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Civilian Journalism in New York City – An Archetype for Hamburg?

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 29, 2010

29.09.2010

Part of the series of lectures USA Today is speaking Lonnie Isabel (New York) in the Hamburg Media School (HMS)…


USA Today is a series of lectures organized by the HMS – Hamburg Media School in cooperation with the Consulate General of the United States of America, Hamburg.

Date: 15th October 2010 – 06:00 pm
Venue: Hamburg Media School (Finkenau 35, 22081 Hamburg),
lecture auditorium “Journalism”
(2nd floor)

Isabel, Lonnie – Associate Professor; Director of the International Reporting Program

Lonnie Isabel is the former deputy managing editor of Newsday, and was responsible for supervising the national, foreign, state, Washington, health and science staffs.

Prof. lonnie Isabel (CUNY)

During his 16-year career at the newspaper, Isabel also served as assistant managing editor, overseeing coverage of the September 11th aftermath and the Iraq War, and as national editor, covering the 2000 presidential campaign and the Oklahoma City bombing. Earlier in his career, Isabel worked as a reporter and assistant city editor at the Oakland Tribune, and as a political reporter at the Boston Globe. He was appointed a Poynter Ethics Fellow in 2006. He has taught news writing at Hofstra and San Francisco State universities. He received a B.A. in African Studies from Amherst College. (Source (text/image): CUNY).

download USA Today programme here (PDF)

(Source: 09/29/2010 – HMS – Hamburg Media School)

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Moderation Script (09/2010): Mother Durga – Patiency & Freedom of Fear (Raga CDs of the Months)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 23, 2010

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Raga CDs of the Months (09/10): Mother Durga (MA Durga) – Patiency & Freedom of Fear

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 21, 2010

Goddess (Devi) Durga - Ma Durga (Mother Durga) riding her lion.

Goddess (Devi) Durga - Ma Durga (Mother Durga) riding her lion.

Raga Durga  is a 5 note raga (audav) – a pentatonic late evening raga. In the ascending and descending scale only five of the seven (7) main notes can be used: Sa Re Ma Pa Dha. The 3rd pitch Ga and 7th pitch Ni are not played which corresponds to the E and B in Western notation. All notes of Raga Durga are natural (suddha), thus neither diminished nor augmented. The modal form of Raga Durga is existing singular in North Indian Classics (Hindustani music).

Raga Durga belongs in the classification system of Hindustani to Bilawal Thaat. Raga Bilawal, one of the 10 main ragas is in its nature seen as “male”. All derived ragas same Durga belongs to are considered as female, as Ragini-s.

The origin of Raga Durga is not clear. Probably it was created in the late 18th /early 19th century. There exist the opinion that Raga Durga is derived from the South Indian Ragam „Suddha Saveri“ (Carnatic music). We find the same material of notes however with other 1st pitch also in Raga Malkauns or Bhupali. The 5 tone scales exist worldwide in many music systems, e.g. Greek pentatonic. As origin for Raga Durga only the region of South Asia can be assumed securely.

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21st September 2010 – 09:00 p.m. (MESTZ)
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Bolo Durga mai-ki-jai (Glory be to Mother Durga) on 10th day Devi Durga returns on the river to her  husband in the Himalayas

Bolo Durga mai-ki-jai (Glory be to Mother Durga) on 10th day Devi Durga returns to her husband in the Himalayas on the river

Ma Durga – Mother Durga is one of the highest female divinities of India. In honours of Durga in different Indian Federal States and close neighbourhoods such as Bangladesh and Nepal the Durga Puja is celebrated of several days (up to 10 days). „The Durga Puja“ is the most important religious celebration in Hinduismus.

Oh Divine Mother Come to Me, I Want
To Become One With You (Refrain).
Oh Divine Mother Let Me Hear, The Whisper
Of Your Gentle Voice (Refrain).
Oh Divine Mother Let Me See, The Love That
Reflects From Your Eyes (Refrain).
Oh Divine Mother Let Me Feel, The Joy That’s
Deep Within My Heart (Refrain).
Oh Divine Mother Let Me Know, How You
Protect And You Guide Me (Refrain).

The annual date is fixed after the Hindu sun and moon calendar Chaitra. Durga Puja is celebrated in the 7th month Ashwin, in the first 9 days. The moon movement (Tithi) plays a crucial role. The month of the moon consists of two halves, the first full moon phase and second new moon phase. Mahalaya, the first day of Durga Puja falls on the new moon day and celebrates the return of the married daughter Durga to her father Himalaya.

Navaratri: The 9 Divine Nights

Hindus mark the advent of winter with Navaratri which includes nights/days of fast and prayer to Durga, the Mother Goddess… [more]

10 Days with the Mother Goddess!

The festive season for Hindus begins with the fast of “Navaratri”, and ends with the festivities of “Dusshera” and “Vijayadashami.” Read about the different ways it is celebrated… [more]

Nava Durga: The Nine Appellations – The 9 Forms of The Mother Goddess

Nava – that also means ‘new’ – denotes ‘nine’ the number to which sages attach special significance. Hence, we have Nava-ratri (9 nights), Nava-patrika (9 leaves / herbs / plants), Nava-graha (9 planets), and Nava-Durga (9 appelletions).

