Ghazal Singer Roshan Bharati in the Bay Area

Ghazal Singer Roshan Bharati in the Bay Area

[addtoany]India Currents got the opportunity to speak with Dr Roshan Bharti during his recent visit to the Bay Area. “I was born in the family of professional musicians for 17 generations. I am carrying the torch of my family legacy – my grandfather was Ustad Jamal...
Parampara: In the Footsteps of the Masters

Parampara: In the Footsteps of the Masters

[addtoany]Anuradha Nag, Artistic Director of Tarangini School of Kathak dance, has two causes for celebration this year: her school turns 25 and her Guru, Padma Vibhushan Birju Maharaj, turns 80. She is hosting the event Parampara on June 8th this year with a special treat:...
Max is Maxing Out on India: Musical Cirque Du Soleil

Max is Maxing Out on India: Musical Cirque Du Soleil

[addtoany][India’s energy,] “that incredible thing that happens when you step out of the plane,” is what makes India feel like a second home – the first being Germany – to jazz and Indian-classical guitarist Max Clouth every time. He’s just released “Kamaloka,” and...
Academics and Artists Unite: A Day on Muthuswami Dikshitar

Academics and Artists Unite: A Day on Muthuswami Dikshitar

[addtoany]UC Davis hosted a symposium on the celebrated Carnatic composer Muthuswami Dikshitar on April 7th 2018 which brought together academics, performers, and rasikas in one space to examine and celebrate his life and contribution. Dr. Archana Venkatesan, Chair, Department...
Sarod Maestro Rajeev Taranath Interview

Sarod Maestro Rajeev Taranath Interview

[addtoany]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

[addtoany]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...