Events & Interviews

Ilaiyaraaja - Live In Hyderabad

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  • 05 November, 2017
Ilaiyaraaja - Live In Hyderabad

Artist: Isaigani Ilayaraaja.

Where: Gachibowli Stadium: Hyderabad.

This is the first time ever Maestro Ilaiyaraaja is performing in Hyderabad. A symphony of 100 musicians will be playing live music and this is going to be the biggest symphony ever. Singers like Chitra, Mano, Sadhna Sargam, Karthik and many more will be performing.

Rooh Ki Aawaz - A Live Ghazal Concert by Padmashri Pankaj Udhas

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  • 15 September, 2017
Rooh Ki Aawaz - A Live Ghazal Concert by Padmashri Pankaj Udhas

Artist: Pankaj Udhas.

Where: Prabodhankar Thackeray Audi: Borivali(W), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400092, India.

Rooh Ki Aawaz - A Live Ghazal Concert by Padmashri Pankaj Udhas. The Legendary singer is ready to set the mood with his soulful, romantic and timeless Ghazals. The concert promises to be a complete treat for music lovers. So, come and be a part of a soulful night full of music, peace and tranquility and soak in the magical music and Silken Voice of Pankaj Udhas performing Live.

Musical Pancham

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  • 15 September, 2017
Musical Pancham

Artist: R.D.Burman.

Where: Dinanath Mangeshkar Natya Griha Hall: Mumbai.

An extravaganza of Eternal Popular Melodies of Legendary Music Composer R.D. Burman being presented by Young and talented singers Alok Katdare, Sonali Karnik and Mona Kamat with renowned 15 Top Class Musicians led by Rhythm Maestro Anupam Ghatak.

Retroites: A Musical Tribute to R.D. Burman & O.P. Nayyar

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  • 15 September, 2017
Retroites: A Musical Tribute to R.D. Burman & O.P. Nayyar

Artist: R.D.Burman.

Where: Ajivasan Hall: Juhu, Mumbai.

Ajivasan presents Retroites, a musical tribute to legendary music directors Shri RD Burman and O. P. Nayyar ji. This will be a fun filled retro-Bollywood evening by Suresh Wadkar's Ajivasan Music - Academy Students.

Sunidhi Chauhan Live in Mumbai

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  • 09 September, 2017
Sunidhi Chauhan Live in Mumbai

Artist: Sunidhi Chauhan.

Where: Phoenix Marketcity , Mumbai.

Sunidhi Chauhan is an Indian playback singer. Born in Delhi, she began performing in local gatherings at the age of four and made her career debut at the age of 13, with the film Shastra (1996). During the year, she won the first singing reality show titled Meri Awaz Suno. She rose to prominence after recording &quot, Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi&quot, from Mast (1999), ultimately winning the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent and was nominated for the Best Female Playback Singer. Her second breakthrough was released in 2000, with the song &quot, Mehboob Mere&quot, for which she received another Filmfare nomination. Through her career, she performed mostly item songs and was described in the media as the &quot, queen of item songs&quot, Chauhan received her third Filmfare nomination with the song &quot, Dhoom Machale&quot, (2004) followed by two more nominations during the next year for &quot, Kaisi Paheli&quot, and &quot, Deedar De&quot, 2006 was one of the most successful years in her career, where she was bestowed with her first Filmfare award for her rendition of the song &quot, Beedi&quot, and further two nominations for &quot, Soniye&quot, and &quot, Aashiqui Main&quot, The following year, she was prominently recognized for the title song of Aaja Nachle (2007) and &quot, Sajnaaji Vaari&quot, both critically and commercially well received. Chauhan received her 12th Filmfare nomination with &quot, Chor Bazaari&quot, (2009) preceded by &quot, Dance Pe Chance&quot, (2008). 2010 marked her International singing debut, where she was featured in the song &quot, Heartbeat&quot, alongside Enrique Iglesias. During the year, she receivedher second Filmfare award for the item song &quot, Sheila Ki Jawani&quot, (2010) and was nominated for international styled carnival song &quot, Udi&quot, (2010). In the year, Chauhan appeared as a judge on the 5th season of the Indian television music competition, Indian Idol followed by its 6th season during the year 2012. She also served as a coach in The Indian version of The Voice. Being an inspiration to many upcoming singers, her work has received praise from veteran artists and some of her contemporary singers. Besides her career in music, she has also been involved in various charities and social causes.

