Dhruba Ghosh was partly responsible for the renaissance of the sarangi in India. He was renowned for bringing out the sinuous and haunting melodic nature of the instrument and developed new techniques to extend the sarangi’s range of sounds.
Dhruba toured the world extensively and worked with musicians from a variety of genres including western classical, jazz and fusion, including Trilok Gurtu and Toronto’s Tasa.
He participated in the album Miho: Journey to the Mountains with Paul Winter Consort. The recording won the Grammy in the Best New Age Album category.
Pandit Dhruba Ghosh died July 10, 2017 in Mumbai, India.
Bowing Sounds Frown Dawn To Moonlight (Fonti Musicali, 1994)
Raga Yaman / Hemant (India Archive Music, 1995)
Raga Kaushi Kanada / Kajri (India Archive Music, 2000)
Raga Komal Rishab Asavari / Jogiya (India Archive Music, 2007)
Miho: Journey to the Mountains (Living Music, 2010)
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel is also co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart.
Angel has also produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels such as Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, and Music of the World.