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Jugalbandi (Sitar + Sarode duet): Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (1922-2009) & Pandit Nikhil Banerjee (1931-1986)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on December 25, 2014

autobiography “Apnader Sebay, Swarasamrat : Ali Akbar Khan er Atmajeebani”

Tks to Bhaskar Mukerjee for sharing this pic on Xmas holiday…

It shows f.l.t.r.: Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (1922-2009) on Sarod, Prof. Dr. Sisirkana Dharchowdhury on Violin (Rec.: Sisirkana was pupil of AAK from 1956 on), Dhyanesh Khan (Tanpura) and Pandit Nikhil Banerjee (1931-1986) on Sitar @ Ali Akbar College Of Music (Kolkata).

Later in 1967 Ali Akbar Khan moved to USA and established the AACM in Berkley having moved one year later to San Rafael (Northern of San Francisco/California).

(Image Source from the autobiography "Apnader Sebay, Swarasamrat : Ali Akbar Khan er Atmajeebani" edited by Anindya Bandyopadhyay, publisher: Thema)

(Image Source from the autobiography “Apnader Sebay, Swarasamrat : Ali Akbar Khan er Atmajeebani” edited by Anindya Bandyopadhyay, publisher: Thema)

Hardcover autobiography "Apnader Sebay, Swarasamrat : Ali Akbar Khan er Atmajeebani"

Hardcover autobiography “Apnader Sebay, Swarasamrat : Ali Akbar Khan er Atmajeebani”

 

Titel: “Apnader Sebay, Swarasamrat : Ali Akbar Khan er Atmajeebani” (Hardcover)
author: Anindya Bandyopadhyay
publisher: Thema
language : Bengali
page : 152
size : 180 x 240 mm
ISBN : 978-93-81703-01-4
prize: 300 Rs. plus shipping costs
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The autobiography of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, as told to Anindya Bandyopadhyay with a long introduction and discography… and details of film credits, ragas composed and played by Sarod legend Ali Akbar Khan, the curriculum of Ali Akbar College of Music, bibliography, list of awards and genealogy; and a collection of rare archival photographs (44 rare b/w).

Ali Akbar Khan & Nikhil Banerjee – Raga Chandranandan (part 1 of 2)…

Ali Akbar Khan & Nikhil Banerjee – Raga Chandranandan (part 2 of 2)…

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Historical Document: Rare recordings with Ustd. Bade Ghulam Ali Khan

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on December 23, 2014

Rare Interview + recordings with Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan (1902–1968) sahab.

Hindustani classical vocalist Bade Ghulam Ali Khan (2 April 1902 – 25 April 1968) from the Patiala Gharana (source: www.ustadbadeghulamalikhanmusicgharana.com )

Hindustani classical vocalist Bade Ghulam Ali Khan (2 April 1902 – 25 April 1968) from Patiala Gharana (source: www.ustadbadeghulamalikhanmusicgharana.com )

Outstanding performances by the great Maestro, that people have usually not heard. This is one of the many raga renditions generously provided for the greater good of music by the living grandsons of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan sahab, namely, Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan,  Jawaad Ali Khan (Kasur Patiala Gharana) and Ustad Naqqi Ali Khan (son of late Karamat Ali Khan, elder son of Bade Ghulam Ali Khan).

(Digitally Remastered using noise reduction protocols and analog DW Fearn EQ – Compressors by Siddhant Bhatia, SoulTrax® Productions)

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14th November: India celebrates Children’s Day…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on November 14, 2014

“We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children,
unlogowhich has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind.”

We the Children: End-decade review of the follow-up
to the World Summit for Children
Report of the Secretary-General (2001)

Children’s Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world, to honor children globally. It was first proclaimed by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in 1925 and then established universally in 1954 to protect an “appropriate” day.

International Day for Protection of Children, observed in many countries as Children’s Day on June 1 since 1950, was established by the Women’s International Democratic Federation on its congress in Moscow (22 November 1949). Major global variants include a Universal Children’s Day on November 20, by United Nations recommendation.

Google India's Doole on Children's Day: Natural and Cultural Paradise - Assam (Vaidehi Reddy (Army Public School, Pune): "I want to go to Assam because it is rich in both, natural beauty and culture. Its music and rich folk arts are also very good.")

