Udhai Mazumdar

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Background information
Born (1970-03-28) March 28, 1970 (age 48)
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Origin India
Genres Indian classical music
Occupation(s) Musician and composer
Instruments Tabla
Website www.udhaimazumdar.com

Udhai Mazumdar (Hindi: उदय मज़ूमदार), (born March 28, 1970) is an Indian tabla player,[1] music producer and composer.

Early life[edit]

Mazumdar was born in Allahabad, and started learning tabla and Hindustani vocals at the age of seven. In 1981, he became a disciple of Kaviraj Ashutosh Bhattacharya.

In 1988, Mazumdar went to Delhi and became the disciple of the sitar maestro Ravi Shankar. He lived and learned with him in the age-old tradition of "Guru Shiyha Parampara" (Living with the teacher).

Career[edit]

Mazumdar has performed for the Royal Families of Britain and Sweden.[2] He has accompanied Ravi Shankar on occasions.[3][4][5] Udai made his presence felt while performing with Zakir Hussain on the eve of the 75th birthday celebration of Ravi Shankar. Udai has broadcast on Radio DRS in Switzerland, BBC TV and Radio France. He has toured extensively across the globe: Durgalal Festival Delhi, The Saptak Festival Ahmedabad, Vasantahabba Festival Bengaluru, International Folk Festival Hungary, Drum Festival Germany, World Music Festival Rome, International Festival for Chernobyl Victims Minsk, festivals for contemporary music in Mongolia, Odessa, Vietnam, Indonesia,[6] etc.[7][8][9][10]

More recently[specify] he created a musical based on the 11th century epic Geet Govind by Jayadev, called Geet Govinda – The eternal love song of Krishna,[11][dead link][12][13][14] Kabir Tulsi and Us,[15] Singing Strings[16] and Bhaskar - The Rising[17] for which he has also composed and recorded the original music score.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Mazumdar was born in a family of musicians. His father, Partho Sarathy Mazumdar, is among the first generation of guitarists in Indian classical music. Udhai is married to Filomena Bianculli. Together, they have one son, Jay Mazumdar and one daughter, Isha Mazumdar.

Mazumdar composes music and teaches students in Basel, Switzerland and New Delhi, India. Some of these performers include Namrrta Raai,[18] Bhaskar Das, Rohan Dasgupta,[19] Piu nandi, and Rupesh Pathak.[20][21][22]

Discography[edit]

Ravi Shankar, Bikram Ghosh, Udai Mazumdar
  • Ibaadat - Love is Worship (2014)
  • Bhaskar - The Rising (2013)
  • Singing Strings" (2012)
  • Kabir Tulsi and Us (2011)
  • Rising (2010) - Derek Gripper & Udhai Mazumdar[23]
  • Geet Govind (2009)
  • Echoes from India - Gaurav Mazumdar & Udhai Mazumdar[24]
  • Fulfilment - Shubhendra Rao & Udhai Mazumdar
  • Walk on (Tatajan)
After a concert in Jakarta, Indonesia where Pandit Udhai Mazumdar lead musicians from around the world
  • ReverberationKamala Bose & Udhai Mazumdar
  • The Bamboo Flute in the Wind of Rhythm - Rakesh Chaurasia & Udhai Mazumdar[25]
  • Shabotinski Stenimals (1996)[26]
  • Journey - an elaborate Ragamala
  • Shankar Ragamala
  • Musik der Welt Bern

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://amgindia.in/artiste-roster/ahimsa/
  2. ^ "Udhai Mazumdar - Home". Udhai Mazumdar. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  3. ^ Sundaresan, P.N. (2004). Sruti, issues 232-243.
  4. ^ Purie, Aroon (1997). India Today. India: Living Media India Limited.
  5. ^ Information S.E.G./S.S.E. S.E.G. 1995.
  6. ^ http://www.asef.org/images/docs/808-Project_Brief.pdf
  7. ^ http://swisspak.com/web/sites/default/files/Flyer_Shafqat_Ali_Khan_ZH.pdf
  8. ^ Udhai, Mazumdar (January 2, 2004), "Close to vocal", The Hindu, retrieved January 2, 2004
  9. ^ http://www.worldrhythm.de/wrp/musicians.html
  10. ^ Udai, Mazumdar (February 9, 2009). "Strung Out". The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata). Retrieved February 9, 2009.
  11. ^ a b "mazumdarudai.com". www.mazumdarudai.com. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  12. ^ Udhai Mazumdar (1 December 2007). "Geet Govind - A Musical Theatre 3 by Udhai Mazumdar". Retrieved 2 May 2018 – via YouTube.
  13. ^ Udhai Mazumdar (30 November 2007). "Geet Govind - A Musical Theatre 2 by Udhai Mazumdar". Retrieved 2 May 2018 – via YouTube.
  14. ^ Udhai Mazumdar (30 November 2007). "Geet Govind - A Musical Theatre by Udhai Mazumdar". Retrieved 2 May 2018 – via YouTube.
  15. ^ Udhai Mazumdar (10 May 2011). "::::KABIR TULSI & US:::: by UDHAI MAZUMDAR - PROMO VIDEO". Retrieved 2 May 2018 – via YouTube.
  16. ^ Udhai Mazumdar (19 May 2012). "Singing Strings - ISHA by Udhai Mazumdar". Retrieved 2 May 2018 – via YouTube.
  17. ^ "YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  18. ^ http://www.namrtarai.com
  19. ^ "Rohan Dasgupta". Rohan Dasgupta. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  20. ^ Administrator. ""Jazz Dünyası" - Editorial theme - International Festival "Baku Jazz-2005"". jazzdunyasi.jazz.az. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Vinnytsia Jazzfest 2013 - On 21th-22th of September 2013 in Vinnytsia, Ukraine". www.ukraine-kiev-tour.com. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Ethno Jazz Festival 2012". Fest.md. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  23. ^ http://www.derekgripper.com/acoustic-guitar-albums/rising/
  24. ^ "Echoes from India". Retrieved 2 May 2018 – via Open WorldCat.
  25. ^ "Musik der Welt in Bern - CD-Corner". www.musikderwelt.info. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  26. ^ "Plag Dich Nicht 007". www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk. Retrieved 2 May 2018.

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