Music Today-India

The Guitar society 15th Aug 2011


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Lata Mangeshkar Bestowed with Lifetime Achievement Award

courtesy-Amanda Sodhi

Legendary singer Lata Mangeskhar was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Benglai news channel Chobbish Ghanta. Mangeshkar has recorded more than 30,000 songs in 20 languages, an impressive feat for any singer.

“I have sung a lot of songs in Bengali and Marathi,” said Mangeshkar. “I think there is lot of similarity between the cultures of West Bengal and Maharashtra. But I regret that now I can’t speak fluent Bengali due to lack of practice. But I have read novels of Bankimbabu and Saratbabu who is my favorite. I have read all his novels more than once.”

Other winners of Ananya Samman at the program include human rights activist Binayak Sen and renowned former soccer player PK Banerjee.

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy to Play Asian Music Circuit for First Time

Amanda Sodhi

Musical trio Shankar-Ehsaan Loy will perform at the Asian Music Circuit on September 18 at Royal Albert Hall in London, for the very first time.

The event is celebrating Asian Music Circuit’s 20 years and the composer trio will perform a headline act on their latest and all-time favorite numbers. The event will also exhibit Sangeeta Datta’s film Life Goes On and a musical interpretation from Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali to pay tribute to Tagore on his 150th birth anniversary. The Asian Music Circuit is backed by Arts Council England, B4U Music and the Anjool Malde Memorial Trust.

“We’ve put together a really diverse program to celebrate our 20th birthday in style,” said Vikram Jasani, CEO of Asian Music Circuit. “There’s something which everyone can enjoy – fans of South Asian culture, Bollywood film buffs, Indians living in the U.K. ,and of course anybody looking for something a little different this autumn in London.”

Global Indian Music Academy Announces Award Nominees

Amanda Sodhi
The Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) is back with the second edition of its awards, and the nominations for 2011 have been announced. They received more than 1,500 entries for both film and non-film album categories.

The nominees are picked on a peer-based voting system and are judged by a jury of 33 members from the Indian music industry. The final winners will be voted later this month by the GIMA, consisting of 250 members ranging from lyricists, singers and technicians to instrumentalists, music directors, music producers and film directors.

Here is an overview of the nominees in the non-film category:

Best Music Debut

1. Ameeta Parsuram (Lyricist) for “Subeh Roshan Ko” from Jo Aaj Tak Na Keh Saki
2. Pinky Poonawala (Lyricist) for “Rehnuma” from Rehnuma
3. Shivali Bhammer (Singer) for “Jag Mein Sundar Hai Do Naam” from The Bhajan Project
4. Sreeram (Indian Idol 5- Singer) for “Rehnuma” from Rehnuma
5. Sourish (Singer) for “Maito Tere Ishq Mein” from Bawra
6. Band Called Nine (Band: Amartya Rahut, Neelesh Misra, Shilpa Rao) for Rewind

Best Pop/Rock Single
1. “Aahatein” by Agnee
2. “Gorakh” by Advaita
3. “Jee Lay Abhi” by Agnee Ft. Anushka Manchanda
4. “Rehnuma” by Sreeram
5. “Vande Mataram” by Raghav Sachar

Best Popular Music Album
1. Akriti by Akriti Kakar
2. Jannat by Ankur Tewari
3. Kabirana Sufiana by Kavita Seth
4. Surrender by Bindu Subramaniam
5. Tera Tasavvur by Samarjit Roy
6. Twist & Shout by Stereo Nation

Best Fusion Album
1. Bada Boom by Ranjit Barot, John Mclaughlin, Wayne Krantz & Others
2. Nsemble by Ustad Rashid Khan
3. Rainchanted by Rahul Sharma
4. Rainwater by Tensui
5. Sarod Symphony by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ayaan Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan
6. The Bhajan Project by Shivali Bhammer

Best Devotional Album
1. Anjali by Paramita Majumdar
2. Govardhan Girdhari by Jagjit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Richa Sharma
3. Jag Do Din Ka Mela by Kaushiki Chakrabarty
4. Nirgun by Ustad Rashid Khan
5. Sai Ki Tasveer by Richa Sharma

Best Folk Album
1. Bhalobashi by Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam
2. Bhili Ramayan by Somabhai Pawar
3. Desert Slide by Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Folk Musicians Of Rajasthan (Anwar Khan & More)
4. Gomseng (Bihu) by Papon, Rashmi
5. Monfokira by Lopamudra Mitra
6. Phagunar Gaan (Holi Songs) by Angaraag Mahanta (Papon)
7. Shaan – E- Quam (Pride Of The Nation) by Harjit Singh Harman

Best Hindustani Classical Album-Vocal
1. Arunodaya by Pt. Kaivalya Kumar Gurav
2. Jiyaraa by Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar
3. Rageshree by Kaushiki Chakrabarty
4. Sadhana by Pt. Rajan – Sajan Mishra
5. Togetherness – Bandish Duet by Kaushiki Desikan & Parthasarathi Desikan

Best Hindustani Classical Album-Instrumental
1. Aura by Niladri Kumar
2. Maestro’s Flute by Pt. Ronu Majumdar
3. Ustad Shujaat Khan-Live In Concert by Ustad Shujaat Khan & Pt. Anindo Chatterjee

Best Semi-Classical Album
1. Lahore Ke Rang, Hari Ke Sang by Hariharan
2. Mysterious Duality – Just Me by Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh
3. Naina Lagaike by Asha Bhosle & Shujaat Khan
4. Nirgun by Ustad Rashid Khan
5. Sajanawa – Romantic Thumris by Sveta Hattangdi Kilpady

Best Carnatic Classical Album-Vocal
1. Chandiran Oliyil by Sanjay Subrahmanyan
2. Paramashiva by Sandeep Narayan
3. Parama by Sikkil C Gurucharan

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