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Abhirup’s musical journey has started at the age of two and half years . He was initiated to Tabla by his father who is also the first disciple of Pandit Kumar Bose. Abhirup’s keen interest in tabla took him to the different doors of various rhythm aspects. As he grew up in such an atmosphere where ‘ Kirtan’ and ‘Baul’ were also cultivated along with Hindustani Classical Music he has grwon afinity towards all genre of music.

Abhirup gave his first performance as a soloist in 1998 and that was also in a satellite channel called AKASH BANGLA. It was his first debut publicly.

Afterwards he was lucky enough to get the opportunity from his Guru Pandit Kumar Bose to perform his first Tabla Solo a Live performance in the year 2001 at Najrul Mancha in a  long conference where the other legends of musical fraternity like Pt. RajanMishra,

Pt. Sajan Mishra, Pt.Narattam Mishra, Pandit Kumar Bose also perfromed. That performance was the turning point in Abhirup’s musical journey.

Abhirup also helped his guru in several rhythmical projects and also assisted in his Guru’s research works. He also participated in a documentary film with his Guru, Pandit Kumar Bose in an overseas satellite channel.

Abhirup has not only worked in a Musical projects directed by Pandit Debojyoti Bose in 2005 but also has got the guidance from him about different aspects of Sangaat,accompaniment, which he still followed.

Some of the concerts he performed in:

  • Uttar Para Sangeet Chakra – Bengal,India.
  • Haldia Annual Music Festival – Bengal, India
  • Salt Lake Music Festival, Organised by SCA and Ministry of Culture Government of India – Bengal, India
  • Madhyamani Annual Music Conference – Bengal, India
  • Gandharva Sangeet Sammelan – Bengal, India
  • Baba Yaswant Rao Sangeet Samaroho – Maharasthra,India
  • Dwarbhanga Sangeet Sammelan-Bihar,India
  • “Sound of Silence”,  organised by KJEF – Bengal,India
  • Barrackpore Sangeet Sammelan – Bengal, India
  • Maihar Festival, Organised by Ramakrishna Mission Golpark – Bengal, India
  • Sarod Mohatsav – Jharkhand, India
  • Madhyamani Annual Music Conference – Bengal, India
  • NADAM, the two days night-long classical music conference in memory of Tabla Acharya Pt. Biswanath Bose
  • Indian Classical Music Conference organized by Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan in association with Infosys Foundation ( Bangaluru).
  • Manindra Sangeet Tirtha Annual Music Conference – Bengal, India
  • Holand India Dance Festival – Netherland
  • Odean Music festival – Austria
  • KORZO India Dance Festival – Ntherland
  • Indian AMBESSY – France, Holland, Germany
  • Fete der Lumineers de – France
  • India Week Festival – Germany
  • India Summerdays Festival – Germany
  • SPAZIOMUSICA FESTIVAL – Italy

Abhirup is travelling to various countries in abroad since last few years. He has earned quite a huge fan following through is dynamic way of representing the instrument, Tabla. He has performed in various concerts and festivals there in the country like Germany, Netherland, Belgium, France, Austria, Switzerland, Romania, Italy etc.

Abhirup is an empanelled artist of The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), is an autonomous organization of the Government of India, involved in India’s external cultural relations, through cultural exchange with other countries and their peoples.

Abhirup was also felicitated by the cultural wings of Indian Embassies of different countries in Europe for his soulful tabla presentation.

Abhirup is the first tabla artist ever who has played in National Radio of Romania as a Tabla artist.

Later Abhirup started to go for experimental musical initiatives. He composed and directed Music for “JOURNEY” (A musical project) involving young virtuoso artists from the genre of Indian and western forms of music.

Beside the live performances in the main stream of Hindustani Classical Music as a Tabla Artist, Roy also has directed music for short films like “Lakshya”, “Leadership” etc. He directed music for Ganerbadi, a television project which was based on the musical journey of the legends from musical fraternity.

Abhirup is presently working for his maiden world music album project called ‘BLACK SEE’.

Abhirup also a regularly presenting his brainchild Project “Rhythm through the eyes of India” in esteemed institutions like Mozarteum (Austria), Orff Institute (wing of Mozarteum Austria), Conservatorio di Musica Antonio Buzzolla- ITALY, CONSERVATORIO DI MUSICA”Luigi Canepa”- ITALY,Conservatorio Statale di Musica – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – ITALY, Landeschulemusikakademy Rheinlandplatz, – Germany.

Not only in live performances but also in various other performances he has received awards, one such being West Bengal State Music Academy award for holding first position in Tabla Solo Competition in the year 2003 with the panel of judges like Pandit Kumar Bose, Pandit Sankha Chatterjee, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and Pandit Samar Saha and honoured by former Governor SreeViren J Shah.

FINGER MEETS – art of percussion

 

Finger meets is a project which says about the art of percussion where instruments like Kalimba, Hang Frame drums are being used to make the different taste of rhythmical experiments. Whereas, Tabla presents the traditional forms of Indian Classical Music to create a proper blend of a globalized rhythmical texture. Here its more about the heart touching tonality and simple approaches of rhythmical journey where audiences can themselves into the journey easily.

Olaf Plotz is a very sensitive and skilled musician from Vaale, Germany. His passion about different instruments and music made his sense wider and to take the adventure to collaborate with many musicians from across the world with very much comfortably. His respect towards the artist and the art form helps the music to travel across boarder.

For more please Logon to olaf-plotz.de

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WEISS ROY – World Percussion Duo

 

Pedro Weiss is a person who not only a legendary musician from the very cultural city of Germany, Karlsruhe but also he lives his passion for rhythm every day and I want to pass this passion on to my students and participants in the workshops. He is living his rhythmical life as a drummer, percussionist, live and studio musician, teacher and author of specialist literature.

Pedro and Abhirup came forward and formed a world percussion duo project in Germany. On the other hand, Karlsruhe is the first city from where Abhirup started his musical journey in Europe and that city is one of his close to heart cities. It was his dream to establish a collaboration to make his world rhythm project which came true with the “WEISS ROY –  World Percussion duo Project “. This project is basically representing the ethic instrumentation from around the world like Darbuka, Cajón, Djembe, Congas Bongos etc and of the TABLA. Here the concept is more into the blending of Indian Rhythm Cycles and its mathematical inclusions with the rhythms of these worlds percussion instruments where the variations will be in the flavor of tonality and in the way of expansion of rhythmical imagination from two persons.

Their first CD Project is also yet to be launched very soon.

For more please Logon to www.rhythmo.de

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