SPIC MACAY

(Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth)

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Ustad Bismillah Khan

The legendary shehani maestro, a man of tenderness, a man who believes in remaining private and who believes that musicians are supposed to be heard and not seen. Where others see conflict and contradiction between his music and his religion, Bismillah Khan sees only a divine unity. Music, sur, namaaz is the same thing. His namaaz is the seven shuddh and five komal surs.Shehnai Maestro Bismillah khan recieved Bharat Ratna in year2001.

 

 

Pandit Birju Maharaj

Born in the family of hereditary dancers, Birju Maharaj is the torch bearer of the famous family , Kalka-Bindadin Gharana of Lucknow, which has been serving the art of Kathak dance through centuries togather. Not only on India, he is familiarly known abroad, nearly all over the world. He has extensively toured all over the world, i.e. USSR, USA, Japan, UAE, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Aaustria, Czechoslovakia, Burma, Ceylon etc. for performances as well as lecture-demonstrations. 
 Web:
www.birjumaharaj.com

Feroz Khan

Feroz Khan is one of India's youngest and most commercially successful stage personalities- a rare feat for Indian theatre which has yet to gain commercial acceptability. In Leela Jacinto words he's taken the stage by storm. English, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu .language holds no bars. But that is the essential Feroz Khan: driven, smitten and raring to go. He donot believe in intelectual terrorism. His play, Tumhari Amrita is a funny, poignant, melancholic chronicle of two people would not come together and could not stay apart.

                               www.ferozkhan.com

Gulzar

Born in Deena(Now in Pakistan) on 18th August, 1934. After partition he came to Delhi. Gulzar - aka Sampooran Singh began his film career as an assistant to Bimal Roy. After getting recognition as a sensitive lyricist, he started writing scripts and stories for films. Then with Mere Apne in 1971, He turned Director. Since then he has given us lots of beautiful, serious and funny moments through his movies.
www.gulzaronline.com

Shyam Benegal

A pioneer of the new cinema in India, Shyam Benegal has made a number of documentaries on different subjects ranging from cultural anthropology and problems of industrialization, to music and so on.The Government of India has conferred on him two of its most prestigious awards - Padma Shri (1976) Padma Bhushan (1991). As a person he is deeply committed to social integration of india.
www.onmag.com/benegal.htm



Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma

To state that Pandit Shivkumar Sharma has created history in the world of music, is an understatement, an inadequate attempt to capture the maestros achievements and contributions. After all how many musicians can boast of single handedly bringing forth an obscure, almost unknown instrument to the level of being indispensable on the concert platform! Musicians and their instruments do become synonyms, but how often does an instrument acquire an identity because of a musician! 
                                
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Pt. Dinkar Kaikini

Pandit Dinkar Kaikini, who has tasted the cream of Indian classical music, is one of those few veterans remaining who can enlighten us with stories of those musicians who have laid the foundation of the classical music we have learnt to respect and enjoy.

 

 



Nirmal Verma

Nirmal Verma, who began his literary career in the 1950s, is considered to be one of the main exponents not merely of Hindi literature but also of Indian literature in the twentieth century. Nirmal Vermas short stories have been appreciated for the fine depiction of the inner conflicts of the individual, the human conscience and moral responsibility. 

T. N. Krishnan

Padmabhushan Sangeetha Kalanidhi Professor T. N. Krishnan is one of the most respected, renowned and reputed classical musicians of India. As a violinist, he has been at the very pinnacle of his field for several decades. Above all, there is [his] dignified presence on the stage, free from any tinge of mannerism, exuding confidence, cultured decorum and robust refinement - a personification of perfected knowledge. This is Prof. T. N. Krishnan." 

Wadali Bandhu

Puran Chand Singh Wadali and his younger brother Pyara Singh Wadali, sing with rare zest and zeal. The Wadali Brothers hail from the sacred land of the fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev and their singing is deeply steeped in religion.The two brothers are dedicated to popularising the music of the Sufi Saints. Their vibrant and robust singing of kalams touched the chords of everyones hearts. They have a diverse repertoire and excel in singing Sufiana qalaam by Bulleh Shah, Shah Hussain, Baba Farid, Guru Nanak and Sultan Bahu. Their singing is interspersed with anecdotes narrated every now and then during the renditions. The rich gayaki of Patiala gharana is evident in their soulful singing.

Shubha Mudgal

From the more evolved Indian Classical music, to rendering the lighter numbers of Indi pop, here's an artist who has touched both ends of the spectrum. And enjoyed it all the same. Introducing Shubha Mudgal. A professional classical vocalist who not only adventurously ventured into the Indi pop music world but also ensured she was successful in it. Her musical magic takes the listeners by the hand and leads them into the vibrant world of urban folk music. Take for example her first big hit, Ali More Angna. She set the Sufi song of rasa and bhakti to the tune of pulse-racing pop. It became a chart-buster overnight and shot her to instant stardom.

Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna

Dr. Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna is one of southern India's most influential vocalists and composers. Known for the optimism and clarity of his three-octave vocals, Padmabhushan Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna is a trailblazer and a colossal vocalist and also a very important vaggeyakara of the 20th Century. His greatest asset is his wonderfully vibrant, widely ranging, magnetic voice over which he has perfect control in all three octaves.

Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan

He has given a new and revolutionary dimension to the Sitar. After having the full command over the customary Masitkhani and Razakhani styles of Gattoda, he made the master invention of the Jafferkhani baaj, based on Masitkhani with some changes in bols (syllables) and in which the left hand work is improved to the maximum. It has twelve components, which when woven together into a pattern result in a wonderful design.

Pt. Raghunath seth

Eminent classical flautist and equally popular in the field of light music, Pt. Seth received valuable guidance in music from Dr. S.N. Ratanjankar in Lucknow. Being an experimentalist, he devised a bamboo key, which enabled him to play all ragas with equal ease. His invention has received recognition from the press, musicians and musicologists.

 

 

Mukul Shivaputra

This genius son of the legendary vocalist Pt. Kumar Gandharva is an enigmatic artist with ever increasing fan following. Mukul's approach to music is analytical, intellectual. He is a creative genius if ever there was one. Mukul Shivputra has been known to live a reclusive life. He has forsaken most worldly possessions and lives somewhere near Dewas with his disciples and his music for company.