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Dr.CHARLES NORONA Begins New Film

THE GUITAR SOCIETY June 30th 2011

Courtesy-Abby D’silva

Dr.Charles Norona, Is one of the most respected Instructors of the guitar in Mumbai-Maharashtra.Having created title tracks for News channels,Game shows on T.V.He has started recording for a film under production”BHADOTHRI” and ‘GANDUL’ the earthworm.He’s also  training students to understand ,read, write and create so as  to play better music .the guitar society runs on sundays  at thane and Andheri with Dr.Charles personally being there.

SIR CHARLES’s students

2006  Thane Batch                                                            2006 Andheri Batch

Purvi Saha                                                    Ansh Seedheer                                 Aditi Halan

Dr.Rajashree                                               Moumita Sarkar                             Saahas Bala

Abhishek Khedkar                                    Pawan mulani                                 Akshay Desai

Shashikant Desai                                       Karuna Verma                                Aabhyan Malhotra

Vikrant Gaonkar                                        Vikas Kumar                                  Suraina Malhotra

Dr.Smita Sundram                                     Vandana Kapoor                         Luv

Yukti Agarwal                                              Aaron Nair                                    Khush

Batch                                                              of 2008                                    ANDHERI

Tathagat Pant                               Imad Rais

Bhavna Tanwani                    Hitesh Ahuja

Jagdish Vaswani                 Nupur Malpani

Smriti  Bali                              Bushra Tisekar

Raj chabra                            Kalash jaiswal

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Sanjana Mathur                                   Anicca Chhabra               Monty wadhwa

Shreyas Tripathi                                  Daxay Jakhia                    Ashley D’silva

Anuradha Thakrar                                Selvin Kurian                  Apurva .C.

Yash                                                         Dipesh Kotadia               Kashif Contractor

Kadambari Thakur                             Jai saxena

Batch                                                of                      2008                        Andheri

Praveen Kamath              Lavrentyj Lopes                   Sanjeev mokashi

zain Ali                                      Divya mahadevan              Mahip vyas

Rustom Kharwa                   Puja Pednekar                          Dimple

Parth Desai                            Nolan Miranda                        Kanwaldeep Singh

Nikita Sanghvi                      Rohit Jha                                  Manan Shah

Batch                                of                        2009                                 ANDHERI

Shraddha Maladkar                    Nehal Padbidri                Vishal Lakhi

Rahul Amrute                              Prajakta Kumbhare        S.Ganesh

Sumanth kumar                          Kiran Sarwade                  Chitra goliya

Yash Goliya                                  Ritwik Chaudhary         Dhariys Desai

Ankur Basrur                              Maulik Godhia                  Anusha Ramasu

Raisa D’monte                            Pritisha Sardesai              Jizelle fonseca

Shantanu Khedekar                 Caroline Powell

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Sagar Boke                              Sandeep Dev                                  Sarthak Sharma

Shreyas Murali                      Alan Dias                                   Mahesh Gulabani

Tezun.S.                                   Dipti Chitnis

Khar                                              Bandra

Ranjai Anand Bhosle                     Zanai Anand Bhosle

Thane                                   Thane                                Thane                                Thane

2007                                                                           Batch of   2008                        2009

Jitesh Panchal                                                        Rashmie Sodhi                       Dr.Geeta Vaidya

Mohar Hatalkar                                                      Deepali desai                          Prema Venkatesh

Siddesh Mokashi                                                     Milan Vishwakarma           Anuya Thorat

Amol kanolkar                                                          Paromita Ghosh                  Anirudh Nair

Srinivas Iyer                                                              Noel Divekar                        Tanvi Vaidya

Krishna Mohan                                                          Rishi Makkar                        Rajiv Rao

Sandeep singh                                                             Anil Kotwal                          Ronson D’souza

Sneha                                                                               Rahul                                      Prerna Zanke

Ganesh Jagdale                                                           Vikas jain                              Vandan Goel

Grishma Sarangdhar                                                Yadnesh Gotey                   Sailee Goel

