#ListenToSing – Featuring Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra

Rajan and Sajan Mishra  are Hindustani classical vocalists specialised in the Khyal style. Rajan and Sajan Mishra obtain their distinct sound from the Banaras style of singing. They have performed to audiences all over India and the world. Some prestigious awards won by this duo are Padma Bhushan in 2007, Sangeet Natak in 1998 and the Gandharwa… More #ListenToSing – Featuring Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra

#ListenToSing – Featuring Ustad Rashid Khan

Ustad Rashid Khan is a renowned and celebrated Hindustani classical vocalist. He owes his roots to the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana. Even the great Pandit Bhimsen Joshi once said that Rashid Khan is the “assurance for the future of Indian vocal music”. He has been awarded the prestigious Padma Shri, as well as the Sangeet Natak Award in 2006. In this video Rashid Khan speaks… More #ListenToSing – Featuring Ustad Rashid Khan

Featuring Vidushi Kaushiki Chakraborty – #ListenToSing

Kaushiki Chakraborty is a renowned Indian classical vocalist, specializing in the North Indian classical music genre of Khayal. She is known for her melodious voice and unique singing style that blends traditional elements with modern techniques. Born into a family of musicians, Kaushiki was exposed to music from a young age and began her formal… More Featuring Vidushi Kaushiki Chakraborty – #ListenToSing

#ListenToSing – Featuring Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty

Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty is a contemporary Hindustani classical music vocalist. He is widely known across the country, and have performed across the globe in the revered venues like Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and so on. Here is a video where he speaks about his life, journey and views on music and learning. According to… More #ListenToSing – Featuring Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty

#ListenToSing – Featuring Bharat Ratna, Ustad Bismillah Khan

Khansaheb’s name is inseparable from Shehnai instrument and Hindustani classical music. His efforts have resulted in deeply etching the instrument’s relevance to the classical music tradition. The city of Varanasi is blessed to have revelled in his mesmerising performances on the banks of river Ganges for decades. The country showed its gratitude to the legend… More #ListenToSing – Featuring Bharat Ratna, Ustad Bismillah Khan

#ListenToSing – Featuring Bharat Ratna, Smt M. S. Subbulakshmi

Almost every south Indian home wakes up to her voice. Her selflessness in service to music is widely and highly regarded, and has helped further the cause of Carnatic music in several ways. The country is humbled when it conferred Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of India, upon her in 1998. We remember her… More #ListenToSing – Featuring Bharat Ratna, Smt M. S. Subbulakshmi

#ListenToSing – Featuring Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

This post is the fourth in the series of #ListenToSing for Riyazers to listen and learn from good singing and knowledge of the legendary musicians from Indian classical music traditions. Padma Vibhushan, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is a name that is synonymous with Sarod, a divine-sounding plucked string-instrument from Hindustani classical music. Here is a video that… More #ListenToSing – Featuring Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi: The Legend of Hindustani Classical Music

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, a name that evokes awe and admiration in the world of Hindustani classical music, was born on February 4, 1922, in Gadag, Karnataka. He was one of the most prominent and celebrated vocalists of his time and left an indelible mark on the genre. He was known for his mesmerizing performances and… More Pandit Bhimsen Joshi: The Legend of Hindustani Classical Music