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Respect Our Basic Human Right: Aretha Franklin

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Spread the love           A tribute to the music Diva, Aretha Franklin, who blossomed into a fine acclaimed artiste, but also a Civil Rights advocate, Native Americans’ rights supporter, Women’s rights advocate, varied causes that she supported silently, or through performances, and with money. Rupa profiles the African American icon, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different […]


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Music and the Cusp between Day and Night: Songs on Dusk from the Fifties to the Seventies

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Spread the love            Music and poetry have been beautifully wedded in the songs of dusk in Hindi film songs where words become perfect pegs to showcase music aesthetically. The collapse of the dying day or anti-aubades is viewed by songwriters in Mumbai film industry with varying moods. Shaam could be a prelude to seduction, of frivolous banter, […]


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Great Chilean Musician Max Berrú Carrión Passes Away

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Spread the love           Despite not being born in Chile, Max Berrú became Chilean by choice and lived five long decades in that country and became an emblem of trans-Andean music. Together with Jorge Coulón, he joined a group that played Argentine folk music. In this period, they meet Horacio Salinas and Horacio Durán, together with whom […]


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Importance of Music as a Regular Subject in our Education Curriculum

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Spread the love           An award-winning and internationally acclaimed Sitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Dr. Sanjeeb, tells us about the importance and relevance of music in our education curriculum, exclusively in Different Truths. Music plays a very significant role in the overall development of a personality especially from childhood through adulthood till old age.  Sounds that a child hears, […]


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Unravelling the Mysterious Truths of Shane Brookman

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Spread the love            Seattle-based Chhavi profiles Shane Brookman, a 38-year-old student at South Seattle College, talking about his experiences from being a high-school dropout to now continuing and completing his Associate’s of Arts degree in Materials Science Engineering. A musician, he was the former Student Body President. Read more about his search for identity, in […]


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Whale in the Pond, an Upcoming Band Ready to Storm the Music Scene in Kolkata

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Spread the love            A new band, Whale in the Pond, performed at the musical launch of Wabi-Sabi, a lifestyle boutique and café, in the heart of the City of Joy, recently. The musical trio, Sourjyo, Shireen and Deep, was gracious in talking with Different Truths (DT) correspondent, Subhajit. He picked their brains on the kind of music that […]


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Elvis Presley: Understanding the Successes, Contradictions of the Foremost Musical Icon

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Spread the love           Elvis’ mother-identification may have also been responsible for his popularity and the almost mystical experience of his concert presence. As a great all-powerful mother figure, Elvis could induce his fans to a religious-regressed state of infancy marked by hysterical ecstasy and a sense of identification with someone greater than oneself. Elvis’ latent homosexuality also seems to […]


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Rejuvenating Pakistan with Music

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Spread the love            Pakistani music television series, Coke Studio took music to unparalleled heights and ruled all the charts worldwide. The programme focussed on the fusion of the diverse musical influences in Pakistan and included all types of music such as classical, bhangra, qawwali, folk, sufi, hip­-hop, rock, pop music and contemporary. Pakistan­ based scribe, […]


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