Bickram Ghosh in Kolkata 2011
20 October 1966 |
Kolkata, West Bengal
|Genres||Indian classical music|
|Labels||Folktronic, Angel, Music Today, Sa Re Ga Ma, Music of the World|
Bickram Ghosh (born 20 October 1966) is an Indian tabla player who performs Hindustani classical music and fusion music. His music is strongly influenced by thumri and khayal genres of the Patiala gharana. Bickram is known to experiment and reinterpret music and culture; he dabbles in a vast repertoire of musical genres, from classical, rock, new-age, fusion to film music.
Bickram was born in Kolkata, West Bengal to the tabla maestro Pandit Shankar Ghosh and classical vocalist, Sanjukta Ghosh. He studied at La Martiniere Calcutta and graduated in English from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata and Masters in English Literature from Jadavpur University.
Bickram Ghosh has performed with well-known performers including Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Pandit Ravi Shankar. He also performed in jugalbandis with his father in some concerts. Bickram worked with George Harrison just before the ex-Beatle’s death.
Bickram performs in various avatars. His long-standing band, Rhythmscape, which performs neo-fusion music, celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2011. To celebrate the occasion Rhythmscape collaborated with Greg Ellis to perform in Kolkata and Mumbai, an event organized by Folktronic. The band also released their second album, Transformation, which went on to win the Best Fusion Album at the Indian Recording Arts Awards 2012. Bickram performs within Troikala with Assamese folk/indie singer Papon and Scottish singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni. Troikala was curated and organized by British Council in association with Folktronic. He performed as part of fusion Sufi act, "Sufusion" with vocalists Ambarish Das and Parvati Kumar, keyboardist Indrajit Dey, and drummer Arun Kumar.
Bickram launched his music company, Melting Pot Productions, in October 2010.
On 1 October 2012, Bickram won the 2012 GIMA (Global Indian Music Awards) in the Best Pop/Rock Single category for his composition, Vande Mataram, featuring a host of artists across India, including Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan and Sunidhi Chauhan. In June 2012, Bickram performed a concert 'One World Fusion Extravaganza' at Shilpakala Vedika auditorium in Hyderabad to mark World Music Day. He appeared in an episode of MTV Roots. Bickram Ghosh taught a percussion course entitled "Repercussion" for Ace Open University via online streaming.
|2011||Tagore Lounge||Veecon Music & Entertainment|
|2011||Talking Drums: Masters of Percussion||Music Today|
|2011||Blazing Drums||Times Music|
|2010||Tablasphere||Veecon Music & Entertainment|
|2009||White Note||Sony BMG|
|2009||Electro Classical||Sony BMG|
|2009||Decade of Great Fusion 2000-2009||EMI Virgin|
|2009||Journey with the Master Percussionists of India||Drumzine|
|2009||The Kingdom of Rhythm (With Pete Lockett) ||Saregama|
|2008||Interface (with Rahul Sharma)||Thoughtify|
|2007||Beyond Rhythmscape||Sagarika Music|
|2007||Drum Invasion||Music Today|
|2007||Pulsating Drums (with Zakir Hussain, Taufiq Quereshi)||Music Today/Living Media|
|2003||Best of Swar Utsav||Music Today|
|2003||Definitive Collection- Rhythm & Zen||Sony Music|
|2001||Drums of India: Father and Son||Biswas|
|2008||One- Bickram Ghosh and the Mezcal Jazz Unit||Saregama|
|2002||Brain Washed- George Harrison||Capitol/EMI|
|2002||Axiom of Choice- Unfolding||Narada|
|2002||Kora So Far- Ravi (J.P. Freeman)||Terra Nova|
|2001/2002||The Afro-Indian Project: Travels with the African||Arc Music|
|2000||India: Jewels of the Subcontinent||Latitudes|
|2000||Cello- Barry Phillips||Gourd|
|1997||Nomad Christmas||Nomad Records (World Jazz)/ Nomad/ Music of the World|
|1997||Chants of India- Ravi Shankar/ George Harrison||EMI Angel|
|2008||Pride of Bengal- Pandit Shankar Ghosh and Bickram Ghosh||RPG|
