पंडित भीमसेन जोशी ने ग्यारह साल की उम्र में ही ठान लिया था कि गायक बनेंगे

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उस गरजती आवाज़ को याद कीजिए। संगीत के आकाश में गूंजती ऐसी आवाज़ जो संगीत के दिग्गजों को भी नतमस्तक कर देती है। गमक से भरी हुई लेकिन हथेली से गिरते सरसों के दानों की तरह…

अश्विनी भिडे देशपांडे की गायकी में है बुजुर्गों के चमत्कारी संगीत की गूंज

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खयाल, ठुमरी, दादरा, भजन, अभंग, संस्कृत के स्तोत्र और श्लोक गायन में महारत. शास्त्रीय रागों पर खुद की बनाई बंदिशों की दो किताबें, अनगिनत भक्ति रचनाओं का संगीत. और साथ…

क्या हुआ जब शादी क बाद बेगम अख्तर को पति के कहने पर गाना छोड़ना पड़ा

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ऐ मोहब्बत तेरे अंजाम पे रोना आया जाने क्यों आज तेरे नाम पे रोना आया सुर और लफ्ज़ों की एक अलहदा दुनिया में ले जाती हैं बेग़म. खालिस रागदारी से…

Madhup Mudgal Known as Seconds Kumar Gandharva In Their Renditions

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When it comes to crooning Kabir's verses, Madhup Mudgal only seconds Kumar Gandharva in their renditions. Keeping Kabir's pithy and earthy style of poetry in mind, he compliments them by…

Sarangi Got Its Real Classical Identity From Pandit Ramnarayan

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A Sarangi has delight, a sense of grief, joy and compassion. A Sarangi has all shades of life. The way a classical artist does alaap, Sarangi also has a similar…

Girija Devi Says, “Our Gharana Was That of Farmers, But My Gurus’ Gharana Became Mine”

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Think of Thumri and the first name that comes to ones mind is that of Girija Devi. Lustrous white hair, mouth full of paan and a deep, melodious voice. The…

There Were Days That Rashid Use To Only Practice A Single Note or ‘Sa’ Through The Day

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Original urdu: ‘Us Gairat-E-Naheed Ki Har Taan Hai Deepak Shola Sa lapak jaaye hai Awaaz to Dekho’ Translation English: ‘Every note of that proud man-who can’t be hidden is like…

Amjad Ali Khan Says That His Ancestors Modified The Rabab Into Sarod

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A rare match of tradition and music. Attractive personality, beautiful sound and a style that will drive you crazy. Such is the prince of the sixth generation of Senia Bangash…

Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Had Deeply Studied How Classical Raags Were Composed Out of Folk Music

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A sense of arrogance, a big moustache, a Hercules body and a Surmandal kept beside…  A look at him and it is hard to believe that this person can be…

Ustad Shahid Parvez :Raag Is Not Important, Raag Is Only The Entry Point

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There was once a great Sitar player. But he played for films instead of classical music. His father was angry with him because of this. He was disappointed that his…

The Younger Brother Sajan Considers The Elder Brother As His Mentor

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It’s an incredible experience to listen to Rajan-Sajan Mishra. An alaap as deep as the sea and taans as playful as a waterfall. From Kharaj to Tar Saptak, all sur…

Prabha Atre Was Highly Inspired By Ustad Amir Khan Of The Indore Gharana

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Her mother used to fall ill frequently. Someone suggested her father to engage her mother in an instrument like Harmonium, so that her mind is diverted and she gets some…

Penaz Masani’s Musical Talent Was First Recognized By Music Composer Jaidev

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If you want to know what a splendid voice is, listen to Penaz Masani. The teasing tunes, the clarity and the youth that you can hear in Penaz’s voice are…

Ulhas Kashalkar Has Assimilated The Essence of Agra Gwalior And Jaipur Gharana

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It is very rare when we come across a voice in Hindustani Classical Music that captures the essence of three Gharanas. An uncompromising purist who can effortlessly croon and switch…

Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur’s Singing Is A Mix of 3 Different Gharanas & Traditions

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He lived the music. From one guru to the second, from second to the third, he sat at the feet of his mentors and kept practicing the music. He went…

As A Child Jasraj Was A Big Admirer of Ghazal Singer Begum Akhtar

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Like the roar of of a lion, his voice ran fast in the seven and a half saptaks. Taans like murkiyan, gamak, meend and chhoot are the speciality of his singing. The magic of his singing was…

Ajoy Chakrabarty says “I am not worthy of singing in front of you. But I am trying”

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Listen to the singing of these little ones.. So sweet, enchanting, melodious and filled with such simplicity!These children probably don't even realize how melodious their singing is. Without having distorted…

Sitara Devi Popularised Kathak In The Banaras Gharana

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Sitara Devi will now light up the sky When it was time for birth of the third child in the family of Sanskrit and music scholar of Banaras, Pandit Sukhdev…

To enjoy music one doesn’t need its theoretical or technical knowledge- Pandit Kumar Gandharva

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Kumar Gandharva’s talent apparent everywhere; if he was in an ocean he would be a hurricane All of Malwa is a village with a platform in the middle. Made with…

Ustad Bismillah Khan Saheb Was Always Known For His Simple Style of Living

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 ‘Melody is the king’ ‘God is one and so is music’ ‘Melody is not anybody's inheritence, you will get it when you make an effort’ ‘If you spend money, it…

Kishori Amonkar Is Counted Among India’s Topmost Singers

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In the year 1964 a film by Shantaram had come- Geet Gaya Pattharon ne. Music was given by popular music composer Ramlal, who had composed melodious songs like Pankh hote…
Hariprasad Chaurasia

Besides Pure Classical Ragas, Hariprasad Chaurasia Worked on Experimental Music

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They say that music has the power to take you to another world. When classical music echoes in its purest form, the listener is left spellbound. Sadness, worries, tiredness, all…

Indian Classical Singer Girija Devi Biography

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The queen of Thumri, Girija Devi Think of Thumri and the first name that comes to ones mind is that of Girija Devi. Lustrous white hair, mouth full of paan…

Pandit Chhannulal Mishra Says ‘if the listener cannot understand the song, it is useless to sing’

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It must be the year 1995-96. There was a function of classical singing going on at the Allahabad Prayag Sangeet Samiti. It was winters. At about 10 pm a well…
Bhupen Hazarika

Bhupen Hazarika Would Not Divide Good Music Into New And Old

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I am a traveller Bhupen Hazarika, I was introduced to this name about 22 years back. It was one of the  evenings of 1992. I was looking for classical and…

Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Biography

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Recall that powerful voice. A voice echoing in the limitless sky of music, that makes even the music giants bow down in reverence. Full of strength and yet such smooth…

Begum Akhtar- Singing Thumri or Ghazal Is Not All That Easy

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Ae mohobbat tere anjaam pe rona aya Jane kyon aaj tere naam pe rona aya Begum Akhtar takes one into a world of music and lyrics. A singing that is…

Ashwini Bhide Did Not Limit Her Musical Journey To Only Singing

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Mastery over stotra and shlok gayan of Khayal, Thumri, Dadra, Bhajan, Abhang, Sanskrit. Two books on self made compositions on classical raags. Innumerable devotional musical creations, along with a masters…