ANNIVERSARIES

Udit Narayan 1-Dec ! Bombay S.Jayashri 2-Dec ! Nagai Muralidharan 4-Dec ! Subash Goel 4-Dec ! Kadri Gopalnath 5-Dec ! Sabbas Joseph 5 Dec ! Sujata Trivedi 6-Dec ! M.Chandrasekharan 11-Dec ! Mahakavi Subrmanya Bharathi 11-Dec ! Sriram Gangadharan 12-Dec ! Anutosh Degharia 12-Dec ! Muskan K. 14-Dec ! Babul Supriyo 15-Dec ! Usha Mangeshkar 15-Dec ! V.Thyagarajan 18-Dec ! Amin Sayani 21-Dec ! Anand (Milind) 21-Dec ! Calcutta K.S.Krishnamurthi 21-Dec ! Neyvelli Venkatesh 22-Dec ! E.M.Subramaniam 23-Dec ! Naushad 25-Dec ! Pandit Ram Narayan 25-Dec ! Pudukottai Dakshinamurthi Pillai 27-Dec ! Umayalpuram K.Sivaraman 27-Dec ! Sonali Bajpai 30-Dec ! A.Kanyakumari 31-Dec ! Nandu Vichare 31-Dec

The Ranthambore Festival Rajasthan on 0000-00-00

The Ranthambore Festival
Majestic Nahargarh Palace - Rajasthan

Ranthambore Festival Performers

LABIK KAMAL - Bangladesh | Bangla Folk/ Jazz/ World Music
RAMI DEVI - Village Sardi, Rajasthan | Vocals, Harmonium | Meera Bhajans
ROGER HANSCHEL - Germany | Saxophonist | Speaker & Performer
FARAN ENSEMBLE - Israel | World Music / Folk/ Tribal
TRITHA SINHA - India | Musician
HEMA RAM + DAMRA RAM - Veena & Manjira
FIDDLERS GREEN - India | Acoustic / Folk / World Music
NEHAL KHAN - Villaga Sanwara | Vocals, Harmonium
TRIO BENARES - Germany/ India | Indian Classical - Jazz Fusion/ World Music
NATHULAL JI SOLANKI - India | The Nagara (Kettledrum)
MOHAN - Bhuj | Instrument - Ghadha Gambhira
KANHA RAM  - Kutch, Gujarat | Ektara & Khartaal
MARTIN DUBOIS - France | Musician

Sunburn Festival Pune on 2017-12-28

Sunburn is a commercial EDM Festival held in the hills of Kesnand

Kala Viraasat Mumbai on 2017-12-22

Kala Viraasat
Ustad Rashid Khan with Hariharan
Nehru Centre Worli, Mumbai
at 7.00 pm

 

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The 60th Annual Grammy Awards

ITIHAAS Vasai on 2017-12-16

Itihaas music concert featuring Ustad Zakir Hussain & Shankar Mahadevan
on Saturday, December 16 at St.Gonsalo Garcia College Ground, behind chimaji appa ground, near ST depot, vasai gaon,vasai

Mile Sur Mumbai on 2017-12-08

Mile Sur
Celebrating the Musical journey of A Living Legend Louiz Banks

Featuring: Ustad Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, Sivamani, Rakesh Chaurasia, Taufiq Qureshi, Ravi Chary, Karl Peters, Gino Banks and Sanjay Divecha

At Shanmukhanand  Auditorium, Sion
Time : 7.00 pm

EARS-Europe-Asia Roundtable Sessions Mumbai on 2017-12-06

n December 2017, Europe-Asia Roundtable Sessions joins forces with the Mumbai Assembly for a four-day seminar focusing on the creative industry developments in India. EARS on Mumbai, December 69 dives deep into Performing Arts, Film and Music while addressing topics such as Marketing and PR, Digital Media, Funding and Arts Infrastructure.

The event will bring together international key professionals and representatives from government agencies to Mumbai to network, explore business opportunities and share best practices. And of course, getting to know the best bits of Mumbai!

EARS on Mumbai is co-presented by Europe-Asia Roundtable Sessions and the Mumbai Assembly, a Mumbai-based independent cultural agency creating new platforms for creation, collaboration and showcasing in creative and cultural industries and supporting the development of an ecosystem for cultural entrepreneurship in India. The event is supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).

We’ve already published our first speakers and program info on the event page, and will be back with more. Meanwhile, you can join us in the Facebook event for EARS on Mumbaiand find EARS on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for news and insight.

Arijit Singh Live in Concert - The MTV India tour. Kolkotta on 2017-12-24

MTV, the brand that introduced India to music television and India’s Leading Media and Entertainment Company- Wizcraft International have come together to present the first-ever Royal Stag Mega Music Arijit Singh Live in Concert - The MTV India tour. The concert series, an initiative of GiMA Concerts, is slated to begin on Arijit’s home-turf, Kolkata on December 24th and will be held across major cities right up till March 2018. The singer, who has captured the hearts of over millions across the world, is all set to take the nation by storm with his chartbusters. Fans will be able to get their tickets exclusively on BookMyShow, India’s largest online entertainment ticketing brand.
 
