Kala Rasika – Inaugural Concert(10/13/2018)by hobbycue–Kala Rasika is an initiative by classical violinist cum vocalist Vidushi Kalpana Kishore along with Odissi dancer Shrimati Shubha Nagarajan. It is their firm belief that art transcends all barriers, and anyone can just enjoy the sheer beauty of sounds and signs without knowing the nuances of the art. The aim of Kala Rasika is […]
Music Band Recording – easy and a must do(6/15/2018)by Bhaskar Subramanian–I’ve been so lucky with my music journey. Though I’ve formally learnt only violin, I had a wonderful guru in Palakkad who also taught me the basics of music. And my dad had an awesome collection of cassettes that were repeatedly played at home and he regularly took me to concerts which lead to a […]
Graha Bhedam – Different Raagas with Same Notes(4/5/2018)by Bhaskar Subramanian–I’ve heard of the term “Graha Bhedam” before, and maybe listened to a song or two in music concerts. But I’ve never heard such a wide range in a single song! This song piqued my interest on this subject, and I did quite a bit of research on it. Graha means ‘home’ and Bhedam means […]
Technique and Warm up(2/11/2018)by Bhaskar Subramanian– I have a hunch that many of you will assume this to be about some sport, exercise or a very physical activity. But actually this topic came up during my violin class on the weekend! So maybe technique makes sense now, but warm up? For violin? Unlike what we might assume, these aspects […]
Wholistic Vocalist by Ma.Ja(1/31/2018)by Bhaskar Subramanian–The ‘Wholistic Vocalist’ workshop by Mathangi Jagadish a.k.a. Ma.Ja was an eye opener to several aspects of vocal health and artistry, covering aspects often neglected in the journey. Ma.Ja discussed Mindset, Nutrition, Hydration, Sleep, Fitness and Vocal technique training (including breathing) as the cornerstones of vocal health and wholistic development.
Chennai Music Season(1/18/2018)by Bhaskar Subramanian–Over the past few years I’ve been visiting Chennai during the December break. Known as the Madras Music Season, Kutcheri Season (Kutcheri or Katcheri as some type, is a Carnatic music concert) or Margazhi (Tamil month), it is one of largest global congregation of artists and connoisseurs showcasing over 1500 performances! Firstly, I believe […]
I didn’t even know Afrobeat was a genre. Newen Afrobeat is a band in Chile from this genre an. They have a lot of inspiration from Fela Kuti a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, composer, and human rights activist. The word Newen means ‘strength’ in the Mapuche language.
Jet is an Australian rock band formed in 2001. The below song is a single by them considered as their signature song. The original video in black and white is amazing, but I feel this silhouette version for the Apple iPod Commercial is my pick for today …
Parov Stelar, is an Austrian musician, composer, producer and DJ. His musical style is based on a combination of jazz, house, electro and pop. This electro-swing track has a lot of retro feel to it. Austria, by the way has a strong heritage with classical music greats like Mozart, Strauss and Hayden.
Maati Baani is a music group formed by the duo Nirali and Kartik. Most of their songs are a mix of instruments, artists performing from across the world … with a significant Indian local touch. Balma features 11 musicians from 5 countries …