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Hard Kaur supports Fight Back Initiative

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Launched in 2008 to create a movement against gender violence, Fight-Back is an initiative to create a powerful multi-media approach including a portal, mass media PR and on-ground activities. Media professionals form a core team and the support includes Rannvijay, Host of MTV Roadies show, Raghu Ram, Dolly Thakore and Smriti Irani. Singer Hard Kaur recently joined the initiative and has specially composed a song for the cause. A media meet was held on December 2 to announce this.

Indo-Japanese collaboration
In collaboration with ITC - Sangeet Research Academy (Western Region), Takahiro Arai, 30, a Japanese by birth, who has been studying the santoor since the last four years, presented a Hindustani music recital at NCPA's Little Theatre in Mumbai on December 4. Initially Arai was playing Western drums at school, studied jazz and worked in a band for a few years. He is currently based in India, training under Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. Sanchaita Chaudhuri, who is heard regularly on All India Radio and Kolkata Doordarshan, was a student of the ITC-Sangeet Research Academy and an HRD Ministry scholarship holder. She is an empanelled artiste of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). An exponent of the Kirana Gharana, she has sung at prestigious venues in India and abroad, Sanchaita was initially trained by A Kanan and Bidushi Malabika Kanan and then by Kamal Banerjee, a disciple of Ustad Amir Khan.

Maestros spread peace with Heartbeats
Five Indian musicians have joined hands together for a musical tour of the country to spread the message of peace and harmony. Ustad Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, U. Shrinivas, Sivamani and Selvaganesh Music maestros will participate in Heartbeats, a musical tour of different cities in the country.
Hussain, a tabla maestro, Mahadevan, versatile vocalist, Shrinivas, a child prodigy, Sivamani, the ace percussionist and young Selvaganesh will mesmerise the audience with their music. "Heartbeats symbolises a lifeline with its own rhythm. With this musical tour, we intend to spread the message of peace and harmony through music, leaving the audience yearning for more," Hussain told reporters.
The natural link between music, heartbeats and state of mind exists, their synchronisation is inevitable as the mind, soul and body respond to music of the heartbeats from within the body and the heartbeats respond to the music from without the body, he said.

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