Indian Classical Music

  • Pandit Ravi Shankar's students will keep his legacy alive: Pandit Barun Kumar Pal 14-12-2012 01:36 PM

    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...
  • FTN: Are the classical arts in danger of being lost in India? 13-12-2012 11:59 PM

    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 12-12-2012 03:36 PM

    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 12-12-2012 01:10 PM

    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 12-12-2012 12:29 PM

    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' 16-09-2011 12:48 PM

    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...