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MUMBAI, (IANS) - The legendary radio host Ameen Sayani – who ruled the airwaves and lorded over the hearts of millions of “Behno aur Bhaiyon” in the Indian subcontinent and neighboring countries – fell silent forever following a cardiac arrest

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Actor Rajniesh Duggal on his shooting experience of the upcoming romantic song 'Rabba', shared that it was intriguing, with some sequences presenting challenges. The song stars him and Delbar Arya. Known for his work in movies like '1920' and

CHENNAI, (IANS) - S.P. Kalyan Charan, noted Tamil singer and son of legendary singer late S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (SPB), has issued a legal notice to producers of Telugu film ‘Keeda Cola’ and its music director Vivek Sagar for recreating his

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - In a bid to take on Chinese short-video-making platform TikTok, Google-owned YouTube on February 15 said that users can now “remix” their music videos in Shorts. Last Year, YouTube introduced new remixing tools like Collab and fun

MUMBAI, (IANS) - The song titled 'Sajni' from the upcoming film 'Laapataa Ladies' was released on February 12. The song is a love track and seems to come at an important juncture in the film when Sparsh Srivastav misses his

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Renowned singer Kavita Krishnamurti and international phenomenon L Subramaniam are truly made for each other. Subramaniam has composed several musical compositions for ballet performances for well-known dance companies such as the San Jose Ballet Company, the Alvin

LONDON, (IANS) - Researchers have discovered that engaging in music throughout your life is linked with better brain health in older adults, a new study has said. In the study published in the journal International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, the researchers

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Singer Aditya Narayan has received flak after a video of him grabbing a fan and throwing their phone during a concert. Aditya, son of veteran singer Udit Narayan, was performing at a concert in a college in Chhattisgarh

Javed Akhtar is a celebrated lyricist and has co-written with Salim Khan some of Hindi cinema's biggest blockbusters. Excerpted with permission from Ashis Ghatak's The Musical Maverick: The Authorized Biography of Shankar Mahadevan; Rupa Publications. Let me begin by saying what

India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Ezhilvanan Oppilamani, also known as EV, is making a name for himself in the US music scene by combining his passion for choreography and music to bridge cultural gaps.  Originally from Chennai, he moved to

MUMBAI, (IANS) - The viral hit song 'Khalasi' has truly shaped the soundscape of social media. The song had countless impressions on social media serving as the background score for many dramatic and funny Reels on Instagram. Musician Ankur Tewari,

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Oscar-winning music composer A. R. Rahman, used artificial intelligence to recreate the voices of late playback singers Bamba Bakya and Shahul Hameed for the song titled ‘Thimiri Yezhuda’ from the Rajinikanth starrer ‘Lal Salaam.’ He addressed those who

MUMBAI (IANS) - Music composers Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy may have delivered some of the finest soundtracks in Indian cinema, but like every artiste, they too witnessed a few instances when some of their best works didn’t connect with the audience. The composers shared

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Padma Bhushan recipient Dr L Subramaniam is among the best-known violinists worldwide. Having contributed to the international recognition of the violin as a South Indian solo instrument, he is considered one of India's finest performers. He spoke

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Born and raised in Byculla, the daughter of a cop who used to be responsible for Mahatma Gandhi's security bandobast, and adopted for life by Calcutta, Usha Uthup is the voice and spirit of the Swinging Sixties

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Actress Parineeti Chopra finally made her live singing debut and said that the performance was everything she could wish for. Parineeti shared pictures giving a glimpse of what her concert looks like. She also shared a video saying

CHENNAI (ANI) - Music maestro Ilaiyaraaja's daughter Bhavatharini died of cancer on January 25. Bhavatharini, who was also a playback vocalist and music director, died at the age of 47. She breathed her last in Sri Lanka, where she was

MUMBAI, (IANS) - A video of Pakistani playback singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan who is known for songs like ‘Bol Na Halke Halke’, ‘Main Jahaan Rahoon’, ‘Teri Ore’ and ‘Dil Toh Bachcha Hai’, has come to light where he is

MUMBAI, (IANS) - A 'kirtan' stage in southeast Delhi’s Kalkaji temple where B Praak was performing collapsed, claiming one life, and injuring several. The singer said in response that there is nothing more valuable than life and that one must

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Music composer Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma, of Laxmikant-Pyarelal fame, has been honored with the prestigious Padma Bhushan, not only as a celebration of his musical prowess but also in acknowledgment of his role in defining the golden era

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Stressing that it is important to focus on simplifying music, while upholding its intrinsic values, to ascertain that it reaches a greater section, Carnatic vocalist Sudha Ragunathan, recipient of the Padma Bhushan honor, unlike many from

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Music composers Sachin-Jigar are collaborating once again with playback singer Shreya Ghoshal for their new track titled ‘Tu Meri Hai’. The song is a romantic ballad and marks an exciting collaboration between Sachin-Jigar and Shreya Ghoshal after

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Singer Stebin Ben, who has lent his voice to the soulful rendition of the track 'Dil Kya Kare', has shared his emotional journey with the song, saying it’s a great honor and a big responsibility to sing

AYODHYA (IANS) - Well-known singer Sonu Nigam sang verses from the Ramcharitmanas ahead of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony. He won applause for his rendition of ‘Raghukul reet sada chali aayi” and the saints were seen clapping to the rhythm. Sonu set the

AYODHYA, (IANS) - Singer-composer Kailash Kher, who has lent his voice to the spiritual number 'Hey Ram', has called it a tribute to the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. The composition featuring the voices of Kailash Kher

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Padma Shri awardee Sivamani recently entertained distressed passengers at the Kochi airport. As the routines of air travelers continue to get disrupted due to intense fog in different parts of the country, Sivamani brought respite as he

