The Sacred Scriptures of Monikut

Saturday, August 16, 2014

‪Malhar 2014‬‬‬ ‪- ‎A Renaissance‬‬‬




                            ~ So much talent!  Inspired ~ Malhar 2014 St Xavier’s College, Mumbai.



                          ~ music and only music in the air ~ Malhar 2014 St Xavier’s College, Mumbai




~ #‎Malhar2014 #‎ARenaissance# One of the largest inter-collegiate youth festivals in St Xaviers College, Mumbai..was there today to judge a  musical event …..Lots of energy in the air…I remembered my college days…Guwahati Cotton College~

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Kalpana Patowary in Yashraj Studio.


Recording for an upcoming Bollywood movie in Yashraj Studio with some really talented people...large and big musical ambiance.I am planning my next to bring in the folk musicians from villages to record here and feel big...

04.08.2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Kalpana Patowary's music recording studio - MUSIC BOX | MUMBAI


My new recording studio MUSIC BOX....creating acoustic ambience.

01 08 2014









Brahma Adi - The Sacred Scriptures of Monikut.



World Music or Global Music for me is free from the geographical LOC, where to express a point; one’s thought process does not border itself to a particular language, where only THE BHAVA prevails. It is a dominant scope where traditional or root music can proudly announce its dignity.
This track titled BRAHMA ADI from "The Sacred Scriptures of Monikut" ie NAAMGHOSHA by the bhakti poet Madhavdeva , reveals itself into different sections, namely, māyā- its nature and effects; cosmology- the Brahma; means of self-realisation; psychology of the jiva; the goal of human life.
BRAHMA ADI explains that all the living beings including the lord of creation BRAHMA are sleeping in a dream state being surrounded by Maya. Just as a dreaming man believes in the dream world which is his own creation, the individual self under the influence of māyā forgets its true nature - the pure self, and takes the unreal world, a creation of māyā as real. That is why, He clearly says all that is seen and extended in forms is nothing but an illusion, and as such all of it should be rooted out from the mind. Thus there exists nothing but (Param) Brahman. Param Brahman alone is true in essence, all-pervading, in all space and time.

Please listen to this track as this can uplift your soul. Please listen, like, share and leave a precious feedback. Your feedback is very precious. My latest musical documented WORLD MUSIC album "The Sacred Scriptures of Monikut" in collaboration for  the first time with Trilok Gurtu Germany - master of Indian percussion and Western drumming who plays a unique hybrid East-West drum set up, Guru Rewben Mashangva - Father of Naga folk blues, PAPON Angarag Mahanta and Zubeen Garg. # (Its a Times Music Presentation) @https://soundcloud.com/kalpana-patowary/brahma-adi

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Indian Arrival Day 2014 | Indian Cultural Group mesmerizes audience at Monument Garden Church Street in Guyana.

Despite the rain on Saturday last, the visiting Indian Cultural Group delivered a mesmerizing performance at the Monument Garden on Church Street. This event was made possible by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport and the Indian Commemoration Trust, and was one of the events held in observance of Guyana’s 48th Independence Anniversary and Indian Arrival Day.
Monument Garden Guyana
Kalpana in Monument
 Garden, Guyana

After a few performances by Guyanese singers and dancers, the Indian Cultural group led by Kalpana Patowary who is referred to as the ‘Bhojpuri Queen’. Her performance included folk, religious and popular Hindi songs.
Kalpana’s performance was well received by the audience particularly the Indian nationals who came out for an evening of live music from their homeland. Following Saturday’s performance, the troupe traveled to New Amsterdam where they took part in the Independence Flag Raising ceremony in Region 6. They also participated in an evening of Indian Music at the Theater Guild.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony noted that arrival day is a significant occasion as it represents the journey made by our ancestors, and also represents the sacrifices made on the plantations. He emphasized that those sacrifices must not be taken for granted.
Minister Anthony stressed that Independence is also a significant time. While there have been challenges over the last 48 years there is a need for all Guyanese to come together to make a difference in Guyana.
Kalpana Patowary in Indian High
Commissioner, Mr Tirath Singh's office
In his remarks, Indian High Commissioner, Tirath Singh noted that the troupe should have arrived earlier in May nevertheless the High Commission is pleased that they are here to celebrate Guyana’s Independence.
Indian High Commissioner,
Mr & MrsTirath Singh
With regards to arrival day, Singh explained that besides the East Indians other groups also arrived around the same time.
Singh emphasized that despite the geographical distance between Guyana and India there are still some cultural and traditional ties that keep the two countries together. The link between the two nations is also evident through visits by Indian artists who frequently visit Guyana.                  

Miss India Guyana, Divya Sieudarsan also graced the event.


Kalpana has already sung in around 9000 songs for 22 languages, and has play backed in more than 100 Hindi feature films. A few of them are Akshay Kumar’s -KHATTA MEETHA,WELCOME, DE DANA DAN, Shah Rukh Khan’s-BILLU BARBER, Priadarshan’s AAROKSH, Ram Gopal Verma’s -RATHA CHARITHRA, Monty Sharma’s -CHAMKU & MIRCHI.

