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Awaaz Anjane March 2007 Episodes

Awaaz Anjane Episode 38 - March 29, 2007

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This week we travel to Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala, to listen to the voice of Divya. With a varied interest in fine arts and a solid foundation in Carnatic and Hindustani music, Divya has appeared on numerous stage and TV programs. Her youthful voice handles Lata and Asha numbers with equal aplomb. Archana then rounds up the Asha-Lata episode singing that mesmerizing song from Rudaali set to tune by Dr. Bhupen Hazarika.

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 - Piya and Deb

Singer: Divya Menon, Kerala, India

Song 1: Ajeeb Dastan Yeh Hai

Originally sung by Lata in Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai

Song 2: O Mere Sona Re

Originally sung by Asha in Teesri Manzil

Song 3: Dil Hoom Hoom Kare

Singer: Archana Mood, Ohio, USA

Originally sung by Lata in Rudaali

Awaaz Anjane Episode 37 - March 22, 2007

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Awaaz Anjane introduces another wonderful voice, Dr. Dhiren Buch from Columbus, Georgia. An anesthesiologist by profession, Dhiren talks to us about his passion for hindi music and sings a couple of wonderful songs of his idols Hemant Kumar and Kishore Kumar. Both in his musical passion and duets, he is ably supported by his wife Jalpa. The couple treat us to an all time favorite duet. Gautam and Nikhil then present their wonderful collaboration with Gautamís voice and Nikhilís lyrics and composition in a lilting guitar backing.

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 - Piya and Deb

Song 1: O Hansini

Singer: Dhiren Buch, Georgia, USA

Originally sung by Kishore Kumar in Zehreela Insaan

Song 2: Tere Mere Milan

Singer: Dhiren and Jalpa Buch, Georgia, USA

Originally sung by Kishore and Lata in Abhimaan

Song 3: Door Vaadiyon Se

Lyricist and composer: Nikhil Gupta, Ohio, USA

Singer: Gautam Dhar, Michigan, USA

Awaaz Anjane Episode 36 - March 15, 2007

Hariharanís North America Tour 2007

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Hariharan
For all of us who enjoy music, there can be nothing more satisfying than listening to a live performance by our favorite singer. And if he happens to be Padmashree Hariharan, then you know itís a must-attend event, even if you have watched his live performances before, because of the sheer variety and improvisations he offers. In todayís episode, we try to follow his current North American tour by speaking to his fans and event organizers in several cities. Listen to what they have to say about the completed concerts. This Friday, a Tsunami fundraiser Hariharan concert is being organized by volunteers of Mata Amritanandamayee in Atlanta. Listen to Bindu Balakrishnan speaking about their disaster-relief work and the upcoming concert. Journalist Kavita Chhibber is MC-ing the show and shares some interesting stories. And for all of you in Atlanta, Hariharan has a special message for you!

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 - Piya and Deb

We thank the following Hariharan fans for sharing their experiences and excitement:

Raj and Janaki Nagarajan, Austin, USA

Rohit Sharma, Vancouver, Canada

Sri Gopi Reddy, San Francisco, USA

Chandni Dighe, Cincinnati, USA

(Hariharan greeting clip courtesy kavitachhibber.com)

 

Atlanta concert on March 16, 2007 at Global Mall, Atlanta

For tickets, call  (404) 367 3536

 

Hariharanís upcoming concerts:

Dallas (March 17), San Diego (March 18), Phoenix (March 23), Los Angeles (March 24, 25), Dayton (March 30), Miami (March 31), Kansas City (April 1), Seattle (April 6), Chicago (April 7), Philadelphia (April 8), Detroit (April 13), New Jersey (April 14), Toronto (April 15)

Awaaz Anjane Episode 35 - March 1, 2007

DTS and Indian Music

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What happens when traditional record labels can not satisfy the need of a music lover? If you are Subhashish Chatterjee, you would form a music company and set out to provide Indian Musical content at par with any International standard and format. In this episode we talk to him about his company Basss Music (RM) from Kolkata, India and their work with multichannel audio, specifically DTS (Digital Theater Systems) audio. Listen to some samples from their titles and hear about their plans of releasing the archived contents of All India Radio, Doordarshan and other major Indian labels. Basssí partner in North America is Allegro Corporation and Forrest Faubion, Allegroís Marketing and Distribution Coordinator tells us how this alliance came about. For those of you more technologically inclined, read the PodioIndia blog for some DTS details and listen to the full version of the interview with Subhashish Chatterjee.

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 - Piya and Deb

 

Forrest and Subhashish
Forrest Faubion of Allegro and Subhashish Chatterjee of Basss Music - bringing Indian Music to the global audience

Audio Samples from albums:

Nazm-e-Guldastan, Sufiana Mijaz of Santanu, A Glimpse of India, Indian Jazz, Folk Songs, Digital vis-ŗ-vis Classical

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