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Santiniketan: Birth of Another Cultural Space – Free e-book by Pulak Dutta

Of all living creatures in the world, man has his vital and mental energy vastly in excess of his need, which urges him to work in various lines of creation for its own sake […] Life is perpetually creative because

“This music was created by people with heart and intellect”: Remembering the Jewish refugee who composed the All India Radio caller tune

Naresh Fernandes  · Oct 24, 2014 All India Radio’s caller tune has been heard by hundreds of millions of people since it was composed in 1936. Somewhat improbably, the melody, based on raga Shivaranjini, was composed by the Czech man

Book tip: “You are the music: how music reveals what it means to be human”

Check a library near you for reading this well researched and highly readable book by >> Biography Dr Victoria Williamson BSc, MA, PhD, FHEA My research interests can be summarised by the term ‘Applied Music Psychology’. This means that I am

ISME World conference in Glasgow from 24 to 29 July 2016

We look forward to seeing you (again), either at 2016 World conference of the International Society for Music Education in Glasgow (24-29 July), or anywhere else >>  

The tambura (tanpura)

Text: Ludwig Pesch | Art: Arun V.C. The tambura – also known as tanpura – has long served as India’s most important accompaniment. It accompanies vocal and instrumental performers as well as dance musicians. It has embellished the salons of nobles, merchants and courtisans

Rabindranath Tagore on art, music, painting and dance

The creation of art, music, painting and dance elevates man from a mere being to a personal man. The personality of man, according to Tagore, is “conscious of its inexhaustible abundance; it has the paradox in it that it is

Video | Vocalist Manickam Yogeswaran at the Global Music Academy in Berlin

Manickam Yogeswaram is teaching South Indian Carnatic singing at the Global Music Academy in Berlin.  Stop by or sign up here >> Address Bergmannstr. 29 |  10961 Berlin | Germany | More about Manickam Yogeswaram | Reviews >>  

Lecture recital: Flutes and tambura – Netherlands

Private lecture-recital at Zoetermeer, 21 June 2014 performed by Usha Ramesh & Ludwig Pesch – bamboo flutes Mieke Beumer – tambura About the musicians Usha Ramesh and Ludwig Pesch were fellow pupils of Ramachandra Shastry (1906-92) during their student days at Kalakshetra

The bamboo flute of South India

Text: Ludwig Pesch | Art: Arun V.C. The flute has played a key role in India’s artistic life since antiquity. This is evident from writings on dance-drama, mythology, sculptures and paintings. Its playing technique must have been highly developed for a very long

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