DJ Rekha has brought South Asian music to New York by spinning at events like “P.S. 1′s Warm Up Series”, Central Park’s “Summerstage”, Prospect Park’s “Celebrate Brooklyn”, Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays, and the annual flagship “Loving Day” celebration held in New York City. She arranged the music for Bridge and Tunnel, the Obie-Award winning Off-Broadway [...]
Previous postsfor October, 2010
Well we side stepped when we posted about Johnny Lever’s stand up shows. So we thought, why not, the part Asian part Alien, Russell Peters. He is awesomely funny and is performing across the country along with shows in Canada and Jordan. Dont miss this chance to catch him live or else ‘Somebody’s [...]
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan – the name is synonymous with the Sarod. Truly a worldclass exponent of the Sarod and a master of Hindustani Classical Sangeet.
He is one of very few Indians who has received the Padma Shri, the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan. He was awarded the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in [...]
Once you start listening to him, his voice goes in your soul, goes in your spirit, and you become extremely weak and succumb to the joyous pleasure of his vocals. He says “I feel that this music is my duty, to go and give the message of Sufism. My future is that one day I [...]
Unnikrishnan was initiated into Carnatic Music at age of 12 by Seshadri, Unnikrishnan. The rest, as they say, is history.
It was in 1994 that he received his first film offer and the very first songs, ‘Ennavalae’ (Kaadalan) and ‘Uyirum Neeye’ (Pavitra) bagged him the National Award for Best Male Playback Singer. He can be credited [...]
Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha are one of India’s leading exponents of the Dhrupad style of music. They are among the most active young performers of Dhrupad in Indian and international circuits. Born in Ujjain in Central India, both were initiated into music by their parents. This ancient style of classical Hindustani [...]
‘The Blue Mug’ is a devised piece of theatre in which actors Rajat Kapoor, Sheeba Chadha, Munish Bhardwaj and Vinay Pathak go down the path of their personal memories – their childhood, adolescence and youth, and also immediate past in their middle age. The play depicts the larger canvas of Indian memory through monologues and [...]
What can we say more about this artist that a Classical fusion music lover wouldn’t already know. We know that most of our wonderful readers definitely do fall under that category.
Her work now is notable for the way she has applied her expertise as a very fine Indian classical musician, and the profundity [...]
Vocal music is one of the oldest and most universal art forms. A discovery and celebration of one such voice is Padmashri Sripathi Panditharadhyula Balasubrahmanyam. His music transcends all barriers – linguistic, geographical and chronological.
Blessed with an adorable voice and impeccable musical skills, SPB was never trained to be a singer. A young, Telugu-speaking lad [...]
A Maestro means one who combines unique musicianship and immense virtuosity. Padmashri U.Srinivas has proved that he fulfils this to the hilt. A rather inconspicuous member of the western orchestra, Srinivas has revived and raised the mandolin, an unknown instrument and given it a respectable status in classical music. His music acumen has assumed many [...]