Famously known as the Soul of Bollywood, Arijit Singh has sung over 150 tracks, won more than 50 popular awards, and has acquired a staggering fan base that’s growing every year. Not only are his songs heard in India, but Arijit Singh has his fan following all over the world and has been recognized as the most-heard artist for four consecutive years.The tour will mark its footprint in ten prime cities of the nation namely Kolkata, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Indore, Pune, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Guwahati and Mumbai. The shows will feature the singer in the lead showcasing his best music. While Arijit Singh shall be singing his biggest hits, the audiences should expect to be surprised with a special element in every city. The tour, curated by Wizcraft Entertainment International and TM Talent Management will reach out to every major Indian city.  Through Viacom18’s leading brands such as MTV, MTV Beats, Colors and Rishtey, audiences will be engaged till the very end when a special broadcast that captures the best moments of the tour will be shared on the platforms.

Pratahswar--Aparna Kelkar Mumbai on 2017-11-27

The 90th Pratahswar the morning raga series by Pancham Nishad presents talented and mellifluous vocalist Aparna Kelkar she will be accompanied by Prasad Padhye on (Tabla) and Suyog Kundalkar on (Harmonium). The morning concert will be held at Kala Prangan, Pu. La. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Mumbai on 26th November, 2017 at 6.30 a.m. This is a non-ticketed concert and opens to all. The event is exclusively supported by Tata Capital. One of the unique characteristics of Indian music is the assignment of definite times of the day and night for performing Ragas (modes/melodies). It is believed that the Raga can only appear at the height of its melodic beauty if played at the right time of day. Since most concerts take place in the evening, audiences rarely have a chance to listen to morning ragas, thus missing out on a huge repertoire of outstanding compositions.
 
“Pratahswar”, concert series of morning ragas is presented on a Sunday morning once a month from October to May of next year featuring mainly young and senior talented artistes. The duration of the concert is two hours.
 
It may be noted that “Pratahswar” has never repeated any artiste in all its 87 concerts till date. It has featured artistes ranging from the upcoming brigade such as Samrat Pandit, Sahana Banerjee, Niladri Kumar and Ramakant Gaikwad to veteran musicians such as Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ulhas Kashakar, Ashwini Bhide Deshpande N. Rajam and Rahul Sharma to name a few.  Pratahswar is considered to be a “Brand Event” in the world of Indian Classical Music having built a loyal audience of about 700 discerning listeners in the early hours of the day.
 
ARTISTE PROFILE
Aparna Kelkar endowed with a rich and mellifluous voice her performances are marked by an excellent command over both rhythm and melody. Initially trained by late Mrs. Purnima Talwalkar thereafter; she continued to undertake nuances of the Agra gharana from its well-known exponent, late Pt. C. R. Vyas. At present she is learning the deeper aspects of vocal music under the able guidance of Shri.Shriram Shintre and a noted harmonium player and one of the most respected personalities in Hindustani classical music, Dr. Arvind Thatte.Apart from traditional training, she is also a merit holder in the Sangeet Alankar examination conducted by the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and also a rank holder in the M.A.examination (Music) of the S.N.D.T. University. She is also a graded artiste of All India Radio for Classical and Light Music.

Venue : Kala Prangan, Pu. La. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, 
             Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 
Date: 26th October 2017
Time : 6.30 a.m.
Non-ticketed - Free to all

A R Rahman concert Encore Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad on 2017-11-26

Rahman is planning an exclusive set list for this tour, covering the entire spectrum of some of his best works. A.R. Rahman will also play some pieces on the piano. He will be accompanied by singers like Jonita Gandhi, Mohit Chauhan, Javed Ali, Shaashaa Tirupati, Hriday Gattani, and Harshdeep Kaur on the tour. 
The tour promises to be an enthralling musical experience and ensure a transparent, seamless, and unforgettable opportunity to all Rahman fans. 

Tour Details: 
26th November - Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad 
3rd December - -TransStadia, Ahmedabad 
17th December– CCI Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
23rd December– Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, New Delhi
 

Mahindra Open Sky Jodhpur, Rajasthan on 0000-00-00

You love to travel, you love music, you wouldn’t mind a little adventure too.
The Mahindra Open Sky is a hint at all that. We found this amazing tented camp on the very first and largest dune of the mighty Thar desert. Here, set in perfect old world charm, we have set up an experience that you might like.
The Mahindra Open Sky is an intimate mehfil for 500 people. Here you live the nomadic life, of exploring in the wilderness, listening to great music while you chill on the soft sand, eating authentic home cooked meals, staying in a nice tent (with running water), camping in the desert and doing the things you always wanted to. (Yes we have a well stocked bar)
There’s a lot to do here, like bashing our Thar in the Thar! Exploring the desert, yoga and wellness, camel racing and our favourite – absolutely nothing! Do absolutely nothing here. We highly recommend it.
Come hang out. It will be fun we promise you. We will take very good care of you, and make sure you have the time of your life.
Mahindra Open Sky is promoted and Produced by Oranjuice Entertainment. We create enriching experiences that brighten our audiences' lives and enliven our clients' brands; simple but authentic journeys that begin long before the first note is plucked and continue long after the final echoes fade. We do this because we love to celebrate music, to tell stories and to make memories that last forever.

