बिहार की प्रसिद्ध लोक गायिका विंध्यवासिनी देवी

बिहार की सुप्रसिद्ध लोग गायिका श्रीमती विंध्यवासिनी देवी के साथ ये बातचीत बीबीसी के  पूर्व रेडियो संपादक डॉ विजय राणा ने  १९९९ में, पटना में, उनके घर रिकॉर्ड की थी. उनकी इस बातचीत को बी बी सी रेडियो पर प्रसारित लोकप्रिय श्रंखला  ‘संध्या के दीप’ के लिए रिकॉर्ड किया था. …

Hans Akela – Kumar Gandharva: Documentary

Kumar Gandharva

Kumar Gandharva or Shivaputra Siddharamayya Komkalimath was a Hindustani classical singer, well known for his unique vocal style and his refusal to be bound by the tradition of any gharana. A biographical documentary by the Film Division of India that throws light into some of the rarest aspects of the life…

Pt Kishan Maharaj: Ganesh Paran on tabla सुनिए पंडित किशन महाराज का जादुई तबला जो हमारी और आपकी तरह बोलता है

Pandit Kishan Maharaj

 Ganesh Paran  Invocation of Lord Ganesha. It’s a famous  traditional composition, which refers to Ganesha (the elephant-headed god, son of Shiva). The first part describes a scene where Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh sing Dhrupada, accompanied by Ganesha on the Mŗdańga. This Paran was one of Kishan Maharaj-ji’s favourites. सुनिए पंडित…

Sarod maestro Ustad Haafiz Ali Khan: Video Interview

Even before Ustad Haafiz Ali (1888–1972) Khan gave Sarod his magic touch at a public performance, the atmosphere used to become electric. Tall, massive fair with a neatly trimmed beard, Ustad Haafiz Ali Khan was more than handsome. He was overwhelming with his charming manners and large eyes, as eloquent as…

Life of Pt Bhimsen Joshi in his own words

Pt Bhimsen Joshi

Tribute to Pandit Bhimsen Joshi on his 92nd Birth Anniversary DD Bharati, Published on 6 Feb 2014

Birju Maharaj on his early life and times

Kathak Maestro Birju Maharaj in a rare interview tells the story of his early life, his legendry father Achchan Maharaj and mother Mahadev. He also talks about a concert in Jhansi where disruptive audience were in no mood to listen to a classical artist, but the mood changed when he…

Pandit Jasraj: My most memorable concert

Pandit Jasraj, one to the giants of Indian classical music began his career as a percussionist, mainly focusing on Tabla, but then he turned his attention to singing. In a rare interview he talks about why he changed the track. He also talks about his most memorable concert that concert…

Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt: inventor of Mohan Veena

“How I invented Mohan Veena” Grammy Award winner Pandit Vishamohan Bhatt recently mesmerised a packed house in London’s  Kensington Great Hall in a concert organised by a London Indian classical group the Note Asia Foundation. Critics said this was one of the finest performances by the great maestro, who indianised…