About this album

Poised on the horizon at the dawn of the new millennium stand a number of young musicians. The radiance of their talent and promise sets the skies afire. Some among them are walking a path long-familiar to their fathers and forefathers, for the concept of gharanedar musicians where the making of music is a legacy handed down from parent to child, is an old and accepted one. Hailing from families intrinsically a part of the history of Indian music, these young musicians are well set to create history in the coming millennium.

Hailed as a prodigy, young Kaushiki Chakrabarty's potential has been acknowledged by no less a person than Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, the grand old master of Indian music. Initiated into music by her mother, Chandana Chakrabarty, Kaushiki is a disciple of the later Guru Jnan Prakash Ghosh. Endowed with a mellifluous voice, a charming presence and a musical wisdom beyond her years, she is currently being trained by her father Ajoy Chakrabarty, one of the most eminent vocalists of the country. With a versatility that allows her to render both khayal and thumri with ease, Kaushiki's offering to music lovers on this debut album includes a faultless rendering of Raga Bhatiyar, a dawn melody. Raga Kaushik Dhwani is presented through a slow khayal in the 14-beat jhoomra and a rapid khayal in teentaala follows. The concluding dadra in Raga Pahadi demonstrates her command over the lighter genres of music.


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