Wednesday, June 19, 2013

About Me - Kalpana Patowary(BHOJPURI QUEEN)

musician/singer/composer/recording artist/ record producer.

Bhojpuri Queen Kalpana Patowary disciple of legendary Ustad Gulam Mustafa Khan and influenced by Dr Bhupen Hazarika, the 'Bard of Brahmaputra' geographically hails from Assam.

Trained in Assamese folk by her folksinger father Bipin Patowary and Indian Classical music, Kalpana Patowary has been hailed as a prodigy in the world of Bhojpuri music. “She gave BhojpuriMusic a new twist”. Critic wrote that she changed the art of Bhojpuri vocals.

Very few people know that Kalpana Patowary is as versatile that she justifies or renders both in raw folk forms as well as western singing. Kalpana Patowary’s music genre is about primitive#acoustic folk with some trace of Indian classical music, ambient electronic and new age jazz - fusion.

Her first language is Assamese but she sings in Bhojpuri, Hindi, Bengali, English & 23 other languages with around 9000 songs to her credit.

Her International release MASSICAL from BIRDjam Label Germany with Trilok Gurtu.

Her solo Bhojpuri musical documentation on the Shakespeare of Bhojpuri Literature released from EMI/Virgin Records got her International acclaim.

Her latest album released from EMI/Virgin Records documents the perils about the Law of Nature and urges respect for the Nature’s laws for a sustainable future.

The Sacred Scriptures of MONIKUT
Presently working on The Sacred Scriptures of MONIKUT about the reformer, wandering philosopher, saint and poet, MAHAPURUSH SRIMANTO SHANKARDEVA and his disciple MAHAPURUSH SRIMANTA MADHAVDEVA from Assam in collaboration for the first time with Trilok Gurtu - master of Indian percussion and Western drumming who plays a unique hybrid East-West drum set up @Guru Rewben Mashangva - Father of Naga folk blues @Angarag Papon Mahanta from East India Company.

Her latest conquest being a rocking performance at theBlue Frog @ India’s Happiest music Festival-Bacardi Nh7 Weekender Pune with world renowned percussionist Trilok Gurtu.

As Kalpana says, 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.  

To know more about Kalpana Patowary Checkout Official Blog