You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> Art & Culture

Bridging cultures with music

DNMUM400585 | 11/12/2017 | Author : Yogesh Pawar | WC :617

Israeli poet and musician Shye Ben Tzur, who will perform at Sama’a, a Sufi music festival, tells Yogesh Pawar that a visit to the Ajmer Sharif Dargah was a turning point in his life

chance visit to Rajasthan’s Sufi shrine Ajmer Sharif, years ago, had Israeli poet, composer and singer Shye Ben Tzur hooked. “It was like the centre of my life had shifted to the spiritual atmosphere of the dargah and the music of the qawwals there. Once I got hooked, the joy of sinking deeper and deeper into it was too good to come out of,” says Tzur. “This was not about taking a plunge and coming out with a fistful of elements to embellish my music with. This was more like a lifelong bond, which has grown from deep within my being.”
It was in Ajmer that the Tzur got acquainted with
Rajasthan’s various folk genres. “I was enchanted with some of these and began to work with them given how lively, passionate and upliftin
Read full story

Copyright restricted. Under license from   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on Art & Culture

8th Theatre Olympics comes to Mumbai
DNMUM410464 | 3/24/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Rinky Kumar | WC :395

Theatre lovers have a reason to rejoice. The 8th edition of Theatre Olympics, which is considered to be one of the most prestigious events for performing arts, is being held in India for the first time. It started off in New Delhi last month an
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

City tales
DNMUM410468 | 3/24/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Rinky Kumar | WC :556

Tons of thousands of people go about the daily rigmarole of their lives in the bustling metropolis of Mumbai. Each of them carries a unique story within them and is striving to win his or her battles. This forms the basis of graphic designer, i
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Fulfilling the needs of art lovers
DNMUM410469 | 3/24/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Deepali Singh | WC :443

The online auction house, AstaGuru has completed a decade of curating and showcasing auctions for various artefacts, including art, collectibles and luxury items. Says Tushar Sethi, CEO of AstaGuru, “It has been a great learning experience, and
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

‘It’s not possible to shut away a writer’s mindset’
DNMUM410470 | 3/24/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Deepali Singh | WC :836

Perumal Murugan is back to doing what he does best -- write. And thank God for that! It was in 2015 that certain caste groups in Tamil Nadu took offense to the content of the author’s book One Part Woman, leading him to declare his decision to
Add To LightboxCalculate Price