
MS Subbulakshmi, Carnatic music, TJS George, devadasis

A genius who always challenged the age-old conventions of Carnatic music

Music By SRIJA NASKAR

Carnatic singer M.S. Subbulakshmi, who was born a hundred years ago in Madurai, was among the very few female singers of her generation, who had to put up with a society rife with gender prejudices. Srija Naskar looks back at the life of a musical legend.

1 October, 2016
Sivamani, Percussionist, Music, AR Rehman, Drums

‘I want to teach music to kids and share this gift of mine’

Music By ANIRUDH VOHRA

Noted percussionist Anandan Sivamani, who is an integral part of A.R. Rahman’s musical ensemble, speaks to Anirudh Vohra about his old associations and upcoming projects.

1 October, 2016
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