Google India’s Doole on Children’s Day: Natural and Cultural Paradise – Assam (Vaidehi Reddy (Army Public School, Pune): “I want to go to Assam because it is rich in both, natural beauty and culture. Its music and rich folk arts are also very good.”)

In India, Children’s Day is celebrated on 14 November, the birthday of the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Jawaharlal Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) or Chaffinch (Uncle) by the kids, emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children, whom he saw as the bright future of India. He wanted to enhance the progress of Indian youth for which he established education institutes like AIIMS, Indian Institute of Technology. It is well known that Jawaharlal Nehru admired 3 things, first one of which is the flower rose, second one being in the company of women, and the third was with the children. To give him tribute, India celebrates this festival on 14 November, the day of his birthday.

Many functions are organized in schools, offices and other organizations. Most schools hold cultural performances on this day, run by the children themselves. Teachers also get involved, and may perform songs and dances for their students. On this day, the State and the Central Government also make it a point to showcase children’s films as part of Film festivals organized in many parts of the country. All over the country, various cultural and social institutions conduct competitions for children. Children’s Day is seen as a day for the kids to engage in fun. Children take part in many sports organized for them (Source: Wikipedia –http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children’s_Day#India ).

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Thank you ! – 9,500 NEW Group members over last 12 months…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 28, 2014

>9,500 NEW MEMBERS our uniquly FB group "Indian Classical" counts since 28th Oct 2013

Many tks by heart to all musical friends we met over last 12 months newly, at all >9,500 NEW MEMBERS our uniquly FB group “Indian Classical” counts since 28th Oct 2013 = a plus of 190% (herewith we came very close to our target of 15,000 200%).

Enjoy it listening to good music and keep on making this group a fantastic meeting point for pure Indian Classical music beside our monthly radio shows wiht more than 140 broadcastings annually !

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190% growth of FB group “Indian Classical” over last 12 months…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 28, 2014

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growth of our FB group “Indian Classical” over last 12 months (28th Oct 2013-28th Oct 2014): plus 190% new members from 5,000 to 14,500. Herewith the promotion initiative IMC – India meets Classic came very close with 95% to its benchmark of 15,000 (= 200% growth).

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27. Oktober 2014: UNESCO-Welttag des audiovisuellen Erbes

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 27, 2014

UNESCO-Welttag des audiovisuellen Erbes 2014

Der 27. Oktober wird als “Tag des audiovisuellen Erbes” gefeiert. Er erinnert an die “Empfehlung zum Schutz und zur Erhaltung bewegter Bilder”, die die UNESCO am 27. Oktober 1980 verabschiedet hat. Der Welttag soll das audiovisuelle Kulturerbe stärker in das öffentliche Bewusstsein bringen und auf die Notwendigkeit hinweisen, es zu schützen.

Weltweit übernehmen Filmarchive die Aufgabe des Sammelns, der Sicherung und der Präsentation von filmischen Werken. Viele Fotos, Tonaufnahmen oder Filme konnten zur Zeit des Entstehens nicht archiviert werden. Oft war man sich auch der Bedeutung des Materials für spätere Generationen nicht bewusst. Audiovisuelle Dokumente sind heute ein wichtiger Teil des kulturellen Erbes der Menschheit und einmalige Zeugnisse der Sozialgeschichte.

Filmerbe: 'Kasperl-Lotte' (D, 1913) © Arsenal/Deutsche Kinemathek

Filmerbe: ‘Kasperl-Lotte’ (D, 1913)  © Arsenal/Deutsche Kinemathek

Weltweit übernehmen Filmarchive die Aufgabe des Sammelns, der Sicherung und der Präsentation von filmischen Werken. Viele Fotos, Tonaufnahmen oder Filme konnten zur Zeit des Entstehens nicht archiviert werden. Oft war man sich auch der Bedeutung des Materials für spätere Generationen nicht bewusst. Audiovisuelle Dokumente sind heute ein wichtiger Teil des kulturellen Erbes der Menschheit und einmalige Zeugnisse der Sozialgeschichte.

