Biplab Bhattacharya Biplab was born in 1975 and was encouraged to play tabla at an early age by his father, Prof Kanai Bhattacharya (senior most disciple of Pandit Kanai Dutta). He studied with Pandit Shankar Ghosh and Pandit Arabinda Ghosh at Bengal Music College (Calcutta).
He is a recipient of several awards including: Sangeet Kalakar Degree (Hon) Senior National Scholarship in 1995; Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Memorial Scholarship? in 1993-94; Biman Ghosh Memorial Challenge Trophy (Best New Talent) in 1995 Sangeet Kala Ratna? award from Matri Udbodhan Ashram – Patna (2001).
Biplab has performed and recorded in India, U.S.A, Canada, South Africa, Jordan, Mongolia and Europe collaborating with fine musicians and dancers such as Smt. Sujata Banerjee (Kathak), Smt. Madhumita Roy (Kathak) Shri Kushal Das (Sitar), Pt. Ronu Majumder(Flute), Shri Subhendra Rao(Sitar) Smt. Madhuri Chatterjee (Violene),Prof.Ken Zuckerman(Sarod). Pt. Srikant Bakre, Padma Bhushan Pandit V. G. Jog, Vidusi Sisir Kana Dhar Chowdhury, Ust. Ashish Khan, Vidusi Meera Banerjee, Pt. Manas Chakraborty, Pt. Samaresh Chowdhury, Usd. Maskoor Ali Khan, Shri Tajendra Narayan Majumder, Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya, Pt. Ronu Majumder, and Pt. Shri Kushal Das.
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.