Shayan Chowdhury Arnob

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Shayan Chowdhury (Arnob)
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Arnob performing at University of Texas at Dallas on October 2012
Background information
Native name শায়ন চৌধুরী
Also known as Arnob (Bengali: অর্ণব)
Born (1979-01-27) 27 January 1979 (age 37)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Genres Indie, rock, fusion, folk, Rabindra Sangeet
Occupation(s) Record producer, singer, musician
Instruments Piano, keyboards, vocals, Guitar, Tabla, Drums, Harmonium, Harmonica, Dotara, Ektara, Flute, Esraj, Sarangi, Violin, Sitar, Saxophone
Years active 1997–present
Labels Adhkhana Music, Bengal Music Company Limited
Associated acts Bangla, Sahana Bajpaie, Srabonti Narmeen Ali, Saad, the MAK, Zohad, Andrew, Idris Rahman, Fariha Kamal, Rajib Ashraf.

Shayan Chowdhury, (born 27 January 1979) known as Arnob, is a Bangladeshi musician, singer and composer.

Education[edit]

Arnob earned his master's degree from Vishwa Bharati University.[1]

Career[edit]

Arnob, Sahana Bajpaie and another artist Anusheh Anadil formed the band Bangla in Visva-Bharati.[1] They started performing in Kolkata. Later he has released four solo albums and also worked with Prayer Hall. The debut album as a solo artist was Chaina Bhabish which included the acoustic version of the song Shey Je Boshe Achhe, followed by Hok Kolorob.[2] This album was a compilation of songs Arnob had written during his years at Shantiniketan. This album also contains lyrics of Sahana Bajpaie and Taufiq Riaz.

Arnob released his third album Doob in April 2008. He worked with Sahana Bajpaie, Srabonti Narmeen Ali, Saad, the MAK, Zohad, Andrew, Idris Rahman, Fariha Kamal, Rajib Ashraf and others. Arnob released his fourth album "Rod Boleche Hobe" in October 2010. It is his 4th studio album and was released from his own music company "Adhkhana Music".

Arnab's performance in Dallas, United States

He has also arranged the music for Sahana Bajpaie's Rabindra Sangeet album Notun Kore Pabo Bolay and for Krishnokoli's album of original songs titled Surje Badhi Basha. He contributed to the theme songs - Bandhan, Flat no 40, Sporshe'r Baire - and TV advertisements . On 11 August 2009 his concert album was released named Arnob and friends live. In 2012 he released his 5th solo album a Rabindra Sangeet album named Adheko Ghume.

He was the music director of the Bengali films Monpura, Aha!, Jaago, Dip Nevar Age and Kolkata Calling![3]

Discography[edit]

Arnob on a stage performance (October 2012)

Solo Studio Albums[edit]

Live Albums[edit]

Featuring other artists[edit]

  • Sahana Bajpaie - Notun Kkore Pabo Bole (Rabindra Sangeet)
  • Anusheh Anadil - Insurmountably (Bangla (band))
  • Prayer hall - Bujccho
  • Krishnokoli Islam - Shurje Badhi Basha
  • Various Artis - Jhalmuri-1
  • Various Artist - Jhalmuri-2
  • Srabonti Ali - My City

Personal life[edit]

Arnob's father, Swapan Chowdhury, was a member of the team which sang songs for the freedom fighters of Bangladesh in 1971.[4] It was shown in the documentary Muktir Gaan. His uncle Tapan Chowdhury is also a notable musician. Arnob was married to Sahana Bajpaie, an Indian musician. They were divorced in 2008.[5]

Arnob's first documentary film 'Introspection' was on his father Swapan Chowdhury for one of his exhibitions on his water color series hosted by Bengal foundation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Zia Nazmul Islam (24 May 2014). "Arnob, More Than a Musician". Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Hussain Amir Ali (27 June 2005). "Tête-à-tête: Shayan Chowdhury Arnob". New Age. Archived from the original on 23 November 2006. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Karim Waheed (15 August 2008). "'Monpura': Rustic soul wrapped in urban sensitivity". The Daily Star. 
  4. ^ Fayza Haq (16 December 2004). "Swapan Chowdhury's vision of the warfront". The Daily Star. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sahana lends voice to Arnob's music". Dhaka Tribune. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 

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