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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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Jhm: Santorini in her sights

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  For her parents’ 25th anniversary last year, Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Jhm wanted to gift them something special, but her hands were tied with the state’s...

On the spirit of music: meet Sydney band Goldfynch

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  If this year has been tough on your travel plans and wanderlust, how about ballooning over Paris instead? For Sydney-based musical duo Niyati and...
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The ultimate Holi songs playlist (2021)

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  Let it be said, Holi is the best of all festivals. "Why", you ask? Well, let’s see. There’s Diwali, which is a definite eye-pleaser, with...

Giridhar Udupa joins US Air Force band for new song

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  Acclaimed Indian percussion artist Giridhar Udupa, who plays the ghatam and the Hawaii-based United States Air Force Band of the Pacific, have jointly released...
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LISTEN: Remembering Jagjit Singh, the King of Ghazals

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  Whether you're a ghazal fan or not, you're still likely to have heard about the King of Ghazals, Jagjit Singh. For music lovers, his voice...

WATCH: When Shehnai asks Violin to go to Khandala

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  See what happens when India's shehnai and Italy's violin collaborate to produce a cover of Ae Kya Bolti tu, a song originally sung by...
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Why OP Nayyar continues to be this fan’s favourite musician

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  I am an ardent admirer of O P Nayyar’s music. Anyone who knows me well, knows of my love for Indian film music from...
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5 best songs by the talented A R Rahman

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  Perhaps one of India's most celebrated musicians and composers, A R Rahman has made an unforgettable mark in the music landscape. The Padma Bhushan awardee...
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Indian musicians strike a chord with Grammy 2021 nominations

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  Amid all the noise about snubs and transparency, there are a few Indian tunes that have struck the right note at the Grammy Award...
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10 Bollywood Garba songs for Navratri 2020

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To make Navratri during the pandemic less somber, here are some Bollywood bangers that you can do Garba to every night for 9 days! 1....

5 incredible Lata Mangeshkar songs – that aren’t in Hindi!

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The 'voice of the nation', India's nightingale Lata Mangeshkar turns 91 years old, and what better way to celebrate than a look back at...

AR Rahman’s ‘Ae ajnabi’ recreated by French DJ Feder

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French producer-DJ Feder has launched his new single titled Meghna, which is his version of nineties Bollywood hit, Ae ajnabi, originally composed by AR...

Aussie band The Buckleys to virtually perform debut album in India

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Australian sibling band, The Buckleys, are excited to perform the songs of their debut album, Daydream, for fans in India via a virtual gig. The...

Remembering Pandit Jasraj: the last aalap

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It was a long journey for the six-year-old who, on his way to school stopped the moment Begum Akhtar's ghazal 'Deewana banana hai to...

Pandit Jasraj, Indian classical music veteran, passes away

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Pandit Jasraj, a veteran of Indian classical music, has passed away at the age of 90. A recipient of top civilian honours including Padma...

Vote for Indian Link Radio’s Super Singer Contest

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Indian Link Radio's global digital singing competition Super Singer Contest has now enetered its first phase with Kismey Kitna Hai Dum. Thirteen contestants show...

Indian Link Radio’s SUPER SINGER contest

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If you’ve always fancied yourself as a singer, then Indian Link Radio’s Super Singer Contest is still open. Perhaps you’ve taken to the community page...
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Indian music has to look beyond Bollywood

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Indian music is a vast ocean, yet all our attention seems to be focussed on the one small pond that is Bollywood Music. It...
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Raja Kumari: Women underrepresented in music industry

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Grammy-nominated Indian-American songwriter-rapper Raja Kumari feels women are underrepresented in the music industry, and says celebrating women is of supreme importance at the moment. Raja...

Hindi rap song about unity through Indian railways unveiled

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  "Bhartiya rail", a Hindi rap song that sheds light on the unity within diverse India, through the railways, has been launched. The song has been...

Attempts to keep Indian Classical music alive go digital

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Listening to music online might be the way forward, but it's trickier when it comes to Indian classical music. A new digital initiative is...

Divine Steps Festival: Sikh Youth Australia gears up for multifaith music event

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To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Sikh Youth Australia are hosting the first-ever multi-faith music festival Divine Steps

Diwali Playlist: Top 10 Bollywood hits for this festive season

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Here are a few songs that will set you in the mood for the festival of lights with their direct connects or mood-setting peppy beats.
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Khayyam: Music maestro of classical allure (Obituary)

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When living legend Lata Mangeshkar tweeted to describe music maestro Khayyams demise as the "end of an era", she said it all. Khayyams music,...
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Singer Amritha Shakti's self-discovery as an Indian-Australian artist

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Amritha Shakti’s journey is one that feels incredibly familiar. And I know why. She’s a South Asian woman who has chosen to be an artist. And...
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Melbourne lad attains peak fanboy status with tribute to AR Rahman

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Melbourne-based Chander Ram, an ardent fan of Indian music director AR Rahman has inscribed the maestro's name on the number plate of his brand...
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My mum can sing – a look at Indian Link Radio's Mother's Day contest

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Sydney’s Arvinder Kaur Makkar debated with herself for two whole days before making the call. Ultimately, she gathered courage to pick up the phone,...

That old but new feeling

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Some of the most profound aspects of India’s ancient culture get a modern treatment in the works of Mohit Pandit and his Melbourne-based band Melody Theatre

A life devoted to the arts

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Nawal Moudgil’s arts institute is set to mark its 25th anniversary this year

Regarlanding the body

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Raina Peterson and Govind Pillai present a joyous, sensuous, and vulnerable celebration of the non-binary, ungendered, uncolonised body

Podcasts

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

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  Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

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  To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic death...
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