Ajoy Chakrabarty : Revisited

When I started writing this blog, my aim was to give my readers the ‘play-or-download‘ option for every song that I post. I didn’t want this blog to become an academic one, mere lengthy posts about the lives of artists and detailed descriptions of various ragas. So I set out to give you people some real ‘juice’ : actual music, painstakingly searched all around the web and posted here for your listening pleasure, and at will. Unfortunately and to my dismay, these links do not stay for long. Many of the music links in my older posts have gone dead, files removed from the servers for reasons unknown.

These songs by Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty (not published commercially) were posted by me earlier too, but some readers have complained that they exist no more. Hence I am posting them again, hoping this time the links will stay. Ajoy Chakrabarty is very dear to us all, and I don’t want you folks to miss out on these songs. This is classic material and deserves to be served to all. Included here is also a brief excerpt of an interview with the BBC host Mark Tully.

Ajoy Chakrabarty talks to Mark Tully :  (Download)

This concert was held in 1997 by the BBC to commemorate the 50th anniversary of India‘s independence from Britain. Ajoy Chakrabarty was joined in this performance by Samar Saha on tablas and Sanjoy Chakrabarty on harmonium. The recital consisted of two pieces. The first was a Thumri Kajri, and the second a full Khyal in Raga Hamsadhwani.

Thumri Kajri – Damini Damke :  (Download)

Raga Hamsadhwani :  (Download)

Comments are welcome.

Enjoy !!


Ajoy Chakrabarty : Encore !!

Many of my visitors have requested me to post more songs of Ajoy Chakrabarty. Here are a few more from the maestro in live concert :

Banee Bana Shyam Ki (Bilaskhani Todi) :  (Download)

Anganwa Prabhu Mohe Bharosa Tiharo (Jaunpuri) :  (Download)

Daalat Kaisan Pichakari (Bhairavi Dhamar) :  (Download)

Aaj Radha Brij Ko Chali (Bhairavi) :  (Download)

Baat Chalat Nahi (Bhairavi) :  (Download)

These links are alive and kicking (unlike eSnips links which I had posted in the ‘Girija Devi & Shobha Gurtu‘ and earlier posts). eSnips is more or less dead now as far as posting widgets is concerned. So enjoy !!

Parween Sultana : Soprano in Concert

Rashid Khan : Live in Shimoga Concert

Three songs by Rashid Khan at the Shimoga Concert in 2006, along with their download links :

Baato Baaton Mein Beet Gayi Raat :  (Download)

Sohni – Kahe Ujari Mori Neend :  (Download)

Sajan More Ghar Aaye :  (Download)

Enjoy !!

Ajoy Chakrabarty : In Concert