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Gharana

fri 7 dec 2007 14:00 
Genre: Indian Raga

A programme by Pieter de Rooij about schools and styles within the North Indian raga music. With recordings of contemporary big names and their early masters.

(photographer: Michiel Burger / edited by Pieter de Rooij)
Kaushiki Chakrabarty during her performance at the Amsterdam Tropeninstituut, 15 April 2007
also: http://youtube.com/watch?v=lMR7CAAQ6WY and http://youtube.com/watch?v=XgM_4IOAzyE
In this programme, a portraut of 27-year old singer Kaushiki Chakrabarty. In 2005, the North Indian raga singer Kaushiki Chakrabarty gained great international esteem in winning the prestigious BBC World Music Award for her live album ‘Pure’. It was her worldwide breakthrough in front of a large audience of people who love world music. Among North Indian raga music experts, she is seen as the singer who has everything to become the greatest North Indian raga singer this century. Kaushiki Chakrabarty, born in Calcutta in 1980, comes from a very music-oriented family. Her father, Ajoy Chakrabarty (born 1953) is one of India’s prominent raga singers. It soon became clear that Kaushiki was a musical prodigy. According to her mother Chandana Chakrabarty, Kaushiki’s first musical guru, her daughter could sing before she could speak, and was able to perfectly repeat complex melodic and rhythmic phrases at age two. At age seven, she was taught according to the Indian guru-shishya (tutor-pupil) 1 on 1 educational system, a very intense training course during which they go over the North Indian classical music repertoire by means of oral communication. Kaushiki Chakrabarty focuses mainly on two singing styles, the classical Khayal style and the semi-classical Thumri style. Kaushiki’s vocals and repertoire was formed within the famous Patiala Kasur gharana. In this programme, Kaushiki Chakrabarty speaks to Pieter de Rooij about her musical career up to now, and you can listen to her music as well as various other recordings from the Patiala Kasur tradition, including ones from her father and guru Ajoy Chakrabarty and of the legendary singer Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.
playlist:
title: Raga Rageshri, khayal ‘Saban Sukh Deho’
duration: 32:13
performers: Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Yogesh Samsi (tabla), Ajay Joglekar
(harmonium)
composer: trad.
album: Kaushiki
label and year: Sense 097 ; P and C 2007
 title: Koi Kahiyo Re
duration: 5:50
performer: Chandana Chakrabarty
composer: Ajoy Chakrabarty
album: Bhajan Dhyanam
label and year: Sona Rupa SRCD083 ; P and C 2005
title: Raga Kalyan, alap
duration: 7:00
performers: Ajoy Chakrabarty, Yogesh Samsi (tabla), Chiranjib Chakrabarty
(harmonium)
composer: trad.
album: Shrine
label and year: Sense 045 ; P and C 2004
title: Raga Mand
duration: 2:50
performer: Ustad Kale Khan
composer: trad.
album: Greatest Gharanas – Patiala
label and year: Chairman’s Choice CD CMC 1 82513-14 ;  C 1999 (recording: 1904)

 title: Raga Bhairavi
duration: 3:17
performer: Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
composer: trad.
album: n/a
label and year: not given
free to download, from
http://homepage.mac.com/patrickmoutal/macmoutal/rag.html
 title: Raga Shuddh Kalyan
duration: 35:12
performers: Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Yogesh Samsi (tabla), Brajeswar Mugherjee
(harmonium)
composer: trad.
album: Swar Sadhna
label and year:  Music Today CDA-03131 ;  C 2003
title: Thumri in Raga Misra Mand
duration: 17:26
performers: Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Yogesh Samsi (tabla), Ajoy Chakrabarty
(harmonium)
composer: trad.
album: Pure
label and year: Sense 047 ; P and C 2004
 title: thumri ‘Yaad Piya Ki Aaye’
duration: 3:40
performer: Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
composer: Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
album: The Greatest Hits of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
label and year: Saregama CDNF 150509 ;  C 2003 (recording: 1944)
 title: Meera Bhajan ‘paga ghungaroo’ in Raag Kafi
duration: 8:23
performer: Ustad Munawar Ali Khan
composer: not mentioned
album: n/a
label and year: n/a
from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuyqIPn8Axs
 title: raga Multani
duration: 29:55.
performer: Ajoy Chakrabarty
composer: trad.
album: Gharana Series – Ajoy Chakrabarty – Patiala
label and year: Music Today ; C 1995
title: raga Multani
duration: 57:15.
performers: Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Subhashish Bhattacharjee (tabla),
Vyasmurti Anandteerth Katti (harmonium)
composer: trad.
album: n/a
label and year: n/a
concert at the Tropentheater in Amsterdam, Koninklijk Instituut van de
Tropen, 15 April 2007, reference recording
 title: Varnam – Raga Swarashtram
duration: 8:32
performers: Kaushiki Chakrabarty and others
composer: trad.
album: Kaushiki
label and year: Sense 097 ; P and C 2007
title: Raga Madhuvanti, khayal ‘Shyam Bhaee, Ghanashyam Nahi Aye More Dware’
duration: 28:10
performers: Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Yogesh Samsi (tabla), Ajoy Chakrabarty
(harmonium)
composer: trad.
album: Pure
label and year: Sense 047 ; P and C 2004
 title: Raga Rageshri, bandish ‘Mora Man Harwa Leeno Daiya’
duration: 14:42
performers: Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Yogesh Samsi (tabla), Ajay Joglekar
(harmonium)
composer: trad.
album: Kaushiki
label and year: Sense 097 ; P and C 2007
title: Raga Rageshri, bandish ‘Rag Sang Ragini’
duration: 8:18
performers: Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Yogesh Samsi (tabla), Ajay Joglekar
(harmonium)
composer: trad.
album: Kaushiki
label and year: Sense 097 ; P and C 2007

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