Shreya Ghoshal - Live in Concert

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  • 08 September, 2017
Shreya Ghoshal - Live in Concert

Artist: Shreya Ghoshal.

Where: Sears Centre Arena, Chicago.

The sensational Bollywood playback singer, Shreya Ghoshal will be performing live at a location near you. One of the most popular and in-demand playback singers of this generation, Shreya has lent her versatile and melodious voice.

Falguni Pathak Dandiya & Raas Garba Live in Los Angeles

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  • 08 September, 2017
Falguni Pathak Dandiya & Raas Garba Live in Los Angeles

Artist: Falguni Pathak.

Where: OC Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Her debut album was released in 1998,and she has also recorded numerous songs for Bollywood movies. The theme of most of her songs is love. She has performed in many shows in India and other countries, backed by a band called Tha Thaiyaa. She has made her appearance in television shows like Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Kaun Banega Crorepati & Star Dandiya Dhoom. She has some very popular singles to her credit, still heard and appreciated all over India. Her albums are not only famous for the melodious songs but also for the cute love stories depicted with them. She is very popular with the Gujarati community where she is called to perform for popular festivals like NavratriSome of her popular songs include "Chudi jo khanki haath ma", "Maine payal hai chhankai", "Meri chunar udd udd jaye","Ayi pardesh se pariyon ki rani", etc.In August 2013, it was reported that she would allegedly make Rs 2 crore during the year's Navratri festivities. The singer was reportedly offered Rs 22 lakh for each day she sings and performs for an event management company. The organisers were planning to utilize her popularity by wooing sponsors.

TALA YATRA: A Rhythm Odyssey

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  • 08 September, 2017
TALA YATRA: A Rhythm Odyssey

Artist: Suresh Talwalkar.

Where: Tata Theatre.

In the Indian tradition, tala, the rhythmic aspect of music, is viewed as being cyclical and not linear. In the cyclic structure of tala the very first beat(sam)assumes paramount significance as the crucial juncture, signifying end of the existing cycle (avartan)as well as beginning of a new cycle.In music and dance, the composition (bandish) and the following exposition (vistar)are essentially woven around the cyclic contour of the tala. In order to conclude each round of improvisation, the creative strategy adopted by the artiste to arrive upon the climactic moment of sam, becomes the aesthetic high point in a performance. Conversely, the refrain (mukhda) and lyrics of the bandish playa significant roleinreinforcing contour of the tala cycle and accentuating the sam, thus making the tala exposition more expressive.‘Tala Yatra’ is an innovative presentation conceived, designed and conducted by Suresh Talwalkar, the internationally renowned tabla maestro, scholar and Guru. The ensemble comprising 22 accomplished artistes: vocalists, instrumentalists (sitar, flute, harmonium, tabla, pakhawaj, keyboard, cajun, Western drums and vocal rhythms) as well as kathak dancers reveals a perfect synergy between different streams of music, viz. vocal and instrumental music, and kathak dance.Within the conventional frameworks of raga and tala, members of the ensemble explore individually and collectively, musical aspects of mukhda and sam using the vehicle of vocal bandish. The resulting audio-visual experience is a veritable mix of abstract and concrete forms and compositions, with elements of sounds, colours, lines and space.

Ghazal Ke Rang

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  • 08 September, 2017
Ghazal Ke Rang

Artist: Talat Aziz.

Where: Swatantryaveer Savarkar Smarak Sabhagriha: Mumbai.

Ghazal ke Rang is an authentic evening for all the ghazal lovers. Talat Aziz and Rajkumar Rizvi are one of the finest ghazal singers in India who have not only mastered the true art of singing authentic ghazals but also have taken this rich heritage of ghazals to a global level. This evening will be an exclusive musical treat for all the ghazal lovers where the audience shall witness and experience these two legendary Ghazal singers performing together for the first time in the history of Indian music. Come and enjoy this marvelous musical evening which is also associated with a noble cause in support of Alankar creations NGO for woman empowerment and development.

Chuti

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  • 02 September, 2017
Chuti

Artist: Srabani Sen.

Where: Gyan Manch, Abhinav Bharti High School, 11 Pretoria Street Middleton Row, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071, India.

The green corner presents 'Saikat Supratim' production 'Chuti' based on Tagore's songs and poems, which will be held on 2nd September. There will be a special appearance by Alokananda Roy, Arijit Mitra, Debasisk Kumar, Anita Pal and two legendary artists Ratna Mira and Srabani Sen. This programme will be followed with 'adi sakti' by Nabarabikiron, an initiative for fundraising in support of under privileged children.