Here’re the 9 manifestations of Goddess Durga. Each goddess has a different form and a special significance. Nava Durga, if worshipped with religious fervor, it is believed, lift the divine spirit in us and fill us with renewed happiness.

Related resources…

Some related articles…

(Source: 09/30/2008 – Subhamoy Das | since 1999 Hinduism Guide @ About.com (Blog & Forum))

Goddess Gallery: Durga – Contemporary Paintings of Goddess Durga

A selection of contemporary the Mother Goddess Durga paintings by courtesy of Exotic India Art Gallery, New Delhi.

For bigger images please visit the About.com website.

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Playlists 2010…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 21, 2010

Music examples (teaser) of Indian Classical Music …
Listen to and Enjoy some Raga tunes from our 2010 shows (playlists):

53rd show (01/02/10) – special feature Miles from India – John McLaughlin
54th show (01/19/10) – Raga CDs of the Month: Mangala Snaanam – Mangala Isai
55th show (02/16/10) – Raga CDs of the Month: GRAMA-S… Scales of ancient India
56th show (03/16/10) – Raga CDs of the Month:  Music and Language (part 1 of 2)
57th show (04/20/10) – Raga CDs of the Month: Music and Language (part 2 of 2)
58th show (05/18/10) – Raga CDs of the Month: Indian Swara-s – Mother Nature
59th show (06/15/10) – Raga CDs of the Month: Nyasa – Silence in Ragas
60th show (07/20/10) – summer break (repetition of 10/09) – Jugalbandi… Duet in Indian Classics
61st show (08/17/10) – Raga CDs of the Month: Voice of Tradition – Dr. Smt. Gangubai Hangal
62nd show (09/21/10) – Raga CDs of the Month: Ma Durga (Mother Durga) – Patiency & Freedom of Fear
63rd show (10/19/10) – Raga CDs of the Month: CHANDRA – Moon Ragas
64th show (11/16/10) – Raga CDs of the Month: KALPITA SANGITA – Compositions in Indian Classics
65th Show (12/21/10) – Raga CDs of the Month: Studies in Indian Classics (part 1)


broadcasting time in 2010: each 1st Tuesday @ 09:00 p.m. (METZ)
since 1st August 2007: 24 h x 7 d as
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example of a raga form: Raga Jhinjoti
– the beauty of this melodious raga lies in its simplicity. It utilizes all the notes and use “komal Ni*.This is a supportive raga of the Thaat Khamaj*. Elaboration of this raga is normally restricted to the lower and middle octave. The play time is the second quarter of the night.

Aroha (= ascending scala): SaReGaMa Pa Dha Ni Sa;
Avaroha (= descending scala): SaNiDhaPa MaGaReSa


*)  … Thaat consists of the seven notes (SA, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni) and is designated by the change of shuddha (naturally played), komal (softly played) and teevra (hard played).

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Mangala Snaanam – Mangala Isai (Holy Bath – Holy Music) – 16th January

  1. Namagiripettai Krishnan (Nadhaswaram) – Bhayavami (Ragamalika) – CD „Nadhaswaram (EMI Music India)
  2. TN Rajarathnam Pillai (Nadhaswara.pdfm/vocal) – Raga Thodi (1950)
  3. T.N. Rajarathnam Pillai – Raga RaviChandrika
  4. Sheik Meheboob Subhani & Kaleeshabi Meheboob (Nadhaswaram Duo) – Seeta Kalyanam (marriage song) – CD Subha Mohoortham – Marriage Songs on Nadhaswaram (1997, Shympnony Records)
  5. Dr. Sheik Chinna Moulana (Nadhaswaram) – Raga Yadukula Kambhoji – CD Nadhaswaram – Vol. 1
  6. Mambalam M. K.S. Shiva (Nadhaswaram) – Raga Yaman Kalyan – CD Golden Melodies of Nadaswaram
  7. Kalyanasundaram – Tillana (Tyagaraja composition) – CD Mangala Isai (2007)
  8. Mambalam M.K.S. Shiva (Nadhaswaram) – Raga Desh – CD Golden Melodies of Nadaswaram

