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Zila Khan: ‘Folk and Indigenous Music is Endangered in India’

The acts at Ranthambore Festival will include Mumbai-based singer Zila Khan. Photo: Saadiya Kochar

The renowned classical vocalist and artistic director of the upcoming Ranthambore Festival discusses the urgent need for preservation of arts

Ranthambore Festival to be Held in Rajasthan, and it’s Free!

Photo: Courtesy of Ranthambore Festival

The first edition of the event will take place on January 27th-29th; to feature artists like Zila Khan, Rajeev Raja, Maati Baani and more

Jazz Corner: Imitation, Flattery And Tributes

Louis Armstrong. Photo: Herman Hiller. CC by 2.0/Wikimedia Commons.

From Louis Armstrong paying tribute to Fats Waller to Kurt Elling’s dedication to John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman

Tribute: Benny Soans – The Man, The Music


Mumbai drummer Benoni Asher Soans’s sense of timing was so immaculate that even in his passing, he made a clean, precise break with life, much on his own terms

Jazz Corner: There is Great Joy in Music, If You Listen

Louiz Banks

From vinyl records to compact discs to digital music and more

Concert Review: Converging Streams Festival, NCPA, Mumbai


The festival celebrated a category of music which is hard to describe–neither ‘fusion’ nor ‘world music’

Jazz Corner: Random Thoughts and Reflections

Bob Dylan, Aust Ferry, England 1966. Photo: Paul Townsend/Flickr

From Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize to Marvin Gaye influencing a generation, and more

Elvis Lives… Forever?

Rob Kingsley. Photo: Last Tour International

UK’s Rob Kingsley thrilled two packed houses at the NCPA this past weekend with his performance as Elvis Presley

Concert Review: Igor Butman at N.C.P.A., Mumbai

Igor Butman

The Russian tenor saxophonist thrilled a packed house with jazz classics along with surprise performances from young Indian artists

Jazz Corner: Freedom & Democracy

You cannot vote for Donald Trump and pretend that this is just another election, and he is just another candidate. Art by Flickr user DonkeyHotey

Just as democracy affords the citizens to freely choose their leader and thus their future, jazz allows the musicians involved in its creation the opportunity, scope and freedom to create the music they choose.

"Wasting Away" by BLEK

  • January 25th, 2017 Mike Posner, Prateek Kuhad in New Delhi at Kamani Auditorium
  • January 25th, 2017 Blakc, The Lightyears Explode in Mumbai at AntiSocial
  • January 26th, 2017 The Abomination Chapter 4 ft Yonsample, Chronic Xorn, Dark Carnage, Evil Conscience, Orphic Cosmogony and Noyze Akademi in Kolkata at Triguna Sen Auditorium, Jadavpur University
  • January 26th, 2017 Mike Posner, Prateek Kuhad in Mumbai at Summerhouse Cafe
  • January 27th, 2017 Sax Machine in Bengaluru at Blue Frog

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