Music Current Affairs - 2019

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Eminent Sitar Player Manju Mehta conferred Tansen Samman, 2018

The Madhya Pradesh Government has conferred the annual Tansen Samman  upon eminent Sitar Player Manju Mehta for her contribution in the field of Hindustani Classical Music. The award was presented by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on inaugural function of Tansen Music Festival in Gwalior. Tansen Tansen (earlier names Ramtanu Pande/Mohammad Ata Ali Khan) was the Read More…

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Chennai included in UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network for Contribution in Music

Chennai, capital city of Tamil Nadu was recently included in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) Creative Cities Network for Contribution in Music. It was among 64 cities from 44 countries that were designated as UNESCO Creative Cities. With inclusion of these cities, total count of UNESCO Creative Cities Network has now gone Read More…

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59th Grammy awards 2017

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards were announced by the Recording Academy announced at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. In this edition of awards, British singer Adele won the most awards in 5 Read More…

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Noted music director Rajamani passes away

Popular music director and composer Rajamani passed away due to cardiac arrest in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was 60. He had predominantly worked in Malayalam film industry and had composed music for around 70 films. About Rajamani Rajamani was born into a family of Carnatic musicians and was the son of noted musician BA Chidambaranath. Read More…

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Pulitzer winning composer Leslie Bassett passes away

Pulitzer winning composer Leslie Bassett passed away on 4 February 2016 in Oakwood, Georgia. He was 93. As a master composer he was known for his lush sonorities and ecumenical instrumentation and for compositions of coaxing a vast range of tonal colours from the bits of wood and brass. About Leslie Bassett Bassett was born Read More…

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AR Rahman conferred with 2015 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award

Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman has been conferred with prestigious 2015 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award in Mumbai. He was presented with fifth edition of award by Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai for his contribution to the Indian music on the occasion of 78th birthday of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar. About AR Rahman R. Rahman (full name Allah-Rakha Rahman) is Read More…

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Seong-Jin Cho wins 2015 International Frederic Chopin Piano competition

South Korea’s Seong-Jin Cho has won the prestigious 17th international Frederic Chopin Piano competition. This year’s competition was held in Poland’s capital Warsaw and around 78 young pianists took part from 20 different countries. Charles Richard-Hamelin from Canada won the second prize and was followed by Kate Liu of the United States at third place. Read More…

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