Wednesday, August 30, 2017

MUSIC & ERFORMING ARTS

19 Tue 10.15 A.M
The Folly, Amethyst
Whites Road
Next to Corporation Bank
Royapettah, Chennai 600 014 
A noteworthy Harmonica Player!
An ex-Xaverian from Calcutta, Arijit Mukherji, is the Director of  Fidelity Investments in Gurgaon , when he’s not at work , he’s playing his favourite instrument — a beautiful Larry Adler Professional.Nephew of the legendary Milon Gupta — perhaps the only true-blue mouth-organ artiste working in the mainstream film industry today,Arijit owes his inspiration and skill to his uncle.
He has a few albums to his credit, ‘A tribute to Kishore Kumar’,‘Zindagi ka Safar’ and ‘Down memory lane’ are some of them. He has had occasional musical alliances with Usha Uthup, sarod player Pratyush Banerjee and music director Shantanu Moitra (of Parineeta fame) who has arranged the music for his second album by changing the interludes, preludes and rhythm patterns.
While Arijit never harbored dreams of being a full-time musician, his  dedication to the instrument is, nonetheless, admirable. He includes  an hour-and-a-half of practice every morning. He has taken upon himself to popularize the instrument in India and encourages the youngsters from his neighborhood to take lessons with him.
He will enthrall our members with his fine performance and a short talk about his art.

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