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1 20th April 22:56
subchak
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Concert organizers and Coordinators,
Greetings from Iowa City, IA! This summer we will be hosting Ruchira
Panda, a Hindustani classical vocalist of the Kotali Gharana. She is a
disciple of the Maestro of international repute, Pandit Manas
Chakraborty. Ruchira will be accompanied on the harmonium by Anirban
Chakrabarty. Ruchira and Anirban are available for concerts in the
months of May-June, except 6th-7th May and 4th June, so far. Please
visit http://ruchiramusic.com for details about the artist and how to
contact her.
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2 20th April 22:56
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What is the Kotali gharana?

Does this gharana use tabla sangat?

C
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3 20th April 22:56
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In all these years of listening to Hindustani vocal classical music
I have never come across this Kotali Gharana, although I have heard
Pandit Manas Chakraborty. I have a couple of his recordings and in the
information he had sent to me a few years ago he says that he represents
Vishnupur Gharana. .............................BND
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4 21st April 16:50
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It is pleasure that you are interested to know about Kotali Gharana I
am giving you just a brief write up of our heritage and its history....

KOTALI GHARANA

The Chakraborty family of Kotalipara, Faridpur, of the then
East-Bengal, is believed to have been drawn towards Indian Classical
Music long time ago. One of the ancestors of the family is known to
have received training from Seni Gharana and brought the trend.
Tarapada Chakraborty's father Late Pandit Kulachandra Chakraborty and
his uncle Late Pandit Ramchandra Chakraborty had their training from
Ustad Jahur Khan of Khurja Gharana. Ramchandra had the honour of being
the Dwarpandit (court scholar) and the distinguished musician of the
Maharaja of Natore. Thus, both the brothers had a wide contact with
many leading musicians of their time and had a phenomenal collection of
musical wealth. Having moved to Calcutta with this rich inheritance,
Tarapada Chakraborty first took lessons from Late Pandit Satkari
Malakar especially in Khayal and Tappa. Later, under the guidance of
the Great Maestro Late Sangeetacharya Girijashankar Chakraborty, he
acquired the distinguishing features of various Ragas, styles and
traditional Dhrupad, Dhamar and Khayal bandishes of different gharanas
mainly, Seni, Betia, Delhi, Gwalior, Rampur, Agra, Rangila, Jaipur and
Kirana. Girijashankar being a pioneer of Thumri style of singing at
that time gave Tarapada Chakraborty an intensive training on the Thumri
style of Kirana and Beneras gharana as well. In fact, it is quite
discerningly evident that Khayal received a rare authenticity and
completeness in the heralding voice of Sangeetacharya Tarapada
Chakraborty in his own way. Sangeetacharya Tarapada Chakraborty, the
pioneer of this Kotali ***aki is the legend adored all over India for
his contribution towards Hindustani Classical Music.

His worthy son Pt. Manas Chakraborty, now the reigning Khalifa of
Kotali Gharana is the devout pursuer of various sources and streams of
Indian Classical Music, enriched by his keen interest in Indian
Philosophical tradition of all the existing Gharanas and having been
exposed to the corresponding confluences in his family's assertively
partisan art of music focused his attention on the necessity of
discarding in order to select and the necessity of differentiating in
order to unite. The Maestro has boldly made the manifold moves of his
style to manifest an integrated oneness of the eternal Indian ethos and
by now, has initiated a new dynamics of allegiance to the human efforts
towards life and its values. Thus, presenting the obscure reality of
music in a tangibly graceful, elocutionary form with his undaunting
kalabant ***aki, nayaki and majestic mijaaz has made him an
'institution by himself' in the international realm of Hindustani
Shastriya Sangeet. His contribution in Indian Classical Music for the
last fifty years is undoubtedly worth-mentioning and as a Guru he is
great. The schooling of Indian Classical Music through the mentors of
his family and the torchbearers established around the globe has
already entered the seventh generation. Practically, Pt. Manas
Chakraborty is the new trend-setter of this Kotali-***aki. His
co-efficiency has earned a unique style which although endures many
diversities with that of his father's proclamatory approach, but at
the same time very convergent at the philosophical end and its
manifestation reveals the ultimate shape of 'Kotali ***aki'.
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5 21st April 16:50
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Please visit the link HERITAGE of http://www.ruchiramusic.com You will have a
brief idea about Kotali Gharana. The gharana particularly deals with
North Indian Classical Vocal Music. Though artists of Instrumental
Music regularly take lessons of the ***aki of this Kotali Gharana.
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6 21st April 16:51
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Whoa! (still trying to recover...) Has it occurred to you that the
fact that
people are asking what this gharana is is a sign that the people you
have
mentioned are not, as you put it, the "legend adored all over India,"
"an
institution by himself in the international realm of Hindustani music,"
etc.?
No disrespect, might simply be my ignorance, but you may want to go a
little easy on the hyperbole. Just as an example, Bhimsen Joshi is the
kind
of person whom someoone could use these descriptions for without anyone

disputing them. I understand you do want to promote your gharana, but
you don't want to appear laughable either.

Kumar
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7 21st April 16:52
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Well. Such hyperbolic statements are quite common in describing all
sorts of musicians, from beginners to the most talented. U just
recently came across this one on a web site about Tripti Mukherjee, a
student of Pandit Jasraj. The last sentence (in italics)in this
paragraph is what caught my attention.
..............................BND
"Triptijiís monumental effort that involved partially sacrificing
her career as a performing artist within India, has transformed the
lives of countless Indian expatriate families. Children born and raised
in the U.S., who previously had no grounding in the classical arts, have
obtained not only musical prowess, but also technical knowledge through
study and research. As a Guru, Triptijiís patience, devotion and
creativity in instructing her students and providing an all encompassing
learning environment is unsurpassed. Her students demonstrate tremendous
enthusiasm and zeal, and several of them have made great strides and are
able to give small scale performances, as well as teach junior students
in the school. What Shri Vishnu Digambar Paluskar did several decades
ago by establishing the prestigious Gandharva Mahavidyalayas, Triptiji
has done in the current day and age."
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8 21st April 16:52
bdixit
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Well. Such hyperbolic statements are quite common in describing all
sorts of musicians, from beginners to the most talented. I just
recently came across this one on a web site about Tripti Mukherjee, a
student of Pandit Jasraj. The last sentence (in italics)in this
paragraph is what caught my attention.
..............................BND
"Triptijiís monumental effort that involved partially sacrificing
her career as a performing artist within India, has transformed the
lives of countless Indian expatriate families. Children born and raised
in the U.S., who previously had no grounding in the classical arts, have
obtained not only musical prowess, but also technical knowledge through
study and research. As a Guru, Triptijiís patience, devotion and
creativity in instructing her students and providing an all encompassing
learning environment is unsurpassed. Her students demonstrate tremendous
enthusiasm and zeal, and several of them have made great strides and are
able to give small scale performances, as well as teach junior students
in the school. What Shri Vishnu Digambar Paluskar did several decades
ago by establishing the prestigious Gandharva Mahavidyalayas, Triptiji
has done in the current day and age."
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