navrangSaturdays 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Navrang Show has existed since Spring 1992. Our goal is to introduce listeners to the diverse and enormous plethora of music from the Indian subcontinent and its worldwide diaspora. We play all kinds of music: Bollywood hits old and new, Indian classical, ghazals, Indipop, sufi, folk and Asian Underground.
Current Navrang DJs: Varsha V., Gaura K., and Justin L.
Navrang Artists @ KTRU Outdoor Show:
18th: Laya Taal Saadhna -Pt. Shantilal Shah
22nd: SwaraRagaLaya -Vidushi Rajrajeshwary Bhat
Nav – ‘nine’ and Rang – ‘color’.
Indian music is based on nine rasa / emotions. The rasas are: Karuna ~ sadness, sorrow | Shringar ~ love, joy | Veer ~ heroism, valor | Hasya ~ laughter, comedy | Raudra ~ anger, fury | Bhayanaka ~ fear, horror | Vibhatsa ~ digust, aversion | Adbhuta ~ wonder, surprise | Shanti ~ peace, serenity.
South Asia, i.e. Indian Subcontinent = region including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal (possibly Afghanistan and Myanmar?)
Desi meaning countryman in several South Asian languages, rhymes with racy, referring to all people of South Asian origin or descent
Brown person see Desi 🙂
Asian Underground: Fusion of various Indian styles, and electronica, with Western beats and genres, originating in 2nd generation communities in UK, US etc.
Bollywood: Amalgam of Bombay + Hollywood, referring to India’s immense Hindi film industry, churning out musical melodramas by the hundreds, also the source of most popular music.
Chutney: Fusion of Indian folk music (typically from Bihar) with Caribbean beats like soca and calypso, originating in the Indian diaspora in Guyana and Surninam. Wikipedia
Carnatic: Traditional Indian classical styles of Southern India
Ghazal: Style originating with Muslim rulers in India, derived originally from Middle East, exquisite love poetry in Urdu sung in North Indian styles
Hindustani: Traditional Indian classical styles of the Northern India/Pakistan
Indipop: Western-style pop by Indian performers, usually in Indian languages
On 8/2: Shunya Theatre’s *The Jungle Book* artists’ will talk about their roles and Hindus of Greater Houston volunteers will discuss Indian arts & culture for the upcoming Janmashtami.
Tune in for Navrang *Kid Show* special with talented child artists' of The Jungle Book. Shunya (a non-profit org) presents its second ever youth production, a retelling of the classic tale which provides an equal measure of comedy and suspense. Complete with song and...read more
Learn more about the play *The Jungle Book* from Jeff Dorman who plays the character of Tabaqui, The Jackal. Tabaqui feeds on scraps by Shere Khan or the Seonee Wolves. he also plays the character of Buldeo, the Hunter in the man village. Other artists': Anthony...read more
August events in Houston!!! Bollywood party (8/9), Children play – The Jungle Book (8/8 – 8/17) and Explore India here in Houston (on Janmashtami – 8/23). Check details below.
Click on each event for more info. **August 9th (9p - 2a) - A BOLLYWOOD HAFLA wt Mumbai's Legendary DJ AKBAR SAMI @ SOCIAL JUNKIE: 2412 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007. ** August 8 – August 17, 2014; Friday & Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 3pm Shunya presents its...read more
Houston's DJ Zee and India's DJ Kamya with ABCD Houston's Sunny Taj on Navrang Saturday...read more