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Jayateerth Mevundi on the evolution of the Kirana gharana, and the greats who graced its music
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Jayateerth Mevundi on the evolution of the Kirana gharana, and the greats who graced its music

Classical singer Jayateerth Mevundi explains the nuances of Kirana gharana and how some of its doyens like Ustad Amir Khan and Pt Bhimsen Joshi have had an indelible impact

Adventures in clay: How the ghatam got a second chance to survive
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Adventures in clay: How the ghatam got a second chance to survive

The ghatam's revival is the story of an extraordinary global campaign to rescue a musical instrument

Violin maestro Dr N Rajam, daughter Sangeeta Shankar, granddaughters Ragini and Nandini on their three generation-spanning art
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Violin maestro Dr N Rajam, daughter Sangeeta Shankar, granddaughters Ragini and Nandini on their three generation-spanning art

With a women-shouldered lineage, the N Rajam school of music (of gayaki ang) continues with her daughter Sangeeta Shankar and granddaughters Nandini and Ragini Shankar.

How the world's first female vichitra veena player found the instrument that spoke to her soul
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How the world's first female vichitra veena player found the instrument that spoke to her soul

Dr Radhika Veena Sadhika is one of the left few vichitra veena players in the world.

Kalapini Komkali on being Kumar Gandharva's daughter, honing her art and the undying guru-shishya tradition
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Kalapini Komkali on being Kumar Gandharva's daughter, honing her art and the undying guru-shishya tradition

Kalapini Komkali, noted Hindustani classical vocalist and daughter of the legendary Kumar Gandharva, speaks about how the art can be mastered only if one is guided by a guru | #FirstCulture

Legendary Sufi singer Ustad Pyarelal Wadali, of the Wadali brothers duo, dies of cardiac arrest at 75
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Legendary Sufi singer Ustad Pyarelal Wadali, of the Wadali brothers duo, dies of cardiac arrest at 75

Ustad Pyarelal Wadali is the younger brother to Ustad Puran Chand Wadali, and together they formed the iconic Wadali brothers — the doyens of Punjabi sufi music in India.

Shubha Mudgal on her musical journey, being a first-generation artist and her success in Indi-pop
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Shubha Mudgal on her musical journey, being a first-generation artist and her success in Indi-pop

In an interview to Firstpost, Shubha Mudgal said that finding one's voice as a musician is about coming to terms with your strength and limitations | #FirstCulture

Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta passes away aged 84: The man, his music, and legacy
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Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta passes away aged 84: The man, his music, and legacy

Those closest to sarod maestro Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta paint a picture of a highly intelligent man, who loved jokes, good food, nurturing young talent and above all — music | #Firstpost

Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, sarod maestro and Padma Bhushan awardee, passes away aged 84
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Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, sarod maestro and Padma Bhushan awardee, passes away aged 84

Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, born in 1933, learnt sarod under the tutelage of Pt Radhikamohan Moitra. He was conferred Sangeet Mahasamman and Bangabibhusan in 2015.

Understanding the cult of Sanjay Subrahmanyan, reigning superstar of Carnatic music
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Understanding the cult of Sanjay Subrahmanyan, reigning superstar of Carnatic music

Allowing for differences in scale and demographic, the fandom surrounding musician Sanjay Subrahmanyan is comparable to that of superstar Rajinikanth | #FirstCulture

Violin virtuoso Dr L Subramaniam on how Indian classical music took on the world stage
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Violin virtuoso Dr L Subramaniam on how Indian classical music took on the world stage

Dr L Subramaniam is an internationally renowned violinist and composer, who has collaborated with legendary musicians across the world.

TM Krishna says MS Subbulakshmi 'Brahminised' herself for wider acceptance; faces backlash
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TM Krishna says MS Subbulakshmi 'Brahminised' herself for wider acceptance; faces backlash

Singer TM Krishna said it was tragic that MS Subbulakshmi had to distance herself from her roots in order to turn herself into "the ideal Brahmin woman" and gain wider acceptance

Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan awarded for his contribution to Indian classical music
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Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan awarded for his contribution to Indian classical music

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan was conferred with the 'Award for Art, Culture and Education' for the year 2017 by the Dayawati Modi Foundation on 17 November

'Girija Devi's demise an irreparable loss to Banaras Gharana': India mourns the loss of Thumri Queen
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'Girija Devi's demise an irreparable loss to Banaras Gharana': India mourns the loss of Thumri Queen

The demise of noted vocalist Girija Devi has created a deep void in Indian classical music, her associates and admirers said on Wednesday

First Edition Arts: These intimate concerts connect classical musicians with new listeners
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First Edition Arts: These intimate concerts connect classical musicians with new listeners

First Edition Arts, an organisation dedicated to integrating Indian classical music into the mainstream, has two unique events planned for a special August.

Ramakrishnan Murthy's success points to how Carnatic music manages to thrive
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Ramakrishnan Murthy's success points to how Carnatic music manages to thrive

Ramakrishnan Murthy, among the most promising young vocalists today, epitomises the South Indian NRI diaspora's continuing support for Carnatic music

PM Narendra Modi mourns renowned vocalist Kishori Amonkar's death
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PM Narendra Modi mourns renowned vocalist Kishori Amonkar's death

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the death of renowned Indian classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar

Kairana: How this UP town's glorious musical past faded into its troubled present
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Kairana: How this UP town's glorious musical past faded into its troubled present

Kairana was once a town known for nurturing the venerable Kirana gharana of Indian classical music. Now it's spoken of more for prevailing communal tensions.

New book on torchbearers of Indian classical music launched by Nita Ambani, Zakir Hussain
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New book on torchbearers of Indian classical music launched by Nita Ambani, Zakir Hussain

Nita Ambani and tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain launched The Torchbearers, a book by Harsh Meswani, about Indian classical musicians, in Mumbai on Saturday, 18 February 2017.

Indian classical journey and my journey retracing its 'roots': Why the art form must not be lost
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Indian classical journey and my journey retracing its 'roots': Why the art form must not be lost

Shweta Basu Prasad explains why she felt moved to make Roots, her documentary on Indian classical music's fading visibility