|Also known as||Dhriti|
April 5, 1983 |
Goalpara, Assam, India
|Genres||Folk, fusion, ambient, Indian classical, lounge|
|Instruments||Guitar, piano, synthesizer, harmonium, tabla, vocals|
|Labels||Times Music, Deeproot Records|
Dhritiman Deori (born 5 April 1983) is an Indian singer and composer from Assam well known for his New Age Assamese music. Trained in Indian classical music, Dhriti’s repertoire is a blend of lounge and Indian classical with elements of folk from Northeast India.
Dhriti’s musical training started in 1992 when he started studying Indian classical music in Tezpur. His interest in music took him to Delhi for further training in Indian music. In 2004, he joined the School of Audio Engineering at Chennai and earned a diploma in sound engineering. A year later Dhriti took a year-long sojourn in Varanasi to learn the tabla and collaborate with various visiting musicians from across the world. Dhriti released his first music album, Mon Akax, in 2010 and Xunali Dhanoni in 2011 which claimed great popularity and positive reviews from critics.
Other notable works
Dhriti was featured on the BBC World program The Strand in 2009. Interviewed by BBC reporter Laura Hubber, the show focused on the contemporary Indian music scene. In the same year Dhriti performed two of his tracks from his debut album on the PBS show Rudy Maxa’s World.[peacock term]
Dhriti had recently collaborated with Bangalore based DJ/producer Vinayaka lending his vocals for the track "Losing Myself", which is featured in Buddha Bar vol.14 released in April 2012.
- Mon Akax (2010)
- Xunali dhanoni (2011)
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