Keshav mittal                                                                Shaysta Siddiqvi              Dr.Ajit Gore

Revathi Suresh                                                             Sajid Arman

Murali Dharan                                                              Anagha gulwadi

Rohan dilip Raje                                                          Ram Gulwadi

Aditya Wadhwan                                                         Rohini Rasputra

Nayan .P .Salian                                                           Pooja Gotey

Mary Anthony                                                             Manish Sharma

Roopesh Khangaonkar                                             Smriti Ghosh

Parag Indurkar                                                            Gaurav Joshi

Ritesh Nissar                                                                 Krushaanu Vadhavkar

Chetan Seth                                                                     Ajay Thatte

Dayanand B.Katakdond                                             Priyanka Kulkarni

Shrikant Ahire                                                                Sheetal Bhanushali

Akash.A.Sambrekar                                                      Rommel Lucas

Jinesh Sonawala                                                              Mahadev Srivastav

Zen Michael                                                                       Ravi Verma

Ashay Mohare                                                                    Panna Seth

2009 VASHI BATCH………………………………….2009 VASHI BATCH…………………………………2009 VASHI BATCH

S.Srinivasan           S.Gayathri       Keith Fernandes              Benjamin Stephen                Nijith Sebastian

Jalaj Varshney      Qudisya Contractor             Nishant Rajvaidya      Anita Anand      Prashant Bhaskar

Monica Titus          Narrendra Reddy          Roney Jose      Pooja Tahilramani    Aditya singh    Simran Dalvi

Ujjwal Trivedi       Swapnil Gupte    Anirudh Subramanyam    Ashok Y.      Sonish Rawal      Smita Wagmare

Neeraj Netrawali       Shrish Eshkar

2011 Thane

Suvir Lakshare   Arnaaz     Shehazad Gauri      Mahesh Sanil      Alpesh Kumbhare

Ramesh Nakhwa  Dhruv Nakhwa, Tripti Srivastav

Ishita Makhija, Pradeep.

 

2011Andheri

TAnisha V                    Abhijeet vitekar      Slevin     Simran

Nishad                          Shewta                        Vinayak  mathur

Shri Mathur

Pritisha Sardesai

Ilayaraja to Start a Music University in Tirupati

courtesy-Amanda Sodhi
One of South India’s most well-respected and prolific composers, Ilayaraja is going to start a music academy in Tirupati, India. The institute will be operated in conjunction with Tollywood actor Mohan Babu who also runs other educational institutions in Tirupati. Interestingly enough, Ilayaraja is composing for Mohan Babu’s daughter Lakhsmi Manchu’s movie Gundello Godari.Both Ilayaraja and Mohan Babu are good friends and had been spending a lot of time in Tirupati recently. In an interview on IndiaGlitz.com, Ilayaraja mentioned that since there are only music colleges but no music universities in India, it is necessary to have a music university so music lovers from various backgrounds can immerse themselves in music.

More updates regarding his university will be revealed in the weeks to come, so stay tuned!

IIFA Awards to Include Music Workshop

courtesy-Shawn Fernandes

This year’s International Indian Film Academy Awards are taking place in Toronto, Canada, through June 25. For the first time, the event will include an IIFA Music Workshop which aims at showcasing the role music plays in Indian films. Open to music students and professionals from across North America, the workshop also will attempt to establish a platform for Indian and international musicians and industry professionals to interact and share ideas.

The workshop will take place on Saturday, June 25, the same day as the awards ceremony. The workshop will feature an interactive session with acclaimed Bollywood music directors Vishal Bhardwaj, Salim Merchant and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Besides showcasing the history Indian film music, one of the highlights of the workshop will involve Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy using audience participation to compose and perform a song on the spot.