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Time Out 72 Music Fest Goa on 2017-12-27

All devout music enthusiasts searching for an all inclusive music festival as a year end calendar favourite will unite this winter, making sure to transform the shores of North Goa into a giant dance floor! This December Goa’s premium beach event Time Out 72 is going to set temperatures soaring with an amalgamation of some of the world’s finest artists uniting on one stage to dole out pulsating beats that will transport music enthusiasts into an unparallel world of unadulterated music and dance. The high octane event promises to ensure a scaled up experience with music that does not dictate, preach or judge but breaks all barriers of elitism and hierarchy. Conceptualised and produced by Waterlemon Events LLP and Sudarshan Entertainment World, the festival will be privy to 3 DAYS of a multiplicity of music genres at Goa’s preferred music destination Vagator from the 27th to the 29th of December 2017.
 
Time Out 72 aspires to give serious music lovers an electrifying all encompassing experience capturing hand-picked talent and live experiences from across the globe. The festival will witness a galaxy of homegrown and international artists performing live under one single roof to deliver a consummate and an unparalleled EDM experience that India has been awaiting.

Enchanted Valley Festival 2017 Aamby Valley,Pune on 2017-12-16

Enchanted Valley Carnival (EVC) is a unique festival property which was introduced to the Indian audiences in 2013. Enchanted Valley Carnival is the first-ever music festival in Asia to have a fully-fledged campsite, famously known as Enchanted Village, alongside professional adventure sport and other distinctive experiences. Enchanted Valley Carnival is hosted amongst the serenity of nature in one of the most exclusive cities in Asia at Aamby Valley City, being the first festival in Asia to be held on an airstrip. 

Enchanted Village shall be poised to endorse and facilitate this community through its extravagant camping experience, with the objective of being the most sought after camping brand in the country. Enchanted Village aims to extend its ritualistic nature amongst the fans, rendering an experience across the length & breadth of India’s diverse environmental settings.

EVC introduced its sub property ‘Culinarium’ at the 2015 edition of the festival, which is a curated gastronomical experience. Gourmet as well as street food experiences are handpicked specially for the festival with pop up restaurants created to devour various cuisines under one roof.

In 2015, Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, announced a new partnership with Twisted Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., under which both parties have equal stakes in Enchanted Valley Carnival. The joint venture marked Universal Music Group South Asia’s debut in the experiential marketing space as the first label to participate in a venture of this kind.

EVC 2016 establishes itself as the only multi genre music festival in India offering varied genres from electronic music to live genres across International Pop, Bollywood, EDM, techno, fusion and Indie along with other experimental music. Bringing together some of the most electrifying international performers that remain sacrosanct, EVC covers a vast spectrum of music with the presence of our Indian talent in the line-up.

Nesco Goregoan east,mumbai on 16 th & 17th December 2017

 

 

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Uli Jon Roth aka “Father of Neo-Classical Metal Genre”, a guitar legend and one of the most important innovators of the electric guitar. He was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, on Dec 18, 1954.In 1973, Uli joined the Scorpions and recorded five albums with them, these were Fly To The Rainbow (1974), In Trance (1975), Virgin Killer (1976) and Taken by Force (1977). Uli's farewell album was a live in 1978 - Tokyo Tapes. It is generally recognized as one of the great live-albums in the history of rock music and has influenced scores of younger musicians. In 2006, the Scorpions performed a reunion concert and he also founded a teaching facility in Los Angeles and named it Sky Academy with the purpose of sharing his musical philosophy. In 2013 Uli recorded Scorpions Revisited, a double album consisting entirely of his favorite early Scorpions songs which were given an exciting new lease of life.

#43 Greatest Rock Guitarists of the 70s
#65 Best Metal Guitarists
Ex-Guitarist Scorpions
Inventor of Sky Guitar
Founder of Sky Academy
 

Interviews

Venues

Hard Rock Cafe1

Located in a former mill, the Mumbai outpost of the US chain of resto-bars has a mixed reputation among the city's musicians. In the first couple of years after opening, in 2006, indie rock acts were often asked to include a stipulated number of cover songs in their set lists. These days, Hard Rock Café, which hosts gigs every Tuesday and Thursday night, sticks mostly to cover bands, with a couple of dates a month spared for indie groups. Skip these gigs, and come here only for the ticketed events, when one of the seating areas is cleared to make room for a larger stage, for performances by Indian indie icons (folk-fusion veterans Indian Ocean, electro-rock superstars Pentagram), international chart toppers (Wyclef Jean, Jay Sean) or club-packing DJs (Bob Sinclair, Paul van Dyk). Be warned, though: the waiters break into a synchronised jig every time the Village People's "YMCA" comes on.


Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli, + 91 22 2438 2888, Hardrockindiablog.com. Open daily noon-1.30am. Performance times and entrance fees vary