Sunday, January 28, 2018

Kalpana Patowary's deleted song in Anurag Kayshab's film Mukkebaaz


Kalpana Patowary receiving Ambedkar Award from Shri Ramdas Athawale in Mumbai

Shri Ramdas Athawale Hobble Social Justice and Empowerment State Minister Govt of India, Salma Aga Actress )  Babasaheb Bhimrao AMBEDKAR Award 

Kalpana Patowary in Oslo Mela Festival Norway

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Paddy Fields 2017 | Continue to support Bhojpuri Music | Kalpana Pat...


Coming from a different cultural background of Assam, Kalpana Patowary​ considers this as a very rare phenomena of her persona, going the extra miles to set herself as the role model of cultural bridge, respecting the differences of diverse India.

Maybe this is what explains the power in her performances.

Catch Kalpana Patowary live this year at Paddy Fields!

Paddy Fields 2017 | Women on top

Next month will witness a unique coming together of some of the country's most celebrated female musicians in Mumbai where eight women performers will present the folk music of their state in a contemporary style at this unique folk fusion festival.

The festival, called Paddy Fields, to take place in Goregaon, is spread over two days and boasts renowned musicians, such as Shubha Mudgal, Susheela Raman and Sunita Bhuyan, Sonam Kalra, the Nooran sisters, Kalpana Patowary, Tipriti Kharbangar and Sona Mohapatra.


Bhojpuri Sangeet Ko Mishraji aur Pandeyji se Aage le jaana hai....Desh Ke bibhinna pranto me Nair, Iyer, Patnaik, George, Thomas aur Das ke shamakhsh..


Bhojpuri Sangeet Ko Mishraji aur Pandeyji se Aage le jaana hai....Desh Ke bibhinna pranto me Nair, Iyer, Patnaik, George, Thomas aur Das ke shamakhsh..

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Dhola Sadiya - an Assamese song on the longest bridge in India by Kalpana Patowary.


Brahmaputra is one of the longest rivers of the world. In the easternmost part of India on this river the longest river bridge of the country is recently inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India. On this occasion a song has been presented by one of the popular singers of India Ms. Kalpana Patowary. The lyric of the song is composed by Dr. Dinesh Baishya an Assamese lyricist describing the ancient history of the ancient Chutia kingdom of which Sadia was the capital. The lyric also includes the history of cultural diversity and international trade of the people of hills and plains of this region.

Singer : Kalpana Patowary
Lyrics : Dinesh Baishya
Composition and Accoustic  guitar : Santanu Borah
Violin : Manoj Baruah
Mixing & Mastering : Bikash Jyoti Kalita ( Music Box Mumbai )
Studio : Chikmik Guwahati Assam.
Producer : Kalpana Patowary & Parvez Khan MUSIC BOX Studios Mumbai

Label : OkListen & Music Box

Song of Dhola Sadiya | historical reality very well expressed by Kalpana Patowary


On 26th May 2017 India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s longest river bridge, the Dhola Sadiya bridge in Assam, over the river Lohit, a tributary of Brahmaputra near China Border, bringing Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer. The bridge is named after the legendary Bard of Brahmaputra Bhupen Hazarika.

While the entire nation has its eye on it, a song is born on this Dhola Sadiya bridge featuring Sadiya, it’s ancient history and cultural heritage - a unique song by the Assamese Bhojpuri Folk activist Kalpana Patowary. 
Despite being a household name in the Bhojpuri heartland (as also in Assam) Kalpana Patowary aspires for more a just the fame that the film industry brings. That’s the very reason why this multi-faceted artiste has worked on several unique project that focus on different musical genres and manage to dig into the cultural practices and the history of those very regions and came out with several pearls of musical wisdom making her own in roads into the musical history of her home-state and the Heartland.

The lyrics of the Dhola Sadiya song have been penned by poet - lyricist, Teacher, Author, Research Supervisor - Dinesh Baishya. Composition and Acoustic guitar by Santanu Borah and Violin by Manoj Baruah.

Talking about the theme of the song, Kalpana Patowary said, the idea behind this song was to keep a thought afresh in minds of people that creativity drives a Nation.  

Sadiya or Xodiya for me and many of us, is like a Fairy if, a place which is not very easily reachable, a fantasy land from our childhood storybooks. I always wanted to go there from my childhood times when i used to listen to the songs on Xodiya and xotful by legendary artiste of Assam late Khogen Mahanta’s “ma ami xodiyaloi jaamei”. It is also the birth place of my Idol Guru Bhupen Hazarika. So i was very happy when i was informed of my musical presence on the inaugurating event of the historical Dhola Xodiya bridge on 26th May 2017 to be inaugurated by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi..Indias’s longest river bridge on mighty river Luit. I thought it to make further more memorable by creating a musical note. It was not easy for me to express myself in lyrical words as now i know the historical significance of Xodiya, the hub of the many ethnic diverse tribes building today’s Assam. As a Folk Root Artiste i had to carry the responsibility of it. After much pondering there came only one name Dinesh Baishya Sir…I went to his place, met him and expressed my thoughts… day there came the song ready.

