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Suvendu Banerjee on Tara Music about harmonium

2w ago
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I belong to a "gharana"(heritage) which is the pathfinder of solo harmonium playing in India. My great great grandfather Sangeetacharya Montu Banerjee introduced the new style of harmonium playing which had the illusion of "meend" (extension of notes) which was almost an impossible task. The correct blend of "layakari" (rhythm section) and "raagdari" (raga section) made Harmonium an equally strong instrument as sitar and sarod. My grandfather Pandit Deb Kumar Banerjee introduced the "gayaki" (vocal nuances) to our ghrana which made our style of harmonium playing even more appealing. I have been learning harmonium from my grandfather since the age of 7. I had rigorous sessions of "talim"(learning) as well as "reyaaz"(practice) every day under the strict guidance of my grandfather. Prior to this, in order to enhance my rhythm sense, I learnt tabla from legends like Ustad Sabir Khan, Pandit Shankar Ghosh and Sri Bickram Ghosh. I have also taken vocal training from Pandit Kumar Prasad Mukherjee. Since childhood I had the privilege of meeting musical maestros like Ustad Zakir Hussein, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pandit Ajoy Chakravorty and many more, and got their blessings. I have had the honour to be very close to Padmabhushan Sri Manna Dey since my childhood. Eminent music director duo Kalyaji- Anandji(bollywood) invited me to Mumbai where I had the fortune to perform under their banner "The Small Wonders". I have done my MSc in Advanced Computer Science from the University of Manchester (2010 -2011). I want to establish my "gharana", my instrument Harmonium and myself in the global arena. I want to win the hearts of millions of music lovers throughout the world and establish my instrument as a solo instrument. EMAIL: dadam_1986@yahoo.co.in TELEPHONE: (INDIA) (033)24543983/ +919163637658