Nursery rhymes and western music have always been a part of our children’s growing up years. While this is certainly wonderful, it is also a bit unfortunate that Indian music seldom finds a place in their lives. Only a few children listen to Indian classical music. And that too because they attend a music class because … Continue reading Indian music for children
It is the middle of yet another gruelling work week. But take heart, Friday is just a couple of days away. In the meantime, let music make your day lighter, relaxing and melodic. The top tracks on Twaang may just lift you from the blues and set your spirits soaring. Tune into some great numbers … Continue reading Beat the blues
By Swetha Kannan It is hard to pin down Anil Srinivasan for this interview. The classical pianist is busy gearing up for the release of his solo album Touch, which traces his journey with the piano through different musical genres. (The album’s tour begins with a concert in Chennai on July 5.) “Artists must constantly find new … Continue reading ‘Surprising when people complain classical music is elitist’
Are you in the mood to soak into some Kalyani today? A raga so versatile and dynamic, Kalyani, or Kalyan as it is also called, sure has something to suit every mood and need. Be it a soothing number in Carnatic or a powerful rendering in Hindustani music, the raga will have you hooked for … Continue reading Shades of Kalyani
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!
Blurb: “Music is what gives me everything. Whatever I say comes from the experience of music, therefore music can never leave me, nor can I ever let go of it.”
By Swetha Kannan Noted Carnatic singer T.M. Krishna is no stranger to courting controversy. And his decision to not sing at the famed December season in Chennai henceforth will only create more stir, unwittingly or otherwise. In his announcement on Facebook, Krishna says, “I am unable to reconcile my musical journey with that of the December season.” … Continue reading T.M. Krishna bids adieu to December season