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Times Music honoured with Punjabi Awards 2017 and Radio City Freedom Awards 2017

Times Music honoured with awards and nominations at PTC Punjabi Awards 2017 and Radio City Freedom Awards 2017 in various categories  

With a series of nominations, Times Music’s popular Punjabi single “Jatti De Nain” by Roshan Prince and Milind Gaba bagged Best Duo Group award at PTC Punjabi awards 2017. Times Music was also awarded Best Electronica Artiste, Best Pop Artiste (People’s choice) and Best Indie Collaboration at Radio City Freedom Awards on 22nd March held at Hard Rock Café, Mumbai.

At Radio City Freedom awards, Akshay Johar aka Mojo Jojo, whose latest release Shots Fired, won the much-deserved People’s choice award for Best Electronica artiste. Rimi Nique and Sanket Sane surprised everyone by winning Best Pop Artiste (people’s choice) for their single “On A High Zindagi.” The Midival Pundtiz, Papon & Malini Awasthi were recognized as the Best Indie Collaboration for their brilliant work on Nadia.

Congratulating the winners, Mandar Thakur, COO of Times Music said, “Times Music has always valued great music and will continue to work with artists and writers who create that. Our heartiest congratulations to all the winners".

Times Music was nominated in various other categories at Radio City Freedom Awards 2017. Ananthaal, the collaboration of the trio Clinton Cerejo, Bianca Gomes and Vijay Prakash, and Lagori, the Bangalore based band was nominated for Best Rock Artiste. Mrigya, the Indian classical fusion band was nominated Best Folk Fusion Artiste.

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika


Day-2 of Bollywood Music Festival saw footfall of over 20,000 Delhiites

Bollywood Music Festival
~Day 2 proved to be a melting pot of music tunes with a blend of genres like contemporary, folk, punjabi, rap, sufi, pop and fusion~

After a glamorous opening on Day 1, music lovers swarmed to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Grounds, New Delhi for Day 2 of Bhutani Group presents Hungama Bollywood Music Project. It saw a footfall of over 20,000 people. Touted as Asia’s largest Bollywood Music Festival, Bollywood Music Project, organized by Event Capital (a Laqshya Media Group Company) and TM Talent Management was held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Grounds.

Comprising over 60 iconic artists and supported by over 200 musicians on three stages. The festival showcased an array of music genres such as contemporary, folk, Punjabi, rap, sufi, pop and hip hop.

The much-awaited performances of the day were by Badshah who made the audience dance on his famous party numbers like Wakhra Swag, DJ wale Babu and much more. The audience could hold back their enthusiasm as they danced non-stop as these two artists sung popular songs one after the other for an hour each. The venue was literally set on fire by the performances of singers such as Mame Khan, Zublee Baruah , Arko, Sukriti Kakar Prakriti Kakar, Divya Kumar & Shefali Alvares Sunny M.R, Naksh Aziz, Shalmali Kholgade. The show stopper of the two-day music festival was a performance by Amit Trivedi who sung his famous songs like Iktara, Manjha and he also fused some songs with Rajasthani folk singer Mame Khan.The surprise element for the music goers was the guest appearance on day 2 of Vishal Dadlani, who sang the famous Gulabbo song.

One of the stages was bewitched by some of the young singers of the music industry like Shashi Suman, Bhoomi Trivedi, Swaroop Khan, Mohammed Irfan, Akshay Hariharan, Asees Kaur, Kanika Kapoor, Sajid Wajid etc. Jassie Gill, Babbal Rai & Harddy Sandhu mashed up songs like Delhi wali Girlfriend and the classic song like Aaj Jaane ki Ziddh na Karo.Divya Kumar made the audience groove on Havan Karenge and Shefali Alvares sang Ishaaqzaade.

The audience not only enjoyed the seasoned artistes but also encouraged upcoming artistes by swooning to the songs sung by these artists. Some of the upcoming artists who managed good turnover of the audience were Lagori, Vipin Aneja, Meenal Jain, Bhaven Dhanak, Rakesh Maini & Sumedha Karmahe, Astitva, Maadhyam .Reality show winner Darshan Raval won hearts by singing classic Kya hua Tera Vada and Humma Humma.

The day witnessed artists leaving audience mesmerized by popular songs. The audience enjoyed when Mame Khan sang Padharo Mhare Des, Jassie Gill witnessed people dancing to the song ‘Baapu tera Laden toh nahi’. People switched stages to make sure that they enjoy the variety of songs being doled out by artists seasoned and upcoming.

The festival ended on a high note, leaving a special memory in hearts of millions of Delhiites.

On this occasion Swaroop Banerjee, CEO, Event Capital, said, "Bollywood Music project has firmly established its mark in Delhi after laying its foundation earlier in Mumbai, with two successful editions of the festival in its debut year itself under over belt, we are going strong and intend to continue the magic over the coming years".