In Deutschland koordinieren die wichtigsten Filminstitutionen ihre Arbeit im Kinematheksverbund. Der Welttag wird von den Filmarchiven, -museen und Stiftungen aufgegriffen und mit vielfältigen Veranstaltungen begangen. Auch viele kommunale Kinos, wichtige Partner der Filmarchive, machen mit Sonderveranstaltungen auf den Welttag zum Erhalt des audiovisuellen Erbes aufmerksam. (Quelle: 10/2014 – Unesco)

2014: Deutsche Kinemathek präsentiert Filme aus der Frühzeit des Kinos

Die UNESCO feiert am 27. Oktober den “Tag des audiovisuellen Erbes”. Der Welttag soll das audiovisuelle Kulturerbe stärker in das öffentliche Bewusstsein bringen und auf die Notwendigkeit hinweisen, es zu schützen. Die Deutsche Kinemathek Berlin zeigt anlässlich des UNESCO-Welttages Filme aus der Frühzeit des Kinos.

In Deutschland beteiligen sich zahlreiche Filmarchive, Museen und Stiftungen am UNESCO-Welttag des audiovisuellen Erbes. Die Deutsche Kinemathek präsentiert am 27. Oktober 2014 im Kino Arsenal in Berlin weitgehend unbekannte restaurierte Filme aus der Frühzeit des Kinos. Unter dem Motto “Nie gesehen! Unerhört!” werden anlässlich des Welttages Kurzspielfilme, Reisebilder, Dokumentarisches und Komödien unter musikalischer Begleitung gezeigt.

Zu sehen sind unter anderem eine frühe Fassung von “Some like it hot” – der Film “Der Clown und der nervenschwache Pascha” (F, 1909) mit Charles Prince und Mistinguett, außerdem die Komödie “Wem gehört das Kind? (D, 1910) mit Henny und Rosa Porten sowie der Kurzspielfilm “Kasperl-Lotte” (D, 1913). Die Veranstaltung findet im Rahmen der Filmreihe “Filmspotting – Erkundungen im Filmarchiv der Deutschen Kinemathek” statt.

Kulturerbe Film

Der Welttag des audiovisuellen Erbes erinnert an die “Empfehlung zum Schutz und zur Erhaltung bewegter Bilder”, die die UNESCO am 27. Oktober 1980 verabschiedet hat. Weltweit übernehmen Filmarchive die Aufgabe des Sammelns, der Sicherung und der Präsentation von filmischen Werken. Viele Fotos, Tonaufnahmen oder Filme konnten zur Zeit des Entstehens nicht archiviert werden. Oft war man sich auch der Bedeutung des Materials für spätere Generationen nicht bewusst. Audiovisuelle Dokumente sind heute ein wichtiger Teil des kulturellen Erbes der Menschheit und einmalige Zeugnisse der Sozialgeschichte.

In Deutschland koordinieren die wichtigsten Filminstitutionen ihre Arbeit im Kinematheksverbund. Der Welttag wird von den Filmarchiven, -museen und Stiftungen aufgegriffen und mit vielfältigen Veranstaltungen begangen. Auch viele kommunale Kinos, wichtige Partner der Filmarchive, machen mit Sonderveranstaltungen auf den Welttag zum Erhalt des audiovisuellen Erbes aufmerksam.

Weitere Informationen: Deutsche Kinemathek

(Quelle: 10/2014 – Unesco)

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27th Oct 2014: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (Unesco)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 27, 2014

Audiovisual documents, such as films, radio and television programmes, audio and video recordings, contain the primary records of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Demonstrators run from bullets © Max Stahl / CAMSTL (Centro Audiovisual Max Stahl Timor Leste)

Demonstrators run from bullets © Max Stahl / CAMSTL (Centro Audiovisual Max Stahl Timor Leste)

Transcending language and cultural boundaries, appealing immediately to the eye and the ear, to the literate and illiterate, audiovisual documents have transformed society by becoming a permanent complement to the traditional written record.

However, they are extremely vulnerable and it is estimated that we have no more than 10 to 15 years to transfer audiovisual records to digital to prevent their loss. Much of the world’s audiovisual heritage has already been irrevocably lost through neglect, destruction, decay and the lack of resources, skills, and structures, thus impoverishing the memory of mankind. Much more will be lost if stronger and concerted international action is not taken.

It was in this context, that the General Conference in 2005 approved the commemoration of a World Day for Audiovisual Heritage as a mechanism to raise general awareness of the need for urgent measures to be taken and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents as an integral part of national identity.

