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100 Pipers Play for a Cause - a multi-city music tour by celebrated artists

What?  100 Pipers Play for a Cause When?    Saturday, April 02, 2016, 07:30 PM onwards. Where?  Bluefrog, Mumbai Seagram’s 100 Pipers music CDs brings to you “100 Pipers - Play for a cause”, a 12-city music tour by celebrated artists from across India, dedicated towards sponsoring meals for underprivileged. The musical extravaganza is dedicated towards underprivileged homes in India. The concert will showcase India’s celebrated artists like Monica Dogra, Apeksha Dandekar and band Soul’d Out (Abhay Sharma, Bhanu Mendiratta, Chetan Awasthi, Sajal Sharma and Abhijit Sood). The event also gives music aficionados a chance to ‘Be remembered for good’ by participating and supporting the cause, along with the “Robinhood Army”, an established NGO to working towards feeding the poor.  For more details log on to Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

Slum Jam 2016 - the unity of sound, dance and arts

What? Slum Jam 2016 When? Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 12 PM - 3 PM Where? Birla Planetarium - 96, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Chowringhee, Kolkata. Responsible Charity presents SlumJam, a special gathering of children from slum communities, musicians and artists coming together and becoming one through the unity of sound, dance and arts! Admission is FREE for everyone and musicians, singers, painters and dancers living in Kolkata are welcome to come and jam out with the children on stage! Founded by Hemley Gonzalez, Responsible Charity is a secular humanist charity helping families overcome poverty in India. For more info visit or contact 033-4004-8442 Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

Devotional Music on-the-go with 'Saregama Shakti' mobile app

Kolkata based music label Saregama recently released Saregama Shakti, a mobile app which offers a large collection of devotional music on demand to provide users across the world with a medium to imbibe positivity and mental strength at any time of the day. The bhajans on the app are sung by renowned artistes like Lata Mangeshkar, Anup Jalota, Jagjit Singh, Asha Bhosle,Suresh Wadkar, Anuradha Paudwal and Sadhna Sargam, amongst many others. The app also offers audio recitals of granths like Tulsi Ramayana, Geeta Govinda, Sundar Kand, Satyanarayan Katha, Sai Satcharitra Granth and Krishna Charit Manas etc. The Saregama Shakti App has the entire catalogue of AOL (Art of Living) with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s talks on Vedic Wisdon, Ashtavakra Gita, Patantali Yog Sutras, Guided Meditations and much more. The app is endowed with over 100 hours of discourse, chants and bhajans from Swami Chinmayananda, Swami Tejomayananda and other acharyas. Through the Chinmaya section in the App, one

Monolith Festival 2016 - bringing cultural traditions of Meghalaya at one venue

Monolith Festival 2016 What? Monolith Festival 2016 When? Mar 31 at 10 AM to Apr 2 at 8 PM Where? Khasi heritage Village, Opposite Mawphlang Sacred Groves, Mawphlang, Shillong 793121 Physical cultural features like Music, Crafts and Costumes offer a window to the rich cultural mélange of Meghalaya. The qualities of the Khasis are further revealed through Folk songs which are sung during and for various occasions such as birth, marriage, festivals, love and heroic deeds accompanied by various types of drums and flutes. They are also performed to praise the many elements of nature like mountains, lakes, waterfalls, rivers as they express their love for the land which gives life and sustenance to the people. The indigenous people of the state are known for weaving cane mats, stools and baskets and have their own distinct attire as well; however, with the passage of time, the males took to the western code of everyday dressing; the ladies have been able to retain the tradition of

Maati Baani launches The Music Yantra - a global collaboration series

Maati Baani is a World Music band that creates music without borders combining elements of Hindustani Classical with various styles of Folk music and New-Age sounds. The band is founded by Kartik Shah and Nirali Kartik. The band launches The Music Yantra  - a one-of-its-kind, global collaboration series created Online. The music album is a culmination of 50 Indian and International artists from 20 countries across the world coming together to create musical symphony. The Music Yantra features Six Songs, which are a potpourri of musical genres like Func, Jazz, Electro, Rock, Blues, and R&B, with Indian classical and folk music remaining the protagonist. Each song has a unique musical journey of sound & instrument that will interest the audience to enjoy a never heard or seen before compilation. Maati Baani has worked from the grass-root level to create their dream to reality "The Music Yantra"- by exploring the best musician’s world-wide and to build trust and ne