Gramas – Music Scales of Ancient India – 16h February

  1. Shahid Parvez (Sitar) – Raga Bhairav – CD Morning Ragas (Vol 1)
  2. Ulhas Kashalkar (vocal) – Raga Alhaiya Bilawal – CD Tarana – Flights of Melody (1994, Music Today/The Orchard)
  3. Jahnavi Jayaprakash (vocal) – Raga Hindol – CD Legacy (2007, Karnatic Lab Records)
  4. Dr. L. Subramaniam (Violin) – Ragam Vasantapriya – CD 3 Ragas for Solo Violin (2006, Nimbus Records)
  5. Shujaat Hussain Khan (Sitar) – Raga Deepak – CD A Tribute to Tansen – Deepak – A Raga set free (1999)
  6. Bismillah Khan (Shehnai) & Prof. V.G. Jog (Violin) – Raga Todi (1965, HVM)
  7. Shruti Sadolikar (vocal) – Raga Shree – CD Evening Ragas – Vol. 1 (1992, Living Media India Ltd.)
  8. Bhimsen Joshi (vocal) – Raga Lalita Gauri – CD Ragas Puriya Dhanashree & Lalita Gauri (2006, Navras Records)

Music & Language (part 1 of 2) – 16h March

  1. Zakir Hussain (Tabla Solo) & Mohammad Omar – CD Ustad Mohammad Omar: Virtuoso from Afghanistan (2002, Smithsonian Folkways Records)
  2. Shahid Parvez (Sitar) – Raga Deshkar – CD Maestros Choice (1992, Living Media)
  3. Aruna Sayeeram (vocal) – Raga Mohanam – CD The Jewels of Oothukkadu (2005, AVM Audio)
  4. Kaushiki Chakrabarty (vocal) – Raga Misra Mand (Thumri) – CD Pure (2004, Senseworld Music)
  5. Bhimsen Joshi (vocal) – Raga Shankara (Khyal) – In Celebration – Vol. 2 (2000, Navras Records)
  6. Sultan Khan (Sarangi) & Zakir Hussain (Tabla) – Raag Charukeshi (Alap & Gat) – CD Raag Charukeshi & Folk Tunes
  7. Padma Talwalkar (vocal) – Raga Durga (1998, Nimbus Records)
  8. Sayeeduddin Dagar (vocal) – Raga Bhairav (Dhrupad) – CD Lineage of Dhrupad (2004, Senseworld Music)

Music & Language (part 2 of 2) – 20th April

  1. Uday Bhawalkar (vocal) – Rag Malkauns (Dhrupad Composition)- CD Raga Shri – Raga Malkauns (1998, Nimbus Records)
  2. Santosh Nahar (violin) – Tappa In Raga Kafi (Addha Taal) – CD The Golden Bow (2002, SenseWorld Music)
  3. Enyet Khan (sitar) – Raga Bhupali – CD Prof. ENAYET KHAN – Centenary Tribute from Megaphone (2004, The Megaphone Company)
  4. Raghunath Seth (flute) – Raag Shuddh Sarang (Gat In Rupak Taal) – CD Pandit Raghunath Seth (1997, Navras Records)
  5. Meeta Pandit (vocal) – Raga Bilaskhani Todi  – CD Tansen (14 original compositions of the legend) (2006, Music Today)
  6. Pt. Jasraj (vocal) with Appa Jalgaonkar (Harmonium) – Raga Bageshwari  – CD Night Ragas – Volume 2 (994, Music Today)
  7. Ravi Shankar (Sitar) & London Symphony Orchestra (Conductor: Andre Previn) – Fourthmovement: Raga Manj Khamaj – CD Concerto For Sitar & Orchestra (original: 1998, 2005:Digital Remastering – EMI Classics)
  8. Dr. L. Subramaniam (violin) – Ragam Vasantapriya – Three Ragas for solo violin (Sarasvatipriya, Vasantapriya, Sivapriya) (1990, Nimbus Records)

Indian Swara-s – Mother Nature – 18th May

  1. Satish Vyas (Santoor) – Raga Jog (Alaap, Jod, Jhala) – CD Cascade (1996, Navras Records)
  2. Ustad Asad Ali Khan (Rudra Veena) – Raga Gunakali (Alap, Jod, Jhala) – CD Inde Du Norde – North India Instrumental (1972/1991, Unesco: Series: Anthologie des musiques traditionelles)
  3. Vikas Gupta (Sitar) – Raga Gaud Sarang – CD A Journey (2005, SenseWorldMusic (SWM))
  4. Partho Sarothy (Sarode) – Raga Yaman – CD Tribute To Australia (2003, Hindusthan)
  5. Tejendra Narayan Majumdar (Sarode) – Raga Bhatiyar – CD Twilight Melodies (2006, Navras Records)
  6. Enayet Khan (Surbahar) – Raga Multani
  7. Ustad Sabri Khan (Sarangi) – Raga Multani – CD Raga Darbari-Multani (1991)
  8. Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan (Sitar) – Raga Tilak Kamod – CD 70th Birthday Rlease (1996, Navras Records)

