Niladri Kumar has been hailed as one of the most serious young exponents of Sitar representing the fifth generation of Sitarists. His forefathers were prominent Sitarists of Dhaka. Nurtured and moulded under the able guidance of his father. Pandit Kartick Kumar of the Senia Gharana, he started learning the Sitar at the tender age of four. He gave his first public performance at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry at the age of six. He has embarked on a career that promises to be illustrious and innovative. Years of training have enriched his music with the artistic aspects and nuances of diverse gharana styles. His distinctive style is strongly rooted in classical music traditions, which appeals to the orthodox as well as progressive music lovers.
Niladri has an uncanny knack of striking an instant rapport with audiences. He has sincerely attempted to infuse interest and respect performer that he is, he can easily mesmerize audiences with his innovative skills and dexterity of his swift and agile fingers tugging at the strings of the Sitar.
He displays deep insight and understanding of ragas by blending the purity of the ragas with imaginative experiments. He is indeed a talented artist promising to extend his musical horizons.
Pandit Kumar Bose
The superiority of Pandit Bose’s genius is his ability to evolve a distinctive style of his own without diluting the purity of tradition. This is most evident in his negotiations with the “Bnaya” (Bass Drum). His performance is as pleasing as a ‘raga’ or a melodious song. He is as much facile in accompaniment with music (vocal & instrumental) & dance as he is in solos. Which is why he is sought after both at home and abroad by the entire community of top grade celebrity artistes.
This successful table maestro has the rare distinction of highly appreciated performance with Zubin Mehta’s Philharmonic Orchestra besides several symphony orchestras conducted by Pandit Ravi Shankar, Yehudi Menuhin, Arnovich in England, Italy, China etc. He performs in different kinds of music of the world like Jazz, Pop, Rock etc. He was the assistant music director of Mrinal Sen’s globally acclaimed film “Genesis” with music director Pandit Ravi Shankar.
This respected percussionist can also play Sri – Khole, Pakhawaj, Dholak, Nal and Banga – Kanga.
Alaap, Jod and Gat in Jhaptaal
Gat in Teentaal and Jhaala
Dhun (Based on Raga Bhairavi)
Tabla: Pandit Kumar Bose
Tanpura: Vilas Pednekar
Recorded at Studio 2000 by Mahesh Amberkar
Mastered by Chinmay Harshe at Swarlata Studio