Fabindia and Songdew's 'Weave Your Sound' contest winners announced

The much awaited result for ‪' Weave Your Sound‬ ' music contest organised by Songdew in association with Fabindia is out! Eight (8) fusion tracks are selected through the Contest out of hundreds of songs by various musicians from all across India. The winners are - Abhishek Borkar and Kehsav Iyengar, Vijay Durbha (Togetherness), Neehar Dabade, Ravi Iyer, Avra Banerjee, Indian Blue, Jim Ankan Deka (Eastwards) and Gopi Shravan. The winning tracks will be featured on the Fabindia Music CD which will be promoted across Fab India stores and outlets in India. Apart from the audio CD, the winners will also get a cash prize of Rs 1 lac in total. According to Songdew, the selected tracks have fine blend of ethnicity and modernity, that personify the brand of Fab India. "Hundreds of artists created excellent music and it was really difficult for us to choose the limited number of tracks", says Mr. Sunil Khanna, founder of Songdew. Songdew is one of India's lar

Fakiri Folk Music Festival 2016

WHAT? Fakiri- Folk Music Festival 2016 WHEN? Friday, April 8, 6 pm WHERE? Phoenix Market City, Whitefield Main Road, Bangalore Fakiri - A folk festival for eight days starting from 8th April to 17th April 2016 in Bangalore presented by Vaani Productions.The festival will be showcasing authentic folk music performances by renowned folk singers and musicians, folk dance troupes, artisans displaying traditional handicrafts, street foods from all over India. Fakiri will help rediscover the traditional roots. For more information contact- Saikat Pande 09886240946 Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

Vh1 Jukebox Nights

Vh1 and Hoppipola bring to you Vh1 Jukebox Nights Going to a bar and want your favorite song to be played? Vh1 and Hoppipola bring to you Vh1 Jukebox where Vh1 gives the visitors a chance to play their choice of music every Wednesdays at any outlet of Hoppipola. All you have to do is write the song you want to be played on a branded notepad and the waiter will take your request to the DJ. Swoon on to your favorite songs @Vh1 Jukebox nights only at a Hoppipola near you! Event – Celebrate Vh1 Jukebox Nights at Hoppipola Venue: Hoppipola, Mumbai Day and Time: Every Wednesdays, 7.00Pm onwards - Edited by Debjani Hazarika

Story Parade on World Storytelling Day

What? Story Parade When? March 20, 2016 Where? 11AM,  Rangat, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi ABOUT STORY PARADE There’s a storyteller in all of us who keeps telling stories. This is the time for us to take those stories to a little bigger group of audiences. If you have a story, you deserve to be heard. Story Parade is a platform for all to tell stories, real, fictitious, mythological, historical, political etc. o Story Parade-How it works • Genre: You must perform a story or a story song. • Story time: You can perform only one story for 2 to 5 minutes. If the audience approves, the duration can be increased. • Only solo performances allowed. • No technical assistance will be provided. • Stories performed can be in any of the Indian languages. Foreign language stories are also welcome as long as you can cement the understanding through your powerful performance. • Time: When the Master Storyteller gives you the signal that your time is up, please cut the long story short and l

5 Reasons to attend Kasauli Rhythm and Blues Festival

Experience the Captivating Music This one of a kind music festival which gives an opportunity to all music fans to rave to their favourite beats from Indi Rock, Indi Pop to Classical and electronic music. There is something to sooth each and every soul attending the festival which has won hearts of many in the last 5 years. The startling music from run of bands like THE LOCAL TRAIN, MASSIVE VIBE LIVE, KANCHAN DANIEL & THE BEARDS, etc., will take you in a state of trance and will create a memorable experience for you. Beauty of the hills of Himachal Pradesh Kasauli Rythm and Blues is a festival that is hosted each year in the scenic beauty of Himachal Pradesh to mesmerise you during spring breeze. With the sudden rise in temperature across the country, Kasauli RNB gives you a perfect getaway option to retreat in the hills away from the demanding city life and to rejuvenate amidst hills and experience the beauty of nature. Giving life a chance Could there be a better wa