There are few forms of Indian classical music that have the power to evoke devotion among humans and move the Divinity itself. Dhrupad, the oldest surviving form of Indian classical music, originally sung in temples and spiritual gatherings, is the only form of music which can boast of having the power to move both humans … Continue reading Dhrupad – The Music OF The Immortals
“My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary,” said Martin Luther Music has been around for centuries, entwined with our very existence for long as we know. Found not just in the rhythm of our heart but also in nature, in the pitter … Continue reading Healing The World Note by Note
s r g m p d n! Did you know? The success story of Indian music and its industry would only be 3.5 musical notes without our Women Musicians! 3.5 musical notes? Yes! You heard me right! Let me explain. When the Gramaphone Co. came to India in 1902, the male musicians were reluctant to … Continue reading Women in Music- A salute to pioneers in Indian Music
Chandram bhaja manasa, sadhu hrudaya sadrusham . Indhradhi loka paleditha tharesam, Indhum Shodasa kala dharam nisakaram, Indhira sahodharam, sudha kara manisam. Shankaramauli Vibhushanam Seethakiranam Chaturbhujam Madana Chatram Shaapakaram ,Venkatesha Nayanam Viraanmano Jananam Vidhum Kumuda Mithram Vidhi Guruguha Vaktram, Sashaankam Geeshpathi Shaapaanugraha Paatram Sharacchandrikaa Dhavala Prakaasha Gaatram ,Kankana Keyura Haara Makutaadi Dharam Pankaja Ripum Rohini Priyakara Chaturam. Now let … Continue reading Chandram Bhaja Manasa
By Swetha Kannan 'I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me - like food or water.' American singer Ray … Continue reading Happy music day!
a twaang exclusive A new take on the popular chants in the haunting voice of Sikkil Gurucharan. With foot tapping music and a lilting tune, listen once and you're hooked! Description- contemporary take on Sanskrit shlokas Tracks- Samudra Vasane Devi, Karagre Vasathe Lakshmi. Artist- Sikkil Gurucharan Listener review- "My 4 yr old son loves 'Shloka Hues' and insists … Continue reading Shloka Hues
The Dhaa of the tabla and the twaang of the veena converse in ‘Illusions”... (Twaang in conversation with Zakir Hussain) How is classical Indian music doing on the international circuit? First let me say that classical Indian music is thriving in India, as for the rest of the world, our music is considered one of … Continue reading Dhaa and twaang!