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The Wondrous Sitar

Music lovers the world over remain indebted to the Indian maestro Ravi Shankar, and to George Harrison of the Beatles, for bringing the sitar to its rightful international place on the global stage for the best musical instruments ever invented. Ravi Shankar has devoted his entire life to playing classical music on the sitar, having started in the years before World War II. He is the recipient of endless awards and accolades, but they all put together cannot recognize his genius in full measure. It is only a tangential issue that his handling of this complex instrument is so technically perfect.

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Fusion Music and World Peace!

Music can be more than plain recreation. It is also a gentle and non-violent path to understanding other people, especially from far away places. Music is unity in diversity, and we draw close to exotic lands, as we imbibe the spirit of their music forms. You need training and formal knowledge to appreciate a school of painting or a craft, but even a child or an illiterate person can enjoy all types of music! It is common to fall in love with tunes even if the words are in a language which we do not know. Music is truly the best way to draw people together!

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MC Lars: Download His Songs

MC Lars, whose real name is Andrew Nielsen, grew up in the “iGeneration”. This is his personal term for the children who grew up with constant Internet influence, and consequently have a greater mastery of it than most older adults. He is the inventor of what he calls “post-punk laptop rap”, his self-proclaimed genre that is a combination of rap music, rock elements, and pop conventions.

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His Master’s Voice

The dog and trumpet trademark will remain an icon of early 20th century music for ever. ‘His Master’s Voice’ (HMV) opened its doors for the first time in the 1920s, which saw an explosion of many entertainment forms. HMV is a delightful company, which has never lost its gentle touch, though it has grown from London to a world-wide business, and though it has kept up with the times by extending from music to books, DVDs and games.

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Enrico Caruso, The Man With Voice of Angels

Born in Naples, Italy in 1873, Enrico Caruso is regarded by many as having the greatest voice to ever grace the stage. As a tenor, Caruso set the standard for those who have followed his operatic footsteps. With a voice known for its range, power, and beauty, he left a legacy that is still felt today.

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