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Hindustani Vocal Workshop - Sanjoy Banerjee

  • Chhandayan Center For Indian Music 4 West, 43rd Street, #618 New York City, New York 10036 United States (map)

Sanjoy Banerjee - Hindustani Vocal

Two integral parts of Indian Classical music are melody and rhythm (taal). While we develop the knowledge of melodies and the grammar of raga, it is just as important to have a thorough understanding and application of rhythm.

This workshop will focus on various rhythmic cycles and the utilization of rhythmic patterns, and exercises that will help improve rhythmic improvisations.  It should be beneficial to all music students - both vocal and instrumental.

  October 14 - 15, 2017 (Saturday, Sunday)
  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday
(646) 281-4062 /

Sanjoy Banerjee

Pt. Sanjoy Banerjee is one of the finest vocalists of international repute from India and a distinguished exponent of the Kirana Gharana of North Indian Vocal Classical Music. Sanjoyji was a scholar at ITC Sangeet Research Academy under the able guidance of Late Pt. A.T. Kanan and Sangeet Bidushi Late Malabika Kanan, who considered him as their successor to their musical heritage.  With his sonorous and unwavering voice he has enthralled audiences at home and abroad, performing extensively in the UK, Germany, Bangladesh, Canada, USA and within India including at Sur Singar, Swai Gandharva, Sangeet Piysi, Ustad Faiz Khan Sangeet Sammelan.

He has received many awards and honors including Surmani Award from Sur Sringar Samsad, Mumbai, National Scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India and Junior Fellowship from Department of Culture, Govt of India. In addition, Sanjoy Banerjee is a successful Guru teaching at his own institution - Kolkata Suromurchhana in India, and at Chhandayan Center of Indian Music, New York, producing students who have already earned appreciation.

This event is partially sponsored by the New York Council on the Arts:

Earlier Event: October 13
Carnatic Rhythm Workshop - Selvaganesh
Later Event: October 14
Sarode Concert - Atish Mukhopadhyay