Nyasa – Silence in Ragas – 15th June

  1. Jay Kishor (Surbahar) – Raga Malkauns – CD The Color of Night ( 2003, Magnatude)
  2. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande (vocal) – Raga Jaunpuri – khyal in jhaptal – CD Women Through The Ages Series (1999, Navras Records)
  3. D.K. Pattammal (vocal) – Sivakamasundari (Raga: Mukhari) – CD 12 Sangita Kalanidhis (Live at Music Academy, Vol. 1) (1996, AVM Audio)
  4. Prasanna (Electric Guitar) – Rara Rajeevalochana (Raga: Mohanam) – CD Vibrant Aesthetics (Guitar Meets Thavil) (1997, Inreco)
  5. Roshan Jamal Bhartiya (Sitar) – Raga Yaman – CD Roshan Jamal Bhartiya Live (2004, Full Circle Arts)
  6. Kishori Amonkar (vocal) – Samarpan (Raga: Yaman) – CD Samarpan – The Joy Of Surrender (2002, Music Today)
  7. Raghunath Seth (Bansuri) – Raga Poorya Kalyan – CD Jugal Bandhi (Flute) – Live at Music Academy, 1987 (2005, AVM Audio)

summer break: Jugalbandi… Duet in Indian Classics (repetition of 10/2009) – 20th July

Tradition of Voice – Dr. Gangubai Hangal (biography) – 17th August

  1. Live Recording (Indian Festival “Parampara – Indian Music on the way to the West”) – Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (13th/14th März 1992)
  2. Raga Miyan-Ki-Malhar – CD “Classic Raaga Collection” (Venus Records & Tapes, 1994)
  3. Raga Basanta – Live recording (Delhi) – CD “The Voice of Tradition – Vocal Music from North India” (Wergo/Spectrum, 1991 / 1999)
  4. Raga Bageshree (Vilambit (Ektaal) + Drut (Teentaal)) – CD “Maestro’s Choice Series One – Gangubai Hangal” (Music Today / Living Media India Ltd., 1991)
  5. Raga Marwa (Vilambit (Ektaal)) – CD “Classical Vocal. Ustad Amir Khan & Gangubai Hangal” (The Indian Record MFG. Co.Ltd., 1995)
  6. Raga Jaijaivanti – CD Padma Vibhushan (Music Today, 2006 – original recording: 1991 / Living Media India)
  7. Raga Bihag – CD “The Last Word in Hindustani Vocal (part II)” – Music Today (11/2009)

Ma Durga (Mother Durga) – Patiency & Freedom of Fear – 21st September

  1. Shantanu Bhattacharyya -Track 3: Jaya Jaya Durga Jaya Ma Tara (18:48) – Durga Kirtan (Isha Music, 2008)
  2. Hariprasad Chaurasia – Track 3: Raga Durga (Gat In Matta Taal, 11:54) – Raga Cycle (Navras Records, 2006)
  3. Rajan & Sajan Mishra -Track 3: Raga Durga (14:40) – Evening Ragas (Vol. 3) – (Music Tuday, Jewel Case (2003))
  4. Birendra Krishna Bhadra – part 1: Mahishasura Mardini (9:00) (All India Radio, MAHALAYA 2008)
  5. Pt. Kumar Gandharva -Track 1: Raga Durga (28:52) – Deep Ki Jyot Jare Re (Venus Records & Tapes Pvt. Ltd., 2004)
  6. Pt. Shivkumar Sharma -Track 1: Raag Durga (31:36) – Sangeet Sartaj – Vol. 2 (Music Today, 2002)
  7. Naseeruddin Sami (Dehli Gharana) & Wajid Hussain on Tabla -Track 1: Durga (4:36) – Round the Clock Ragas – Vol III (22.2.2003)
  8. Ustad Salamat Ali Khan -Track 2: Durga (11:45) – The Legendary Salamat Ali Khan – Vol. 4 (EMI Pakistan, 1999)

Chandra – Moon Ragas – 19th October

  1. Rahul Sharma (Santoor) – Track 1: Raga Chandrakauns (Alap) (9:11) – CD Akaash (SMW – SenseWorldMusic , 2004)
  2. Devashish Dey (Vocals) – Track 2: Raag Chandrakaunsh (17:58) – CD From The Ghaats of Benaras (2008)
  3. Ali Akbar Khan (Sarod) – Track 1: Raga Chandranandan (17:31) – CD Traditional Music Of India (Fantasy Records, 1995 (2006))
  4. Ustad Rashid Khan (Vocals) – Aali Re  –  Track 4: Raga Chandradhwani (8:38) – CD Albela Sajan Aayo Re
  5. Bombay Sisters (Vocals) – Kanakangi (1st Raga In Chakra I (Indu)) (6:25) – CD Varnams – Carnatic Classical Vocal (Anand Audio)
  6. U Srinivas (Mandolin) – Track  5: Ganamurthy (3rd Raga In Chakra I (Indu)) (8:17) – CD Rama Sreerama (Real World Records, 2007)
  7. S. Balachander (Veena) – Track 7: Vanaspati (Fourth Raga In Chakra I (Indu)) (7:35) – CD Marvellous Melakarta Melodies – Vol 3 (Saregama India, Ltd , 2005)
  8. Rajesh Vaidhya (Veena) – Track 5: Tanarupi (6th Raga In Chakra I (Indu)) (10:27) – CD Fusion

