Kaushiki Chakraborty Desikan

Kaushiki Chakraborty Desikan
Kaushiki Chakrabarti


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  • country:India
  • region:Indian Subcontinent
  • style(s):Hindustani, Vocal
  • label:Sense World Music
  • type:Solo
  • gender:female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, percussion
  • artist posted by:Kawa Cultural Centre

Line up

  • Kaushiki Chakrabarti Desikan (vocal)
  • Paromita Mukherjee (harmonium)
  • TBC (sarangi)
  • TBC (tablas)
  • TBC (Tanpura)

Kaushiki Chakraborty has established herself as the most eminent female vocalist of Hindustani music. She has been nurtured by the respected master Pandit Gnan Prakash Ghosh Kaushiki and her parents, Chandana and Ajoy Chakrabarti, the renowned singer of the Patiala gharana style. She masters the technical brilliance of the khayal, thumri, dadra, kajri, chaiti, bhajan with a complete immersion and devotion in the music.
Kaushiki’s ecstatic recitals have been acclaimed across India and abroad gaining her an international reputation. She was honoured in 2005 with the distinguished BBC Radio 3 world music award for her album Pure by Sense World Music.
Kaushiki Chakrabarti touches the soul of her listeners by the purity of her voice, a melodious expression and the deep essence of her music.
She performed recently at the Festival d’Ile de France 2014 to great applause.
“The leading female Hindustani classical vocalist of her generation.” Tehelka 2010
“ Aussi virtuose qu’inspirée !!!!” France Musique 2014