Wednesday, October 31, 2012

(BHOJPURI QUEEN)Kalpana Patowary to make “Bacardi NH7 Weekender – The Dewarists Stage - Pune” debuts with Trilok Gurtu on 3rd November 2012.

One of the most remarkable upcoming independent artists of recent times, Kalpana Patowary(BHOJPURI QUEEN) and with the imminent release of her new musical documented album, 'The Legacy of Bhikhari Thakur' and eager to get back out onto the live circuit and thank her fans for their years of support - she announces her  Weekender debut in Pune and is all set to jam with master of Indian music, tabla, percussion, and Western drumming – Trilok Gurtu on 3rd November 2012, in Amanora Park Town, Pune for  India’s happiest music festival - Bacardi NH7 Weekender alongside acts like Bombay Metal Project, Devoid, Kryptos, Pangea, Paradigm Shift, Eccentric Pendulum, Indus Creed, Inner Sanctum, Karnivool, Them Clones, Agam, Shrilektric, Swanand + Shantanu.

This year the Bacardi NH7 Weekender will spread its infectious brand of happy to three cities – Delhi, Pune and Bangalore and will, as usual, see a plethora of awesome artists from the Indian and international music scenes, spanning multiple genres of music. 

Kalpana, who hails from Assam, is completely thrilled with the opportunity. It’s unbelievable that I’ll be performing with Trilok Gurtu in Bacardi NH7 Weekender,” she says. “This is the biggest turning point in my life after “Massical” happened. “We have a 50 minute performance, and I want to make the most of it.
In the nine years since her singing carrier, Kalpana became a surprise name world around and has established herself as a major label(BHOJPURI QUEEN), raising a storm which heralded the dawn of new era in the realm of Bhojpuri folk music with nearly every one of her singles hitting the Charts- strongly resonated with audiences and becoming that year's best-selling album in India and most selling more than a million.
Bacardi nh7 Weekender will see Kalpana making some of her most varied music to date, co-writing tracks with Trilok Gurtu. Kalpana's unmistakable soulful voice and incredible talent has moved so effortlessly between different regions of India for so long that now it is like a personal odyssey. She has gone much beyond her Bhojpuri image; and has enabled to sustain a decade long title (BHOJPURI QUEEN) which has racked up as an incredible folk singer and has also taken her across the globe with heavyweights Carlo Cantini, Jan Garbarek, Phil Drummy, Roland Cabezas, Stefano Dall’Ora with musical instruments ranging from the Hawaiian lapsteel guitar to the Australian didge to the American duduk to some close to 40 other instruments.

Kalpana Patowary is from Assam, darling of the North Indian belt - became Bhojpuri’s first music empress (BHOJPURI QUEEN) and has carved herself a special niche in the Bhojpuri music world credited with reviving and promoting Bhojpuri music industry all over the world and bringing back traditional forms of music to the International stage. Indian folk music particularly of Northern India has been showcased and revived by her in a big way. “She gave Bhojpuri Music a new twist”. 
As Kalpana says, being the daughter of an Assamese folk singer Bipin Chandra Nath, I don’t want my folk music to be trapped in our villages. Yes it’s safe there in its original form, but of no use unless we make the world hear our very soulful and meditative music. So to make it global I am trying to blend the music of my homeland with world music and other genres. 
An energizing treat for all indie music lovers, Kalpana Patowary(BHOJPURI QUEEN) will perform live with Trilok Gurtu at the Amanora Park Town, Pune for  India’s happiest music festival - Bacardi NH7 Weekender.  - Will you be there?

To know more about Kalpana Patowary checkout Official Blog