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Parur Bani: A Unique Blend of Hindustani and Carnatic Systems

Parur Bani: A Unique Blend of Hindustani and Carnatic Systems

Fusing Carnatic and Hindustani styles, Parur Sundaram Iyer created the  unique ‘Parur bani’ in violin. M.S. Gopalakrishnan, his son, became the chief proponent of this style. Today (June 10) is MSG’s birth anniversary. It was in the early 1900s, Parur Sundaram Iyer, a Carnatic violinist from Parur, a small town near Aluva, Kerala, went to...

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Manna Dey: The Classical Voice Of Bollywood

Manna Dey: The Classical Voice Of Bollywood

Manna Dey, through his melodious immortal songs, has left his indelible mark on music. A tribute to the versatile singer on his 102 nd birth anniversary   In an era when legends like Mohammed Rafi, Kishor Kumar, Mukesh, and Talat Mahmood were ruling Bollywood by becoming the voices of various heroes, Prabodhan Chandra Dey, better known...