INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC

  • Pandit Ravi Shankar's students will keep his legacy alive: Pandit Barun Kumar Pal December 14, 2012

    Indian classical musician and Pandit Ravi Shankar's disciple Pandit Barun Kumar Pal joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the impact of Pandit Ravi Shankar on Indian classical music. Q. When did you last speak to him? And if not very personal, could you share some of the things you talked...
  • FTN: Are the classical arts in danger of being lost in India? December 13, 2012

    Did Pandit Ravi Shankar show the way as to how the classical arts can be kept alive in the contemporary world? ...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar was Indian culture's global ambassador: Sitarist Purbayan December 12, 2012

    Purbayan has performed all over the world and his music has been appreciated by jazz artists Chick Corea, Bela Fleck, and Pat Metheny. He has performed several times with Ustad Zakir Hussain. A disciple of the Maihar Gharana, the school that Pandit Ravi Shankar also came from, he interacted with...
  • Watch: Ravi Shankar talks about the sitar and Indian music December 12, 2012

    With an instrument perplexing to most Westerners, Pandit Ravi Shankar helped connect the world through music. The sitar virtuoso hobnobbed with the Beatles, became a hippie musical icon and spearheaded the first rock benefit concert as he introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over nearly a century.From George Harrison...
  • Pt Ravi Shankar's music was as vivacious as his personal life December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: With the death of Pandit Ravi Shankar, passes an era of Hindustani classical music an era which saw the Indian musical artform going global in the true sense of the word. Ravi Shankar, born as Robindro Shounkor Chowdhury to a Bengali Brahmin family in Varanasi in 1920,...
  • 'MS Subbulakshmi's music is relevant even today' September 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Unquestionably one of the greatest exponents of Carnatic music, MS Subbulakshmi, or 'MS' to her fans, is an icon even to a younger generation brought up on fusion and rock music, the organiser of a music festival to mark the singers 95th birth anniversary said on Friday. 'Madura Geetham'...
  • PM to release postage stamp on Bismillah Khan August 21, 2008

    New Delhi Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will release on Thursday a commemorative postage stamp on Shehnai Maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan on Thursday. The Department of Posts has brought out the stamp as a tribute to the celebrated musician on his death anniversary. It is in the denomination of five rupees. The...