10. 11. 2015
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Singing The Boatman: Hemango Biswas and the ‘Bahirana’ in Folk Music

Rongili Biswas As part of the legendary folk singer Hemango Biswas’ birth centenary celebration,the first volume of his collected works came out which contained among others, his writings on folk music. As one...

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04. 10. 2015
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Why “HokKolorob”?

  Subhasish  Ray --------------------------------- When students from Jadavpur University and their allies in other colleges and universities in West Bengal protested in large numbers last year, against what they correctly interpreted as the...

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16. 09. 2013
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Why Did The Harmonium Disappear From All India Radio?

  Amalendu Bikas Kar Chowdhury   [Amalendu Bikas Kar Chowdhury is a renowned singer, song writer and music director, associated with All India Radio for a long period of time. This essay appears...

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04. 07. 2013
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No Salutes To Modernity: Moushumi Bhowmik, Her Intimate Cosmos

Majhi (click here for the song) [HUG listens to singer, songwriter Moushumi Bhowmik]   Prasanta: Moushumi, it is difficult to say why I am here. Long ago I was thinking about your song Daya Karo—and...

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02. 02. 2013
Everybody say Ye-Ye!

Everybody say Ye-Ye!

Michael E. Veal A humid weekend night in the early 1990s. The scene: outside the Afrika Shrine nightclub in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, home base of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and his...

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19. 01. 2013
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North Indian Classical Music in the ‘Long’ 1940s

  Amlan Das Gupta   Two Photographs   Let me start by telling you about two photographs (that I usually show), one taken probably in the early or mid- 1930s; the other in...

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06. 06. 2011
Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011)

Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011)

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out. You will not be able...

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08. 03. 2011
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Guddu, I and the Qawallis at Vijay Mandal

Sambudha Sen Several years ago, when I was only twenty eight, I spent an extended period as a tenant in a flat in Vijay Mandal Enclave. The Delhi Development Authority  had built this relatively...

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19. 02. 2011
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The Rienzi Effect

  Hans Rudolf Vaget Joachim Köhler, in his Wagners Hitler: Der Prophet und sein Vollstrecker, goes so far as to suggest that the German dictator was “merely” the executioner of Wagner’s ideas. Köhler...

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04. 02. 2011
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Acid Rock, Mrinal Sen and The Seventies

Sharmadip (Toy) Basu The Bengali Marxist film-maker Mrinal Sen’s Kolkata Ekattor, or Calcutta ’71, is celebrated in the genealogy of Indian New Wave cinema as an exemplar of dialectical storytelling. Released in 1972,...

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