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Monica Dogra's 'Shiver' got released worldwide

Reshma Gajjar in Monica Dogra's Shiver Ace musician, artist, and versatile actor, Monica Dogra has begun her journey of self producing socio-political art. Her first step in this new chapter hails the launch of her latest and somewhat controversial music video, 'Shiver' from her latest album Spit which was released earlier in 2016 by Universal Music. This latest work ignites fire around a very important conversation. Dogra puts together an award winning team together for the video The concept revolves around a girl who goes to audition at an old theatre full of symbolism and archetypal characters depicting an array of feminine expressions. The central character has been essayed by Reshma Gajjar , a renowned dancer of Indian origin in the west who has worked with likes of Madonna and Ricky Martin. The team behind the video boasts of several talented individuals including the director - Navzar Eranee who's been an assistant director on films like Guru, the choreogra

Rimmi Nique releases new single - “On A High Zindagi”

Rimi Nique and Sanet Sane - On a high zindagi Indian musicians have ventured into the World music arena and are coming up with tracks that appeal to a larger audience today. Indian music industry is not limited to Bollywood numbers anymore, as various genres of music are being experimented with. One such fun track that has hit the internet is See Saw Entertainment’s ‘On A High Zindagi’ which is setting new trends. Sung by the reality show, Raw star finalist Rimmi Nique and Sanket Sane, the song is an EDM track that brings freshness and energy to the listeners. Interestingly, the song has been directed by actor turned director Aslam Khan whose first directorial song ‘Aawariyan’ was well received by the audience. This track features newcomers Dristi Grewal, Monica Singh, Shruti Gaokar and Neha Sharma. ‘On a High Zindagi’ is available across all digital and streaming platforms, exclusively on Times Music Edited by- Debjani Hazarika

Tawang Festival 2016 - celebrating serenity in the world of mystics and enchanting beauties

Tawang Festival 2016 What? Tawang Festival 2016 When? October 21-23, 2016 Where? Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh Tawang Festival was introduced in 2012 as a tourism festival by the Department of Tourism, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh. The festival promotes the rich cultural heritage as well as potential of adventure tourism in the state. The main features of the fest are - * Buddhist Religious Functions. * Traditional Monastic Dances. * Indigenous Games and Sports. * Exhibition of Hand loom and Handicrafts. * Film and Documentaries. * Traditional Fashion Parade. * Food Festival and Flower Show. * Photography & Painting Exhibition. * Interactive Workshops. * Cultural Evening and Live Shows. * Adventure sports (paragliding, boating, trekking and hiking, biking etc.) More info on Facebook

Saregama launches Lata Mangeshkar Music Cards

Bharat Ratna and Dadasaheb Phalke award recipient, Lata Mangeshkar, who ruled the golden period of Indian music for almost seven decades, celebrated her 87th birthday on 28th September. Famously known as the ‘Voice of India’, she has recorded more than thousand Hindi film songs and has sung in over 36 regional and foreign languages. On this occasion, Saregama has released 200 best songs of the legendary Lata Mangeshkar in their carefully curated offering – the Music Cards. Saregama Music Cards come with 200 HD songs pre-loaded on a 4GB USB memory card, making it convenient to use on laptops, computers, car music systems and any other USB port. Listen to classics such as ‘‘Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi’ from Chori Chori, ‘Barsaat Mein Humse Mile’ from Barsaat, ‘Dil Deewana’ from Maine Pyar Kiya, ‘Woh Bhooli Dastan’ from Sanjog and hundreds of evergreen songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Music Cards are readymade playlists for easy listening and a perfect gift for your parents. Available

10 female bands from North-East India you don't want to miss

— compiled by Debjani Hazarika North-east part of India has always been known for its nature, beauty and music. In the last decade, the region has seen tremendous growth in the indie music scene. While most of the festivals and events are dominated by male bands, females of the region aren't waiting for a better time. Although female music groups are not new among northeasterners, the region has seen rapid growth of all female bands who are well equipped to play from folk to jazz, rock 'n' roll to metal. Below are ten such female bands who have been defying the stereotypical thought process and building faith in women empowerment with their music and team spirit. 1. Tetseo Sisters (Nagaland) Tetseo Sisters from Nagaland The Tetseo Sisters are the true cultural ambassadors of the North East performing the traditional folk music of Nagaland vocally as a band in many popular live shows across the country and abroad. The amazing four sisters known by the names, Mercy,

Cross Egypt Challenge 2016 - an epic ride of 3000 km in 10 days

Cross Egypt Challenge 2016 WHAT? Cross Egypt Challenge 2016 WHEN? 20th October,2016 WHERE? Egypt The sixth season of the famous rally, 'Cross Egypt Challenge' will take place in a continuous effort to promote tourism and to prove that Egypt is safe for travels. The 2016 season of Cross Egypt Challenge will start on October 20th and will last for 10 days. The new season includes 9 stages that comprise a total distance of 2,700 km, one of the longest routes in the history of the challenge. The challenge will begin from the Mediterranean's largest seaport city, Alexandria then head south to the capital Cairo en route to ride the Nile Valley and the Egyptian western desert to Minya on the shore of the River Nile then to Kharga Oasis on the edge of the great sand sea of the North African Sahara. The challenge will then head east to the ancient city of Luxor, the world's largest open air museum city, and the capital of Ancient Egypt. From Luxor the riders will