Sukhwinder Singh Discusses Devotional Album

courtesy-Amanda Sodhi
Bollywood singer Sukhwinder Singh has released a devotional album titledSai Ram under the Filmy Box Music label.“Most of the Sai bhajans are very soft and are heard in the relative peace of home,” said Sukhwinder Singh. “They needed something that could inspire bhakti, peace and energy together to give them the strength. It is contradictory statement but that is what prompted me to sing Sai bhajans. The album consists of three bhajans. With blessings of Baba I am releasing my songs now.”Singh sang two of the bhajans from his album at the music launch. Singh also has written the lyrics and composed for the album. Various celebrities were present at the launch including Monty Sharma, Sonu Kakkad, Harish Moyal, Sumitra Iyyer and Filmy Box Music MD Narendra Singh.

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs Partners with Karaoke Website

Amanda Sodhi

Musical reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs has partnered with the karaoke website Singchana.com, to allow users to match renditions of songs against the pitch of original songs.

Aspiring, young singers can sing their favorite karaoke tracks, practice singing, and challenge friends online on Twitter and Facebook to beat their score. The website takes players’ voices and coverts them into visual representations that can be compared to the original singer’s voice.

“Karaoke can be fun at any age and it always brings with it elements of zest, freshness and zing,” said Akash Chawla, marketing head of Zee, which carries Sa Re Ga Ma Pa shows. “Our show’s popularity on YouTube has been humongous. The count has crossed 2,86,680 hits since two weeks of its launch. This validates our efforts in presenting pure musical talent rather than resorting to gimmicks.”

Radio Mantra Celebrates RD Burman

Amanda Sodhi

Radio Mantra has kicked off celebrations to commemorate late music composer RD Burman’s 72nd birth anniversary.

“It’s an exclusive treat that Mantra is giving out to its listeners as somewhere all of us have grown up humming the tunes of the phenomenal composer,” said Sameer Kanwar, national programming head of Radio Mantra.

The station has been playing popular hits of RD Burman under the Salaam-E-Pancham music segment, and has organized shows to commemorate the composer and his memorable works. Their segment “RD Hat-Trick” featured three evergreen Burman songs played each hour as well as a “Mera Wala Hit” daily request show playing his most popular songs. There was also an “Action Replay” segment which featured Burman and singer Asha Bhonsle’s bet musical moments, as well as a “Ticket to Bollywood” show that discussed Burman’s influence on Bollywood music.

Reverrse Polarity Drummer Jonathan Joshua Fernandes Dies

Shawn Fernandes

Metal band Reverrse Polarity lost their drummer Jonathan Joshua Fernandes over the weekend in an unfortunate accident.

Over the last year, Fernandes had taken time off from the band to train as a pilot in the United States. He was in Delhi over the weekend to take his pilot’s license exam.

Reverrse Polarity won Channel V’s Launchpad competition in 2009, coming out of nowhere to beat more experienced bands like Cassini’s Division and Faridkot. The five-piece metal band came together in late 2008 and quickly built up a dedicated following amongst indie metal fans across the country. The band toured the country on the back of the Launchpad win and had even snared their own Rolling Stone magazine cover, a rare and prestigious accolade for an Indian band.

‘Bhaag DK Bose’ Gets Covered Indie Style

Shawn Fernandes

Ram Sampath’s cheeky expletive-hidden “Bhaag DK Bose” song is already a summer superhit that’s on the lips of millions across the country. The song has now crossed over into indie-cool territory with a cover from Mumbai-based composer and producer Sonaluna, who sprinkles the song with her own brand of ambient-electro fairy-dust to produce one of the coolest covers in recent times.

According to Sonaluna’s post on her blog One Small Window (which she shares with indie film-maker Elvis D’silva), “The song ‘Bhaag DK Bose’ from the film Delhi Belly is a superhit or, in Bollywood parlance, “souprhit”. Say it fast and as if it were one word – “souprhit, souprhit!!!” Yup that’s kind of the excitement that surrounds this massive song, and after it was stuck in my head in a constant loop, I just had to cover it.”

Listen to the atmospheric cover along with its swirling graphics-driven video at www.onesmallwindow.com.

Photo credit: Elvis D’silva

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