|2004||Tabla Odyssey||Music Today|
|1998||Language of Rhythm: Drumming From North & South India||Music Of The World|
|1996||Talking Tabla||Music Of The World|
|Year||Album||Main Artist||Record Label|
|2011||The Very Best of Ravi Shankar||Ravi Shankar||EMI Classics|
|2010||Crossroads||Tejendra Narayan Majumdar||Indya|
|2008||Musical Horizon||Tarun Bhattacharya||Horizon|
|2006||Raag Rageshri||Tarun Bhattacharya||Universal Music|
|2005||Rise||Anoushka Shankar||Angel Records|
|2005||A Spiritual Journey||Tarun Bhattacharya||Universal Music|
|2004||Raga Rasa: That Which Colors The Mind||Kartik Seshadri||Traditional Crossroads|
|2002||Raga Basant Mukhari||Tarun Bhattacharya||India Archives|
|2002||In Portrait||Ravi Shankar||Naxos|
|2001||Hypnotic Santoor||Tarun Bhattacharya||Biswas|
|2001||Full Circle: Carnegie Hall (Grammy winning title ||Ravi Shankar||EMI Angel|
|2001||Live at Carnegie Hall||Anoushka Shankar||EMI Angel|
|2001||Vairagya||Ajoy Chakraborty||Navras Records|
|2000||Anourag||Anoushka Shankar||EMI Angel|
|2000||Mental Bliss||Tarun Bhattacharya||Mind of Light|
|1999||Raga Mala (Sitar Concerto No. 2)||Ravi Shankar||EMI Classics|
|1998||Anoushka||Anoushka Shankar||EMI Angel|
|1996||Kirvani||Tarun Bhattacharya||Music of the World|
|1996||Thumris||Ajoy Chakraborty||India Archives|
|1995||Twilight Melodies||Ajoy Chakrabarty||Chhanda Dhara|
|1995||Mukundarasam: Songs of Lord Krishna||Dr. Balamurali Krishna||Chhanda Dhara|
|Year||Album||Main Artist||Record Label|
|2008||Monsoon Melodies||U. Rajesh||Kosmik|
|2006||Golden Krithis Vol. 3 – Beginning of the Beginning||A. Sivamani, Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma, Bickram Ghosh, Kalaimamani M.K.S. Siva, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt||Fontana India|
|2005||Spirits||U. Rajesh, Pete Lockett||Living Media India/ Music Today|
|1993||Travellers Tale||Ronu Majumdar||Magnasound/ OMI|
|1992||Songs of Nature||Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Tarun Bhattacharya, Ronu Majumdar||Original Music Impressions|
- Hotath Neerar Jonnyo
- Sooper Se Ooper (2013)
- Jal (film) (2013)
- Gumshuda (2010)
- Little Zizou (2009) (with Giuliano Modarelli)
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- Nettl, p. 63
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- "Sufusion." Liveinconcert.in. Live in Concert, 2 June 2012. Web. 30 July 2012. <http://www.liveinconcert.in/sufusion/artists.asp>.
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- "The Chevrolet Star GiMA Awards 2012 Powered By LR Active - Non-Film Music Winners." Gima.co.in. GIMA, n.d. Web. 8 Oct. 2012. <http://www.gima.co.in/2012_non_film_winners.php>.
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- Salvadore, Sarah. "World Music Day Concert at Shilpakala Vedika."Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. The Times Of India, 23 June 2012. Web. 20 July 2012. <http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-06-23/music-events/32369981_1_bickram-ghosh-concert-saxophonist>.
- "MTV - Roots - Artist - Bickram Ghosh." MTV.in.com. MTV Roots, n.d. Web. 20 July 2012. <http://mtv.in.com/roots/artists.php?id=77>.
- "Making sweet music". The Telegraph. 30 October 2004.
- Primal By Bickram Ghosh & Pete Lockett Album Kingdom Of Rhythm. YouTube.com. YouTube, 2 Feb. 2009. Web. 20 July 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VgXiGhC0RA>.
- Bickram Ghosh - Rhythm Speaks. YouTube.com. YouTube, 7 May 2010. Web. 20 July 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cQDhCQfJRQ>.
- Lalitha Suhasini (4 October 2005). "Percussionist Bikram Ghosh revisits his roots in the folk fusion album called Folktail". Mumbai Newsline. Retrieved 3 April 2009.
- Nettl, Bruno; James Porter, Alison Arnold (2000). The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: South Asia : the Indian subcontinent (Volume 5). Taylor & Francis. ISBN 0-8240-4946-2.
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