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  • 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Relive as Sony Decides to Resume its Manufacturing After 28 Years 28 years ago in 1989, Sony Music had declared LPs outdated and cumbersome, when the CDs were introduced, which stored an extensive number of…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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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/01-.jpg His Pictures Tell Your Story : a Heart to Heart talk with photographer Vivek Desai

If photographers today wish to cover an age-old festival popular in a remote village, all they need to do is google for details. Date, place, time, schedule, it’s all listed on the well-designed website. Camera bag and lens in order,…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/IMG_2008.jpg 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…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/the-sleep-comes-like-a-drug-1000-x-555-px-psd.jpg Sleep Comes Like A Drug : Fab Fables #5

It was July. This time, the monsoon was heavy and the moisture-laden air had dampened everything. But for the streak of yellow light originating from the street lamp, the room was dark.   He got up again with his toe…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/astoma-sadgamaya2.jpg પ્રાર્થના / prayer (અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લઈ જા)

Prayer by Nahnalal અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લ‍ઈ જા, ઊંડા અંધારેથી, પ્રભુ! પરમ તેજે તું લઈ જા; મહામૃત્યુમાંથી, અમૃત સમીપે નાથ લ‍ઈ જા. તું-હીણો હું છું તો, તુજ દરસનાં દાન દ‍ઈ જા. પિતા! પેલો આઘે, જગત વીંટાતો સાગર…