(Source: 10/2014 – Unesco)

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2014

 Archives at Risk: Much more to do” is the slogan of this year’s celebration of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (27 October).
The world’s audiovisual heritage of sound recordings and moving images are extremely vulnerable as a result of factors ranging from neglect, natural decay to technological obsolescence, as well as deliberate destruction.

Consequently, UNESCO has made it part of its mission to raise public consciousness of the importance of preservation of these recordings through the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

In adopting 27 October as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, UNESCO, in cooperation with the Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) and other institutions, has helped to raise the profile of the issues at stake and focus global attention on the fragility of this heritage.

Annually, archives around the world join together on 27 October to celebrate audiovisual archives with activities that not only highlight the vulnerability of this heritage, but celebrate the often unheralded work of the heritage institutions that protect it.

All of the world’s audiovisual heritage is endangered. Therefore the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and the Memory of the World Programme, have become the two key actions for UNESCO and the world to honour preservation professionals that help to safeguard this heritage for future generations despite the many technical, political, social, financial and other factors that threaten its survival.

UNESCO encourages everyone, everywhere to join us in celebrating 27 October by showcasing their precious collections so that present and future generations can enjoy the treasures that are our shared audiovisual heritage.

(Source: 10/2014 – Unesco)

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Happy Birthday “Sweet little sixteen”… City Radio RaSA celebrates 16 years of Radio activities.

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 18, 2014

Sweet little sixteen. Rasa begeht seinen 16. Geburtstag. Der Sender hat damit unter anderem das Recht erworben, bis nach 21:00 Uhr Restaurants und Discos zu besuchen. Schon zu Geburtszeiten hatte der Verein Freunde in jedem Alter und das hat sich über die Jahre hinweg auch nicht verändert. Jetzt darf der Sender auch zur Feierzeit mit dabei sein.

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Die Radiostation lädt am Samstag, den 18.10.2014 ab 21:30 Uhr ins Tap Tab. Alle, die gratulieren und mitfeiern wollen, dürfen sich auf eine sausige Nacht mit schicker Musik freuen.

Rasa-ch-logo-2Das Schaffhauser Alternativradio feiert seinen Geburtstag mit King Automatic, einem verrückten Franzosen, der – bewaffnet mit Farfisa, Gitarre, Schlagzeug und allem was sonst noch dazu gehört – kein Auge trocken lässt und dafür sorgt, dass der Einstieg ins Schutzalter gelingt. Röck’n’Röll!!! Auch dabei ist Monozoo alias Ursula Maurmann. Sie tümmelt sich auf ihrem neuen und gleichnamigen Album im ’10. Schuljahr’ herum und darf somit auf keinen Fall fehlen, wenn das Schaffhauser Stadtradio in die Adoleszens eintritt. Die beiden Solisten bescheren den willigen Besuchern im Zusammenspiel einen Abend, der an kultureller Strahlkraft kaum zu überbieten sein dürfte. Vor und nach den Liveauftritten sind die Rasa-Allstar-DJs im Auftrag des guten Geschmacks an den Turntables zugange. Dabei sein ist Alles!

Schaffhausens kompromissloser Musiksender für vollkommene Musikfreu(n)de ist (früh)reif für einen Abend, an dem 16 Jahre Radioaktivität ordentlich gefeiert werden!

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We welcome another 1,000 new members in our FB group INDIAN CLASSICAL

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 3, 2014

We welcome all new 1.000 members and thank you for their interests in pure Indian Classical music this group exists for.

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… over last 5 1/2 weeks our uniquly FB group Indian Classical kept steadily growing and got daily in average more than 26 new members. – On Germany’s Reunion Day (official holiday) with celebrating the 25th anniversary after fall of Berlin Wall in November 1989 we counted 1,000 new members since 26th August 2014 (over last 38 days) and overstepped the total number of 14,000 group members (Source: Facebook Group Indian classical / (Growth) Statistics)

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Mandoline Maestro U Shrinivas (Chennai) passed away this morning at the age of 45…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 19, 2014

Renowned musician Mandolin U Srinivas passes away at 45

Srinivas performing in Pune, January 2009 (Source: Wikipedia.org)

Srinivas performing in Pune, January 2009 (Source: Wikipedia.org)

Chennai: The renowned musician Mandolin U Srinivas passed away in Chennai on Friday morning. He was just 45 years old. U Srinivas was popularly known as Mandolin U Srinivas. Shrinivas played an electric mandolin and had collaborated with the world renowned musicians like John McLaughlin, Michael Nyman, and Michael Brook. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1998 at a very young age of just 29. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2010.

