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Pandit Ravi Shankar's rare recordings release in India

Pandit Ravi Shankar's rare recordings release in India

East Meets West Music has unique access to an archive featuring thousands of hours of live performance audio, film footage, interviews and studio masters.

Dec 14, 2016, 09:01 AM IST
Several firsts at Beating Retreat ceremony this year

Several firsts at Beating Retreat ceremony this year

For the first time, Indian musical instruments like the santoor and sitar were played at the ceremony.

Jan 29, 2016, 18:46 PM IST

Gold jewellery worth Rs 1.5 lakh stolen from eminent sitarist's residence

Gold jewellery worth around Rs 1.5 lakh, besides silver valuables, mementos and cash, was stolen from eminent sitar player Manilal Nag's Cossipore residence in the northern part of the city on Monday afternoon.

Sep 01, 2015, 05:39 AM IST
Life Is Music: When time stands still—Louiz Banks’ inspiration from nature that created ‘Timeless’

Life Is Music: When time stands still—Louiz Banks’ inspiration from nature that created ‘Timeless’

It is important to immerse yourself in the beautiful renditions by some great artistes as music is the soul of life.  Life Is Music is a musical initiative that brings provides a platform for lovers of this beautiful art to listen to music that’s never heard before.

Jul 16, 2015, 12:36 PM IST
Yadhunandan: Boy with a Bombay story

Yadhunandan: Boy with a Bombay story

His father played the Percussions when he was young. He grew up listening to his mother and sister sing Carnatic and Hindustani Classical songs.

Jun 22, 2015, 10:47 AM IST
Life Is Music: Meet Yadhunandan, boy with a Bombay story

Life Is Music: Meet Yadhunandan, boy with a Bombay story

  A musical initiative- Life Is Music- brings together musicians to rejuvenate your souls. Master percussionist Taufiq Qureshi along with Louiz Banks and Purbayan Chatterjee launched the musical extravaganza on Monday 15th June 2015.

Jun 19, 2015, 14:27 PM IST
Life is Music: Ode to Hendrix

Life is Music: Ode to Hendrix

What role does ‘synergy’ play in a band? The maestros give us a lesson through show & tell 

Jun 17, 2015, 19:58 PM IST
Life Is Music: Andheri to Malad via Churchgate

Life Is Music: Andheri to Malad via Churchgate

The flawless ease with which the four musicians - Taufiq Qureshi, Purbayan Chatterjee, Louiz Banks and Mohini Dey - manoeuvre their way through a long-drawn and complex composition seems nifty as the music sheets fly off one-by-one and the music edges closer to the all-important crescendo. But few think about the years of practice that went into preparing for that one eight-minute piece. The performance you will witness in the first episode of instrumental fusion show #LifeIsMusic proves exactly that.

Jun 14, 2015, 21:07 PM IST

Fusion music connects with youth: Classical music maestros

Indian classical music maestros are rooting for world music - introduced by sitar legend Pandit Ravi Shankar - as an important vehicle to connect to youth by maintaining aesthetics.

Sep 23, 2013, 09:56 AM IST

Ravi Shankar was one of country`s greatest jewels: Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia voiced grief over the passing of sitar legend Pandit Ravi Shankar, saying the country has lost one of its greatest jewels and a silence has descended on the world of music.

Dec 13, 2012, 18:28 PM IST

George Harrison gave Ravi Shankar “a new audience”

The Prime Minister’s Office, announcing Pandit Ravi Shankar’s demise, termed him “a national treasure”. Appreciative as the title is, it doesn’t even begin to capture the reach and musical influence the sitar maestro had on the world.

Dec 12, 2012, 13:51 PM IST

Lady Gaga loves the sitar, says Fateh Ali Khan

Delhi-based sitar player Fateh Ali Khan, who performed with Lady Gaga, says that the Grammy award winning singer not only knows about India`s classical instruments but also appreciated his work.

Jun 03, 2012, 18:34 PM IST

Anoushka Shankar back to work after baby

Anoushka is back in the studio after giving birth to her first child, a son named Zubin, and has signed a deal with Deutsche Grammophon to release her album `Traveller`.

May 31, 2011, 15:01 PM IST

Playing sitar is similar to guitar says Batio

Batio says that playing guitar is not too different from sitar.

Oct 31, 2010, 13:39 PM IST