Tag: Music

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  • A date with  music

    A date with music

    Starting a new year without a calendar is almost an impossible task. We need it to plan our weeks ahead, if not the days of the current week itself. And if you are a fan of Kishore Kumar, Ashok Kumar, S.D.Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Satyajit Ray, R.D.Burman, Md Rafi, the Amit Kumar Fan Club along with …

    January 6, 2017
  • Star with a social conscience

    Star with a social conscience

    George Michael’s sudden, sad death has robbed the world of a great artist and a star with a social conscience. As well as his awesome music, most particularly during his solo career, which stands the test of time, he spoke out against injustice and the Iraq War. He also helped raise funds for Aids charities …

    December 30, 2016
  • We’re truly hurt: Fifth Harmony on Camila Cabello’s departure

    We’re truly hurt: Fifth Harmony on Camila Cabello’s departure

    Fifth Harmony said they are "truly sad" about Camila Cabello's surprising departure from the group. In a lengthy and emotional message on Twitter, the remaining members of Fifth Harmony opened up about the exit of Cabello from the band. "We know you are hurt and confused, we are too. We know you want answers. And …

    December 20, 2016
  • Brimming over with classical strains

    Brimming over with classical strains

    Young musicians are also donning up the role of organisers quite effectively these days and that ensures good music in most cases. And on this count, Sur Festival fit the bill with flying colours. Two young musicians Debapriya Adhikary and Samanway Sarkar have been presenting this annual soiree in a commendable professional manner. Their venerated …

    December 16, 2016
  • Creative mind

    Creative mind

    Lyrics played a pivotal role in the golden era of Bengali music. Essentially romantic, the compositions contained sentiments that had a wide appeal. The lyrical value of songs is still important though the master lyricists don’t appear to be as much in demand these days. A recent programme organised by Music 2000 and Anandi Bairagi …

    December 11, 2016
  • Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger father again at 73

    Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger father again at 73

    Veteran British rocker Mick Jagger was on Thursday celebrating becoming a father again aged 73, his publicist said, as his Rolling Stones band look set to top the album charts for the first time in two decades. The singer’s 30-year-old ballerina partner Melanie Hamrick gave birth to a son in New York on Thursday, according …

    December 8, 2016
  • Colossal global mosaic

    Colossal global mosaic

    An artist and photographer, Angélica Dass challenges how we think about skin colour and ethnic identity

    December 2, 2016
  • A sense of nostalgia and optimism

    A sense of nostalgia and optimism

    Keeping its promise the event did focus on young musicians but with the final slot reserved for star performers for obvious reasons. 

    December 2, 2016
  • November and the onset of Winter playlist

    November and the onset of Winter playlist

     A cup of coffee and a book seems the perfect intellectual stereotype which Hollywood has popularised 

    November 23, 2016
  • Songwriter-cum-poet par excellence

    Songwriter-cum-poet par excellence

    He took into account everything that was happening around him and translated it into poetry, and then set them to music.

    November 23, 2016
  • Music is about love: Bruno Mars

    Music is about love: Bruno Mars

    Singer Bruno Mars believes that 95 per cent of music is about love. The Just the way you are hitmaker believes music was created for “guys and girls to get together”, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “The girls I liked weren’t listening to Elvis. They were listening to New Edition, Boyz II Men. So that’s where I started changing. …

    November 22, 2016
  • Of immeasurable dexterity

    Of immeasurable dexterity

    Jared Leto is not only an actor or singer or director, philanthropist, songwriter, rights activist, he’s an impeccable genius who just knows how to magnify his skills.

    November 3, 2016
  • Festive melodies

    Festive melodies

    Be it the glorious days of vinyl records or the current generation of compact discs, interest for the new music releases on the occasion of Durga Puja is still in vogue. Puja songs are an integral part of the grand celebration and releasing Pujor Gaan is a practice of more than 100 years. It is …

    September 24, 2016
  • Befitting tributes to legends

    Befitting tributes to legends

    To commemorate his death anniversary, the Baba Allauddin Memorial Committee observed its annual ritual of presenting Allauddin Sangeet Samaroh in association with the Department of Information and Culture, government of West Bengal, at Rabindra Sadan (6-7 September). Technically speaking, the Maihar gharana existed even before Baba Allauddin Khan (1862-1972) went to Maihar, a small capital …

    September 23, 2016
  • Soulful strains & rhythmic movements

    Soulful strains & rhythmic movements

    The legacy of legendary Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra is being befittingly carried forward by his son and disciple Ratikant Mohapatra — the 22nd year of the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Giving Ceremony was held recently. Apart from remembering his father on such occasions, Srjan Guru Ratikant Mohapatra pays his annual homage to the original master by …

    September 23, 2016
  • Whiff of village sail

    Whiff of village sail

    Bhangamati Sahajiya Baul Sampraday in Santiniketan, is not just ‘Imagine Dragons’ or ‘The Beatles’ but like the whiff of the red soil from some distant village in Bengal.  Let&’s check out what they have to say. Here’s an excerpt from the interview. Why did you choose singing? You know the zeal comes from within. The …

    September 21, 2016
  • Kangana unveils ‘Tutak Tutak Tutiya’ title track

    Kangana unveils ‘Tutak Tutak Tutiya’ title track

    Actress Kangana Ranaut on Monday unveiled the title track of the film Tutak Tutak Tutiya that features Sonu Sood, Prabhudheva and Tamannaah. "This is an unusual day for me I am here today for my friends. I felt happy when Sonu called me. Its such a great opportunity. I have never had an opportunity to …

    September 20, 2016