|The group will present its first
on-stage performance on 17th May 2013 (Friday) with a musical
narrative titled 'Ek Je Ache Babu' – at Gyan Manch, Kolkata where
Smt. Amala Shankar – the world renowned danseuse of India – will
grace the occasion as the 'Chief Guest'. Guest of Honour - The
eminent painter Sri Lalu Prasad Shaw, Music Composer Sri Debojyoti
Mishra and Vocalist Sri Satinath Mukhopadhayay.
Sangeet and Nazrul Geeti remain the only link to old Bengali music,
'Chorui Dol' hopes to change this mindset by popularizing old styles
such as Tappa, Kirtan, and Tarja with a smooth blend of Western
instruments to bring out melodies that will appeal to the present
This musical group was named 'Chorui Dol' after much thought – 'Chorui'
(the Bengali word for Sparrow) is a bird that represents the State
of Bengal and like the music that this group is involved in, it is
also on its way to extinction due to the advancement of technology.
This tragic incident is one that the group wants to create more
awareness about through its creative capacities. The group believes
that such awareness on matters relating to nature and its constant
diminution is one that each of us must consider and work towards.
of 'Chorui Dol'
Debalina (vocals) - Debalina has
had over two decades of exposure to Indian music and started
training at the tender age of four. She has done her classical
training under guru Shri Arun Bhaduri. She has featured in Star
Jhalsa's 'Mahalaya' in 2012, 'Home & the World' – a corporate album
for State Bank of India, and in Aparna Sen's latest film 'Goynar
Santanu (vocals) – Santanu has a 4 year diploma from
Gitabitan and has had three year vocal training in Hindustani
Classical Music and one year Carnatic vocal training.
Mimi (Vocals) – Mimi has been training under Pandit Raja
Basu from a very young age and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of
Arts in Bengali Vocal music from Rabindra Bharati Institute.
Ipsita (Narrative) – Ipsita has received Sangeet Visharad
from Pracheen Kala Kendra and has had years of experience with
on-stage theatrical performances as well as with dubbing &
voice-over recordings with many renowned television
Chayan (Narrative) – Chayan has been involved in several
Bengali films as character role and has done voice overs and dubbing
performances for several renowned films and television programmes.
He is doing the lead male narrative for this performance.
Arnab (Bass Guitar) – Arnab is a bass guitarist who has
been playing his instrument for almost a decade now. He has
performed all over India in competitive and other concerts such as
Channel [V] Launchpad.
Debmalya (Keyboards) – Debmalya is often identified as one
of the youngest keyboard players with experience of 12 years who has
played with renowned national & international artists. He has worked
under Debajyoti Mishra, Subhamita, Raghab Chatterjee. He has
experience in on-stage as well as, studio performances.
Pankaj (Percussions) – Pankaj describes versatility as a
percussionist with a wide knowledge of beats and instruments. He
excels at playing the drums, octopad, tabla, and almost all other
Dushtu (Tabla) – Dushtu has been playing the table for 15
years now and has received training from from Manas Chakravarty &
Sri Anup Mitra.