One of the most interesting festivals I look forward to is the Jansmashtami celebrations at the place of living legend of Indian Flute – Bansuri – Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. On the day of auspicious Krishna Janmashtami, Guruji holds this festival at his place. Guruji started the festival in 1985 at his home. I joined in […]
As I started performing more and more in Korea, I started realising the depth and popularity of Arts and Culture in the Korean society. Although on surface one would see a totally westernised society, but deep inside the people are really bound to their roots. Korean culture is quite old and after the modernisation, since […]
In my college years I was surrounded be many Bangla guys and girls. Lots of fantastic musicians I grew up with were Bangla. usually very intelligent and very intense people! Girls were very beautiful, intelligent but I found them quite hot tempered. But necessarily all of them by default used to miss ‘Cal’ a lot. […]
I clearly remember my first encounter with Korean musicians. In February of 2002 I got a call asking if I would be interested in recording a fusion project with some Korean musicians. And that the budget isn’t much but I might like it. The budget was never used to be good then anyway, so I said yes.
In the studio there were 5-6 musicians from Korea and some local. The recording which was supposed to take 3 days, took 7 and at the end it was all fine. No one in the Korean team could speak a word of English except their manager! And thus whatever anyone wanted to say to other musicians about music or anything totally was dependent on this manager who could barely speak English, But could communicate well. All in all we were having good time and creating some interesting music too.