Thursday, January 28, 2016

Remember Shakti - Live at Jazz a Vienne

Remember Shakti is a quintet which combines elements of traditional Indian music with elements of jazz. The band consists of English guitarist John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain (tabla), U. Srinivas (mandolin), Shankar Mahadevan (vocals), and V. Selvaganesh (kanjira, ghatam, mridangam), who are all of Indian descent. The band's name is derived from John Mclaughlin's acoustic Indian fusion band Shakti which was active in the 1970s.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Rez Abbasi - Bazaar (Full Album)

Rez Abbasi: guitar, sitar-guitar, percussion; Gary Versace: Hammond organ; Danny Weiss: drums, tabla, rhythm scat (8); Kiran Ahluwalia: Indian vocals (2,3,7); Rudresh Mahanthapa: alto saxophone (1,7); Marc Mommaas: tenor and soprano saxophone (1,7); Gautam Siriam: mridnagam (2,5,6); Naren Budhakar: whistling (1).

Rudresh Mahanthappa WFJ Quartet @winter Jazzfest 2012

Monday, January 18, 2016

The MGR phenomenon | Article published in the Times of India

My article on the MGR phenomenon is published in today's Times of India, Chennai edition and it can be accessed online on Page 6 at 

Friday, January 15, 2016

M.I.A. in action: voice of the war torn| Article published in the Times of India

My article on the Lankan Tamil Rap artist M.I.A. is published in today's Times of India Chennai edition on Page 6. The article can be accessed online at