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...
Celebrating 50 Years of The Ali Akbar College of Music

Celebrating 50 Years of The Ali Akbar College of Music

Imagine being raised as a child with the narrow, cluttered stretches of a dark backstage as your playground; bright lights and waves of booming applause tick as steady as a metronome through my memories. I had two homes: the home where I ate my cereal each morning and...
A Concert for Vision

A Concert for Vision

Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF) in their continued efforts to eradicate curable blindness in India organized a fundraising musical night with popular Bollywood singers Kumar Sanu and Sadhana Sargam on December 17, 2017 in San Jose. Funds from the concert fed into SEF’s...
Music Concerts: To Go or Not To Go?

Music Concerts: To Go or Not To Go?

“But mommy, it’s Taylor Swift! and Ed Sheeran! and Dua Lipa!,” my 10 year old daughter protested. My mind was paralyzed as soon as she had announced that she really wanted to attend the Poptopia concert at the SAP Center in San Jose. News stories of the Mandalay...
BollyWedd Is The Mantra!

BollyWedd Is The Mantra!

“Hot, Hot, Hot! That was one of the songs,” remembers Southern Californian Jackie Kendall of the music at her daughter Sara and Abhishek Belani’s wedding at the Design Center, San Francisco in 2015. Those were most likely the only words she recognized from the...
Yeh Saala Salsa!

Yeh Saala Salsa!

In 2014, Grammy award winner Christian Tumalan had spent 13 years in America and considered himself not fully American but “getting there.” He is band-lead of the 19 member Pacific Mambo Orchestra and believes that (net)working with DJs and local talent is one of the...