Stichting NAAD and Centrum de Roos in Amsterdam present:

Arnab Chakrabarty

Sandip Bhattacharya

Taniya Bhattacharya

Studio MOMO Amsterdam

Saturday 16 March 2012

Arnab Chakrabarty

Arnab Chakrabarty is widely acknowledged as a virtuoso of the Indian classical Sarode. He also plays the Sursringar, a close cousin of the Sarode, sometimes referred to as a “bass Sarode”.Chakrabarty is a disciple of Dr. Kalyan Mukherjea (1943-2010), a first-rate mathematician and Sarode musician.

Chakrabarty has represented India at scores of music festivals in the US, Europe, and West Asia, and has also performed extensively in India. His Sarode can also be heard in the soundtrack of the Oscar winning film, Born Into Brothels (2004).

Sandip Bhattacharya

Sandip Bhattacharya is a prominent name among Indian music lovers. He was born and raised in India’s oldest cultural and holy center, Benares.

Sandip has performed and recorded Indian classical music alongside many of its greatest exponents, including Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Prabha Atre, Pandit V.G. Jog, Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, Lakshmi Shankar, Shujaat Hussain Khan, Buddhaditya Mukherjee, Ustad Munawar Ali Khan, Sruti Sadolikar, Tarun Bhattacharya, Ustad Hafiz khan, Meeta Pandit, Pandit Ulhas Bapat, Ashok Pathak and many others.

Outstanding characteristics of Sandip’s style are the distinct tonal quality and clear expression in each single detail of the rhythm pattern he plays. He makes the tabla sing and talk. Each individual ‘bol’ (syllable, such as dha, dhin, terekete, dhere-dhere etc.) seems to be alive with joy. His playing captivates listeners, driving them with the pulse and flow of the rhythm, and his inventiveness always leads to surprises.

Thanks to his confident approach he is a valued solo performer and collaborator in any conceivable musical field.