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Raja Hasan: Musical Lineage And His Journey

Nisha Jalori | nisha@jalori.co.in “Every human being is heir to an inheritance to which he can succeed only in a process of learning.” Such has been the legacy of the great artiste, Raja Hasan, who inherited music, but nurtured it through his hard work, dedication and Riyaaz. Today, we are in a candid conversation with him, wherein he...

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2009: An Astounding Evening

Shankar Iyer | burmanfan@gmail.com Yeshwant Natya Mandir, Matunga stood testimony in 2009 an astounding evening on 15th February - The celebration of two legendary musical stalwarts - Sitar maestro Jairam Acharya and versatile champion percussionist Burjor Lord. The occasion stamped organizing group Swar Aalap’s passionate and unfailing dedication to the cause of Hindi film musicians. Shankar Iyer...

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2007: Percussions All The Way

Shankar Iyer | burmanfan@gmail.com Mysore Association Hall, Matunga witnessed a special musical event on 21" July, 2007- Percussions All The Way had Felicitation of Hindi films' multi-instrumentalist Homi Mullan and leading Nepali films music director and Maadal player Ranjit Gazmer. The occasion also saw ace drummer Franco Vaz taking stage to enthral viewers. The episode embossed...

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2008: The father of percussion

Shankar Iyer | burmanfan@gmail.com The evening of 7" February 2008, an evening to cherish at Mumbai's Dinanath Mangeshkar Hall in Vile Parle was an evening singularly dedicated to the industry's stalwart The father of percussion player, late Cawas Lord. No were sold and the press widely publicized the 'open to all music lovers' programme. Remembrance of the genius musician: A...

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‘गाता रहे…’

Suhas Kirloskar | suhass.kirloskar@gmail.com राजहंस प्रकाशित, सुहास किर्लोस्कर लिखित ‘गाता रहे...’ हे पुस्तक ३ नोव्हेंबर २३ रोजी प्रकाशित झाले. काव्याला चाल कशी दिली जाते, काव्याचे प्रकार, लय तालाचा परिचय, संगीत दिग्दर्शन, संगीत संयोजन, ताल संयोजन करण्याची प्रक्रिया कशी असते, याचे सोदाहरण विवेचन या पुस्तकामध्ये वाचायला मिळणार आहेच शिवाय संगीताचे प्रकार, गाण्यातील पॉझ, यॉडलींग सारख्या अनोख्या प्रकारांची तोंडओळख होते.  ३० पेक्षा अधिक वाद्यांचा...

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Dev Lok – Dev Log

Manohar 'Mohabbat' Iyer | keepalivemusic@gmail.com सौ साल पहले मुझे तुमसे प्यार था; आज भी है और कल भी रहेगा... Defragmenting the Films and Fraternity of the Ageless Anand on his Birth Centenary. 26 September 2023 marks the Birth Centenary of the dashing and debonair ageless actor DEV ANAND. I am a big DEVotee of Dev Anand as I am...

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Salil Chowdhury: ‘Suhaana Safar’ of Musical Genius Will Go On…

Tushar Prabhune, Ahemdabad On July 5, Team Nostalgianaa paid glowing tributes to legendary composer Salil Chowdhury at a musical show "Mere Apne: Salil Da" supported by Swar Alaap. Tushar Prabhune, senior journalist with The Times of India, pens a review. All of us have grown up listening to songs from Hindi film music's Golden Era; the stunningly...

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Khaki Studio Mumbai Police: Beloved among Generals

Dinesh Ghate 'Jain' | dinesh@swaraalap.com The Mumbai Police is well-known for both its strong presence in the city and also on social media presence, amusing online users with memes and smart answers to common queries. An interesting fact includes that the Khaki Studio, Mumbai Police Band Department has a large following on social media. Since...

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Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia was the First bearer of The Padma Vibhushan Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan Award

Dinesh Ghate | dinesh@swaraalap.com Padma Vibhushan Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan Sahab left us behind on January 17, 2021. His first death anniversary was observed, and a program was organized which was made available online. I am glad to inform you that on his second death anniversary, the Pandma Vibhushan Ghulam Mustafa Khan Award was established. Pandit...