Kings in Concert: Featuring Hariharan and Shankar Mahadevan

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  • 02 September, 2017
Kings in Concert: Featuring Hariharan and Shankar Mahadevan

Artist: Shankar Mahadevan.

Where: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre: NCPA, Nariman Point, NCPA Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021.

This unique event brings together two renowned singers, Hariharan and Shankar Mahadevan. Having trained in Indian classical music, both are successfully established as versatile artistes with an astounding repertoire of diverse genres, from classical and light to film, pop, fusion and more. Both masters will individually and together present their hit songs, on and off screen, giving the audience a memorable listening experience.

Shankar Mahadevan Live in Concert

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  • 23 August, 2017
Shankar Mahadevan Live in Concert

Artist: Shankar Mahadevan.

Where: Tata Theatre, NCPA: Mumbai, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021.

Shankar Mahadevan will be performing live in aid of the Rotary Club of Bombay's widely acclaimed student enrichment program Bhavishyayaan which runs in 5 Municipal schools across Mumbai since 8 years.

Sukhwinder Live in Concert

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  • 19 August, 2017
Sukhwinder Live in Concert

Artist: Sukhwinder Singh.

Where: Dublin Square: Phoenix Marketcity, LBS Marg, Kurla West, Opposite Naaz Hotel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400070.

Sukhwinder Singh is all set to enthrall the fans at Dublin Square in Phoenix Market City, Kurla. He is all set to make the audience sway and dance to his songs. Book your tickets now to not miss this experience.

Krushna Utsav with Falguni Pathak

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  • 15 August, 2017
Krushna Utsav with Falguni Pathak

Artist: Falguni Pathak.

Where: Shanmukhananda Hall: Mumbai, Behind Gandhi Market, Comrade Harbanslal Marg, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400022.

On the auspicious occasion of Janmastmi (the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna), mid-day Gujarati brings you "Krisna Utsav", a divine evening with soulful songs sung by renowned singer Falguni Pathak. Performing live, she would be singing to praise Krishna and his magnificence in Gujarati and Hindi. Lord Krishna the God that never leaves his flute, has always been synonymous with music and this evening has been specially organized to celebrate him in all his glory. The event would be held at the Iconic Shanmukhananda Auditorium, where the mesmerizing music is all set to win hearts of devotees and fans of Falguni on 15th August 2017, 7 pm onwards.

Uttar Dakshin

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  • 11 August, 2017
Uttar Dakshin

Artist: Jayanthi Kumaresh.

Where: Swatantryaveer Savarkar Smarak Sabhagriha: Mumbai, 252 Swatantryaveer Savarkar Marg, Shivaji Park, Near Mayors Bungalow, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400028.

Uttar Dakshin is a famous series of classical music and dance performances by renowned exponents conceived by Vivid Arts and Entertainment. Music and dance is beyond boundaries of language and bindings meant only to rejoice and entertain apart from being signatures of region and religion. The upcoming series is the jugal bandi series presenting the classic elements of two different Indian Instruments Veena and Flute styles with artistes of international renounce Pt. Ronu Majumdar and Mrs. Jayanthi Kumaresh presenting the classic parts of both the music forms and conveying the similarities and integrity of arts.

Radha Krishna Utsav 2017

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  • 09 August, 2017
Radha Krishna Utsav 2017

Artist: Hariprasad Chaurasia.

Where: ISKCON Auditorium: Mumbai, ISKCON Mandir, Hare Krishna Land,Juhu,Vile Parle (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400056.

The Radha Krishna Utsav organised by the Bhakti Kala Kshetra takes place every Janmashtami. This utsav brings together performers of the highest caliber from all over India and gives them the opportunity to use their god-gifted talents in his service. The Radha-Krishna Utsav is a devotional festival. The performers sing and dance only in praise of the Lord. In this way, not only are the artists satisfied but others also benefit, because mankind can develop bhakti and achieve the highest spiritual happiness by hearing devotional songs. The Bhakti Kala Kshetra fulfills Srila Prabhupada's desire to see everyone, without discrimination of caste, creed, and have this spiritual experience. This year Janmashtami falls on 15th August, 2017 and to mark this celebrations Bhakti Kala Kshetra, a devotional center for the performing arts, presents a five-day musical festival titled 'Radha Krishna Utsav 2017' - bringing together some of the most talented and renowned artists of the country to ISKCON Juhu. 

