Kaushiki Chakrabarti Live Concert in Nepal

Endeavour to uplift classical music in Nepal, U-Turn Together with Pratap KC & Manoj Gautam once again brings "Asian Paints presents An Evening with Kaushiki Chakrabarty" Live in Kathmandu along with Shri Satyajit Talwalkar on Tabla & Shri Ajay Joglekar on Harmonium.

Doyens from Nepal.
Dr. Dhrubesh Chandra Regmi on Sitar, Robin Lal Shrestha on Tabla, Navaraj Gurung on Tabla, & Suresh Raj Bajracharya.


A Bengali Bala Kaushiki Chakraborty was born in Kolkata, India as a musical masterpiece of leading musicians Pandit Ajoy and Chandna Chakrabarty. The journey that was started from home under the guidance of parents lead to her first major concert at the age of 16 at the India Habitat Centre in Delhi. The audience comprised a few of the greatest names in Hindustani music, including Zakir Hussain, Alla Rakha Khan, Sultan Khan, Amjad Ali Khan et al. The verdict of that evening was unanimous: the next big phenomenon in Hindustani music has arrived.

Kaushiki remained a scholar of ITC SRA till 2004 and graduated with ‘A Top’, the highest grade given by the academy. The grade was a vindication of what her audiences already knew. By then, she was the leading female vocalist of her generation, having had performed at all the leading music festivals in the country and with several foreign tours under her belt.Given that there were not many formidable female vocalist from the Patiyala Gharana in her generation there was the added expectation of filling that void. Kaushiki more than delivered on both fronts: as a deserving inheritor of her father’s mantle and as torchbearer of the Patiala tradition.

She chose to adapt the tenets of the Patiala gayaki to suit her own voice and temperament. She tempered down the strong aakars and the weighty gamaks to adhere to a more feminine sensibility. Her understanding of femininity is a balance between lilt and power. Her gayaki adequately expresses this balance, as it strides effortlessly across khayal and semi-classical genres and beyond.

At a time when all young classical musicians are involved in collaborative music, Kaushiki has been a rather late entrant. But she has more than made up for lost time. Over the last 3 years, she has sung in films and has been part of the hugely popular MTV Coke Studio project.

She is honored by many awards including:

➢ adubhatta Award
➢ BBC World Music Award - 2005 for the album Pure
➢ Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar (Sangeet Natak Academy Award) - 2012
➢ GIMA - 2012
➢ Adiya Birla Kalakiran Award - 2013
➢ Mirchi Music Award - 2012 for "Best female vocalist" and "Album of the year " - both for the album Yatra.

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