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  • Top 5 Garba Singers to look out for this Navratri

    Here is a list of top 5 Gujarati folk singers who are sure to make you groove this Navratri! Source: tatacliq.com As the days of Garba are gaining on us, people all around Gujarat have started planning their Navratri. Everyone…

  • Doordarshan rocks the night with their new Rock music program

    At a time where music is coming together at the seams, Doordarshan International is jumping on the bandwagon with their new programme, ‘Rock the Night’. This endeavour hopes to bring the independent rock scene to a greater audience while giving…

  • Refreshing folk music at Rann Utsav by emerging Indian bands!

      Sounds on White Sand musical concert at Rann Utsav is a musical fiesta that invites six emerging Indian bands to blend Indian and world folk music with contemporary tunes. Left to Right: Nishith Mehta, founder-director of MusicaFest with a representative of…

  • Saptak Music Festival’s 39th edition begins on a calm note

    January 1st 2019, brings the start of the 13 day Saptak Festival held in Ahmedabad every year. The first evening featured artists Shri Vidyadhar Rao, Shri Nityanand Haldipur, and Smt. Shubha Mudgal singing and playing a variety of styles including…

  • Remembering Bapu through his favourite prayers I Gandhi150

    Mahatma Gandhi is revered across the globe, across every race and religion, as an apostle of peace and nonviolence. What Gandhi did for an entire nation is unprecedented in world’s modern history. Not just he leads the movement of India’s…

  • Village Voices: Remembering the lost charm of folk dance

    Folk dances at Sangeet Natak Akademi’s music and culture festival remind of the joy of raw storytelling. The programme is on till today, September 28.  Moths and other insects danced under the yellow stage lights around a host of golden-clad percussionists. The stage was (literally) abuzz with excitement. This was…

  • Natarani lays a red carpet for Symphony Orchestra

    Rain gods enviously disrupted plans for a repeat of Darpana Academy’s celebratory performance Mother River at Natarani last Saturday. You know Mallika Sarabhai’s obduracy (read steadfastness) anyway! Performing art lovers have another kind of absorbing experience in store – an…

  • Ruhaniyat Folk Music Festival Revisits The City of Ahmedabad

    The vibe of folk music have always been magical and stimulating in its aesthetics, and it gets further augmented when diverse traditions come together on a single platform. Ruhaniyat – The All India Sufi & Mystic Music Festival is set to create an…

  • Saptak 2018 : Day 2 soars with Sitar

    After all the heavy tones of electronic music on New Year’s Eve, enters the soothing sounds of Indian Classical Music with the annual Saptak Festival, this time in its 38th edition. After a fervent opening day performance on January 1, 2018, by Ustad…

  • Saptak 2018 – Announces its 38th edition with some new offerings

    India’s first World Heritage City welcomes the world’s longest classical music festival of Saptak Annual Festival yet again. Unlike the deafening musical revelry across the globe, Saptak School of Music every New Year invites more than 200 maestros of Hindustani…

  • Water Festival and Sufi Night Revisit Ahmedabad

    India’s first World Heritage City will be celebrating the World Heritage Week with the 8th annual Crraft of Art Heritage Festival. The festival shall bring together celebrated artists from Hindustani classical music as well as folk and world music genre from across the…

  • Fangirl Live at Project Otenga

    Amidst the pop culture of Bollywood chart-topping music, a group of friends in Ahmedabad, who hail from diverse backgrounds, are endeavouring in a different musical terrain with the initiative that is interestingly called Fangirl Live. They are working to create a space for original…

  • Doyenne of Thumri, Girija Devi Leaves for Heavenly Abode

    Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan laureate Hindustani Vocalist Girija Devi has left for her heavenly abode after suffering from a cardiac arrest in her late octogenarian years at a Kolkata hospital, on 24th of October, 2017. Reminisced fondly as Appaji, Girija Devi is considered…

  • Vinyl Records to return from oblivion

    Image source: www.theguardian.com Vinyl Records Relive as Sony Decides to Resume its Manufacturing After 28 Years 28 years ago in 1989, Sony Music had declared LPs outdated and cumbersome, when the CDs were introduced, which stored an extensive number of…

  • Ahmedabad Showered With Spiritual Sounds of ‘Bolava Vitthal‘

      L to R : Rahul Deshpande, Sawani Shende, Jayateerth Mevundi On the auspicious occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi, when devotees of Lord Vitthal – an incarnation of Hindu deity Vishnu, celebrated the festival by conducting fasts, processions, and singing devotional…

  • Folk Singer Yogesh Gadhvi bags the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

