COVER STORY: The Legend and His Rhythm, in Five Tabla Movements
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by Narendra Kusnur
2h ago
Movement 1 – Theka For tabla virtuoso Ustad Zakir Hussain, who will turn 73 this month, the decision to attend the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on February 4th was taken at the last minute. Both he and guitarist John McLaughlin, who had co-founded the Indo-jazz fusion group Shakti in 1973, had other commitments. Hussain managed to juggle his schedule and was delighted to be present at the prestigious event. The new Shakti album This Moment went on to win the Best Global Music Album award. Hussain won two other Grammys for the album As We Speak, featuring banjo player Bela Fleck, bass ..read more
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#RSDailyMusic: Here’s What We’re Listening to Today
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by Rolling Stone India
2h ago
#RSDailyMusic: Today we’re tuning into new music from artists that include Maathan, Dream0 and more. Listen to all the songs featured here on a streaming platform of your choice. Maathan – “From-To” Dream0 – “Accidentally Platonic” Vamp, Smoke, Xolo – “Straight Nature” The post #RSDailyMusic: Here’s What We’re Listening to Today appeared first on Rolling Stone India ..read more
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How Karun and Lambo Drive’s ‘Maharani’ Became a Runaway Hip-Hop Hit
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by Anurag Tagat
4h ago
Since its release on New Year’s Day, the filmy music video for “Maharani” by New Delhi artists Karun, Arpit Bala, Revo Lekhak and producer Lambo Drive has amassed 14.3 million views on YouTube. It’s not just so much about jilted lover getting hammered and crashing an ex’s wedding or the humorous aesthetic nod to “Emosanal Attyachar” from Anurag Kashyap’s film Dev.D, but the fact that the video was made for a hugely popular song from 2021, which also was part of Karun’s 2022 album Qabool Hai. Over a group call, Karun, Lambo Drive, Revo Lekhak and “Maharani” director Aashish Gelal aka Sheesh sp ..read more
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The Lojal Experience to Play 4-Hour Set In Mumbai This March
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by David Britto
4h ago
Manipur-origin and Goa-based artist Martin Haokip aka Lojal and his band The Lojal Experience is putting together quite the gig at Mumbai’s antiSOCIAL on March 10th called One Night Stand. The gig is set to go on for a mesmerizing four hours, without a single break. The multi-genre gig is set to feature a revolving cast of musicians and we caught up with Lojal to talk about how this came together, what folks can expect from the set and more. Read below. What was the seed that made you want to do something of this nature – a four-hour set without a break? We got bored with the scene (laughs ..read more
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A Reminder for Drake and Others: Tory Lanez Is Not a Martyr
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by Andre Gee
11h ago
Drake compels the masses like a seasoned advertising director. He knows sharing something as simple as a new hairdo will strangle social media for days on end. So when he called for Tory Lanez’s freedom on his Instagram story, he knew it would garner similar visibility as activists screaming “Free Meek Mill” from the streets of Philadelphia. On Monday, Drake posted a picture of Tory and “3 You,” a version of “Free You” where the three were set to represent open handcuffs.  “Free [Insert Person”] is standard cultural parlance in communities of color. “Free Meek” was a stand ..read more
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Adele Postpones Las Vegas Residency Due to Illness: ‘Taken a Toll on My Voice’
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by Charisma Madarang
11h ago
Adele announced that her Las Vegas residency dates through March will be postponed and shared that she’s been recovering from a recent illness. Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the artist wrote, “Sadly I have to take a beat and pause by Vegas residency. I was sick at the end of the last leg and all the way through my break.” She continued, “I hadn’t quite gotten the chance to get back to full health before shows resumed and now I’m sick again, and unfortunately it’s all taken a toll on my voice. And so on Doctors orders I have no choice but to rest thoroughly.” Adele said that the five re ..read more
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Hibernate Festival: God Is An Astronaut Will Return to India This May
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by Anurag Tagat
1d ago
Irish post-rock band God Is An Astronaut will headline the inaugural edition of Hibernate festival in Mumbai on May 10th, taking place at Dublin Square in Phoenix Marketcity. Joining the lineup for Hibernate are post-rock bands like aswekeepsearching, Mushroom Lake and The Reasonable Hope, plus alternative act Corner Café Chronicles and Pune-origin prog band Lotus. The event is produced by Bengaluru-based entertainment management company Bohemian Entertainment, in association with the platform WherePostRockDwells. God Is An Astronaut, the seasoned post-rock torchbearers comprising Niels Kinse ..read more
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Actor You Need to Know: Chae Jong-hyeop
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by Debashree Dutta
1d ago
Chae Jong-hyeop’s personality shines on-screen. His eye-locking glance, infectious smile, and carefree gait all neatly encapsulate the essence of this “잘 생긴 남자” (handsome man in Korean), a very gorgeous one in fact, who smiles with his eyes giving off an air of ease. Chae, 30, has had significant roles in dramas such as Webtoon Hero: Tundra Show Season 2 (2016), Hot Stove League (2019), Sisyphus: The Myth (2021), Nevertheless (2021), Love All Play (2022), Unlock My Boss (2022), and Castaway Diva (2023), in addition to the web series The Witch’s Diner (2021).  Until the age of 21, he liv ..read more
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‘Love Is Not a F—ing Game,’ Kamakshi Khanna Delivers a Poignant Message on Modern Relationships
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by David Britto
1d ago
Mumbai-based singer-songwriter Kamakshi Khanna, known for her introspective and powerful lyrics, has once again delivered quite the offering with her latest single, the striking “Love Is Not A Fucking Game.” This bold and unapologetic track marks the first release from her upcoming second studio EP and serves as a poignant commentary on the complexities of modern romance. Through “Love Is Not A Fucking Game,” Khanna delves into the pain and frustration of being taken for granted in a relationship. Through raw emotion and unflinching honesty, she confronts the mind games, mixed signals, and po ..read more
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Ryan Gosling to Perform ‘I’m Just Ken’ at the 2024 Oscars
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by Jodi Guglielmi
1d ago
Ryan Gosling will bring his Kenergy to the 2024 Oscars ceremony. After months of speculation over whether the actor would take the stage to perform the Oscar-nominated song “I’m Just Ken” at the awards ceremony, Variety reports that Gosling is officially set to perform. The Academy has yet to comment. The Barbie track, written and produced by Mark Ronson, is nominated for Best Original Song. Gosling is also up for a Best Supporting Actor award for his role in the film. While it is a tradition for all of the Best Original Song nominees to be performed live at ..read more
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