Purshottam Das Jalota

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Purshottam Das Jalota (9 September 1925 – January 18, 2011) was Indian classical and devotional music singer, best known for his bhajans. He was awarded the Padma Shri by Government of India, in 2004.[1]

Born in Phagwara, Punjab, he learnt Hindustani classical music from Master Ratan of Sham Chaurasia gharana[citation needed]. At the age of twenty four he shifted to Lucknow and started singing professionally. He gradually shifted to singing Bhajans and set to tune several Bhajans based on Raagdari Sangeet. He considered that this would propagate India’s rich cultural heritage as well as popularize classical music. He is the father of singer Anup Jalota. He died at the age of 84 on 18 January 2011

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Neela Bhagwat

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Neela Bhagwat is a familiar name for lovers of Hindustani music the world over. As a front-ranking exponent of the Gwalior style of singing, she has upheld the aesthetic principles of traditional music. As an innovative performer, she has combined the purity of raga with the folk idiom of medieval saint poets like Kabir, Shajo and Meera. These as well as her other innovations relating the traditional form to the contemporary concerns have brought her critical acclaim in India as well as Europe.

The prized pupil of revered gurus like Pandit Sharaadchandra Arolkar and Pandit Jal Balaporia, she has performed on major concert platforms, cut CDs, released audio albums and performed over global television channels like Star Plus and Music Asia.

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Krishna Gundopant Ginde

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Krishna Gundopant Gind   (26 December 1925 – 13 July 1994) was a Hindustani classical singer, teacher, composer, and scholar. His guru Shrikrishna Narayan Ratanjankar was his biggest influence.

Biography

Krishna Gundopant Ginde, called “Chhotu” (small) by family members and close friends because he was the 8th among 9 children, was born on December 26, 1925, inBailhongal near Belgaum. He showed interest in music from an early age and devoted his entire life to its pursuit. When he was just 11 years old, he moved to Lucknow and started his music training under music scholar S N Ratanjankar. He moved to Mumbai in 1951 to take up a teaching post with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. In 1962 he became principal of Vallabh Sangeet Vidyalaya. His knowledge of raagdari music was comprehensive. He would demonstrate various facets of a raag or a raagaang in seminars or lecture demonstrations.

When he was celebrated in his sixtieth birthday, some of the biggest names in Hindustani music, including Bhimsen Joshi, Kumar Gandharva, and Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, graced the function.

Pandit Ginde died on July 13, 1994, age 78 in Calcutta . 

Music 

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Dr Kalyani Bondre

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Dr Kalyani Bondre is a new generation classical vocalist with a vibrant, youthful, and original style of singing. Kalyani’s first musical impressions were formed in her own home, as both her parents have been exponents of Indian Classical Music. 

Dr Kalyani has trained in vocal classical music mainly under Guru Manisha Shrikhande of the Mewati Gharana, who earlier learnt form Leelatai and Vilasrao Khandekar of the Kirana Gharana, and later became a student of Pandit Krishnakant Parekh and Dr Shobha Abhyankar, both disciples of Padmavibhushan Pandit Jasraj. Kalyani has also received guidance in advanced music from Ustad Faiyaaz Hussain Khansaheb and Ustad Usman Khansaheb. Not confining herself to the rigid barriers of any one Gharana, her gayaki encompasses the nuances of different schools of music. She has created her own individual style, blending elements from a variety of sources. She has also learnt the basics of the Sitar.

Dr Kalyani has already started establishing her mark as an outstanding talent and has performed at prestigious platforms in India and abroad. Gifted with a rich, melodious voice, which freely flows in all the three octaves, an effortless command of rhythm, clarity of diction, originality, and versatility, she captivates audiences wherever she performs. 

Dr Kalyani has been giving live performances since the age of seven. She has been doing solo concerts for the last decade and has performed at prestigious platforms in India and abroad.

Kalyani had the honour of presenting a solo concert at the Tagore Centre of the Embassy of India, Berlin, Germany in August 2013 in the presence of the Deputy Chief of Mission and other dignitaries of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

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Ring of fire : Johnny Cash

“Ring Of Fire”

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(originally by Anita Carter)

Love is a burning thing
And it makes a fiery ring.
Bound by wild desire
I fell into a ring of fire.

[2x]
I fell into a burning ring of fire,
I went down, down, down and the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire.

The taste of love is sweet
When hearts like ours meet.
I fell for you like a child,
Oh, but the fire went wild.

I fell into a burning ring of fire,
I went down, down, down and the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire.

I fell into a burning ring of fire,
I went down, down, down as the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire.

And it burns, burns, burns,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire.

J. R. Cash

John R.JohnnyCash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist,actor, and author,[2] who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide.[3][4] Although primarily remembered as a country musicicon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of multiple inductions in the Country Music, Rock and Roll and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.

Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice,[a][6] the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band, a rebelliousness[7][8] coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor,[5] free prison concerts,[9][10] and a trademark look, which earned him the nickname “The Man in Black”.[b] He traditionally began his concerts with the simple “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash”[c], followed by his signature “Folsom Prison Blues“.

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Geetika Varde Qureshi

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Geetika Varde Qureshi is an Indian classical vocalist of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana of Hindustani classical music and wife of percussionist Taufiq Qureshi.

 She is also is one of the graded artistes of All India Radio and a proud recipient of the prestigious ‘Surmani’ title from Sur Shringar Samsad. From light music to world music Geetika Varde Qureshi has performed in India as well as abroad, for example at the Trafalgar Square Festival 2006 .

Geetika Varde, although a trained professional classical singer of the Jaipur Gharana, is very inclined towards light-classical forms and composing. Having performed at classical and fusion concerts, she has conducted lecture-demonstrations and workshops at prestigious venues in India and abroad. For the release of her well appreciated solo album ‘ROOH’, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma referred to the couple as “Taufiq and Geetika are a perfect blend of rhythm and melody.”

Tracks

Najariya: – It is a thumri-type called dadra. In this track, the artiste intricately explores the nuances of this form by making variations of the same line thereby bringing about a dramatic romance in the simple lyrics.

Yey Dil: – Purely a love song, this extremely soulful track is high on melody and expresses Geetika’s deep love for her soul- mate.

Hey Maana:- It is a ballad- a slow moving sentimental song that drifts into a thoughtful mood- seeking to spread love and unify with the world in all its beauty and sunshine.

Hum Apne: – An old ghazal presentation this track emulates the artiste’s profound love for the evergreen songs of the Hindi Film Industry.

Shyaam: – A touching bhajan by Saint Rasakhani on Lord Krishna, Geetika here has given a soulful rendition through her composition steeped in devotional melody. In this meditative track, she uses the word ‘Shyaam’ in beautiful variations.

Meera: – This composition on ‘Meera’ featured in Taufiq Qureshi’s album ‘Colours of Rajasthan’, released by Music Today over a decade ago is a bhajan that depicts devotion to the extent of dedicating one’s whole self and being, to the one and only Lord Krishna.

Tum Bin: – The track is a pure classical approach of singing, based on raga Bageshri. Blending the tenets of alaap-s, bolalaap-s and taan-s ‘Tum Bin’ is a spontaneous and an extempore unfolding of the raga but in a “fast forward” mode.

Ley Ailey: – A traditional folk song from Uttar Pradesh, the artiste here explores the possibilities of light classical style of singing, giving preference to bol banaav, playing with words and live singing rather than the fixed and repetitive way of folk.

text credits : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geetika_Varde

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