If there was a megastar genius showman Indian cinema has ever had it was him. The greatest entertainer ever, whose non-Melodyned voice stunned audiences for 20 odd years, has yet to find a worthy successor. He didn't need stagecraft, costumes, fancy surround sound. All he needed was a scale (preferably C) and a microphone.
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"Don’t give up on guitar for a year and the guitar won’t give up on you ever." Do you think these are the wise words of a famous guitarist -- Jimmy Hendrix, Eric Clapton or Joe Satriani? Nope. This i...
One of India's finest choirs has once again mesmerized an audience with a rendition of two old Indian classics -- "Ye Dosti" and "Ajeeb Dastan" -- in Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan Palace. The Shillong Chambe...
Tickets, maps, cash - check. But aren't you forgetting the most important thing? Your travel playlist. No impending adventure can be complete without a set of songs to accompany every moment, irrespective of whether you're hitching it by plane, train or automobile.
Amid late monsoon showers and darkened skies, the city's landscape changes from a sweltering inferno to a bedlam of chaos and cacophony. However, amid the mind-numbing traffic and ludicrous potholes,...
Old fashioned as I am, I buy CDs. I do not own an IPod or even have a single song on my IPhone. Here are five musicians that strum my life.
We are all aware that Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones can kick some real ass. But, imagine her engaging in a battle with Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent. Well, you don't have to...
MUMBAI — Not for nothing he is called the indie pop rap superstar. Baba Sehgal's latest number 'Chicken Fried Rice', rapped in true '90s style, starts off with these terrific and original lyrics: OK,...
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Why do I love singing so much? Why do I wrap up work and hurry every Thursday for choir practice? Why do I wake up early on a Sunday morning when I can catch up on some much needed sleep till noon, and go to Church in the evening instead? I love singing, no doubt. But why rang out the chorus.
Growing up in India, I never met or heard about Indians with African lineages. Then in 2005 I watched a dance performance by the Sidi Goma, a group of musicians from an African Indian community, and I was astonished and mesmerised. Since then I've discovered that India's African roots are much older than the Siddis, and are not only evident in numerous other communities, but percolate through direct descent in the blood of at least 600 million Indians.
thanks to a vibrant independent music scene today--which includes an exciting roster of music festivals, and niche and intimate performance venues across metros--along with a 'digital-first' mindset in an age of declining album sales in physical form, the reach of singer-songwriters has multiplied.