Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty

By November 30, 2019 January 6th, 2020 2020

Saturday May 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Bates Recital Hall, UT Austin

2406 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin 78712

 

Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty – Vocal

Accompanied by –

Shri Soumen Sarkar on Tabla

Shri Jyotirmoy Banerjee on Harmonium

Shri Meher Paralikar on Tanpura/Vocal Support

 

Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty is considered the scion of the Patiala-Kasur Gharana (style), primarily representing Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Sahib’s gayaki. However, due to his wide exposure to various genres and their maestros and musicologists besides his own gurus, he can equally well portray the subtle features of other major classical gharanas of India (Indore, Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Agra, Kirana, Rampur and even Carnatic music).

He acknowledges his father, late Shri Ajit Kumar Chakraborty, as well as Shri Pannalal Samanta and Shri Kanaidas Baigari for his initial training. Later, he was tutored by Padmabhushan Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh, and Ustad Munawar Ali Khan (son of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan).

 

Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty is a prolific artist with more than 100 albums to his credit, published in India, US, UK, Holland and Germany. The music spans pure classical to light classical pieces including thumris, dadras, bhajans and other types of devotional songs. He also has numerous recordings of Syamasangeet, Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrulgeeti and Raagpradhan.