India Music Week is an online effort to identify and catalog all the recordings of Asian Indian Music throughout the world, and introduce you to ideas and music from this vibrant culture. It will remain active as an online resource to make this culturally significant body of work readily available to people around the globe for study and enjoyment. read more
The ARChive presents:
a free, permanently available, online database of Asian Indian recordings and their locations around the world.
Realworld Records- UK + USA – streaming compilation from Peter Gabriel’s label have a listen
All day - Yogendra ("Yogi") Trivedi is a Asian Music Humanities Teaching Assistant @ Columbia University + a khyal singer. This video was created for the "Musics of India and West Asia." course at Columbia's Center for Ethnomusicology. Discussing basic musical concepts of raga and tala as well as broader cultural frameworks for Hindustani music from a beginner's perspective. see/hear the lecture
On the hunt for vinyl treasure in India and an elusive Beatles 78.
Hosted by ElJay Arem this on-air and online syndicated program out of Hamburg, Germany will present 6 hrs of programing with a focus on "sound" (Sanskrit:Nad(a) = flow), on three topics (2 hrs each) • Energy of SOUND – Raga Chikitsa • NADA – Concept of SOUND“ and • Music, Sound (Nada) & Language.“ Shows broadcast in Germany + Switzerland beginning on the 7th through the 13th.
7pm. Master tabla player @ Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC), NYC info
6pm. Space on White, Manhattan. Open Voice is the first of an 8-session singing course drawing on a variety of Indian traditions. contact Samita for details
University of Salford, Manchester, UK, Centre for Popular Music Research, Centenary Bldg, Lecture Hall HT109. Covering styles, ideas, timbres, instruments + musical organisation. visit Salford U.
Alberta, Canada. Jonathan M. Kertzer, Director folkwaysAlive! + University of Alberta. info
6 - 7 pm GMT, UK. Surtarang Broadcasting - show dedicated to the late Pt Manas Chakraborty, 101.8 WCRFM, Wolverhampton, UK. info
Canada. “Sound of Folkways” Radio Show, CJSR, 9-10PM, featuring Smithsonian Folkways UNESCO re-issue of Indian music. info
Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. Musician/ethnomusicologist Hoffman is Director of the Indo-Japanese Music Exchange Assoc. Concert is Hindustani ragadhari sangeet on Japanese traditional instruments. Japan tour begins Oct 15. website
Major sitarist in an intimate setting. She plays Kennedy Center in DC on the 16th. artist website
6 pm. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi. Directed by Shazia Khan go to event
2pm. NYC. Pandita Mukherjee sings Indian Classical (Hindustani) Music at Hunter College's Ida Lang Auditorium, E.69th and Lexington, NYC; $25, $40 - Organized by Pandit Jasraj Institute for Music Research. info
2:30pm. Saraswati Hall, Flushing, NYC. Sarod + tabla, ragas and healing vibes. Take the # 7 train to 45-57 Bowne St., Murray Hill, Flushing, Queens. - 718-460-8484 ext 112. FREE Event. info
4:30pm. Mass. Hindustani-Carnatic vocal. 7:30 Vocal Recital by Pushkar Lele and Santoor recital by Pandit Satish Vyas. Learnquest Baithak (Academy), Framingham, Mass. Tkts at door : $25 venue site
5pm. Carnatic vocalist, Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Washington DC. DC info
6pm. Bronx, NYC. Intimate performance by Kolkata musicians Shri Apratim Majumdar on Sarod and Sri Amit Chatterjee on Tabla at a residence in the Bronx. NY House concert info
6-7pm. NYC. Dibyarka Chatterjee - talk illustrated with live music, "Understanding Indian Music" at Chhandayan, NYC, FREE - 4 West 43rd St, Room # 618 - tel: 212 302 0720. STAY for the concert after! website
7pm. Plymouth University, UK, part of the Respect Festival featuring blind or partially sighted musicians led by master sitarist Baluji. UK info
8pm. New Delhi, India. Amarrass Records presents /Amarrass Nights @ Lodi. Tribute concert commemorating the music of Padma Shri Sakar Khan (1939-2013), grandmaster of the kamaicha. Featuring three (of many) bands influenced by his music - his sons GFD (Ghewar Firoze and Dara), Menwhopause (Anup Kutty, IP Singh) and Suhail Yusuf Khan. info
7-11pm. Boulder, CO. Artists Deva Premal and Miten + GuruGanesha Band. festival info
For centuries now Dr. Silver and I (B. George) have been drawn to a vaguely Asian sound. Maybe it started with that sitar at the opening of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" by Stevie Wonder. Incredible String band? Who knows, but despite our best efforts we managed to accumulate a great many recordings on this side of the ocean featuring Indian instrumentation, musical appropriation and outright cultural theft. Here's the low-down on some favorites.
The team at WhoSampled.com have spent years sussing out audio appropriation worldwide. It is a remarkable effort by the folks whose mission is to "Explore the DNA of music.".
Scott Groffman, ARC intern and NYU student, explores the friction that can occur as the ability for different cultures to communicate musically increases. He speaks with two young musicians with an allegiance to both Western and Indian music, perhaps caught in the middle.Go to essay
Gary J. Hausman has created a Research Guide to Indian music and book holdings at Columbia University. Page is being built now, and you can see it go up brick x brick @ Indian Music Research Guide
Elizabeth Davis up @ Columbia have put together a display case of Indian materials in their collection. Drop by and see.
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives, NY Public Library . Avant-garde composer, Edgard Varèse delivered the lecture, "A Note on Contemporary North Indian Music" as part of his summer course, "Twentieth-Century Tendencies in Music" at Columbia University.
IMC Onair and IMC Radio Net out of Germany along with SABN (South Asian Broadcasting Network) are our world-wide media partner. Organizer ElJay Arem is devoted to Indian Classical music and has organized a host of radio broadcast over a variety of channels in Germany + Switzerland, Oct 7- 13.BEST page for ALL SHOW INFO visit their site SABN
The Combustibles managed to perfect garage rock and prefigure punk in their one and only release, “Watch Her” from 1971. A recent re-release out of the UK on Harkit Records this July, and a incredibly complete website has finally given them their long overdue, due.Exclusive commentary by Combustible Nissim Ezekiel “Classic Rock and India – Many Connections”
The turban is said to have been introduced by Sir Sayyid Ahmad, the Indian born Mohammedan educator and reformer, into India in the nineteenth century, and in America during the Rock & Roll era. Here are few of our own, enamored by the tulip-like folds of this iconic headgear.
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