Women on Record is a multimedia presentation bringing out stories of women performers, divas of their time in music, theatre and film. Perhaps most audiences are familiar only with a few names, notably that of Gauhar Jaan from this era. The show comes with vocal music – folk music, thumri, geet and film songs, anecdotes and videos with archival images. Vidya Shah’s research led her to her book JALSA: Indian Women and Their Journeys from the Salon to the Studio. It provides a perspective on the beginning of the interface of technology with entertainment, and its irreversible impact on how we listen to, enjoy and consume music.
Duration 60 minutes
Language English with singing in Hindustani
Sponsored by: LIC