Music: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Theremin turns 100: Key Facts

Published: December 3, 2020

The Theremin musical instrument has turned hundred years old in 2020. It has revolutionised the music industry by being the predecessor of the modern synthesizer. What is Theremin? Theremin is a musical instrument. It is considered as the world’s first electronic instrument and it turned 100 years old in 2020. It was developed by Leon ..

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Music says a lot about Your Personality: IIIT-H

Published: July 18, 2020

The Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad has developed a machine learning model that can take into account the moves of the listeners in order to predict their personalities and cognitive styles. It is a milestone development in the music cognition research in the country. This proves just like the physical gestures, the gestures to ..

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American actor-singer Kenny Rogers passes away

Published: March 21, 2020

American actor-singer Kenny Rogers recently passed away at the age of 81. He was a three-time Grammy-winning singer. The singer was famous for various genres of his music albums including jazz, folk, country and pop. Some of his popular musical works includes ‘Lucille,’ ‘Lady’ and ‘Islands in the Stream’.  He was celebrated as a Superstar by ..

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Kala Ghoda Arts Festival celebrated in Mumbai

Published: February 4, 2020

The famous arts festival called ‘Kala Ghoda Arts Festival’ is celebrated annually in the city of Mumbai. The 21st edition of the street festival has recently commenced. This year, the nine-day-long festival has a variety of events in 12 sections, related to arts, music, cinema, literature, theatre and heritage walks. This year’s edition of KGAF ..

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Eminent Sitar Player Manju Mehta conferred Tansen Samman, 2018

Published: December 27, 2018

The Madhya Pradesh Government has conferred the annual Tansen Samman  upon eminent Sitar Player Manju Mehta for her contribution in the field of Hindustani Classical Music. The award was presented by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on inaugural function of Tansen Music Festival in Gwalior. Tansen Tansen (earlier names Ramtanu Pande/Mohammad Ata Ali Khan) was the ..

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