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Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen dies at age 82

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen dies at age 82

TRANS ASIA NEWS Leonard Cohen, the gravelly-voiced Canadian singer-songwriter of “Hallelujah,” “Suzanne” and “Bird on a Wire,” has died at age 82. Cohen's management said in a statement Thursday that he has passed away, and a memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. No further details on his...

11-11-2016 MUSIC

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India's oldest performing musician Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan p…

India's oldest performing musician Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan passes away at 107

TRANS ASIA NEWSKolkata :- India’s oldest living classical vocalist, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, passed away in Kolkata on Thursday.Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan was 107 and is survived by his daughter and grandchildren, Times of India reported.

19-02-2016 MUSIC

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Music composer Robin Ghosh passes away

Music composer Robin Ghosh passes away

TRANS ASIA NEWSISLAMABAD;- Legendary Pakistani actor Shabnam’s husband and music composer Robin Ghosh passed away in Bangladesh on Saturday, Express News reported.

13-02-2016 MUSIC

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Music legend David Bowie dies at 69

Music legend David Bowie dies at 69

TRANS ASIA NEWSLONDON:- Singer David Bowie has died after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicity company said.“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy...

11-01-2016 MUSIC

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Ghulam Ali cancels all concerts in India

Ghulam Ali cancels all concerts in India

TRANS ASIA NEWSPakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, whose concert in Mumbai was called off after resistance from the Shiv Sena, has cancelled all his scheduled performances in the country, saying that he won't return to India until "things are settled down". Ghulam Ali also expressed his disappointment over the recent incidents,...

04-11-2015 MUSIC

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I will keep visiting India like before: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

I will keep visiting India like before: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

TRANS ASIA NEWS Karachi:-Famous qawal Rahat Fateh Ali Khan who believes music and sports can strengthen ties between India and Pakistan, says he will continue to visit India despite problems. On Thursday, the Main Jahaan Rahun and O Re Piya singer was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in India in a...

11-08-2015 MUSIC

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Iranian violinist awarded in Hungary

Iranian violinist awarded in Hungary

TRANS ASIA NEWS IRAN:-Accomplished Iranian violinist Sadra Fayyaz received a certificate of appreciation from Carl Flesch International Violin Competition held recently in Budapest, Hungary.

07-08-2015 MUSIC

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"Winds of Samsara" honoured at Grammy night

"Winds of Samsara" honoured at Grammy night

TRANS ASIA NEWS LOS ANGELES/ U.S.A.: Bangalore-based Ricky Kej’s collaborative album “Winds Of Samsara” has won the Best New Age Album trophy at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. For the album, Ricky teamed up with flutist Wouter Kellerman from South Africa.

09-02-2015 MUSIC

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In embittered Indo-Pak ties, music falls silent

In embittered Indo-Pak ties, music falls silent

TRANS ASIA NEWS ISLAMABAD: Slighted after being denied permission to perform at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai on December 1, the world-renowned Sachal Jazz Ensemble decided to pack up and leave India, cancelling their concert scheduled in Bangalore the following day.

05-12-2014 MUSIC

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The Mandolin of maestro U. Shrinivas falls silent- too soon

The Mandolin of maestro U. Shrinivas falls silent- too soon

TRANS ASIA NEWS CHENNAI: The genius musician- U. Shrinivas who single-handedly made the Mandolin- a Western musical instrument an essential part of Carnatic music, with his mastery from the tender age of 5 years, and took Indian classical music to new heights globally, with his versatility, is no more. He passed...

22-09-2014 MUSIC

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Lyricist Anand Bakshi’s Pakistan connection

Lyricist Anand Bakshi’s Pakistan connection

TRANS ASIA NEWS ISLAMABAD: Renowned lyricist Anand Bakshi may not be with us anymore, but his evergreen melodies- from ‘Roop Tera Mastana' or ‘Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera' in Aradhana to ‘Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Ho’ from Bobby, or ‘Yeh Dosti Hum Nahin Chodenge’ from Sholay, are numbers...

24-08-2014 MUSIC

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‘An Evening with Rebels’: spreading the message of peace, to…

‘An Evening with Rebels’: spreading the message of peace, tolerance and amity

TRANS ASIA NEWS KARACHI: There are a group of ‘rebels’ in town, but these are certainly rebels with a difference and rebels with a cause. ‘An Evening With Rebels’ is in fact a show being organised by a group called Haq Mojood Sath- a gathering of like-minded Sufi singers, poets, writers...

17-04-2014 MUSIC

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Pakistan Music Conference opens to showcase treasures from p…

Pakistan Music Conference opens to showcase treasures from past and present

TRANS ASIA NEWS KARACHI: The two-day 11th All-Pakistan Music Conference began at the Arts Council in Karachi on Friday evening- 21st Mar, 2014, with two traditional Bharatnatyam invocation performances- the Alarippu- symbolising the offering of respects to both God and the audience and Pushpanjali- an offering of flowers to the gods....

22-03-2014 MUSIC

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Junoon reunion- will it or won’t it be?

Junoon reunion- will it or won’t it be?

TRANS ASIA NEWS KARACHI: Junoon- Pakistan's most successful sufi rock band, which the New York Times once called the U2 of Pakistan and the Q magazine regarded "One of the biggest bands in the world" is back in the news again. Junoon’s founding member and lead guitarist- Salman Ahmad caused a flutter...

11-03-2014 MUSIC

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Fajr Int'l music festival kicks off in Tehran

Fajr Int'l music festival kicks off in Tehran

TRANS ASIA NEWS TEHRAN: Dozens of world media groups have descended on Tehran to cover the 29th edition of Iran's most prestigious music show and competition, Fajr International Music Festival, which began today in the capital Tehran.

15-02-2014 MUSIC

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Indo-Pak Concert: Musical Tones Drown Shiv Sena Rants

Indo-Pak Concert: Musical Tones Drown Shiv Sena Rants

TRANS ASIA NEWS MUMBAI: Hindu right wing activists attempt to disrupt an announcement of an Indo-Pak album failed to deter the artistes and peace activists from forging a musical bond across the border.

06-02-2014 MUSIC

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Music therapy can boost resilience in teens with cancer

BANGALORE: Researchers in the United States have found that music therapy could help adolescents and young adults undergoing cancer treatment gain their resilience. 

29-01-2014 MUSIC

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A flood of Sufi music from across the world

NEW DELHI: This year’s edition of the World Sufi Spirit Festival (WSSF), held annually at two venues in Rajasthan, will feature artists from Iran, Morocco, Lebanon, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan besides India. The WSSF has been bringing together Sufi performers from across the world on a single platform, giving listeners an opportunity...

14-01-2014 MUSIC

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Mysteries of Sufi and Inshad music unveiled at ROHM

Muscat: The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) brought together music and education with its Sufi and Inshad Symposium and Concert held this week. The programme on Sunday evening included a symposium where four experts on Sufi music talked about their areas of expertise, enlightening the audience on the history and different...

14-01-2014 MUSIC

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12th Int’l Sufi Music Festival comes to an end

LAHORE: A three-day long International Mystic Sufi Music Festival organised by Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop (RPTW) came to end on Sunday at Al-Hamra Arts Council.  The festival being held in collaboration with the Lahore Arts Council and Royal Norwegian Embassy brought together almost 200 Sufi music singers from all over Pakistan...

14-01-2014 MUSIC

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