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Singer Anuradha Paudwal along with DJ Sheizwood and Vishal Shrivastav has recorded the track 'Ram Lala Ghar Aa Gaye', a spiritual song dedicated to the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of the new idol of Ram Lalla at the

By Sukant Deepak KOZHIKODE - He says growing up in an environment at home where questioning and debating was encouraged, where one had the space to put forth his thoughts, no matter how radical, have been instrumental in shaping him as

MUMBAI, (IANS) - The year 2024 has just started, the Bollywood calendar is all set, and seems everything is very much in 'tune'. What sets this year apart is the film titles that are hum-worthy and promise viewers a thrilling

PUNE (IANS) - Legendary Hindustani classical singer, author, composer, and researcher Prabha Atre passed away following a brief illness at a private hospital here on January 13. Atre was 91 and had complained of some breathing issues early today, but succumbed

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Actress-singer Dot., whose real name is Aditi Saigal, has unveiled her latest single, 'Girls Night’, slated for release through the Welsh singles label, The Playbook. ‘Girls Night’ is a musical leap forward for Dot., embracing a sunny Motown-infused

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Singer-songwriter Armaan Malik, who is known for songs such as ‘Bol Do Na Zara’, ‘Naina’, and ‘Besabriyaan’, has kickstarted 2024 with his Kannada song ‘Ninyaarele’ from the film ‘Ondu Sarala Prema Kathe’. The singer shared that he

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Singer-songwriter Kaala Bhairava, has sung and composed an all-new version of Hanuman Chalisa Ansh for the series 'The Legend of Hanuman.' Best known for the Oscar-winning song ‘Naatu Naatu,’ Bhairava said, "My biggest source of inspiration was the

KOLKATA, (IANS) - Acclaimed classical singer Rashid Khan passed away at a Kolkata hospital on January 9. He was 55. In the morning, his medical condition started deteriorating fast and he had to be put under ventilation support at the private

MUMBAI (IANS) - Music composer A.R. Rahman, hailed as the 'Mozart of Madras', is celebrating his 57th birthday, even as the world toasts his musical prowess that has transcended cultural boundaries, earning him accolades and admiration worldwide. The winner of six

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Actress-musician Aditi Saigal, professionally known as Dot, has shared what inspires her music. She made her acting debut with the Zoya Akhtar directorial 'The Archies'. Dot's music feels refreshing in an age where composers often use sounds generated

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Actress and singer Zahrah Khan has reflected on her journey this year, calling it ‘grateful and incredible’, and shared how she wants to be successful like her mother, the singer, and actress Salma Agha. Zahrah’s father is

Curated by musician Keval Shah In the heart of India's diverse music landscape, a quiet revolution is underway, led by independent musicians who are captivating audiences with their thoughtful creations, offering a refreshing departure from mainstream beats. Presented in no order, these

MUMBAI (IANS) - Versatile singer Arijit Singh’s soulful rendition of the track ‘Bhaabo Jodi’ from the movie ‘Kabuliwala’ is not only melodious but also an emotionally resonant song, making it a must-listen for music enthusiasts. Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty helmed the

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Veteran playback singer Kumar Sanu, who ruled the 1990s, released a new track titled 'Sau Dil Gar' on January 1. The song, composed and penned by Sarbarish Majumder, is a romantic number. Kumar Sanu describes the track as something

MUMBAI (ANI) - Year 2023 has been a great year for Bollywood in terms of films and music. The film industry has delivered several big hits that ruled the charts the entire year. A look at the songs that ruled

India-West Staff Reporter In an era dominated by modern beats and digital rhythms, a young singer is continuing to explore Indian music genres in her musical journey which started a few years back from her childhood.Shahana Shome, who has rendered ghazal

Photo: Instagram MUMBAI (ANI) - Veteran actor Saira Banu paid tribute to the legendary singer Mohammed Rafi on his birth anniversary, recalling his close association with Dilip Kumar. Sharing a picture of Dilip Kumar with Mohammed Rafi, she wrote, "Dilip Sahib held

LUCKNOW (ANI) - As preparations are underway for the 'Pran Pratishtha' of the Ram Temple on January 22, 2024, drummer, and music composer Tanmay Mukherjee, along with his team, is creating a 'Ram Dhun' using western instruments for the mega

MUMBAI (IANS) - Pop star Dua Lipa is spending her holidays in India and is currently in Rajasthan, going by a motley of pictures she has shared on social media. She has posted pictures as she traveled in the state. In

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Singer-songwriter Armaan Malik, who is known for songs such as ‘Bol Do Na Zara’, ‘Naina’, ‘Besabriyaan’, and several others, has completed 16 years in the music industry. The singer has sung in multiple languages, including in Hindi, Telugu,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Every day, when his father, Ustad Alla Rakha would wake him up at 3 a.m. for lessons, the first thing he would say was, "You mustn't try to be a master. Just be a good student,

Mumbai, (IANS) - Singer Kailash Kher is set to bring the music reality show ‘Bharat Ka Amrit Kalash’ which gives a platform to the rich folk heritage of India. The show promises to be a journey through the distinct musical tapestries

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Singer Ankur Tewari speaking about the track ‘Plum Pudding’ from the latest release ‘The Archies’ said it was, “truly the sweetest surprise for our audience within the entire album. It’s a beautiful composition that Shibani Akhtar and

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Singer Guru Randhawa, who is known for ‘Lahore’, ‘Suit Suit’, ‘Ishare Tere’ and ‘Morni Banke’, is set to collaborate with American rapper Rick Ross for a new track. The untitled track is a Punjabi-English song. It’s a high-energy