Saptak enthralls Dhaka audience

Cultural Correspondent
Thursday, January 11th, 2018


IGCC organised an evening of Hindustani Classical Vocal Music by  Saptak Chatterjee from India at Kabi Sufia Kamal Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum, Shahbagh in the city. The musical soiree was held on January 3.


The artiste was accompanied by Abhishek Chatterjee on tabla, Bijon Mistry on harmonium, Mrityunjoy Pathak on tanpura, Ahmed Maya Akhtari on tanpura.


Born in 1995 in an illustrious family of accomplished musicians, Saptak Chatterjee learnt music at a tender age from his grandfather, renowned classical exponent Pt. Arun Chatterjee, and father Pt. Sarathi Chatterjee.


Saptak has taken his roots and traditions of classical music into other semi-classical genres also, such as Bhajan and Thumris, and also non classical genres of music. He is an empanelled artist of ICCR and All India Radio. He has won awards in several inter-school and inter-college music festivals including IIT Bombay’s Mood Indigo which is Asia’s largest college music festival, IIT Delhi’s Rendezvous and many more. In 2007, as a part of the Global Children’s Peace Choir, a collaborative initiative of Late Pt. Ravi Shankar and the Austrian Embassy, Saptak toured several cities of Austria. Presently, he is associated with the Delhi based world fusion outfit ‘The Hansraj Projekt’, and has performed in various major festivals such as The Gig Week, Fete De La Musique, Sounds of Freedom, etc.

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