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Obituary | Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma: More than just an exponent of Hindustani classical music
A true crossover artist, Pandit ji created a sound that shall remain unparalleled and as unique as one can imagine
Weaving ragas into orchestral symphonies: Violinist L Subramaniam on his process, training, and legacy
“Sitting down to write a piece of music is a foreign concept to me. To me, the music just floods my senses, and I can hear the instruments play to form a melody," says L Subramaniam.
Badal Roy passes away: How the Bangladeshi tabla virtuoso pioneered Indian classical music-influenced jazz albums
Badal Roy, a Bangladeshi tabla player whose drumming propelled East-West fusions for some of the most prominent musicians in and out of jazz, died on Tuesday in Wilmington, Delaware. He was 82.
Blue Planet: Digital music event that blends Indian classical music with the country's rich ecology
Blue Planet is a four-month-long online musical organised by Mumbai-based First Edition Arts, that commenced on 17 December, 2021, and will continue till 27 March, 2022.
Sitar player Prateek Chaudhuri dies of COVID-19 related complications at 49
Prateek Chaudhuri, who belonged to the Senia Gharana of music, was also a professor at the Department of Music, Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, University of Delhi.
Pt. Rajan Mishra passes away: Acclaimed Banaras gharana exponent's loss will be keenly felt in Indian classical music
Born in 1951, Pt. Rajan Mishra belonged to the distinguished lineage known as the Banaras gharana.
India's largest classical music festival adopts hybrid model this year with livestreaming, restricted seating
In its legacy of about eight decades, Bengaluru's Sree Ramanavami Global Music Festival has hosted around 400 artistes of national and international repute every year and an audience of around 6,000 people.
IC submits findings in Dhrupad Sansthan sexual harassment cases; Bhopal-based institute may temporarily close
The committee looking into the students' allegations reportedly advised the Bhopal-based Sansthan, founded by the Gundecha Brothers, to use the time for 'internal reflection' and for instituting wide-ranging corrective measures.
MeToo in the world of Kathak: Faults within guru-shishya parampara, dependence on teachers has led to culture of silence
Though it does have its positives, the guru-shishya tradition unfortunately stops us from moving towards a more progressive and open community, where constructive discussions can take place without fearing consequences.
2020, a year in Indian classical music: How the pandemic impacted patrons, practitioners and the art itself
Cyberspace — the space where most of this new normal is playing out — has never before had so much happening; musicians and audiences approached the space with a mix of hope and misgiving.
Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, noted Indian classical vocalist and 'khalifa' of Delhi Gharana, passes away
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia noted that Khan was "an unmatched repository of Delhi's rich musical history and a generous guru".
IndianOil Now Hear Us, Episode 1: The Disciple actor, singer Aditya Modak takes centre stage
In the first episode of IndianOil Now Hear Us, Mumbai-based Hindustani vocalist Aditya Modak performs three ragas.
TN Krishnan's music is a lesson in the aesthetic value of restraint, for Carnatic artistes to reflect on and emulate
Noted violin maestro and Padma awardee TN Krishnan passed away in Chennai at the age of 92, on Monday, 2 November.
TN Krishnan, legendary violinist and Padma Bhushan awardee, passes away aged 92
For his indelible impact in the world of Indian classical music, TN Krishnan was also conferred with many prestigious awards, most notably the Padma Shri (1973), the Padma Bhushan (1992) and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1974).
As COVID-19 halts live performances, an opportunity for musicians to engage more deeply with their art
Concerts may be hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, but it also offers musicians a chance to reach for their own light and find their roots without the demands of an audience and organisers.
How event organiser MadRasana migrated online to help Indian classical music thrive in lockdown
MadRasana was launched to take Carnatic music to a contemporary audience in novel ways, which have included organising concerts in cafes, theatres, and screening performances on YouTube that experiment with diverse formats
Umakant Gundecha named in #MeToo allegation by former student; Dhrupad Sansthan founder denies misconduct
Last month, several anonymous accusations of sexual misconduct had surfaced against two other members of the Dhrupad Sansthan founding family — the late Ramakant Gundecha, and pakhawaj artiste Akhilesh Gundecha.
Mysore's historic 8th Cross Ganesha Music Festival quietly and brilliantly eases into an online edition in COVID-19 era
On 23 August, when TM Krishna’s mellifluous ‘Endullu Peddala’ in Raga Shankarabharanam filled his fans’ homes, history of a sort was made for Mysuru's 8th Cross Ganesha Music Festival. TMK was among the first stalwarts to lead the heritage festival into the digital world.
The irresistibility of Ravi Shankar: Biographer Oliver Craske on the sitar maestro's seductive music, effortless style
We often think of the serious artist as one who is difficult or contrary, who struggles in anonymity. Ravi Shankar does not fit this description.
'Your transcendental music left listeners in a state of bliss': Shashi Vyas writes to his 'Bapuji', Pandit Jasraj
Pandit Jasraj's close friend and confidant Shashi Vyas writes: 'I am so gutted Bapuji that someone like you, who loved to share his every moment with people around him, quietly left us on this journey alone'