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Ameen Sayani: A voice that brought a nation closer

Armed witih the melody-thread of Bollywood songs, Ameen Sayani was more effective than all the Hindi missionaries who sought to popularise the language

Ameen Sayani was not just a singular golden voice but represented the subcontinent’s longing for an aesthetic of freedom.(HT File Photo/ Vijayanand Gupta)
Updated on Feb 26, 2024 11:24 AM IST

A wah moment in Zakir Hussain’s travels in taal

The music Zakir Hussain makes is a fusion of several traditions, blended by his conviction that music is universal

Ustad Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, V Selvaganesh and Ganesh Rajagopalan of Shakti at the 66th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. (PTI)
Published on Feb 09, 2024 10:00 PM IST

Music that was inspired, inventive and traditional

Ustad Rashid Khan’s career had a meteoric rise. With a rich voice, he amalgamated distinct features of multiple khayal traditions in his repertoire

Ustad Rashid Khan. (File phpto)
Published on Jan 12, 2024 12:57 AM IST

All art is ‘art’ificial, why pick on ‘Now and Then

'Now and Then is artificial, of course. But it’s a tribute to an important period in the history of the arts.

FILE -The Beatles, foreground from left, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr on drums perform on the CBS
Published on Nov 11, 2023 10:40 PM IST
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