“Chakrabarty plays in a calm, melodious style free of drama, and brings out languorous notes on the sarod.” – The Hindu (2018)
“A musician known both for his emotive virtuosity and cerebral approach.” – The Hindu (2016)
Toronto-based musician Arnab Chakrabarty (b.1980) is an outstanding exponent of North Indian classical music and a practitioner on the sarod for thirty years. Easily among the top handful of sarod players in the world today, Arnab’s performances are noteworthy for a profound understanding of raga forms, deep erudition of both the sarod tradition and of Hindustani music in general, an exquisite, distinctive sound and technical virtuosity and finesse subordinated to the demands of the music. He plays on sarods of his own design that blend the best aspects of tradition and modernity.
In the past decade and a half, Arnab has performed across the world to considerable acclaim, and has contributed to several projects, including the Serendipity Arts Festival 2020 (Goa, India) Crossroads Festival 2018 (Mumbai & Chennai), Saptak Festival 2016 (Ahmedabad), Bhilwara Sur Sangam 2016 (Delhi), Masters of Indian Music (Trafó, Budapest 2012), Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013, Silk Road Festival.
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Percussionist, producer and composer, Talvin Singh, is renowned for creating the bridge between Indian and electronic music. Drawing Inspiration from the classical Indian arts, he has managed to sculpt a unique sonic landscape.
Singh’s synthesis of electronic music and eastern aesthetic, is often referred to as Asian Underground, one of the most exciting movements in the history of British music.
He has taken the Tabla to the cutting edge with the most unimaginable sonic creations, which has ultimately helped him to demystify Indian classical music, and therefore inspire a whole new generation of musicians and producers of contemporary music in India and the south Asian diaspora worldwide. Singh’s influence has also spanned to the visual arts, dance and film.
Having worked and collaborated with a diverse range of artists, such as, Sun Ra, the late Ustad Sultan Khan, Terry Riley, John Martyn and Yoko Ono, he still continues to be as explorative and imaginative in his solo career as well as curating new ventures in contemporary music.
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