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Taal Talk

Taal Talk

You’ve read about the Festival of Tabla coming up, now let’s learn about the person who made the festival happen. A personal journey shared with India Current’s Heritage Arts Initiative. Meet Rupesh Kotecha, a music enthusiast, student, teacher, compassionate...
Parampara: An Interview with Birju Maharaj

Parampara: An Interview with Birju Maharaj

I hear what seems like hundreds of bells and tens of stamping feet as I walk up to a rehearsal studio in Cupertino, California, in June 2018. When I step in, I see that that is indeed the case, but now I can hear the music as well. There are easily 50 women of all...
Sarod Maestro Rajeev Taranath Interview

Sarod Maestro Rajeev Taranath Interview

One of India’s foremost classical musicians, Rajeev Taranath is a master of the sarod. His career spanning over four decades, has drawn accolades from critics and audiences throughout the world. A distinguished disciple of the late legendary maestro Ustad Ali Akbar...
The Magical Strings of Josh Feinberg

The Magical Strings of Josh Feinberg

Friends belonging to the Ekswar group had arranged a sitar concert of an artist who I had known only through Facebook. The musical evening was arranged as an almost private baithak on a terrace with a cozy ambience. I had never met the musician before, and so I was...

A View of London’s Easter Ragas

              A festival of classical and contemporary Indian music By Tara Arts and Sama Arts Earth floor – 7 concerts – 50 musicians over 3 days On the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ trip to India, which revolutionised the perception of Indian music, Tara Theatre...
From star science student to master sitar player

From star science student to master sitar player

Sharanjeet Singh Mand was a star science student in northern India who represented his high school at national competitions. He was also a fledgeling musician who never had time to attend his elective music class. One day, a frustrated teacher confronted Mand’s...