    Yogesh Gadhvi, the renowned folk artist of Gujarat, who has dedicated all his lifetime in uplifting the Gujarati art culture through reciting verses and enlivened the art of traditional daayro at various national and international platforms has been recently honoured with the Sangeet…

  • Rami : A Syrian Refugee who finds refuge in music

    Rami is a 21-year-old violinist from Homs, Syria who fled the turmoil-ridden country, and after a ghastly 4000 kms of journey, often on foot, finally finds asylum in Lahr, Germany; but his true refuge is in his love for music. He found…

  • Varanasi’s Melodious Heritage Celebrated at ‘Sur Ganga’

    Image source: globalpress.hinduismnow.org The ‘City of Music’ heritage is being celebrated at ‘Sur Ganga’, a carnival of music organised from April 18 to May 30 by Varanasi Municipal Corporation in association with UNESCO at Varanasi, Bihar. With this festivity, Varanasi…

  • Merging Music with ‘Mix the City’ App

    Mix the City is mixing cities across the world. An app developed by British Council that helps users to combine original music as well as vocals originating from diverse regions through simple operations. The Mobile app has been launched n…

  • The Split Screen Magic of Cassius and Pharrell

    Ever wondered on how to create a visual poetry using a simple and conventional video editing technique? Well, check out Cassius’ latest music video directed by a Paris-based Alexandre Courtes that features Pharrell and Cat Power. It showcases an excellent…

  • ‘Gaan Saraswati’ Kishori Amonkar merges with eternity

    A week before her 85th birthday, on April 3rd,2017, the ‘Gaan-Saraswati’ of India Kishori Amonkar has left for the heavenly abode. The Padma Vibhushan recipient, a pioneer in Hindustani classical vocals. Amonkar was renowned for her influence in redefining singing…

  • The 59th Annual Grammy Awards : Key winners and Indian Connection

    Los Angeles, the home of Hollywood, hosted the 59th Grammy Award on February 12, 2017. Some of the biggest songsters, musicians and artists were present from the music industries across the globe. Music released during October 2, 2015, to September…

  • Extraordinary skills finds a manifestation on Saptak’s stage !

    Day 11 : Experience of flawless artistry  The following artists took part on the 11th day of the Saptak music festival. They are  Smt. Monica Shah, Shri.Shubh Maharaj, Shri Krishnamohan Bhatt and Smt.Kaushiki Chakraborty. Kaushiki was the  rock star of…

  • 37th Saptak Annual Music Festival peaks during the weekend!

    Day 7 ends with audience saying ‘Wah Ustad’ The seventh day of the music festival featured three concerts namely a violin recital by Vidushi Kala Ramanathan, Gundecha brothers presented drupad music and a Santoor recital by Shri. Rahul Sharma accompanied by…

  • Day 4 & 5 at 37th Annual Saptak Music Festival

    On the fifth day of music festival, Ustad Shujaat Khan gave a very enjoyable performance on sitar.  It was an evening for the sitar lovers of the city of Ahmedabad. The Ustad belonging to Itava Gharana began with the raga…

  • Saptak 2017 begins to offer ‘Vaividhya’ to rasika’s

    The Saptak Festival known as the longest music festival in India, this year is dedicated to the memory of Late Sangeet Markand Pt. Omkarnath Thakur. Saptak music festival 2017 has catapulted Ahmedabad into national league of classical music. The first…

  • Aladdin the Musical Play now on Broadway

    Aladdin comes to Broadway. The renowned musical, released in 1992 is now all set to be featured as a fantastic theater performance by Disney. The play will be directed by famous Casey Nicholaw from “The Book of Mormon” and will have fantastic performances…

  • AR Rehman Running for Oscar Race this year with Pele

    The best example of ‘The world is your market now’ is Indian creativity getting nominated at global accolade ceremonies. The AR Rehman melodious magic is revived again through his fantastic music composition in the movie ‘Pele: Birth of a Legend‘.…

  • Gujarat Literature Festival 2016 : Commences at Sabarmati Ashram

    Vidya Rao at Sabarmati Ashram The commencement event of Gujarat Literature Festival held at the tranquil destination of Sabarmati Ashram was something that ‘aapna amdavadis’ wouldn’t have experienced before. Serene Ashram environ, rising moon and a heartfelt sound of classical vocals, surely…

  • Saptak 2017 is coming up with ‘Vaividhya’

    From January 1, 2017, to January 13, 2017, Saptak 2017 the annual classical music festival of India will be celebrating its 37th edition in Ahmedabad with the theme of ‘Vaividhya‘ (diverseness), which basically reflects diversity not only in music, dance,…

