Artist Profiles: Subhrangshu Chakraborty

Subhrangshu Chakraborty, tabla artist, started his musical run when he just age of six. His first guru Provas Kumar taught him in the farukha style. He was later admitted into the popular Tagore House, “Rabindra Bharati University” in Kolkata, Iindia, where he completed a B.A and M.A course in percussion.

He learned the same Gharania from Pandit Anil Roy Choudhury, a famous tabla exponent of India. Shubhrangshu took talim from Punjabi Gharana tabla master, the legendary Ustad Alla Rakha Khan Sahib. He was awarded the Nirod Baran Memorial Award from Rabindra Bharati University. Subhrangshu has composed many instrumental fusions like Anodhyo Samya Dhoni, Orrissa “99” and Naad Vinyas. He has collaborated with many vocalists and instrumentalists like Pt. Ajoy Pohankar, Arun Bhadury, Indrani Chatterjee, Pt. Shyamal Nath, Brayan Melvin, Shamuel Sejen, Pt. Deepak Choudhury and Ustad Shamim Ahmed Khan.

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 produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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