Jane Kya Soch Kar : An Emotional Expression in Two Versions

Sur, Taal aur Talaffuz as it is said in music training, are the three foundation pillars of good singing. When Latabai as she was fondly known in her initial days, joined the film industry from her humble maharashtrian background, composer Naushad had asked her to take Urdu lessons to improve her Tallafuz. Now what is this thing and why is it so important that even the singer like Lata Mangeshkar …

Sebastian D’Souza : The Man Behind Immortal Harmonies

One of the most significant contributions of the Portuguese in India was compulsory music learning in Church Schools. They would not have imagined that this policy will be immensely helpful to composers of Hindi Film Music. How could this happen ? To know the answer, lets go 115 years back. On 29th January 1906, a baby was born in Reis-Megos village in North Goa. His parents named him Sebastian. From …

Vocal Harmony in Hindi Songs

When Sir Thomas Roe founded first British factory in Surat and when Vasco Da Gama first landed in Calicut, they would have never imagined in their dreams that after four centuries , they would be instrumental for a fascinating event to take place. This event was composition of music in films. The fusion of Western music that came with Europeans in India with Indian Classical nuances that existed here for …

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