Dhrupads and Khyals – the basics

Friday, December 10, 2021, Raga Labs
In such contemporary times,we have people more invested into interactions on their mobile devices than that in real-life, which has inevitably been amplified thanks to this unprecedented pandemic. In a time and age where attention spans are invariably shrinking due to this very nature, things of intrinsically high duration or length are more unfortunately likely [...]

What is the relationship between Ragas, Melakartha and Thaat in Classical Music?

Friday, November 12, 2021, Raga Labs
The word Raag/Raagam literally means ‘coloring, dyeing’ and conceptually translates as that which colors the mind in Indian classical music. Raags/Raagams (used interchangeably for the purpose of the article but are specific to Hindustani and Carnatic music respectively) have a very rich cultural, and in some cases, religious significance. The entire structure of Indian classical [...]

What applicants are looking for about the Fellowship

Monday, October 31, 2016, City Partners
Interested in joining the IndianRaga Fellowship programme? Wondering where to start, and looking for insight from fellows on the programme? Read on... My name is Santosh Baynes, and I've been part of the IndianRaga Fellowship 2016 programme, held at Boston in August 2016. While my experience may be different from those in earlier or subsequent [...]

The importance of a click-track

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Uncategorized
Whether you are working on a piece single-handedly or in collaboration with others, as a musician, you will come across a click track at some point. So, what is a click-track? Its an audio track, with beats at regular intervals, that you can hear as you would when a metronome is played, as well as [...]

Behind the Scenes with Raga Labs in Atlanta!

Sunday, May 29, 2016, IndianRaga Fellows
How many takes will it take? Check out what the Raga Labs team has to say about their recording experience! Get a sneak peek behind hard work put together during the recording at Spotlight Sound Studios.