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Hip-hop is more than jewellery, girls, cars: Rapper KR$NA

Rapper KR$NA, who has pioneered socio-political rap in Hindi, says people tend to pick on the worst parts to stereotype hip-hop and that is why the genre is misunderstood.

Asked if rap is misunderstood in the country, KR$NA told IANS: "Hip-hop and rap as a genre is diverse and continuously changing. People tend to pick on the worst parts to stereotype it and that is why it's...

Rapper Divine announces independent new venture

Rapper Divine on Wednesday announced that he has set up a new company which will function as a record label, recruit and manage new hip-hop talent and produce content.

His latest venture, Gully Gang Entertainment, features Divine aka Vivian Fernandes and his mother on the board of directors, amongst others.

"I'm surrounding myself with the right people I've met along the...
Radio City Freedom Awards

It’s a SIX for Radio City Freedom Awards, this March

Following five successful editions, Radio City Freedom Awards has swung back in its sixth edition.

Scheduled to be held in March 2019, the objective behind these awards is to showcase and recognize the best Indian indie musicians across languages and genres and acknowledge original works.

In 2012, launched Radio City Freedom, a dedicated web radio station which plays...

KSHMR to headline Sunburn Klassique

Indian-American DJ and record producer KSHMR will be headlining electronic dance music festival Sunburn Klassique.

The two-day event will be held at Vagator beach in Goa from February 23. 

The festival will feature over 42 acts including KSHMR, Claptone, Art Department, Alle Farben and Mandragora, read a statement. 

Percept Live, the wholly owned subsidiary of...
Save Aarey

Indie artistes to unite for Save Aarey initiative

Awaaz Do is a cultural initiative by 4/4 Experiences to address, act and positively contribute towards solving urban problems that plague Mumbai. Awaaz Do aims to collaborate with NGOs, social communities and organisations that act to challenge the status quo for pressing urban issues.

With the support of Impresario’s Social under the #SocialSupports banner, the first edition of Awaaz Do will...
Samy Yusuf

Samy Yusuf to make India debut with The Sufi Route

British singer-songwriter of Azerbaijani origin Samy Yusuf will make his India debut with the second edition of The Sufi Route, where A.R. Rahman, Satinder Sartaaj, Dhruv Sangari and the Nooran Sisters among others will perform too.

Yusuf said in a statement: "Sufism is about seeing the truth and beauty at the essence of all things. Sufi music, while highly entertaining, communicates the complex...
Clinton Cerejo

Clinton Cerejo would love to judge more singing-based shows

Composer-singer Clinton Cerejo made his debut as a judge alongside singers Shaan and Vidya Vox, and music maestro A.R. Rahman earlier this year. The "Kya karoon" hitmaker says he wants to take up more shows based on music.

"I am looking for the right opportunity. I would definitely love to do more (reality shows based on music)," Clinton told IANS in a telephonic...

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