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How Ghulam Mustafa Khan Bridged Hindustani and Film Music

How Ghulam Mustafa Khan Bridged Hindustani and Film Music

 Groomed in north Indian classical, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan (1931-2021) was open to engaging with Hindi cinema as well. The voyage proved symbiotic in more ways than one. Ghulam Mustafa Khan was really small when his family initiated the boy into music. So much so, he could utter only ya-ya-ya-ya when the elders sang the...

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When Kathak and Lavani Find a Common Platform

When Kathak and Lavani Find a Common Platform

The classical dance Kathak and the Maratha folk dance Lavani share techniques, having met in one phase of Maharashtra’s cultural history. They can come on stage together. Exploring Kathak from the perspective of another art and culture brought me closer to the north Indian classical dance. I viewed Kathak through the prism of Maharashtra’s folksy...