Tag: Music

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  • Missed melodies

    Missed melodies

    Less than three weeks before the goddess arrives, there is an air of expectation that has several manifesatations. Some have been coming down the years for as long as one can remember. That&’s not the case for puja music that has all but passed into oblivion because of the digital revolution. Young lovers of music …

    September 18, 2016
  • Unheralded musical talents

    Unheralded musical talents

    Like every year, organisers of the Dover Lane Music Conference introduced lesser known artistes in their seasonal conference at the Satyajit Ray Auditorium, ICCR in Kokata under the joint auspices of the Dover Lane Music Conference and the Dover Lane Music Academy. Kankana Banerjee&’s thumri recital was the programme opener and her melodious voice has …

    September 16, 2016
  • Consummate Rock and Roll Band

    Consummate Rock and Roll Band

    Iconic, Grammy Award-winning superstar band, Bon Jovi makes a massive return with “This House is Not for Sale,” the title-track from their upcoming new album This House is Not for Sale, slated for release in October in partnership with Island/UMG.  This House is Not for Sale is Bon Jovi’s 14th studio album since their 1984 …

    September 14, 2016
  • A legend in the making

    A legend in the making

    “Life is all about finding our own purposes. We don’t live to die; we live for our own purposes. We all make mistakes, but that doesn’t mean that we have to give up. It’s all about giving our bests.” As the humid sea breeze made its way swirling into every single corner of the city, …

    September 14, 2016
  • Playing music during biopsy helps to reduce anxiety

    Playing music during biopsy helps to reduce anxiety

    Playing music during biopsy for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment helps patients to reduce pre-operative anxiety, a research has found. The study published in the journal AORN provided insights into the impact of implementing a music therapy programme for surgical patients. The paper is based on the effect of live and recorded music on the …

    September 14, 2016
  • Crass lyrics make Prasoon Joshi feel frustrated

    Crass lyrics make Prasoon Joshi feel frustrated

    Lyricist-screenwriter and ad guru Prasoon Joshi says his blood boils when he listens to "crass songs and lyrics". "My blood boils. I feel frustrated and unhappy when I hear crass lyrics and crass songs. For entertainment, you can’t compromise on anything," Joshi said. He shared that he likes his songs including ‘Hawan karenge’, ‘Masti ki …

    September 12, 2016
  • Gigi Hadid confirms Taylor Swift is working on new music

    Gigi Hadid confirms Taylor Swift is working on new music

    Model Gigi Hadid has confirmed that her best friend and singer Taylor Swift is working on new music following her reported split from actor Tom Hiddleston. The 21-year-old model, who walked a runway at New York Fashion Week, said she is so grateful to Swift that she managed to attend her show as the singer …

    September 12, 2016
  • Maestro remembered

    Maestro remembered

    In a class of his own, Salil Chowdhury listened to the Western classical music collection of his father who had inherited a large number of western classical records and a gramophone from a departing Irish doctor. While Chowdhury listened to Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and others everyday, his daily life was surrounded by the sound …

    September 11, 2016
  • Art unbound

    Art unbound

    He may well be called the “Pied Piper of Art Unbound,” the precursor of a movement to free one of India&’s most elite art forms from the shackles of exclusivity. Then again, renowned Indian Carnatic musician and cultural activist Thobur Madabusi Krishna would likely disagree, being against labels, imposition and hegemony. All he wants is …

    September 10, 2016
  • Recreating music

    Recreating music

    Recreating music Indian music band, Maati Baani, popular for its beautiful blend of cultural compositions released a refreshed version ‘Heal the World" by Michael Jackson on the legend’s 58th birthday on 29 August. To erase boundaries and artistic inhibitions, to spread the message of love and peace, to create awareness on the sufferings of the …

    September 7, 2016
  • Tribute to a maestro

    Tribute to a maestro

    Living more than a century, he became a living legend of Indian instrumental music. Running away from home, a back of the beyond village in the then East Bengal, he came to Calcutta with dream in his eyes. There are many such arrivals but not everyone becomes Ustad Alauddin Khan. If his performance was of …

    September 4, 2016
  • An Aristocratic act

    An Aristocratic act

    Social media-fuelled speculation finally came to fruition when the “good people of India” were made aware of The Aristocrats’ tour of this country, in support of their album Tres Caballeros. Guthrie Govan (guitar), Bryan Beller (bass) and Marco Minnemann (drums) will play four shows in India, the one in Kolkata being Chapter X of The …

    September 2, 2016
  • Arduous sonic quest

    Arduous sonic quest

    An anecdote, narrated by Amyt Datta, from the annals of rock music legend seemed to perfectly encapsulate the evening&’s vibe. It ran thus — Frank Zappa once took the stage at a concert and for 45 minutes flat, shouted expletives at the audience. Understandably, most of the crowd left except four guys who decided to …

    September 2, 2016
  • Strains to build dreams on

    Strains to build dreams on

    Sangeet Piyasi celebrated the 25th year of its gloriously melodic existence with a grand four-day music festival at Rabindra Sadan (11-14 August). All the days were dedicated to legends like Subodh Ganguly (lyricist-composer and founder of Bangiya Sangeet Parishad), Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, Pandit Shankar Ghosh and Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain Khan. A gratitude-filled purse …

    September 2, 2016
  • ‘Sounds’ like an option?

    ‘Sounds’ like an option?

    Music rejuvenates every soul and to produce music, lot of technical aspects are involved. It was in 1877 that Thomas Edison invented phonograph, the first machine that was involved in sound recording and reproduction. Dizzy Gillespie once said, “I don’t care much about music. What I like is sound.” If the very thought of working …

    September 1, 2016
  • Listening to music at work may boost team spirit

    Listening to music at work may boost team spirit

    Listening to upbeat music can have positive effect on the cooperative spirits of individuals working as a team, according to a new study. In the study published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior, researchers described two studies they conducted to test the effect of different types of music on the cooperative behaviour of individuals working …

    August 24, 2016
  • Music will always remain integral part of my life: Karan Hariharan

    Music will always remain integral part of my life: Karan Hariharan

    Debutant Karan Hariharan, son of popular singer Hariharan, may have chosen to be an actor, but he says music can’t be separated from his life as it has an integral part to play in it. "Ever since it was announced that I’m being launched as an actor, the question that’s been asked to me the …

    August 24, 2016