Kalpita Sangita – Compositions in Indian Classics – 16th November

  1. Aruna Sayeeram – Track 6: Lalits Lavanga (Ashtapadi – Raga: Basant Bahar; Tala: Adi) (8:38) – CD: Perennial Favourites (Aruna Sayeeram)  (AVM Audio, 1998)
  2. Srikanto Acharya – Track 7: Ankhiyan Hari darson ki pyasi (Lyric: Surdas) (6:09) – CD: Offering (Bhajans – Devotional songs) (Rhyme Records, 2001)
  3. Parween Sultana – Track 3: Hansdhwani (Tarana) (11:37) – CD: Maestro’s Choice – Parween Sultana (Music Today (2002), Living Media Limited (2003)
  4. Unnikrishnan – Track 9: Arul Thavazhum (Language: Tamil; Genre: Shivan-Guru Ramanar; Raga: Kalyani) (5:27) – CD: Ilayaraja’s Guru Ramana Geetham (Agi Music, 2005)
  5. Sanjay Subramaniam – Track 6: Thillana (Raga: Kannada; Tala: Roopakam) (5:19) – CD: Mystic Moods (AVM Audio, 2005)
  6. Sheik Chinna Moulana – Track 4 (Disk 3): Apadurukulo (Javali) (6:18) – CD: Paddhatti Live In Concert (1973) (Charsur Digital Workstation, 2003)
  7. D.K.Pattammal – Track 1: Viribhoni Varnam (D.K.P) (Raga: Bhairavi) (7:32) – CD: Carnatic Vocal (Live) – Vol. 1 D.K. Pattamal (Inreco (The Indian Record MFG. Co.Ltd), 2000)

Studies in Indian Classical Music (part 1) – 21st December

  1. Nasir Aminuddin Dagar – Track 1: Raga Miyan Ki Malhar – Aalap (10:02) – CD “Raga Miyan Ki Malhar” (2004, Saregama)
  2. Uday Bhawalkar – Track 5: Raga Jog – Dhrupad (12:11) – CD “A Dhrupad Recital” (2010, Navras Records)
  3. Faiyaz Wasifuddin Dagar – Track 2: Raga Bhimpalasi – Composition + Layakari – Kunjan Mein Rachyo Raas (Chautaal, 12 Beat) (18:35) – CD Dagar – The Pathway (2009, Navras Records)
  4. Gundecha Brothers – Track 5: Aan Sunai Bansuri Kana Kana – Dhrupad (Sooltaal, 10 beats) (7:14) – CD Darshan (2002, SWM – SenseWorldMusic)
  5. Bahauddin Dagar – Track 2: Ragini Todi (Jod, & Jhala) (14:59) – CD Dhrupad (2005, SWM – SenseWorldMusic)
  6. Ritwik Sanyal – Track 4: Raga Darbari Kanada – Celestials) (11:29) – CD “INDIA Dancing to the Flute – Music & Dance in Indian Art” (1997, Celestial Harmonies)
  7. Sayeeduddin Dagar – Track 3: Raga Bhairav – Dhrupad (Sadara, 10 Beats) (8:13) – CD “Lineage of Dhrupad” (2004, SWM – SenseWorldMusic)
  8. Zia Mohiuddin Dagar – Track 1: Raga Gangeyabushan (Alap) (19:39) – CD Raga Gangeyabushan (2001 (Original: 1968), Amigo)

 


Jingle: WEST meets EAST – indian ragas on western instruments
(CDNF 150562 ADD Made in India . PKD. 12/2004)

1. MISHRA KALENGRA:
JINAN PRAKASH GHOSH (Harmonium) & V.G. JOG (Violin)
2. THUMRI in RAGA KHAMAJ in ADDHA TEEN TAAL
3. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Slide Guitar)
4. RAGA KALAVATI: Shankar Jaikishan
5. RAGA MADHUVANTI: Charanjeet SINGH (Synthethizer)

P  & C 2004 Owner, Manufacturer: SAREGAMA INDIA Ltd., 33, Jessore Road, Kolkata – 700 028. India (Original sound recording: The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.)

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Gwalior Gharana: Dr. Pandit Puttaraj Gawai (96) passes away…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 18, 2010

Pandit Puttaraj Gawai: the legend lives on
Hubli | Saturday, Sep 18 2010 IST

Pandit Puttaraj Gawai was a living legend, an encyclopedia on the move and a multi-faceted artiste. Very few had made such an achievement.

A religious head nurturing the blind to make them self-sufficient instead of losing heart for lack sight.

He was Puttaraj Gawai of Veereshwar Punyashram of Gadag in north Karnataka region.

The seer of Gadag Punyasharam, Dr Pandidt Puttaraj Gawai, who passed away in Gadag yesterday after brief illness was a legendary musician who served the cause of the blind for over six decadess.

The nonagenarian, who was born blind, had learnt seven languages and mastered playing a number of musical instruments, including violin, harmonium and tabla. He was also a renowned vocalist.