  • Carnatic Music Legend M. Balamurlikrishna passes away

    A solitaire was lost from the necklace of Indian Carnatic music on November 22, 2016. Vocalist and composer M. Balamuralikrishna was suffering from acute illness and took his last breath in Chennai. A veteran who was apt in almost every music…

  • A Music Album not for Humans

    Cellist and musician David Teie, a soloist with America’s national symphony orchestra, has created the first ever music album specifically for cats to listen to. So the question is, ‘does it actually work?’ Well as an experiment the cat that…

  • Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to Bob Dylan

    In Succession with Blake, Tagore and Yeats, American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for ‘having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition’. Bob, who was considered only as a musician by many,…

  • A Charming Closure to Alpvirama 2016

    Vivacious young faces adding its charm, the conclusion ceremony for Alpvirama 2016 at the Auditorium of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad was more than just heart throbbing. Alpvirama being an international film festival was able to mobilize filmmakers from 9…

  • Pela Adhi Akshar : Teaser and Music Launch

    The grand lounge of Novotel, dazzling with stars and influencers of Ahmedabad, roared with sounds of applause as the teaser of  ‘Pela Adhi Akshar’ was unveiled by director Kunal Shah. Pela Adhi Akshar has been produced by Before Cinema Production house, which is…

  • Under new coach Anil Kumble, Team India bonds over music

    New coach Anil Kumble has brought a refreshing and unique team bonding activity for Indian Cricket Team. With the help of acclaimed actor-musician Vasundhara Das’s group ‘Drumjam’, Team India was recently found playing drums in a group. It is believed…

  • Classical Concert for a Cause at Charlotte, North Carolina

    Kaushiki Chakrabarty the famous Indian classical vocalist has been invited to sing at Charlotte, NY, the USA with a noble cause of supporting Gastric Cancer Research. The musical night has been organized by Indian Expressions and Creative Yatra (US) on…

  • Live Jamming at Mozart Music Studio

      Rolling drums and striking cymbals, the hazy smoke over the stage was making the band’s feet go numb. Tuning guitars, testing mics and rising Rock fever in audience is a typical Mozart Music World Scenario. 11th June, Saturday was…

  • Why you don’t get to hear Indipop music anymore

    Dr. Palash Sen, lead singer of the band Euphoria comes up and explains, why audience is only able to hear the Bollywood film music and not Indipop anymore. He actually starts the video while saying “I am angry”. He reacts upon…

  • A hospice choir that heals the ills

    A group of 8 old ladies at Massachusetts, who volunteer by singing for the chronically ill people are creating wonders. They believe through music and melodies they can bring optimism within the patient’s suffering. They also believe that music has…

  • Padma Shri awardee Diwaliben Bhil passes away.

    The famous ‘Mare Todle Baitho Mor’ singer Diwaliben Bhil has recently passed away at the cultural city of Junagadh. Her contribution to the Gujarati Folk Music is tremendously prominent. Her famous song ‘Gadhvaiya Mare Thakorji’ was one of the most…

  • Street Performers in Boston, US, demanding a fair play.

    Boston’s street performers are at loggerheads with government for a new space allocation system. The allegation by the government officials and authorities suggest that at Faneuil Hall, which is one of the most visited tourist destination the Drummers and break-dancing Street…

  • Finally Guns N Roses Live after 23 years

    The famous November Rain band is on a ‘Not in this lifetime’ spree with their latest 2016 reunion tour to fetch the longing thirst of US and Canada fans. The bleeding enthusiasm of loyal Guns N Roses supporters is roaring…

  • Iconic Musician Prince found dead.

    The singer, the musician, the magician, Prince Prince Rogers Nelson, 57 aka Prince the inventor and musician was found dead yesterday morning at his house in Minnesota, USA. The legendary ‘Dirty Mind’ singer, who gave his life to Pop industry…

  • The Best New Age Music Album at Grammy’s

    2016 Grammy Awards were announced yesterday in its usual opulent style. What caught our attention is this soothing album by Paul Avgerinos that won the coveted BEST NEW AGE ALBUM for the year. The album features artists like Laura Sullivan…

  • New Year means time for SAPTAK festival.

    Saptak, is by far one of the most comprehensive show of Indian Classical Music that happens on earth. As the new year chimes in, avid Indian classical music lovers, gear up for the fortnight long festival that brings together some…


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Let’s know Shubigi Rao, who has recently been selected as the curator for the 2020 Kochi Muziris Biennale, for her “exceptional acumen and inventive sensibilities” The format of the art biennale to showcase contemporary visual art, across the world is modeled on…

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