Krosswindz

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Krosswindz
Krosswindz - Peace-Love-Music - Rocking The Region - Multiband Concert - Kolkata 2013-12-14 5189.JPG
The Krosswindz in Kolkata
Background information
Origin Kolkata, India
Genres Bangla Rock, Fusion
Occupations Music
Years active 1990–present
Labels Sa Re Ga Ma
Sagarika Music Pvt. Ltd.
Kosmic Music
Associated acts Bhoomi
Website www.krosswindz.com

Krosswindz (Bengali: ক্রসউইন্ডস) is a bangla rock/folk-fusion band, based in Kolkata, India. They have played all over India and abroad, and have helped urbanize the folk music of Bengal and have tried to make it popular. Krosswindz is one of the few Kolkata based Bengali rock bands who have female singers in their lead vocals.

History[edit]

The band was formed in 1990, and started out playing at college festivals. Today, they have toured all over India and have played at all major college festivals and stadium concerts. The band has performed and collaborated with internationally reputed names like Herbie Hancock (USA), Sky High (Sweden), Tizian Jost (Germany),Pandit Ramesh Mishra (Indian Sarangi Player) and The Jazz Ambassadors(USA).[citation needed] The band's music has been featured in numerous documentary films and commercials.[citation needed]

Members[edit]

  • Vikramjit (Tuki) Banerjee - Lead guitars,vocals,songwriter,producer (also worked with Bhoomi)
  • Chandrani Banerjee - Lead vocals,Songwriter (also worked with Bhoomi)
  • Ratanjit - Keyboards, Indian folk instruments

Albums[edit]

Year Album Name Record Label
2011 Phire Dekha Sa Re Ga Ma
2006 Dhoan Sagarika Music Pvt. Ltd.
2005 Misiki Misiki Sagarika Music Pvt. Ltd.
2004 Jhiko Jhiko Sagarika Music Pvt. Ltd.
2003 Music of the Globe Joe Anthony Productions, USA
2002 Bhebe Dekhecho Ki Kosmic Music
2002 One World Kosmic Music
1999 Khyapar Gaan Asha Audio
1996 Path Gechhe Benke Sagarika Music Pvt. Ltd.
1995 Aabaar Bochhor Kuri Pore Asha Audio
1994 Singles BMG Crescendo (India)

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  1. Martin, Janine (October 29, 2005). "Staying in tune". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph. 
  2. Banerjee, Subhajit (March 22, 2006). "Of music, energy and connection - American jams with Calcutta". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph. 
  3. "Musical milestones". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph. October 3, 2010. 
  4. "Bangla band returns to rock roots - Puja release for album". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph. August 1, 2006. 
  5. "Ready for change, not switchover - Bhojpuri experiment for Bengali fusion band". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph. April 23, 2007. 
  6. "Gigs galore to ring in New Year - Calcutta band Krosswindz takes 20,000-strong Shillong crowd into 2007". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph. January 1, 2007. 
  7. "Double bonanza for Krosswindz". The Times of India. Jul 5, 2009. 
  8. "A musical extravaganza for Kolkata". The Times of India. Apr 23, 2009. 

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