RED FM Launches ‘Riders Music Festival' - a one stop destination for all things biking and adventure

Riders Music Festival 2016 WHAT? Riders Music Festival WHEN? December 3rd and 4th, 2016 WHERE? Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Grounds, New Delhi ENTRY? Will be announced soon This is a festival that is a celebration of bikes and bikers, of the rides and the passion, of the roads and the roadies. Of petrol-head bikers and mean super-machines; of leather jackets, funky helmets, and amulets; of adrenaline pumping rock music and soul-soothing sufi! Red FM and Phoenix Live have conceptualized and brought alive All-In-One Bikers’ festival, the RIDERS MUSIC FESTIVAL. RED FM has built exciting and innovative formats such as Red Live that brings interesting LIVE content to audiences. The Riders Music Festival will be the latest, most thrilling, format to be launched by Red FM; and also the network’s biggest IP thus far. Riders Music Festival is a one stop destination for all things biking, all things adventure and all things fun. It is an event that uniquely combines the essence of b

Star Plus to come up with a new singing reality show

Star Plus  Show - Singing reality show Telecasting channel - Star Plus Age group - 17 to 30 Categories - Solo, Duet, Trio, Bands, Groups, Bands , Rappers , Beatboxers. Region - International. Star Plus is coming up with a new singing reality show. Hindi/Bollywood music has become a global phenomenon today, winning hearts across every corner of the world. It’s not just Indians, but also foreigners with dedicated YouTube channels, where they croon to popular Hindi songs. "Mile sur mera tumhara" (Tentative ) is one such unique platform that celebrates Indian music’s global impact. For the first time ever, worldwide auditions are conducted to scout the best talent, Indian as well as foreign nationals who sing Hindi songs. Contestants can audition as Solo, Duet, Trio, Bands, Groups, Bands, Rappers, Beatboxers. This magnum opus musical extravaganza will be led by an iconic and noted musician/singer who has worked with the Hindi film industry closely. In the end onl

Coldplay to play their first-ever show in India at Global Citizen Festival

Coldplay, Jay Z, Aamir Khan WHAT? Global Citizen Festival WHEN? 19th November, 2016 WHERE? MMRDA Grounds, Mumbai Coldplay, Jay Z, and Bollywood star Aamir Khan will join forces in India in November as the Global Citizen Festival expands globally. Rockers Coldplay will play their first-ever show in India in a free performance at the anti-poverty Global Citizen Festival. The festival will be distributing tickets in return for individual actions to fight extreme poverty. The concert would take place on World Toilet Day, which draws attention to sanitation problems, clean water, education and gender equality. Most tickets will be given away free to those who complete the organization’s individual activism goals, such as contacting their local chief ministers. A limited number of V.I.P. tickets will also be available for purchase.` The Global Citizen Festival was established in 2012 and takes place every year in New York's Central Park on the sidelines of the UN Genera

Ziro Festival of Music 2016 - showcasing the best of independent music in India

Ziro Festival of Music 2016 (September 22-25) What? Ziro Festival of Music When? September 22-25, 2016 Where? Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh Entry? Rs 4000 | Book tickets here Every September, since 2011, a sundry mix of music enthusiasts have been thronging the remote valley of Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh along with the Apatani tribesmen to produce an extended weekend that showcases the best of independent music in India. Ziro Festival of Music, is, undoubtedly one of the most sought after outdoor music festivals in India. 2016 festival will witness artists from all over India as around the globe. From bluegrass to jazz, folk to blues, rock to EDM, spectators can expect various genres of music being played live for 3 days and nights amidst the greenery of one of the most beautiful places in North East India. For more info mailto: MANAGEMENT@ZIROFESTIVAL.COM | More info at Artists /  More bands to be announced soon! Akummika Gramlines Madboy Reverse Tra

Shine-A-Light - a pure celebration of Rock 'N' Roll

Shine-A-Light 3.0 What? Shine A Light: Voice of the Silent Hills 3.0 When? December 2-4, 2016 Where? Sa-i-Mika Park, Cherrapunji, Sa-i-Mika Road, Meghalaya 793108, India Entry? Single Day Pass Rs. 500 | Season Pass Rs. 1500 | Book Here Voodoo Child at Shine-A-Light 2015 The third edition of the Shine A Light: Voice of the Silent Hills music festival, will take place from 2nd to 4th December, 2016 at Sa I Mika Park in Sohra, Meghalaya. It will be a three day festival that will be supported by the changing scenic beauty, giving music lovers a most mesmerizing experience. The idea of “Shine A Light : Voice of The Silent hills” was born with a dream of putting together a common platform for genuine musicians from around the locality and from across boundaries to celebrate Rock n Roll. Follow the fest on Facebook .