Mr.Tarsame Mittal, Founder of TM Talent Management added, "BMP Delhi has been crazy. A big thank you to all the artists, sponsors, team, members, partners and everybody in Delhi".

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

Saregama launches Sai Baba and Shabad Gurbani music cards to get in touch with your spirituality

Saregama's Sai Baba and Shabad Gurbani music cards

From Lata Mangeshkar to Asha Bhosle, romantic to classical songs, you have been enjoying the best of Saregama’s collection through its music cards. Taking this initiative forward, the label has introduced Sai Baba and Shabad Gurbani music cards.

The Sai Baba music card contains 100+ aartis, bhajans, mantras and granths, whereas the Shabad Gurbani music card contains around 100 songs of Gurbani and Paaths that are carefully curated. Each music card has pre-loaded content on a 4GB USB memory card, making it convenient to use on laptops, computers, car music systems and any other USB port. Immerse yourself in the soulful spirit of music in the voice of Jagjit Singh, Anup Jalota, Shailendra Bharti, Bhai Harbans Singh and Bhai Satvinder Singh with these melodious music cards. Saregama music cards have a ready-made playlist for easy listening and gifting, whenever and wherever.

Available on: www.saregama.com/musiccard ;

Amazon.com ; Ebay.in ; Flipkart.com

- Sai Baba Music Card 123 HD quality songs: Rs.600/-

- Shabad Gurbani Music Card 100 HD quality songs: Rs.600/-

About Saregama India:

Formerly known as The Gramophone Company of India Ltd, Saregama owns the largest music archives in India, one of the biggest in the world; The ownership of nearly 50 percent of all the music ever recorded in India also makes Saregama the most authoritative repository of the country’s musical heritage. Saregama has now expanded into other branches of entertainment – it is involved in publishing, television software and digital content. It also runs studio facilities in Dum Dum, Kolkata making it one of the best end-to-end entertainment houses in the country.

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

Kasauli RnB - A break from the regular EDM

Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival
WHAT? Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival
WHEN? April 14-16, 2017
WHERE? Village Chabbal, Baikunth Resorts, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

In an era when EDM has almost taken over other genres, not every concert or show gets to reach the hearts of people. EDM is something you get to hear everywhere you go, but you won’t witness a band performing in the hills every weekend. It might sound a bit dreamy, but the music concerts being set up in the hills have something special about them. The calm and serenity they offer is incomparable. Under the sky full of stars, flowing in the rhythmic breeze of the hills, transporting you into a totally different tranquil world. Well, if that’s what you dream of, then it’s not the dream anymore. Yes, the Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival is here in its sixth edition and has everything you could ever ask for. It’s a festival packed with fun, amazing artists and music that is at any time better than regular EDM.

The reasons are listed below -

* A festival with a holistic approach
Live shows let the artists engage with the audience in a better and memorable way. They do away with the limits that traditional performances have and give the audience closer access to the artists. Unlike the regular loud parties, this one is different from the steady routine. Power-packed performances, soothing touch of the mystic mountains and the joy of contributing to a cause all combine to put you in an elevated state of mind.

* Festival for a weekend

Bored of the regular clubbing scenes and need a break from the clubs you’ve been going to every weekend? Well, then get set to spend the Easter weekend in the hills. The fusion of music and mountains in itself spells tranquility. It rejuvenates your mind, body and soul. While you embark on a journey to this music festival, the hills all around will be there to keep the excitement going.

* Festival for the little hearts

You might be seeing different music festivals happening every other day at some place or the other. But a music festival with a cause is something that totally demands a visit. What better way to enjoy a music festival than to know that while you do that, you are also supporting a great cause? The funds raised for the festival will be used for the treatment of critically ill under-privileged children suffering from heart disorders. So as music gladdens your heart, you are saving other little hearts!

KasauliRnB is an annual flagship event of Genesis Foundation. The three-day event promises a range of power-packed performances from bands like Jonita Gandhi Band, Neeraj Arya Kabir Café, Nasya, Eka, Kamakshi Khanna Collective and the original Grand Dame of Indian rock and roll, Usha Uthup. This year there are also fun-packed activities such as a Drum Circle and Meditation with Music. The Festival draws people from across the country to Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh to raise funds for under-privileged kids suffering from heart disorders. After facilitating the medical treatment for more than 1200 plus critically ill, underprivileged children, Genesis Foundation (GF) announced its core focus to be Heart Disorders as of Feb 1, 2017. Not only is it one of the most common ailments in kids, but it is also an area that desperately needs attention and is sorely missing awareness, resources, and support.

