Leicester, UK – Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty’s latest CD is Shrine (Sense
World Music). The live performance was held at the Queens Theatre in August
2003, with a repertory of Raga music and Bhajans. The pieces included are:
Raga Kalyan: Alap, Bada Khayal in Vilambit Ektaal, and Chotta Khayal in Teentaal;
Thumri: ‘Ab Na Satawo’ in Misra Tilang; and Bhajan: ‘Naina Ban Parhi.’For this performance Ajoyji was accompanied by tabla player, Yogesh Samsi, son
of the renowned vocalist Dinkar Kaikini. Yogesh is a highly respected artist of
the younger generation and one of the foremost disciples of the late tabla
virtuoso Ustad Alla Rakha Khan. Sri Chiranjib Chakrabarty accompanied Ajoyji on
the Harmonium. Sarwar E-Alam accompanied Ajoyji on the tanpura.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.