Bewitching Bansuri by Ronu Majumdar
An interview with Bharat Times
Pandit Ronu Majumdar is not only a renowned flutist but also a composer and a lyricist. He has made tremendous contribution to Bollywood. Born in Banaras or Varanasi, he is settled in Mumbai and runs a music school there as well as in Chicago, USA. Being true to art itself, he has enhanced the art of flute performing with added new styles and compositions. You will hear that in the interview. With his extraordinary skills, he has fused the orchestra music with the Indian style with such mastery. One minute his bansuri can be calming like a sea and the next minute it flutters like a flock of birds in the sky.
The music of bansuri (bamboo flute) is not only a superb entertainment but is also a powerful tool for meditation and yoga. It charges you with energy and yet relaxes you. (Watch the interview in the video.)
Pandit Ronu Majumdar on Indian Flute accompanied by Indranil Mallick on Tabla will perform at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Salle Bourgie (Metro Peel) on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7pm. The concert is organized by Mr. T. K. Raghunathan of The Kabir Centre for Arts & Culture, Montreal – www.centrekabir.com | Info : 514 620 4182. Click here for the details of the concert.
Pandit Ronu Majumdar is a leading flutist of India on whom many honours have been bestowed, including a Grammy nomination. He holds the record for the highest number of jugalbandis (combination of two solo artists) through his collaborations with virtuosos such as George Harrison, Ry Cooder, John Hassels and LaryCoryell.
Indranil Mallick, a talented tabla player of the younger generation, has already established himself both as a soloist and accompanist. He belongs to Luckhnow Gharana style of tabla. He has toured the world extensively since 2002 and has represented India in international festivals such as Open Baroque Festival in Estonia and the International Blues & Jazz festival in Austria.