This song was released on 21st June as the whole world celebrates Music that day as World Music Day. Let the whole world know about this bridge and about Sadiya, let Sadiya be on the world map. LONG LIVE SADIYA!! LONG LIVE DHOLA SADIYA BRIDGE, THE BHUPEN HAZARIKA SETU.

Talking about the musical travelogue the lyricist Dinesh Baishya expresses, on the occasion of World Music Day 2017 finally the song entitled the song of Dhola Sadiya, sung by Kalpana Patowary one of the most popular singer of the country has been released in the You Tube. The lyric was composed by me on the eve of inauguration of the Dhala Sadia bridge, in a very short notice of just few hours. I tried my best to incorporate the history and culture of this part of the country remembering the great kingdom of Chutia community, the great kings and the subjects. Sadia was the capital of Chutia Kingdom and there was an international market where musks perfumes, elephant tusks , cotton , salt , metals and rare poisons used by the warriors and hunting communities for hunting and also in arrow heads, were bartered. Trading communities like Abor , Khamti, Moshimi and other largely traded their products in the great Sadiya market.

The lyrics was composed keeping in mind, the sentiments of Rongmons, the boat men of the rivers who sailed boats to carry man, animals and goods since time immemorial, who have to loose their jobs after the bridge is opened.

Kalpana has sung the song with great sincerity. She has adopted the tune from folk music of the people of the region. A very soft and meaningful music has been attuned to the song. I feel extremely happy. This song is the first song with my lyric released in You Tube.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Xoru Xafolu | Assamese Bihu 2017 | Album Jimo Chhayan | Music Video


Champaran Satyagraha movement gets a Musical touch.



Kalpana Patowary, the Folk activist, is known for her creativity in the world of music as she has established the fact that music has no boundaries after her musical document albums like "The Legacy of Bhikhari Thakur" ,"The Sacred Scriptures of Monikut" and "Anthology of Birha". It is her creativity that she has sung in 30 different languages and dialects.  On the occasion of 100 years of "Champaran Satayagraha" she has given tribute in the passion for which she is known for. She believes that Bhojpuri was the soul of Champaran Satyagraha. She says, "Albert Einstein was one among followers of Mahatma Gandhi and he believes that the next generation will not believe that there was a person in the universe who protected humanity by Truth and Non -violence".
Celebrating 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha, this is a musical travelogue to the first Satyagraha movement inspired by Mohandas Gandhi occurred in Champaran district of Bihar in 1917. 

About Champaran Satyagraha
Champaran, is a district in the state of Bihar, tens of thousands of landless serfs, indentured labourers and poor farmers were forced to grow indigo (poppy/opium) and similar cash crops by the British East India company and subsequently, the British government in colonised India. The farmers and labourers were forced to grow indigo instead of food crops which were necessary for their survival. This indigo was bought from them at a very low price to export to China as opium.
#"Teen Kathia" was a term used during the freedom struggle in 1917 where peasants were forced to cultivate Indigo plants in 3 kathas out of every 20 Katha lands they owned.
Suppressed by the ruthless militias of the landlords (mostly British), they were given measly compensation, leaving them in extreme poverty. Now in the throes of a devastating famine, the British levied a harsh tax which they insisted on increasing the rate. Without food and without money, the situation was growing progressively unlivable and the peasants in Champaran revolted against conditions in indigo plant cultivation. Raj Kumar Shukla, an indigo cultivator, persuaded Gandhi to go to Champaran and thus, the Champaran Satyagraha began.

Kalpna's Tribute to the Legend
Kalpana has dedicated this project to Bihar(the land of revolution) and the Legend(Gandhiji) so that the colloquial dialect of the region, Bhojpuri must be recognised as an Indian language. She describes her tribute as her musical Satyagraha for inclusion of Bhojpuri in the 8th schedule of  Indian constitution.
Kalpana says that the Champaran Satayagarha was important not only for farmers who were exploited by Britishers. Actualy Champaran Satayaghara was the real freedom movement insisted by people in rural area like Champaran. Kalpana also connects the Satyagraha with the rich Bhojpuri culture including the melody of Bhojpuri traditional Ramleela folktune through this project she has made and effort to make Bhojpuri as the language of intellectual literature world.

Kalpana says that Mahatma Gandhi has used Bhojpuri as the main tool to connect with people of Champaran hundred years ago. But it is unfortunate that Bhojpuri is not included in the 8th schedule of Indian constitution yet today. She wants to request the State Government and Central Government to give respectable place to Bhojpuri for which it deserve.