Today’s Media Capsule features interviews with Akhu Chingangbam, Ustad Zakir Hussain, DJ Alesso, Glen Hansard and Shaggy.
We’re not the only people who cover the Indian music scene, you know. The Media Capsule is a roundup of some of the stories about Indian music being covered in the press.
Imphal Music Project brings artists together for socially relevant music
The Sunday Guardian, January 26
The Sunday Guardian’s Shweta Sharma speaks to Ronid ‘Akhu’ Chingangbam of Imphal Talkies to find out more about the Imphal Music Project. Check out our interview with Akhu here.
Akcent to perform in Mumbai
Hindustan Times, January 24
Romanian electronic/dance-pop group Akcent will be performing at the Pillai Group of Institutions in Panvel as part of their college festival, which is called Algeria 2013.
I am not the best in my field: Zakir Hussain
Hindustan Times, January 26
Ustad Zakir Hussain speaks to Nirmika Singh of Hindustan Times about his relationship with his father and what people can expect at the memorial concert being held in honour of Ustad Allah Rakha Khan on February 3.
Electrified by the music
The Hindu, January 25
Swedish DJ Alesso (our interview here) speaks to The Hindu about playing in India and how “age is really just a number especially when you know what your job entails.”
I am a homey
Bangalore Mirror, January 25
Bangalore Mirror’s Prashanth Vidyasagar speaks to Grammy-winning artist Shaggy about being in the army and cricket, among other things.
Building a musical city
The Hindu, January 27
The Hindu’s Zeenab Azeez finds out why Hyderabad does not have a vibrant music scene, while speaking to musicians who are trying to build a scene in the city.
That’s all the news for today. Check back tomorrow for your dose of the Media Capsule.