BANDISH FUSION – Live in Concert – 2 and 9 April 2011





Saturday, April 02, 2011 at Gyan Manch – 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 09, 2011 at Calcutta School of Music – 7:30 pm

Live In Concert is a unique project presented with the generous support of the Siddha Group, to rekindle the Indian tradition and culture of serious listening of ‘live music’ in concert halls – the jalshas and majlishes of yore. Leading musicians from India and abroad will be invited to hold workshops for creating new compositions, which will then be presented in public concerts. This will continue round the year, promoting all genres of music and musicians – Hindustani and Carnatic Classical, World Folk, Western Classical, Jazz, Fusion, World and New Age Music. Exciting new combinations of music and master musicians will be presented, in many first-time-in-the-world formats. It is expected that this will lead to more people having access to live music in auditorium settings and in multi-cultural matrixes. This will hopefully bring about a greater awareness and love for music, the international language of peace and happiness. It is also hoped that with so much music surrounding society, stress levels will fall, cultural and cross-cultural influences will be revived and hopefully, re-invented. Kolkata, the cultural capital of India, will one day become the music capital of the World.




Bandish Fusion
Bandish Fusion is a project by internationally acclaimed tabla maestro Subhen Chatterjee and his unique fusion band KARMA. It is an experience of soul-stirring effect of sheer melodic beauty fused with incredible rhythms, taking one to a whole new level of musical rapture. KARMA kicked off its journey way back in 1985, being one of the very first bands of its kind in India and is now regarded as one of the longest existing front ranking bands of the country. KARMA plays a novel fusion music which combines Indian music with elements of contemporary jazz,Afro-Cuban & Mediterranean music. Their musical style is an unprecedented blending of genres combined with complex rhythms in unusual time signatures with a thoughtful blend of improvisational concept that are rooted in jazz as well as Indian music and harmonic influence from European classical music. Subhen always had innovative ideas for the instrumentation of the group, in keeping with his highly original concept of genre-blending in compositions. He particularly wanted Indian Music as an integral contributor to its overall sound. As the group evolved, Subhen adopted what became his trademark.



Subhen Chatterjee
Sambit Chatterjee
Andrew Kay
Jonathan Kay
Amyt Dutta
Suvam Moitra
Subhash Mondal
Subhankar Bhaskar
Bumpy Nag Chowdhury



Hosted by the Calcutta Classical Guitar Society

Produced by Littlei

Passes available at THE CALCUTTA SCHOOL OF MUSIC (6B Sunny Park, Kolkata 19)

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