Fusion has existed in India for a thousand years: Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain

Fusion has existed in India for a thousand years: Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain doesn't like being called the "flagbearer" of fusion music, which he says has "existed in India for a thousand years".

Tabla maestro Zakir for Symphony Orchestra of India

Tabla maestro Zakir for Symphony Orchestra of India

Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain has been commissioned to create a new orchestra piece for the Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI), set to premiere this September.

Sanchit Mhatre: Pursuing the master

Sanchit Mhatre: Pursuing the master

A good student with a bright career in engineering, this percussionist quit everything to chase his musical dreams  

Life Is Music: Sarang Kulkarni, holding on to the lineage

Life Is Music: Sarang Kulkarni, holding on to the lineage

A musical initiative- Life Is Music- is a platform that brings together musicians who will weave unheard music to rejuvenate your soul.

Life Is Music: Meet `master` Percussionist Sanchit Mhatre

Life Is Music: Meet `master` Percussionist Sanchit Mhatre

 Music can do wonders to your mind and soul. Some of the legendary musicians have come together for a musical initiative- #LifeIsMusic- a platform that brings together musicians to rejuvenate your souls.

Life is Music: Taufiq Qureshi talks about growing up with Abbaji

Life is Music: Taufiq Qureshi talks about growing up with Abbaji

Taufiq Qureshi remembers the life, times and teachings of his guru, mentor and father 

'Indian tabla players more popular abroad'

'Indian tabla players more popular abroad'

 The tabla, a key percussion instrument in Indian classical music, is gaining in popularity across the world and players are respected globally, whereas the trend in India is reverse, leading tabla exponents said here Friday.

Singapore honours veteran Indian-origin social worker

An 80-year-old Indian-origin social worker in Singapore has been felicitated and given a cash prize of SGD 10,000 for his community work.

Music growing in young Indians: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan says he is pleased to see that India now has a growing number of young musicians and artists who are extremely talented in playing classical instruments like the sarod, tabla and sitar.

Tabla has fit in this time and generation: Zakir Hussain

Tabla is one of those rare musical instruments that has maintained its universal appeal even in this age, said eminent table player Ustad Zakir Hussain, who kicks off his Masters of Percussion series of performances across North America this week.

TV helps promote classical music: Zakir Hussain

Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain says he supports reality shows on TV as they promote musical understanding and make classical music popular.

Tabla compositions now in Braille

To help visually-challenged children learn classical Indian music, a new book having musical notations and tabla compositions in Braille has been launched.

Tabla compositions now in Braille

To help visually-challenged children learn classical Indian music, a new book having musical notations and tabla compositions in Braille has been launched.

1,200 Tabla, 300 Pakwaj players on one stage

A total of 1,200 Tabla and 300 Pakwaj players will perform together Tuesday on one stage at Solapur in Maharashtra.

Little Keshava`s tabla journey

Keshava`s musical journey began at the dining table when he was just two.

Musharraf tries his hand on tabla

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf seems to have found some solace in playing the `tabla` as troubles pile up for him.