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  About Debajit Chakraborty

                Born in a family having strong music tradition, Debajit started learning sitar under the tutelage of India's most renowned sitar exponent Pandit Monilai Nag of Vishnupur Gharana for long 15 years. At present he is taking lessons from Sri Santosh Banerjee of Rampur Senia Gharana, the Ex-head of the department of instrumental Stream of Rabindra Bharati University. Although Indian classical music is traditional, Debajit thinks that if it is too rigid and predominant or all powerful and leaves no scope for innovation and novelty, then it leads to stagnation and monotony. By fusing these two Gharanas under which he took lessons . Debajit is endeavouring to create a style of his own.

                He is an Honours Graduate in Commerce from Calcutta University. After graduation he took admission in Rabindra Bharati University as a student of Sitar in M.A. and stood first class first securing highest in the entire Fine Arts Faculty. He is also NET qualified. Working as an Assistant Professor, Music Department, Banasthali Vidyapith, Jaipur (Rajasthan).

                Debajit is a 'TOP' Grade Artiste of A.I.R. and is regularly featured on the Calcutta Doordarshan including National Programme on it Empanelled artiste of ICCR or INDIAN COUNCIL FOR CULTURAL RELATIONS. Examiner of Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. Workshop conducted under SPICMACAY, Patna.

             Debajit also teaches sitar both beginner and advance students. He also teaches advance students of other instruments. Interested persons may contact.

PERFORMANCES IN INDIA AND ABROAD :

                The High point of his career amongst others are the performances at the Allahabad University, in its centenary year in 1986, Bhawanipore Sangeet Sammelan, Jhankar Music Circle, India International Center of New Delhi, Ramakrishna Mission Cultural Centre (Golpark), Sangeet Research Academy, Alliance Francaise, Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sangeet Research Academy - ITC - Mumbai. On every occasion he was lauded by the public and press alike. Horizon Series - ICCR, New Delhi. Performed in Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan held at Vadodara in 2016.

                Debajit had been to Russia (1998) as Lecturer cum Performer and was there for more than six months. He performed in many prestigious venues of many major cities iike Moscow, Kursk, Ekterinburg and Indian Embassy. He could invoke keen interest in Indian Classical Music amongst the Russian Listeners.
Debajit had been to Canada thrice in (2001,2002,2004) performed under different Organization like Sarathi Classical Dance Group .Toronto Tabta Ensemble,Toronto Kali Badi, Bengali Club and also including Romance in "Indian Panorama" organized by the Consulate General of India, Glenn Gould Studio, Canada, He visited USA in 2004, and performed in different cities there.

PRESS COMMENTS:

  • The performance was sweet and melodious and raga was presented in it's true perspective - "Desh" -18.05.91.
  • Debajit Chakraborty's Sitar recital sent audience into deep reverie - "The Statesman" - New Delhi, 30.4,1999.
  • That the artiste stuck to the priorities of raga development with due regard to the depth and dignity of the melody and without falling for those dare devil effects the Sitar Players often indulge in, to woo the listeners spoke of well of his sound training, clear vision of the edifice of the raga and self control. There scarcely was a flippant touch in his exposition - "The Hindu" - July 16,1999.
  • Young and talented Debajit presented Raga Sudh Basant. Besides purity of raga, the aesthetic aspects of Indian Classical Music were highly appreciated by the audience -"Ananda Bazar Patrika" - 20th April, 2002.
  • Debajit's Surdasi Malihar brought the essence of rainy season and it continued through his whole presentation and the audience also enjoyed the feelings of rainy season from the very beginning stage of Alap. Melody was also perfectly maintained through his presentation. "Ananda Bazar Patrika"- 31st January 2004.
  • The last artiste Debajit Chakraborty presented raga miya- ki-mallhar. With great circumspection he brought out nuances of the popular but at the same time difficult raga. "The Statesman" 16th September 2005.
  • "Sitar's melodious notes cast a spell" - "Hindusthan Times", Chandigarh, 12.07.2004.
 

 

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