An Evening With Begam Parveen Sultana

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  • 05 August, 2017
An Evening With Begam Parveen Sultana

Artist: Begum Parveen Sultana.

Where: Dinanath Mangeshkar Natya Griha Hall, Natawariya Dutta Bhatt Marg, Vile Parle - East, Mongibhai Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400057.

Begum Parveen Sultana, born on 10 July 1950, is a Hindustani classical singer of the Patiala Gharana. She was awarded the Padma Shri (1976), Padma Bhushan (2014) by the Government of India, and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, 1998, given by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama. This is an evening with Begam Parveen Sultana that includes a live interaction session with Begamji followed by her classical performance.

Malhar ke Prakar - An Evening of Monsoon Raagas

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  • 05 August, 2017
Malhar ke Prakar - An Evening of Monsoon Raagas

Artist: Ghulam Ali.

Where: Harkat Studios, Bungalow, 75, JP Road, Aram Nagar Part 2, Aram Nagar, Versova, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400061.

Performed by two of the most outstanding female vocalists of Hindustani classical, they embark to discover the trickles and waves, soft tides and high waves of monsoon raags. Accompanied by the excellent Ashoke Shinde on the tabla, Sriparna Chatterjee will gentle lead us into the right mood. She will be performing Raag Miyaan ki Malhar. Starting with Madhya Laya in ektaal and then going to Drut Bandish in teental, ending with Tarana in ektal. Bridging the two vocal performances, will be the enchanting sounds of the sarangi, played by Ghulam Ali (the 17th in his generation to play the instrument!). Taking the lead from here, Ronkini Gupta will be performing the Raag Megh Malhar- a sweet yet melancholic monsoon raaga. She will conclude the evening with the performance of two Bandishes, one in jhaptaal and the other in teentaal.

Shyam Rang by Rattan Mohan Sharma

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  • 04 August, 2017
Shyam Rang by Rattan Mohan Sharma

Artist: Rattan Mohan Sharma.

Where: Experimental Theatre,Nariman Point, NCPA Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021, India.

With Janmashtami just a few days away, we present Shyam Rang to celebrate the legend of Krishna - 'the dark one' - through music. Indian music has a huge repertoire of compositions, whose textual content is dedicated to the amorous exploits of Krishna - the cowherd of Brindavan, and also to the spiritual and philosophical thoughts associated with his divine love. Haveli Sangit, also called Pushtimargiya Sangit, focuses on Krishna-Lila, and is a distinctive form of music-making inspired by passionate devotion to Krishna. The repertoire includes padas composed by the followers of Vallabhacharya (1479-1531), the founder of the Pushti sect. The compositions are specific to seasonal festivals and also for the eight temple rituals performed at specific times during the day. Rattan Mohan Sharma belongs to Mewatigharana and has had privilege of training with his eminent uncle, Pandit Jasraj. His wide-ranging repertoire includes dhrupad, haveli sangeet, khayal, tappa, tarana, bhajan and Rajasthani folk music. An 'A' grade artiste of AIR, he has to his credit, several albums of devotional music. In this concert of Haveli Sangit, Sharma will render some devotional padas in the inimitable style propagated by his mentor.

Tomay Poreche Mone - Musical Tribute To Kishore Kumar

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  • 04 August, 2017
Tomay Poreche Mone - Musical Tribute To Kishore Kumar

Artist: Bappi Lahiri.

Where: Science City, J.B.S Haldane Avenue, Topsia, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046.

Celebrate Kishore Kumar's birth anniversary on 4th August, 2017 at Science City Auditorium, Kolkata. This is a musical tribute by Bappi Lahiri, Kumar Sanu, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Sudesh Bhosle, Usha Uthup, Rupankar, Raghab Chatterjee, Imon Chakraborty, Shibaji Chattopadhyay, Arundhuti Holme Chowdhury, Goutam Ghosh, Amit Ganguly, Jojo, Sujoy Bhowmik, Sovon Ganguly, Madhuri Dey, Reshmi Mukherjee, Dipanwita Chowdhury, Swakshar Basu and Babji Sanyal & others. There will be a special appearance by actors Prosenjit Chatterjee and Indrani Haldar. Forty musicians including a Chorus along with string and brass section and featuring Kishor Sodha, Raj Sodha, Babua Lodh, Goutam Das, Tubai Roy, Shankar Narayan Nandi will mesmerize the audience with their mind blowing music down the memory line and an evening to be remembered for years.

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