Pandit Samir Chatterjee studied tabla initially with Amalesh Chatterjee, and later with Shyamal Bose, so that he is able to combine the styles of both the Rampur and the Farrukhabad gharanas represented by his teachers. Samir has performed and recorded widely with many of India’s leading musicians, and is currently based in New York, where he has extended his performances to include jazz and dance collaborations. He is the Founder-Director of Chhandayan, an organization working in Calcutta, New York, and Washington D.C. to promote and preserve Indian music and culture.
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.