Shrinivas was born on February 28, 1969, in Palakol in Andhra Pradesh. At the age of six he picked up his father Satyanarayana’s mandolin. Upon realising the talent of his son, his father started teaching him. Soon, Satyanarayana’s guru, Rudraraju Subbaraju, realized the potential of U. Shrinivas and started teaching him. Since Rudraraju Subbaraju did not know how to play the mandolin he would just sing and U. Shrinivas would play it on the mandolin. His brother U. Rajesh is also an accomplished mandolin player.

U. Shrinivas made his first public Carnatic concert performance in 1978 in Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh, during the Thyagaraja Aradhana festival. Soon, he came to perform in the Madras Music Season in 1981 for the Indian Fine Arts Society. In 1983, he performed at the JazzFest Berlin where the audience requested him to do a repeat performance.

He continued touring the world-Australia, Southeast Asia and then Southwest Asia, followed by the United States and Canada.

(Source: Sep 19, 2014 at 10:40am IST- IBNLive)


 

Mandolin Shrinivas, the child prodigy, is no more

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Srinivas performing in Germany, 2001 (Source: Wikipedia.org)

Srinivas performing in Germany, 2001 (Source: Wikipedia.org)

U. Shrinivas, who cast a spell on audiences with his Western instrument, the mandolin, died here on Friday. He was only 45.

Mandolin Shrinivas, as he came to be known, had been ailing for a while. He reportedly was being treated for liver failure at the Apollo Hospital. He had lately received a liver transplant.

Born in Palakol in Andhra Pradesh, Shrinivas started playing the instrument used by his father Sathyanarayana. He quickly mastered it and his skills were further honed by his father’s guru Rudraraju Subburaju, who was a vocalist.

As Chennai is the capital of Carnatic Music, his family settled here and he was promoted by late mridhangam player P. Updendran and his uncle, late thavil maestro Valangaiman Shanmugasundaram.

As a child prodigy, a permanent smile on his face and with joy apparent while playing his instrument, he created waves in the Carnatic music world.

His concerts with the accompaniment of thavil captured the imagination of connoisseurs of Carnatic music. He instantly caught the attention of late Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran, who declared him the musician of the Tamil Nadu Government when he was just 11 yeas old.

“After listening to him play in a temple, I recorded him for the Doordarshan. The audition test was attended by great musicians such as Emani Sankara Shastry. When we telecast the programme, we received a call from the then Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran, requesting a copy of the recording and his address,” said Sampath Kumar, who worked for both the All India Radio and Doordharsan.

Humility personified

Srinivas, humility personified, always gratefully acknowledged the contribution made by others towards his career.

“I am still not able to understand how he was able to produce ghamakas in a Western instrument,” said Mr. Sampath kumar, who also produced a documentary on Shrinivas.

Recalling his association with MGR, Shrinivas once told The Hindu that since he did not have a telephone, the Chief Minister’s secretaries visited his house.

“The Chief Minister’s secretaries visited my house and wanted to know whether I could perform at a function. Since I had a concert on the same day, they gave me another date and the occasion — a felicitation function for actor Kamal Hassan for his role in the film ‘ Ek duje ke liye’ . Mr. MGR and our present Chief Minister Jayalalithaa listened to the entire concert,” Shrinivas told The Hindu.

At one concert, T.N. Seshagopalan, moved by his music, presented a gold ring to Shrinivas.

Shrinivas joins late N.C. Vasanthakokilam, Karukurichi Arunachalam and Needamangalam Shanmugavadivel, who left the world when they were in the 40s and at the peak of their career.

(Source: September 19, 2014 13:29 IST | The Hindu – News | National)

Relates News…

Concerts from “Parvathi”, Mysore with prodigy Vidwan U. Srinivas…


Fully Concert (Jazz in Vienna) with Shakti (John Mclaughlin, U Srinivas, Zakir Hussain, V Selvaganesh, Mahadevan)

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