Bikram Ghosh new Bengali music album Tagore Lounge (2011)

Bengali percussionist Bikram Ghosh is noted for his experimental music and sound-scape. Read about Bickram's new experiment with Rabindra Sangeet (Tagore's songs) in Tagore Lounge Bengali music album in 2011.

Tagore Lounge Bengali music album (2011) is going to be released by Bikram Ghosh. Son of a great Bengali Tabla player Shankar Ghosh, Mr. Bickram Ghosh has not just confined himself to Tabla or the traditional domains of Indian music. He is quite free in other schools and trends of percussion music as well and this milieu has always prompted and inspired him for experimental Bengali percussion Music. Bickram Ghosh's previous experimental fusion music albums like Beyond Rhythmscape with Shubha Mudgal and Kailash Kher as well as Interface, the Other Side of Fusion with Rahul Sharma in 2006 did very well, which could very well be an inspiration for his all new Rabindra Sangeet fusion album Tagore Lounge.

In fact Rabindranath Tagore is such a legacy that possibly lies deep in the core of every Bengali heart. His mellifluous words and tunes have been a part and parcel of the psyche of Bengal. Following the release of Tagore's works in the public domain a few years back from the labyrinth of copyrights, they have been appropriated in various ways to suit the taste of the Gen Y. A similar attempt is Bikram Ghosh music album Tagore Lounge that sets out to make Tagore's songs more accessible and comfortable to the latest generations. The music album is to be released by BIG Digital along with Veecon Music & Entertainment Pvt Ltd.

The change in the rhythm scape in Tagore Lounge music album has actually reinterpreted the bard's works. The music has been presented in such a way which is still very much Indian in its quintessence but to some extent resembles the Western orchestra tones. Branded Indian classical acoustic instruments such as sitar, sarod and tabla have been juxtaposed with western percussions like bongos and drums. Thus while the music of Amaro parano jaha chay haunts the Blues atmosphere of the 1960s, Ektuku chhowa lage can more or less be called a Sufi reinterpretation.

Thus the new Bikram Ghosh new album Tagore Lounge can be considered a sound scape that harmonises what T. S. Eliot had called Tradition and Individual Talent as Indian classics and modern Western music coexist in peace without affecting either's dignity.

Nevertheless, the release date of Tagore Lounge Bikram Ghosh 2011 has not yet been announced. We also are waiting for it!


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