Today’s Media Capsule features a kvlt interview with Bappi Lahiri and some info about why you should go to the launch gig of alt-rockers The Circus’ new album, if you are in New Delhi.
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.
The Hindu, February 27
Madras-born percussionist Ramesh Shotham tells The Hindu about his journey as part of Human Bondage, a rock group from the ’70s, to playing with various European and American jazz stalwarts through the ’80s, among other things.
‘Jahan-e-Khusrau is not competing with Bollywood’
Hindustan Times, February 27
The Jahan-E-Khusrau festival is being held in New Delhi from March 1 to March 3. The festival will see performances by Shafqat Amanat Ali and Abida Parveen, among others.
Delhi-based bands join hands for performance
Hindustan Times, February 22
New Delhi alt-rockers The Circus are launching their album Bats at Blue Frog, New Delhi today. The show will see a whole bunch of city musicians coming together. Bands playing at the launch include Faridkot, menwhopause, Barefaced Liar, Half Step Down, Cyanide, Parikrama, Undying Inc, Frequency, Delhi Metal Project, Artillerie, Skyharbor, Frame/Frame and Fire Exit.
Most composers and singers lack originality: Bappi Lahiri
Times of India, February 28
Bappi Lahiri talks about the lack of originality in music. Yes, Bappi Lahiri said these things.
That’s all for the news today, check back tomorrow for your dose of the Media Capsule.