Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Lata Mangeshkar : The most revered singer of india

Today is 28th September ,the first day of  Navratri's nine day festival of India.The same day Indian Music had given birth to the most eminent & revered personality of Lata Mangeshkar.We refers her as Gankokila or Gansamradyni or Cuckoo of India. In 1929,on same day india's most lovable personality born in family of Dinanath Mangeshkar.She was the eldest of all her 3 sisters & 1 brother.Meena,Asha,Usha & Hridaynath are the siblings of Lata Didi.Father Pt.Dinanath was a theater artist who used to make play's in Marathi. Lata didi first acted in his musical play & her named had changed from Hema to Lata of  the one of character from play.His father was from Goa & her mother who was second wife of Dinanath Mangeshkar was from Thalner of Dhule district in Maharashtra.
                     She had started her singing career in 1942,she wanted not to sing for Bollywood Movies as her father wished of to. But,in early days of her young hood ,she lost father Pt.Dinanath Mageshkar ,being eldest among all she had to carry forward  family after father's death ,she resorted to Bollywood for singing in order to feed her family.She always wanted to learn Indian Classical Music which she had never managed to learn in her career. Didi has sung more than 10 thousands songs & worked with all musician & singers of her era, her name is recorded in Guinness Book Of World  Record for recording most number of songs.She has 62 years of singing career in which Didi sung 36 regional language songs.She has been awarded by BHARATRATNA award which is best & biggest civil award given by Government Of India for her contribution to Indian Music. The song sung by Didi on the eve of 15th August,1947 "Ae mere vatan ke logon " was alluring & touching one that made india's first prime minister cry.Didi has won many awards in her singing career like filmfares & more.Recently she has been awarded with 'Hridaynath Award' in honor of his younger brother who is the best well known Music Composer in Marathi Music Industry.


                     No indian whether he knows about Music would never forget Lata Didi's immortal voice & would always be thankful for her contribution for the country.We all indians are thankful of whole Mangeshkar family for their enormous contribution to Indian Music Culture.




                                                     Happy Birthday Lata Didi

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Drum festival in pune for percussionists

                     India has great history & legacy of music & music events .There are number of events organized by people of india to bring all music performer on one platform & give the exposure to their music talent.The events like like Sawai Gandharv,Heartbeats are the most famous amongst all.
drum festival,sawai gandharv,heartbeats                                This time india's cultural city Pune organized the Drum Festival or Dumru on 16th of  September 2011, it was three days event & there were around 24 percussionists has been performed individually & in fusion as Jugalbandi. Despite of having rich legacy of  Music, that kind event had never been organized in country.The actor Rahul Solapurkar & tabla player Vijay Ghate had announced the three day festival. The performers  across the country like Grammy award-winner, Vidhwaan Vikku Vinayakaram (ghatam), Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (tabla), Pandit Kumar Bose (tabla), Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, Taufiq Qureshi (djembe), Murad Ali (sarangi), Pandit Bhavani Shankar (pakhawaj), Ranjit Barot, Sivamani and Gino Banks (drums), gracing the event. The aim of the event is to emphasize percussion instruments. Dumru aspires to become a yearly event.An initiative by Gladpeople Entertainment Network, the festival promises a melange of fine and veteran artists.
                       Dumru is the forefather of all percussion instruments used my Lord Shiva. Across the world,most of the developed country's organizes their drum festivals like Mordern Drummer Festival in the US, The World Drum Festival in Malaysia, Meinl Drum Festival in Germany etc and now India is too prepared with its very own drum festival.Being first big event of Music,organizer decided to give the free passes which were available on Radio One office, Bank of Maharashtra FC road branch, Mahalaxmi Lawns, The Sound Factor in camp and the makeover salon, millennium plaza on FC road.
                    This event shown the future events for classical music instruments .So all music lovers should prepare to face & enjoy new trend in Indian Music Culture.

Shivamani Playing Drums In Dumru Festival Of Pune.