Music

Bollywood Music Controversy

Bollywood Music Controversy

When I was a student at the Ali Akbar College of Music in Northern California, we were told that Indian film music was a cultural curse that prevented the majority of Indians from appreciating their country’s great classical music. We western students were told to...
September Singles

September Singles

September’s top ten songs have rhythm, soul, romance and techno beats. A perfect set of melodies to go with a jog, an afternoon tea, or an evening rendezvous. Himmesh Reshammiya wins for the top two numbers. Enjoy! Vidya Sridhar works at NASA and is a mom of two...
Matt On Matt

Matt On Matt

An artistic temperament is conventionally associated with eccentricity and attitude. What is not commonly seen is the other, good side of the said temperament, the one that drives artists to stay true to their art and foster an environment that nurtures its growth....
July Jingles

July Jingles

Here is a compilation of the top ten songs that encompass vintage energy, gentle melodies and upbeat rhapsodies. Hypnotic rhythms provide background scores to many of these songs, leaving an unforgettable listening experience. Vidya Sridhar works at NASA and is a mom...
Zakir Hussain Throws a Party

Zakir Hussain Throws a Party

ZAKIR HUSSAIN—The SFJazz Sessions.  A Moment Records and Route 66 AR Production, DVD. www.amazon.com, $22. One of the most enthralling experiences in a music lovers’ life is to be there when melodies and rhythms are brought to life, to see the spontaneous combustion...
May Melodies

May Melodies

The selection of melodies this month features haunting sounds, upbeat tunes and original and refreshing voices. The songs crackle with energy and enthusiasm. If you listen to one song, you will want to buy the whole album. Vidya Sridhar works at NASA and is a mom of...