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
Sat 1/27: Meet Bollywood concert organizer & singer Mr. Hemang Thakkar. Also meet Shyre: A teen bridging the gap for American Indian musicians
Hemang Thakkar takes up a challenge to raise funds for yet another non-profit *SEWA* (Say-waa) a 501 3(c) org who was front and center during Hurricane Harvey crisis. The concert Bollywood Express - A Musical Journey" benefiting SEWA is scheduled on Sat 2/24, 7pm @...read more
Bollywood Express – a musical show on Sat 2/24 @ Stafford Civic Center to benefit 501 3(c) non-profit Sewa!
Entertainment with a cause!! Rhythm of Dreams presents - Bollywood Express to benefit a local non-profit working tirelessly to assist the countless Hurricane Harvey affected Houstonians! After the 2017 success of Rhythm of Dreams towards the Human Trafficking...read more
CAMH's Dissent and Desire, and it chronicles the LGTBQ+ communities in Delhi - manager & assistant curator Patricia Restrepo converses about this unique exhibition. The exhibition opens on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6:30-9pm. The Contemporary Arts Museum...read more
Ring in the new year with 25 million lights and fireworks at Desi Hungama 2018!! One-of-a-kind New Year Party by a non-profit organization partnering with other agencies on Sunday 12/31/17 starting @ 8pm, Skeeters Stadium, Sugar land, TX 77498. Free Valet Parking!...read more