He was beacon light to all those who were crippled due to lack of vision as he himself was blind since his childhood.

— (UNI) —

(Source: 09/2010 – WebIndia123.com)

PUTTARAJ GAWAI, A MAN IN A MILLION…

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new project as part of a complete Re-launch started today: GMER

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 14, 2010

project title: GMER – “Global Map of Events” Report
owner/initiator: promotion initiative IMC – India meets Classic
project status: Beta 1.0 (internal test phase)
system:
web server (linux / Apache) + MySQL database
programming language: php
features/functionalities: see screensplashes 1-8

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Raga CDs des Monats (09/10): MA Durga – Geduld & Furchtlosigkeit

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 14, 2010

Goddess (Devi) Durga - Ma Durga (Mother Durga) riding her lion.

Goddess (Devi) Durga - Ma Durga (Mother Durga) riding her lion.

Raga Durga ist ein 5-Ton-Raga, audav – ein pentatonischer Raga, der zur späten Abenstunde gespielt wird. In der aufsteigenden wie absteigenden Skala dürfen von den 7 Hauptnoten nur fünf (5)  verwendet werden (Sa Re Ma Pa Dha). Die 3. Stufe Ga und 7. Stufe Ni entfallen. Das entspricht in unserer westlichen Notenskala dem E und H. Alle anderen Hauptnoten werden als natürlich „suddha“, also weder erniedrigt noch erhöht gespielt. Die Modale Form von Raga Durga findet sich bei keinem anderen Raga in der nordindischen Klassik (Hindustani-Musik).

Raga Durga wird im Klassifikationsschema der nordindischen Klassik  dem Bilawal Thaat zugeordnet. Raga Bilawal, einer der 10 Hauptragas, gilt in seiner Natur als männlich. Alle abgeleiteten Ragas, dazu auch Durga gehört, gilt als als weiblich, als Ragini.

Die Herkunft von Raga Durga ist nicht eindeutig. Wahrscheinlich ist Ende des späten 18. / frühen 19. Jahrhunderts entstanden. Es wird bisweilen die Meinung vertreten, dass sich Raga Durga aus dem südindischen Ragam „Suddha Saveri“ ableitet. Das gleiche Notenmaterial, allerdings mit anderen Ausgangsstufen, finden wir auch im Raga Malkauns oder Bhupali. Die 5-Tonskalen sind aber weltweit in vielen Musiksystemen, wie auch in der griechischen Pentatonik, vertreten. So dass wir als Herkunft für Raga Durga nur den Großraum Südasiens gesichert eingrenzen können.

Sendetermin…
21ster September 2010 – 21:00 Uhr (MESTZ)
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Bolo Durga mai-ki-jai (Glory be to Mother Durga) on 10th day Devi Durga returns on the river to her  husband in the Himalayas

Bolo Durga mai-ki-jai (Glory be to Mother Durga) on 10th day Devi Durga returns to her husband in the Himalayas on the river

Ma Durga – Mutter Durga ist eine der höchsten weiblichen Gottheiten Indiens… zu Ehren von Durga feiert man in Indien und einigen Nachbarländern wie Bangladesh und Nepal ein mehrtägiges Fest (bis zu 10 Tagen). Die „Durga Puja“ das bedeutendste religiöse Fest im Hinduismus.

Oh Divine Mother Come to Me, I Want
To Become One With You (Refrain).
Oh Divine Mother Let Me Hear, The Whisper
Of Your Gentle Voice (Refrain).
Oh Divine Mother Let Me See, The Love That
Reflects From Your Eyes (Refrain).
Oh Divine Mother Let Me Feel, The Joy That’s
Deep Within My Heart (Refrain).
Oh Divine Mother Let Me Know, How You
Protect And You Guide Me (Refrain).

Der jährliche Termin datiert sich nach dem hinduistischen Sonnen- und Mondkalender Chaitra. Es wird im 7. Monat Ashwin, in den ersten 9 Tagen gefeiert. Dabei spielt die Mondbewegung, Tithi eine entscheidende Rolle. Der Monat des Mondes besteht aus zwei Hälften, der ersten Vollmondphase und zweiten Neumondphase. Der erste Tag, Mahalaya fällt auf den Neumondtag und feiert die Rückkehr der verheirateten Tochter Durga zu ihrem Vater Himalaya.

Navaratri: The 9 Divine Nights

Hindus mark the advent of winter with Navaratri which includes nights/days of fast and prayer to Durga, the Mother Goddess… [more]

10 Days with the Mother Goddess!

The festive season for Hindus begins with the fast of “Navaratri”, and ends with the festivities of “Dusshera” and “Vijayadashami.” Read about the different ways it is celebrated… [more]

Nava Durga: The Nine Appellations – The 9 Forms of The Mother Goddess

Nava – that also means ‘new’ – denotes ‘nine’ the number to which sages attach special significance. Hence, we have Nava-ratri (9 nights), Nava-patrika (9 leaves / herbs / plants), Nava-graha (9 planets), and Nava-Durga (9 appelletions).