Ever since Kalpana made her entry into Bhojpuri music industry, she has taken it to great heights. It was her unique style of singing that made her so popular among st the masses.
She has been recognized with other famous Bhojpuri singers like Bhikhari Thakur Samman, Bhojpuri Sewa Samman, Swar Kokila, Bhojpuri Sangam Samman, Atkrista Gayak Samman, Swar Samragee, Panchamrit Samman, and Bhojpuri Swar Mallika.
Kalpana’s contribution to Bhojpuri is immense and she has sung in films, albums and of course the high selling devotional albums. Some of her hit numbers include ‘Dil Ke Dhadkan’, ‘Man Ke Sawaria’, ‘Blamji’, ‘Rasgulla’ and ‘Pani Bhare Gaini Rama’.

 SOURCE Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport @http://culture.mcys.gov.gy/indian-cultural-group-mesmerizes-audience-at-monument-garden/

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Indian Arrival Day 2014 | Kalpana Patowary in Curaçao International Airport on way to Port of Spain.

                                  Kalpana Patowary at Curaçao International Airport                                        
Kalpana Patowary in Curacao Airport on way to Port of Spain
Kalpana Patowary at Curaçao International Airport
Hato International Airport or Curaçao International Airport (formerly Dr. Albert Plesman International Airport) is the airport of Willemstad, Curaçao. It has services to the Caribbean region, South America, North America and Europe. Hato Airport is a fairly large facility, with the second longest commercial runway in the Caribbean region (after Rafael Hernández Airport). The airport serves as a main base for Insel Air and until its bankruptcy in September 2013.
Curaçao International Airport





Friday, July 4, 2014

Indian Arrival Day, May 22, 2014 | Kalpana Patowary's performance at District - Wanica, Suriname.

              
Kalpana Patowary performing at
District - Wanica, Suriname.

                             Indian Arrival Day 2014 *An Observation by Kalpana Patowary

Some thousand miles from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Bhojpuri artistic musical tradition is raw and in its pure form here in the Carribean Islands. The Mighty Ganga can be separately identified even after its blende with the Atlantic Ocean. Sohar, Baithak Gana, Bhajan – Kirtan, Vivaah Geet all took me to a time different zone, says the Bhojpuri singer Kalpana. Near about 150 years ago all these people from India – U.P – Bihar migrated as laborers leaving behind their kith and kin. They were all poor people who took their cultural and spiritual belief with them as their valuables. Lots of mental turmoil they faced and many survived to death. Today they stand high in these lands. Again its unity in diversion as they mixed and exchanged their cultural beliefs with different races dominant there.  It’s interesting for me as after all these years as a Bhojpuria musical Ambassador from India. I get to witness, to live their moments of my life.

First, one part of Bhojpuri music is still safe and pure in its raw form of what it was 170 years before. I felt some connection with “The Legacy of Bhikhari Thakur”……The dholak theka and rhythm style is much the same. And secondly, a part known as Chutney – Soca songs, which back in India I got the opportunity to sing in thousands of song. All the raunchy numbers blended with calypso and Caribbean beats with Bhojpuria dholak.It sounded more peppy and groovy to me.

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Kalpana Patowary after performance at
District - Wanica, Suriname.
The commemoration of the Indian migration is always on the 5th of June. On that day the Surinamese government and people of the Indian Diaspora pay tribute to the Indian ancestors at the statue of ‘Baba and Mai’ (Father and Mother). This statue is situated at the spot where the first laborers entered Suriname on June 5th, 1873, in the then so called “Coolie depot”.


The National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC) jump starts Indian Arrival Day celebrations with a showcase of Bhojpuri film and folk songs.
The council will present famous Bhojpuri singer, Kalpana Patowary, who comes from Assam in India, on stage in concert tonight at District Wanica in Suriname on May 22, 2014 at 7 pm.

The concert series would continue until Indian Arrival Day.

 According to the president of the NCIC, Patowary was chosen as she is considered the “new wave” in Bhojpuri film and folk songs.
“Her song style comes from the same Uttar Pradesh Bihar tradition of folk songs which the Indian indentured labourers brought to Suriname 135 years ago,” the council said.

“Songs such as “Sohar,” “Byaah Geet,” “Chowtaal,” “Ulara,” “Birha,” and “Nirgun” that are heard inthe international Indian diaspora. Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname, Mauritius, Fiji represent cultural expressions form the Bhojpuri folk tradition, a tradition that is indeed the specialty of Kalpana”.


Kalpana Patowary performing at
District - Wanica, Suriname.
Kalpana who is at the helm of the Bhojpuri music industry, says “Bhojpuri music is seeped with stories of migration and has an entire spectrum ranging from lyrical to raunchy to folk and pop that can’t be categorized.