Sitar and Tabla Concert by Kushal Das and Kumar Bose

Artists:

Sitar: Kushal Das
Tabla: Kumar Bose
Harmonium:

Date and Time:Friday, April 23, 2010 at 8:00 pm.

Venue: CPCC, Tate Hall.

Direction: Click here for direction and parking instruction to the CPCC Auditorium.

 

Kushal Das
Kushal Das

Kumar Bose
Kumar Bose

Music Sample

Kushal Das - In YouTube

Kumar Bose - In YouTube


Profile - Kushal Das

Kushal Das, a north Indian solo sitarist was born to a highly enriched musical family of Calcutta. His grandfather Late Bimal Ch. Das was a renowned Esraj player while his father Shri Sailen Das and uncle Sri Santanu Das are sitarist-s of high repute.

Kushal started his talim from the age of seven. He received intensive and rigorous training in advanced sitar techniques and the art of music making under the affectionate guidance of Prof. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay, the renowned sitar maestro and academician. He also had the proud privilege of having learnt from great musicians like, Pt. Manas Chakraborty, Pt. Ramkrishna Basu and Late Pt. Ajoy Sinha Roy.

With a profound knowledge of musical understanding and raga improvisation Kushal is now considered as one of the foremost torchbearers of the tradition of Indian classical Instrumental Music.

The critics and connoisseurs have acknowledged him as a worthy successor of his idol, the legendary maestro Late Pandit Nikhil Bandyopadhyay.

His concerts are always marked for their aesthetic appeal and insight with a fine command of technical expertise. With maturity as his forte Kushal thus have the predominant virtues of Indian heritage and music.

An "A" grade musician of All India Radio and Television, he is a recipient of Sangeet Visharad from Pracheen Kala Kendra-of Chandigarh and Sur-Mani form Sur Singar Samsad of Mumbai.

Kushal has participated in most of the major music festivals in India. To name a few, Tansen Music Conference, Dover Lane Music Conference, ITC Sangeet Sammelan & Mini Sangeet Sammelans, State Music Academy Annual Conference, Saltlake Music Conference, All India Radio concerts are some of the important ones.


Source: http://www.angelfire.com/music3/sitar/

Profile - Kumar Bose

Pandit Kumar Bose was initiated in tabla by his father. After his father's untimely demise, he came under the tutelage of Pandit Kishen Maharaj, the living legend of Benaras Gharana.

The superiority of Pandit Bose's genius is his ability to evolve a distinctive style of his own without diluting the purity of tradition in which psyche the audience becomes captive. This is most evident in his negotiations with the "Bnaya" (Bass Drum). His performance, as it is told is as pleasing as a 'raga' or melodious song. He is as much facile in accompaniment with music (vocal & instrumental) & dances as in Solos. Which is why he is sought after, both at home and abroad, by the entire community of Top Grade celebrity artists.

This successful and keen Tabla Mæstro has the rare distinction of highly appreciated performance with Zubin Mehta's Philharmonic orchestra besides several symphony orchestras conducted by Pt. Ravi Shankar, Yehudi Menhuin, Arnovich in England, Italy, China etc. Dynamically he performs in different kinds of Music of the world like Jazz, Pop, Rock etc. His duet with Prof. Semurani (Thumba player) of Iran was a big hit in the International Seminar, 1974 at Holland. It's also remarkable that inspite of a part of an orchestra he got a lot of unbounded fountain-love from the distinguished audience like India Festival Moscow (1988) and many others.

The respected Drum-specialist can drum Sri-khole, Pakhwaj, Dholak, Nal, Banga-Kanga etc. He was the Asstt. Music Director of Mrinal Sen's globally acclaimed film "GENESIS" with the music director Pt. Ravi Shankar. His two brothers – Jayanta Bose a reputed lyrist, composer, harmonium soloist and singer, and Debojyoti Bose, a noted sarodia & music director, both are carrying the musical heritage neatly.

His concerts are always marked for their aesthetic appeal and insight with a fine command of technical expertise. With maturity as his forte Kushal thus have the predominant virtues of Indian heritage and music.


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