Here’re the 9 manifestations of Goddess Durga. Each goddess has a different form and a special significance. Nava Durga, if worshipped with religious fervor, it is believed, lift the divine spirit in us and fill us with renewed happiness.

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(Source: 09/30/2008 – Subhamoy Das | since 1999 Hinduism Guide @ About.com (Blog & Forum))

Goddess Gallery: Durga – Contemporary Paintings of Goddess Durga

A selection of contemporary the Mother Goddess Durga paintings by courtesy of Exotic India Art Gallery, New Delhi.

For bigger images please visit the About.com website.

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Hindu Singer Swarnalatha passes away (09/12/2010)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 12, 2010

By Moviebuzz | Sunday, 12 September , 2010, 18:48

One of the most popular voices of the 90’s, Swarnalatha passed away today morning (September 12) at a private hospital, due to lung problems. The singer was just 37 at the time of her death.

The Chitoor in Palakkad district of Kerala born singer has been a favourite of AR Rahman and Ilayaraja and has sung some of their early chartbusters. Harris Jayaraj tweeted- “I was shocked hearing the sudden demise of Swarnalatha. May her soul rest in peace and god bless her family”

Her major plus was that she could sing a melody for AR Rahman like Poralle Ponnuthayi in Bharathiraja’s Karuthamma for which she got the National Award for the best playback singer (1995) and at the same time belt out a fast peppy Mukabala, Mukabala in Kathalan . She has sung some of ARR’s hit numbers in the 90’s

Similarly under Ilayaraja, she has sung the fast and peppy Aattama Therottama in Captain Prabhakar a rage during those days. Remember earlier Swarnalatha has sung the melodious Povomma Oorkolam in Chinna Thambi for which she got the Tamil Nadu State Award for best playback singer. In short Swarnalatha was one of the most versatile singers of her times. During the later half of 2000, she faded out due to lung complications. She has also sung songs in Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi.

The views expressed in the article are the author’s and not of Sify.com.

(Source: 09/2010 – Sify.com)

Further Links (Related Articles)

Playback Singer Swarnalatha passes away

Swarnalatha & A.R. Rahman

Povomaa Oorkolam – Chinna Thambi (duet sung by SPB and Swarnalatha)

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Asha Bhosle unveils Unheard Melodies on her B’day

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 8, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 17:54 [IST]
FMM 2008 -  Asha Bhosle
Asha B. by retorta_net via Flickr

Mumbai, (ANI): Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle unveiled an album called ‘Unheard Melodies’ here, and celebrated her 77th birthday with her fans. Though her birthday is on Wednesday, she celebrated it a day before.

“This album includes songs of Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar. These songs are almost 30 years old so very few people must have heard them. When you will listen to these songs, you will get to know how melodious the songs were 30 years ago,” said Bhosle.
Lata Mangeshkar playing a tanpura
Late M. via Wikipedia

The renowned singer also talked about the elements she considers integral to a song. “I have sung songs for Madhubala, Meena Kumari, Urmila Matondkar and Aishwarya Bachchan. I have sung songs with every singer, no artist is left. I feel that the song should be good; its lyrics should be good. Who is singing doesn’t matter much, the song should be soothing to one’s ears,” said Bhonsle.

Bhosle was born on September 8, 1933, and started her career in 1943. She has sung more than 12,000 songs in 18 languages including Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English, Russian, Czech, Nepali and Malay, in six decades of her career and has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan award. Adding to the list, she has recently sung her first Kannada song.

Asha Bhosle has won seven Filmfare Awards for Best Female Playback Singer and also the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer twice.

(Source: 09/2010 – oneindia | entertainment)

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BerlinMusicWeek 2010 (6th-12th Sept)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 1, 2010

THE PREMIERE OF THE BERLIN MUSIC WEEK CREATES AN IMPETUS FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

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Popkomm fully booked – further stands in planning // Berlin Music Week offers newcomers a platform // all2gethernow with international top speakers // the Berlin music industry shows its potential // Green Music Initiative cooperates with the Berlin Music Week

also see: ” 100 days to go: The Berlin Music Week Congress starts on Sept. 6

Berlin, 23rd July 2010.

The Berlin Music Week creates new momentum for the music industry in 2010.

