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
Tune in Saturday June 3 from 10 AM to Noon as the Navrang show airs an interview with movie director Rupeshi Shah. Her debut film, "Radha", is screening at the Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival later that day. GET SOME INDIAN CULTURE IN YOUR LIFE!read more
Free Music Concert on 5/7/17: Grammy award winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhat and Shri Subhen Chatterjee
The Tagore Society of Houston a 501 3(c) non-profit will celebrate a week long Tagore Jayanti Celebrations start with annual Tagore Talk & Gala on April 29 and ends on May 7 with a free concert by Pandit Viswamohan Bhat and Guru Aruna Mohanty. May 7 is Tagore Day...read more
Tagore Society celebrates India’s Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore with *Tagore Jayanti* 4/29 @ India House. Special Discount for KTRU
April 29: Talk by Eric Weiner (first NPR foreign correspondent to India) a brilliant speaker and NewYork Times Bestseller (http://www.ericweinerbooks.com/) and a fan of India, Tagore and Gandhi followed by a panel discussion and dinner. The event will take place at...read more
Experience an exceptional performance @ ktru's annual ODS, Sat 4/22/17, 2-9pm @ Rice University, Central Quad. The much acclaimed Mayapuris will play their magical mridangam - an act not to be missed. Meet the Mayapuris - a group which is a unique mix of Latinos,...read more