When All India Radio banned film music from its broadcasts

When All India Radio banned film music from its broadcasts

It was in 1952 that the Minister of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) of newly independent India, B.V. Keskar, decided that All India Radio (AIR)—the information and entertainment lifeline of the nation—would not air film songs as they were degenerate and far too “Westernized”. He believed they would hinder the cultural growth of a young nation on the cusp of a...

A.R.Rahman’s Tamil song Avalum Naanum

A.R.Rahman’s Tamil song Avalum Naanum

Avalum Naanum is from the film Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada (Fear is Foolishness),-a 2016 Tamil-language action thriller romance written and directed by Gautham Menon. The song Avalum Naanum is set to music by maestro A.R.Rahman. The film stars Silambarasan and Manjima Mohan.

Mujhe Darde Dil Ka Patha Na Tha

Mujhe Darde Dil Ka Patha Na Tha

The song Mujhe dard e dil ka patha na tha sung by Mohammad Rafi is from the film Akashdeep, a Dharmendra-Nanda starrer of 1965. he music is by Chitragupta and the lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The film was directed by Phani Majumdar and had Ashok Kumar, Mahmood and Nimmi also on the cast.

Shuja Haider and Aima Baig sing “Baanware” for Coke Studio 10

Shuja Haider and Aima Baig sing “Baanware” for Coke Studio 10

This duet musical conversation has powerful, ethereal vocals from Pakistani singers Aima Baig and Shuja Haider. Shuja has also composed the music and written the lyrics. Put on your headphone for maximum enjoyment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PePGHi6IeZQ Bhooli Bisri Chand Umeedein Chand Fasaane Yaad Aayein Tum Yaad Aaye Aur Tumhare Saath Zamane Yaad Aayein. Baanwre, Banwre Banwre -x2, Baanware Tere Bin Main Jiyun...

Bangladeshi fusion band Chirkutt struck a chord with Lankans

Bangladeshi fusion band Chirkutt struck a chord with Lankans

By Purnima Pilapitiya Colombo, February 5 (Sunday Times): When Bangladeshi band Chirkutt took the stage at the 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival, audiences were treated to a unique brand of Bangla music which may even strike a chord at home in Sri Lanka. Many have tried to label the internationally acclaimed band from “urban folk”, to “bluegrass”, but its members...

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