One of the most brilliant musical gems of the famous Etawah Gharana, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan belongs to the seventh generation of his musical lineage. A very young Shahid Parvez was initiated into the hallowed realms of vocal music and tabla by his illustrious father and Guru, Ustad Aziz Khan, before training on the [...]
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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 [...]
Shankar continues to illuminate the Indian classical tradition one piece at a time – The New York Times.
Pandit Ravi Shankar is India’s most esteemed musician and a singular phenomenon whose pioneering artistry crosses all cultural and musical boundaries.
Credited with introducing India’s intricate classical music to Western audiences,The godfather of world [...]
Pandit Divyang Vakil’s Tālavya (formerly known as Tabla Ecstasy) returns to the States a year after their successful maiden tour. This globe-trotting tabla ensemble is set to hit new cities and new audiences in this tour. Tālavya brings the Indian hand-drums tabla to the center stage, distilling its age-old spirit and practice into a high-energy, [...]
“In a true collaboration, each person is changed somewhat” – Bela Fleck
The world of music seems to have fewer and fewer borders these days. Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain are three players who regularly cross the frontier.
Their back again. Zakir Hussain, Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer prepare for their 2011 Summer tour. If [...]
Anyone who knows a bare minimum of Bollywood needs no introduction to Paresh Rawal. He is amongst the elite class of the best actors ever produced by India. A National Award as well as multiple filmfare awards winner he has enthralled us with his performances for over 25 years. Over the past decade he has [...]
With a voice that touches souls, Kailash Kher, one of India’s top singers brings diversity to the stage from ballads to Bollywood. A success in India with numerous Bollywood songs to his credit and a former guest judge on the singing talent contest Indian Idol, Kher’s music ranges from high-energy to inspiring.
While Kailash studied [...]
Raghu’s music is an amalgamation of Indian ethnic music and styles from different parts of the world. His lyrics are about every common man’s emotions and experience. Raghu has produced music for contemporary dance and theatre productions. He has composed and produced music for most of the productions by one of the leading contemporary dance [...]
Born in Faisalabad, Pakistan, Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was selected at birth by his uncle for tutoring in the art of qawwali music. A precocious child, Rahat was singing at the age of three with his uncle and his father Farroukh Fateh Ali Khan, another respected qawwali singer. Rahat began formalized training with his [...]
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, the Kennedy Center announced Tuesday that it will re-create two famous concerts from that White House era, those of Pablo Casals and Grace Bumbry.
One of Jacqueline Kennedy’s most famous goodwill tours as first lady took place in India in 1962. Coincidentally, the center is [...]