Born in 1975, Abhijit Pohankar is the son of the well-known classical vocalist Pandit Ajay Pohankar. Given his birth into a musical family, Abhijit Pohankar was exposed to the rigours of the Hindustani classical tradition at an early age.
Abhijit Pohankar is probably the only classical keyboard player on the concert circuit. His sound on the keyboard is akin to a mixture of the Santoor and Piano - a very distinct and unique sound to experience! In this he has been fortunate enough to learn from his Guru, Pandit Shiv Kumar sharma.
Abhijit has not been overtly restrictive to classical music alone. His repertoire also includes what may be broadly termed as fusion music.
Shanti is one such experiment in this genre combining Hindustani Classical with pop sounds to put together a very unique album.
Welcome to the fascinating world at sound & music that has the power to comfort & calm the senses and the mind - music that is structured to help you relax in the comfort of your own home or anywhere you feel the need to reduce your stress level for a while.
In times long ago, the healing power at sound & music was prized as a powerful and mysterious tool to help balance mind, body and spirit. Ancients such as Plato, Pythagoras and Orpheus spoke at music as a source at health and vitality. Further, music and rhythms have always been an integral aspect at traditional rites and rituals at worship. The ancients understood as we do today, that music is truly a universal language, needing no words to convey emotion and meaning.
Music does indeed soothe the soul!
Shanti..,a distinct album created by Abhijit Pohankar - probably the only classical keyboard player in India today. All the tracks featured in this album are soulful, immensely expressive and emotional. This creates a relaxing and de-stressing effect on the listener, helping to ease some at the pressures that we face as busy professionals in today's hectic world at deadlines and competitions.