The Berlin Music Week offers an overview of current music trends, with the business platform Popkomm, the conference all2gethernow, the Berlin Festival, numerous showcases and club events. Popkomm: huge demand to be satisfied with new stand spaces. The success of this year’s Popkomm is an indicator of the importance of the Berlin Music Week: the exhibition spaces for the sector meeting have been fully booked since mid-July. Managing director Dr. Ralf Kleinhenz is now trying with his team to take further requests into account: “The response to this year’s Popkomm has exceeded our expectations. Due to the high demand we are making great efforts to find more space.” To date exhibitors from 14 countries have registered their attendance, including important music markets such as the USA and Canada. Leading industry associations, such as the International Music Manager‘s Forum (IMMF) and the Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA) are coming to Berlin. Universal Music Deutschland and the Verband unabhängiger Musikunternehmen e.V. (VUT) will be representing the German recording market. Of the 67 companies being presented under the VUT umbrella to date, 20 come from the Berlin/Brandenburg region alone. In Berlin the music industry secures more than 13,800 jobs. For business senator Harald Wolf this is an important reason to support the newly created Berlin Music Week: “The creative industries play an important role for Berlin. With the Berlin Music Week we have created a platform upon which international artists and companies can meet with the creative industries located in Berlin. It is a showcase for the productivity of the city, its companies, and most importantly the creative potential of the artists and musicians based here.”

High expectations from the sector The expectations of the sector for the new concept are high: “The event has outgrown the scope of its former incarnations. Re-invented, this global one-stop could only be housed in the unique Berlin Tempelhof, which physically underlines the volume of opportunities we are embracing at Popkomm 2010” says Jake Beaumont Nesbit, Executive Director IMMF (International Music Manager‘s Forum). Will Lines, press spokesman MPA (Music Publishers Association), England, adds “Popkomm is an important fixture on the European music industry calendar and provides a great opportunity for UK music publishers to make new business partners, to meet up with existing partners, and to hear some great music too.” National and international newcomers present themselves to label managers, A & R managers, media representatives and music fans at the Popkomm Day Stages and the Popkomm Showcase Festival on the 8th and 9th September. The concerts will be held in clubs in the Kreuzberg and Tempelhof neighbourhoods, within walking distance from the Tempelhof Airport. Some of the bands will have the opportunity to take to the stage in front of up to 15,000 fans during the Berlin Festival alongside acts like Fatboy Slim, Robyn, Hot Chip and the Editors.

More than 100 speakers at the all2gethernow conference at the Berlin Music Week The Berlin Music Week conference all2gethernow offers international renowned top speakers in more than 100 panels, workshops, sessions and presentations, a forum in which to ask what moves the music branch. The all2gethernow starts on the 6 and 7 September with the #a2n_camp in the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg. On 8 and 9 September the presentations and panels of the a2n_congress will take place at the event site of Tempelhof Airport. Subjects such as business models, copyright and licensing, media and technology, marketing and sales, the role and identity of businesses and artists, politics and culture will be discussed. The #a2n_camp represents a dialogue on equal footing. Well known musicians, industry representatives, politicians, (Internet-) companies will speak, but so too will active newcomers and fans. The breadth of the subjects is large: Dave Haynes (Soundcloud) is giving a workshop for musicians looking at the possibilities to share and distribute music on the Internet. Singer Zoe.LeelA will present her experience of releasing music under a Creative-Commons license. Marius Müller-Westernhagen, prompted by his article that recently appeared in ‘Die Zeit’, is planning to interrupt his coming tour to discuss the ‘absence of a position in today’s entertainment art’, with colleagues from the sector. The event is strongly directed at musicians and representatives of the independent music business. The subjects covered in #a2n_camp will then be focussed on and presented to a larger audience in the #a2n_congress. A highlight here comes in the form of the presentation “Music as Culture” by Andrew Dubber, who teaches New Music Strategies at the Birmingham City University and is one of the forerunners of music on the Internet. His e-book “The 20 Things You Must Know About Music Online” has become compulsory reading within the independent music industry. Another star from the new scene who will be making an appearance is Peter Sunde from Flattr, a micro payment platform from Sweden. Media (and therefore also music) vendors, can place the Flattr button on their website, thus receiving a portion of the monthly contribution the user wishes to give for Internet content. With his system, Peter Sunde is a hope for the future of media vendors on the Internet. His platform is no longer only supported by blogs, but also traditional media, and is now seen as a possible answer to the question of the sale of digital content. The results of the #a2n_camps and the #a2n_congress will be carried through to the #a2n_forum on the 10 and 11 September.

Cooperation with the Green Music Initiative The Berlin Music Week illustrates its roll as content and idea generator for the music industry with its extensive cooperation with the Green Music Initiative. The aim is to develop a model of an ecologically sustainable large-scale metropolitan event. The extensive number of sites, concepts and players demands systematic environmental management. The Berlin Music Week wishes to define strategies to meet these challenges in a sensible way, together with the Green Music Initiative. CO2 hotspots will be exposed and climate protection measures implemented. The identification of synergies and potentials are in the first place at the centre of this move, highlighting particularly sustainable projects as benchmarks and defining them as models for the future. The Green Music Week serves as a platform for the support of a low environmental impact music and entertainment sector. The reduction strategies will be exemplary implemented, in close cooperation with scientific institutions, stakeholders and well-known artists. The aim is the reduction of CO2 emissions and environmental impacts in all areas. The Green Music Initiative is a Project from Thema1 GmbH.

(Source: 23/07/2010 – BerlinMusicWeek.de)

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