The 74-year-old singer died on December 6, 2017.
Daniel Langthasa is using his music to protest the state government’s silence on the looming financial distress in Assam’s Dima Hasao district.
There has been a revival of Pakistani films of late but not of film music.
Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist, died on November 7, 2016 at the age of 82 at his home in Los Angeles. A year on, we remember his music for capturing some of the tumult and ecstasy the world is caught in.
Carnatic music vocalist T.M. Krishna on receiving the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration, his latest music video ‘Privacy Matters’, his opposition to Aadhaar and the progressive Uniform Civil Code draft.
As the 50th anniversary of their India stay approaches, Paul Saltzman, who was also at the ashram they went to, remembers a bunch of really cool guys.
The energy that buoyed Girja Devi’s creativity as well as her magical execution of thumri and khayal emerged out of the mehfils.
Girija Devi’s incisive voice invariably rang strong and true when she took to the stage, carrying with it the wisdom and experience of a lifetime spent with music.
Girija Devi, one of the foundational figures of Banaras and Senia gharana died on Tuesday in Kolkata after a cardiac arrest.
Dapu, a living heritage, is the only singer who has been singing from within the bustling fort premises for the last 25 years.
Privacy is a space for art, for creativity in dignity; a space where every aspect of being – physical, intellectual, emotional and sexual – is liberated.
Despite being the only community to preserve Rajasthani traditions, the Manganiyars have lived with fear, exploitation and thwarted aspirations.
In Gabon, rap has become instrumental in constructing political identity.
Petty, best known for his roots-infused rock music, carved a career as a solo artist as well as with his band The Heartbreakers and as part of supergroup The Traveling Wilburys.
From Trump and Brexit to Black Lives Matter, people are recording protests around the world to create a new soundtrack of dissent.
The women’s bodies, their voices weaving in and out of each other and their comments framing their songs are living demonstration of how dominance and resistance are not distinct and monologic.
Many attempts have been made to modernise the Mahalaya, but Bengalis still retain their love for the first one recorded for Akashvani in 1932.
Journalist is threatened after urging people to report the sexist video on YouTube.
Apartheid restrictions and the defiant, joyful freedom of the group’s music meant gigs were scarce and the human tensions of operating in such a climate were corrosive.
Banning the game will not take away the many psychological issues that young teens are susceptible to – just the way banning heavy metal is not going to stop spree or serial killings.
Hazarika, who would have been 91 on Friday, wore many hats throughout his lifetime. What was uncanny however was his ability to bring the world to the people of Assam, long before globalisation made the word smaller.
In conversation with ethnomusicologist Prashanna Gogoi on his experiments with the Bihu.
From Gunga Jumna to Phir Subah Hogi, messages in the songs from these films resonate even today.
Singers both in India and Pakistan have found creative ways out of imposed silences on certain kinds of music to keep their art and repertoires alive.
Shanta, a sharp and witty critic, spotted the core concerns in the art and performance scene, and wrote about the issues of preserving and propagating dance and music forms.
Glen Campbell won four Grammy Awards for ‘Gentle on My Mind’ and ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’, and released over 70 albums over his 50-year career.
Siddharth Dhananjay was studying philosophy and economics in a US college when his parody rap videos went viral, winning him a plum US movie role.
Hip hop often gets a bad rap, but for therapists and teachers, it can be used as a transformative tool.
Rádio Yandê uses technology, digital media and the global reach of the internet to combat stereotypes and misconceptions about Brazil’s native communities.
The ability to sample instrumental sounds for later use and to mimic a wide range of instruments using synthesisers was not good news for professional musicians.
Bennington had a history of alcohol and drug abuse, and spoke openly in the past about his struggles to overcome his demons.
Defying propaganda art, a few Afrikaans rockers revolted against South African military conscription in the second half of the 20th century and sparked an anti-war protest movement.
Two of South Africa’s finest musicians, Johnny Mekoa and Ray Phiri, died recently. The permeable terrain between genres their careers negotiated, is being replaced by rigid marketing categories.
Hemango Biswas’ daughter Rongili’s unique journey to Assam attempts to shed light on an era of artistes and their fearless campaign against injustices.
Titled ‘The Kaziranga Song’, the parody video’s humorous take on the continuing turmoil in Nagaland has fast become popular with a frustrated population.
As India celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr today, here are songs that draw different emotions of the festival that marks the end of Ramzan.
Tupac’s sensitivity, intelligence and creativity confronted the hostile forces that antagonised black youth across the country in the 1970s and 1980s.
Some 20 sentences from the portion of Bob Dylan’s lecture on “Moby Dick” closely resemble phrases or ideas on the SparkNotes website on the book.
“[Israeli occupation] has eroded all sense of decency and humanity and morality from people like me [Jews], who had been persecuted for over 20 centuries.”
Until recently, parai was an instrument almost always played during funeral processions – and always performed only by Dalits.