Purbayan Chatterjee (Sitar)
Anubrata Chatterjee (Tabla)

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Sunday, August 20 2017, 10:00 AM

Dr V Premanand Theater & Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building
Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN

Purbayan & Anubrata Chatterjee

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About the Artists

Purbayan Chatterjee

Purbayan learnt Sitar from his father Parthapratim Chatterjee.  His music combines the tone and richness of the Nikhil Banerjee style and a contemporary touch of his own urbane sensitivity.  He is also an astounding vocalist in his own right.   He has performed across the globe at prestigious venues. 

He has conceptualised the ground-breaking project Shastriya Syndicate - the first Indian Classical Band - Indian Classical band with a contemporary touch.  His band has performed all over the world.  The album "Lehar" released by Times Music in 2008 has remained the best-seller for a year and a half.  Eminent artistes like Shankar Mahadevan has performed the title song "Dwo" in Purbayan's super-hit fusion album, "Stringstruck" released by Times Music. The number has also been compiled in the album "Aman ki Asha", an Indo-Pak peace project released by Times Music and has also received the Palm IRAA Award for the Best World Music Album of the Year.  Purbayan's music has been internationally appreciated by jazz greats like Chick Corea, Bella Fleck and Pat Metheney. 

President of India Award for being the Best Instrumentalist of the country at the age of 15.
Aditya Vikram Birla Award for excellence and contributions to the field.
Honoured with the Rasoi Award by Rotary International in 1995

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Anubrata Chatterjee

Son of the world-renowned tabla maestro, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, Anubrata Chatterjee was nurtured from a very tender age to be a tabla player. He had the rare fortune of being the youngest and the last "Ganda-Bandh" disciple of the great guru, Padmabhushan - Deshkottam Jnan Prakash Ghosh in 1992. Subsequently, Anubrata continued his training under the gifted tutelage of his father.

He made his debut as an accompanying artist with the legendary Pt.Hari Prasad Chaurasia and since then, has gone on to successfully accompany living legends of Indian Classical Music such as Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Rais Khan, Pt.Shiv Kumar Sharma, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Sh. T.H.Vikku Vinayakram, and other respected musicians all over the world.  Anubrata has proved himself both as a soloist and as an accompanist, by his consummate tabla renditions. He has also given numerous memorable duet performances along with his father. Taking the ‘parampara’ forward, he has built upon his father’s style and expanded his own repertoire to display an amalgamation of power, grace, skill, and superb tonal clarity.

Internationally, he marked his debut with a solo performance at the B.B.C. World Radio, U.K. in the year 1991. Since then he has performed world over the world at vairous prestigious Music Festivals.  In a very memorable performance in Paris, Anubrata accompanied Ustab Amjad Ali Khan along with France’s National symphony orchestra called the 'Orchestre National d'lle de France. And, in the year 2012, he also had the privilege to perform for the then-P.M. Dr.Manmohan Singh at Grand Hyaat, Mumbai.

Taking after his father, Anubrata gives great importance to imparting quality training to his students. He holds regular workshops in New York at the Anindo Chatterjee School of Tabla. And in the past, has conducted numerous workshops in Japan, making many students to undertake advanced training under him.

While being deeply rooted in the traditional style of playing, Anubrata also understands the need for his art to be contemporary. He actively collaborates on projects that are traditional yet new age, which especially strike a chord with the youth. Based on this thought, he formed a unique percussion group named Taal- India wherein every region of the country was represented by a percussion instrument.
He has also been a part of various fusion bands such as String-Struck etc, and has had the opportunity to share a stage with prominent artists such as Shankar Mahadevan, Ranjit Barot, Rahim al Haj (a renowned Oud player from Iraq).

Currently, Anubrata is associated with an innovative musical movement – Classicool, in the capacity of Lead Percussionist. The movement also involves leading musicians of the next generation such as Sh.Purbayan Chatterjee, Sh.Rakesh Chaurasia, Gino Banks etc.

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About the Venue:
Normandale Community College is located at : 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

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 IMSOM ’ s Fall 2017 Concert Series has been made possible, in part, by the Honeywell and UHG “Dollars for Doers” Grant, a matching grant from US Bank, a generous donation from the Dr. Dash Foundation, and the generosity of its members and donors. All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI Radio (90.3 FM Mpls/106.7 FM St Paul). IMSOM, established in 1980, is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving Minneapolis - St. Paul and the greater Twin Cities Metro Area.

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