For more information visit -www.genesis-foundation.net/Event_kasauli-rhythm2017.aspx

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

Indian Music Video Awards-2017 | Winners

IMVA-17: Complete Winners List

Indian Music Video Awards
IMVA-2017

GOLD MEDAL

WINNER

LAIN HERINGMAN / ANKAN SUNUWAR

Black Water
Music: Rain in Sahara

SILVER MEDAL(s)

WINNER

BIREN JYOTI MOHANTY

Aahe Nila Saila
Music: Krishna Beuraa / Suraj Purohit

WINNER

WALTER MARTYN CABELL

Take the Next Step
Music: Gabriella Burnel

BRONZE MEDAL(s)

WINNER

FABIO BOZZETTO

The Invisible Boy
Music: James And The Butcher

WINNER

MARYLYS MERIDA

Searching for Sunlight
Music: Golden Bloom

WINNER

CAMILLE LALOUX

November Under Ashes
Music: Zoé Simpson

WINNER

ABBAS SHAMAEL RIZVI

Aazadi
Music: Anuragi

WINNER

ALEKSEY SMIRNOV

Mechanism of life
Music: Conflict

IMVA-17 - SELECTED MUSIC VIDEOS

SPECIAL MENTION WINNERS


Me, Baby and the Alligator | Music: Bob Olivier | Video: Jean Faucher
The Invisible Boy | Music: James and the Butcher | Video: Fabio Bozzetto
Meteora | Music: Moostroo | Video: Francesco Pontiggia
Linda | Music: Insanos | Video: Leandro Corinto
So in Love | Music: Hailey Tuck | Video: Jethro Massey
Alexander | Music: Liset Alea | Video: Jethro Massey
Listen | Music: Rivita A. Goyle | Video: Rivita A. Goyle
Riders on the Storm | Music: LoveKills | Video: Keep Yah Joy / Makaya Kelday
No More You (NOOIT MEER JIJ) | Music: Sharon Kips | Video: Bart Dokter
U.G.L.Y. | Music: Brandon Albano | Video: Efrain De La Torre
A Man and His Umbrella | Music: Daniel Karlsson Trio | Video: Helene Berg
Ruby | Music: Tiefengestein | Video: Toby Wulff
Drive | Music: Paloma Rush | Video: Steffen Gruber / Lars Deutsch
Mon Ange Video | Music: Natalie Jean | Video: Zakk Farkas / Natalie Jean
You Say You Love Me | Music: The Kifffness | Video: Quinton Lavery
Boring I Love You | Music: Meattle & Malik | Video: Nikhil Malik
Leaving and Passing by | Music: Bomrani Band | Video: Aliyar Rasti
Tere Bin | Music: Pankaj Rajkhowa / Tom Borah | Video: Pankaj Rajkhowa
Lanidiga | Music: Nellys Lucky Number | Video: Peter Engelmann
All the Nightmares | Music: Katodelic Pictures | Video: Paweł Cichoński
Fun Fun Boogie | Music: Big Mountain County | Video: Sebastiano Greco
Hot Air | Music: Wir bringen kalten Kaffee Mit | Video: Leo Feisthauer / Tim Koglin
Unconscious Conscious | Music: Sun Root | Video: Stanley Thomas / Lindsay Peyton

Indian Music Video Awards 2017 was held in Guwahati, Assam on March 18, 2017. Music and video directors from over 18 countries participated in one of the most gala events to ever happen in Assam. Congratulations to the winning music videos We are thankful to all the participants, judges, sponsors and well wishers.

For laurels and other information please contact musicmalt@easternfare.com

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017 | photo showcase

The Pangsau Pass Winter Festival-2017 brought together the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh and Burma in a cultural celebration of food, dance, art, craft and more. An Ethnic Extravaganza, the festival was organized on 20th Jan to 22nd Jan, 2017 in Nampong, the easternmost village in India at “India – Myanmar” border in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

This tourist Festival offers the privilege to explore the region, comprehend the complex cultures, facile cuisines and simple lifestyles of the many countryside tribes of the state including some communities from the Seven Sisters. Besides illustrating cultures and traditions, this mega event also offers photo opportunity for the awestruck visitors. Moreover, due to the traditional ties with Myanmar, the carnival also reveals the ethnic elegances of the neighboring nation.

Located in one of the most peaceful and eco-friendly territories, Pangsau Pass is a nature’s storehouse. As the odyssey of discovery penetrates the heart of the ethnic extravaganza, events spontaneously begin to weave unforgettable memories. The rustic lanes, the endless greenery, the dense foliage obscuring the motor tracks, the plummeting rivulets near the historic Stillwell Road, the birds diving through the tree canopies, the insects in the forest floor, and the other flora and fauna make a sojourn here worthwhile.

The three-day extravaganza, survive the heady thrill of the folk songs and dances, the ethnic food fiesta, traditional sports, the Pangsau Pass expedition, sightseeing, Burmese culture, as well as visits to the World War-II cemetery, the border bazaar, The Lake of No Return, The Hell Gate, WW-II medical ruins at Wintong, the ethnic museum and lot more.

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017. photo courtesy- Bitu Chetia

Photos shared by Ranjan Engti | Copyright remains with the photographers


Edited by- Debjani Hazarika

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