Pop music sensation and award-winning 18 year old musician Erick Blu was born in New Delhi, India. Erick Blu’s meteoric rise began by playing in big stadiums in shows such as the Indian National Musical Awards, College Musical Fest, Sunburn Goa, Radio 1 Awards, 94.01 Radio Awards and the TV show MTV Roots Live. Erick Blu’s first American single LIGHT IT UP! was written and produced by legendary producer...
Subir Dev aka Master-D is an Urban composer / singer / percussionist / producer and songwriter. Master-D grew up with the musical influence of his mother’s Hindustani semi-classical background in North America for over 20 years. In an exclusive interview, he talks about his inspiration, favorite artists and his solo album. Q. What inspired you to music?
Sufiana virtuoso Zila Khan, and the young Faizan Khan introduce a movement that promises to shed new light on classical and traditional sounds. Classical music has always been an integral part of the socio-cultural fabric of India. With a burgeoning young populace there is a need to re-connect the youth with the rich musical tapestry of the Indian fabric. This is where ‘The Fez Project’, comes in – the brainchild of Zila Khan –
Sarod maestros Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan have collaborated with a San Francisco-based vocalist Devika Chawla to create a new-age single titled “Holle Holle”. “Holle Holle” brings together Devika’s voice and Amaan and Ayaan’s sarod performance. The track started taking shape when the duo met Devika in San Francisco. Inspired by the surroundings and the vibrant city with its beautiful beaches and sights,
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - Noted Hindustani vocalist and music composer Ramesh Narayanan has scripted his name in the Limca Book of Records by singing continuously for 36 hours. The singer from Kerala sang Hindustani classical ragas non-stop for 36 hours and completed a 24-hour raga cycle in a concert conducted at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune last year.
MUMBAI - Zakir Hussain and Pandharinath Kolhapure have been named for this year's Master Deenath Mangeshkar Award for music, actor Rishi Kapoor for theatre and cinema and Anna Hazare for social awareness, renowned singer Lata Mangeshkar announced here April 13. Theatre personalities Dinesh Pedanekar and Mukta Barve, founders of Anamika and Rasika Sanstha,
In a novel way of promoting a film, a remix version of hit song ‘Palat’ from Varun Dhawan’s upcoming film ‘Main Tera Hero’ will be shown in place of the trailer along with ‘Ragini MMS 2’. The song ‘Palat’ from David Dhawan’s forthcoming film ‘Main Tera Hero’ has emerged as a chartbuster with audience. For the first time in Bollywood, the entire song will be attached as a trailer to another film.
Rajkumar Hirani launched the music of director-producer Girish Malik’s debut movie ‘Jal’. Singer Sonu Nigam and renowned percussionist Bickram Ghosh, who turned music directors for the film, enthralled the audience with a live performance on the occasion. The film’s music is inspired by the Rann of Kutch, where the film was shot. The music directors have taken immense inspiration...
A sound-recordist has made a documentary to pay tribute to his mother who, he said, was a great inspiration.
Subash Sahoo (48) made the half-an-hour-documentary titled ‘Sebabou’ on his 85-year-old mother Sachitra who lives at Rjabaluria village in Kendrapara district. “It’s a gift to my mother. Her warmth and caring guidance were a contributing factor to whatever success I have achieved so far,” Sahoo observed. Four years back, Sahoo was a recipient of President’s award for...
Kalyani, who has rendered some critically acclaimed songs in the past few years, is awaiting the release of Tamil movie ‘Cuckoo’, where she has ‘arranged’ as well as crooned to music composed by Santhosh Narayanan.“Arranging/orchestration in layman terms means composing minus tune. It is a different feel altogether when you do your own compositions,” Kalyani said. She has been associated with Narayanan for many projects, including the critically acclaimed...