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Archive for May 21st, 2007

Legendäres Unternehmen der Pop-Musik wechselt Besitzer …

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on May 21, 2007

London – Die britische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Terra Firma kauft den legendären britischen Pop-Musikkonzern EMI. EMI habe ein Angebot über 2,4 Milliarden Pfund (rund 3,6 Milliarden Euro) angenommen, teilte der Investor Guy Hands am Montag in London mit. Bei EMI mit seinen berühmten Londoner Abbey-Road-Studios stehen unter anderen Cold Play, Gorillaz, Robbie Williams, Pink Floyd, die Rolling Stones, Norah Jones und Kylie Minogue unter Vertrag. Interessiert am drittgrößten Musikkonzern der Welt war vor allem die Nummer zwei der Branche gewesen, Warner Music. Das US-Unternehmen hatte mehrfach versucht, mit EMI zu fusionieren. EMI lehnte stets ab.

(21/05/2007 – Quelle: AFP)

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India-Australia-US-Japan Strategic Alliance …

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on May 21, 2007

In what may ruffle many feathers in China, four new friends are getting together to discuss a quadrilateral alliance, the initiative for which has come from Tokyo. On the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum [ARF] meeting in Manila later this month, senior officials of Japan, Australia, the US and India will be meeting for the first time to explore the possibility of a new alliance in Asia-Pacific. Giving information, the Foreign Office spokesman said on May 16, the proposal for a s …

(21st May 2007 / Source and more Article of May 2007)

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Raga CDs of the months (07/05-06): 1000 x RAGAM (part 1 & 2)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on May 21, 2007

The main topic of IMC OnAir’s May and June show: “1000 x RAGAM – the relationship between North and South Indian Classics” (May: part 1 / June: part 2).

date of broadcasting:
Monday, 28th May 2007 (part 1) – 11:00 p.m. (METZ)
Tuesday, 5th June 2007 (part 2) – 09:00 p.m. (METZ)
broadcasting plan | streaming (Internet Radio & Mobile Radio) | podCast

With the past transmissions (since broadcasting started on 27th March 2006) IMC OnAir presents Indian Ragas as the basic form of North Indian Classic, the Hindustani music. Following a 24 hours time cyclus Indian ragas are played and listened at certain daily and night times or seasons allocated in the Thaat system of Vishnu Narayan Bhaktande, an Indian music scientist of the 19th century (1860-1936).

From ten main raga-s are derived all other raga forms, the females (ragini-s) and their sons (putra-s). For a comparison with the thaat system IMC OnAir’s radio show „1000xRAGAMs“ will constrict onto the wide spread raga concept of South India, the >Melakarta system<.

The North Indian ragas are relocated in the South Indian Classic namely as ragam-s. The raga-s of North India (short form: raag-s) and the ragam-s of the South have many things in common. – And there are specifique developments which let exist these two music styles into our current times independently. – As a hypothetical factor for analysis of music theory exist substantial criterias going on to stage performance and instruments, used typically for the South Indian raga form by artists and composers.


In our show “1000xRAGAM” (part 1 and 2) you can listen to examples of South Indian ragas, so called RAGAM-S on Indian and Western instruments, e.g. Veena, Nadaswaram, Mridangam and Ghatam (percussion), in Vocal style, e.g. kriti-s and the Violin.

  • Prof. K. Swaminathan (Veena) – Bhaavanjali and temple singing Geethanjali from Tamil Nadu, presented by Smt. MS Subbulakshmi and Kaavyanjali by Sri Muruganar.
  • Sudha Ragunathan (Vocals) – Ragam Varali of Papanasam Sivan’s VIRUTHAM KAAVAAVAA, Embar Kannan (Violin) and Skanda Subramanian (Mridangam).
  • Kiranavali Vidyasankar (Vocals) – Kriti: ‘Sri Matrubhutham’ – Matrubhuteswaraswamy, Misra Chapu Talam (composer: Muthuswamy Dikshitar) – Smt. Padma Shankar (Violin) and K.S. Nagarajan (Mridangam)
  • Sri Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman (Mridangam) – Rasika Ranjani Sabha (Trichy 1996 – live) – Sri Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer (Vocals) and Sri Nagai Mulideran (Violin)
  • Sri Siva Vishnu temple (“live” recording of 2006): Raj(a)na Swaminathan (female Mridangam player) and the brothers Kasim & Babu (Nadaswaram duet), grandchild of the famous Nadaswaram player Sheikh Chinna Maulana Shahib

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