“Whatever we’ve read in our childhood, our books – storybooks, even our textbooks, literature in Hindi and English in school… it’s all about how much interest you have in studying, and those things registering themselves in your mind. All of that reflects in our art," says Encore, one half of Seedhe Maut.
Raftaar's latest song Ghana Kasoota, which loosely translates to ‘awesome’ in Haryanvi, has desi swag with contemporary hip-hop beats.
In the playlist-driven world of today, where songs are tagged and heard by mood, genres seem to be becoming increasingly irrelevant, particularly during the compositional process.
How Limp Bizkit’s Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water became my gateway to heavy music
As much as getting an uncensored version of the 2000 album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water was like unearthing a treasure – each expletive uttered bringing a toothy grin upon my face – there were often times I heard songs like 'Rollin’' or 'My Way,' where all the abuses were blanked out.
The Indian digital revolution, though a work in progress, is an astounding success. But the ‘Economist’ thinks it will leave out the poorest and create a great divide between the haves and have-nots
“Music is just a small part of my larger picture, of how I would like to be. It is as much a stepping stone as acting or even education was for me," says Lucky Ali, who recently turned 63.
For some head-turning fashion to memorable performances, check out highlights from MTV VMAs in images
Justin Bieber won awards for Artist of the Year and Best Pop while Lil Nas X received the Video of the Year award.
Certified Lover Boy is an almost 90-minute experience of navel gazing that might work with his fans who remain reluctant to admit to the sameness of Drake’s works.
Benny Dayal breaks down his arsenal as a performer: Bolly Funk, multilingual vocals, and training in classical dance
Multitude is par for the course with Benny Dayal. Be it the languages he sings in, his jackets and accessories collections, or even the instruments he likes to tinker with, Benny is frequently experimenting out of his core, thus making him an even more exciting musician to be around.
The Coronavirus pandemic induced-lockdown has come down very hard on many like Mehboob Ali and his family, who are struggling to make both ends meet these days
The institute, called Afghanistan's LaGuardia, was founded by Ahmad Sarmast in a bid to bring a measure of joy back to Kabul after the Taliban were routed in 2001
The six-part docuseries is as much for musicians as it is for music lovers. Without taking any strong sides, it explores the symbiotic relationship between a raw creative process and the digital prism through which it emerges.
Stories to Tell: With new memoir, Richard Marx offers anecdotes from a life spent rubbing shoulders with music royalty
Marx over his career has had 14 No 1 songs as a writer — one in each of four different decades.
Linkin Park turns 25: For children of the '90s, the rock band was an outlet for angst, frustration, heartbreak
Straddling the rebellious and the reflective since a quarter of a century, the band has provided a robust soundtrack in our lives, often giving us an opportunity to scream out what pains us.
How digitisation, waning radio support and rise of film music edged Bangla rock out of the mainstream over a decade
While band music had become Bengal’s defining voice, there was a gradual decline after 2010.
Rolandi’s auspicious 1975 debut at the New York City Opera, as Olympia in Offenbach’s “Tales of Hoffmann,” came when she was 23 and just out of the conservatory. She took over the role on short notice when the scheduled soprano withdrew.
In Eric Weisbard's Songbooks, a deep dive into American pop music by way of the writers, critics who have addressed it
Songbooks sounds straightforward. Weisbard has gone back and reread more than 150 volumes, classics and oddities of American music writing. In chronological order, he chews through biographies, memoirs, song collections and academic studies, from William Billings’ The New-England Psalm-Singer (1770) through Jay-Z’s memoir Decoded (2010).
Attendees all took COVID-19 tests before the event, and don’t have to wear masks or follow social distancing rules during the festival.
The EP the third volume in Disney’s four-part series of EPs honouring Black lives and social justice.