Category Archives: Instrument Making

Remembering Pt. Nikhil Banerjee—in green rooms, on stage and the musical impact

Told by Prof. Sukanti Dutta
Obtained by Rajeswary Ganguly Banerjee
Date 29th  December, 2016
Place Paikpara
About the speaker Academician, Musician, Music Connoisseur
Tags Greenroom, Shyam Kalyan, Nikhil Banerjee, Strings, 1981,  Rabindra Sadan, Ravi Shankar, Anindo Chatterjee, Deepak Chouwdhury, Rabin Paul, Dover Lane,  Partho Majumdar, Sitar, Amit Roy, Kaan, Jowari, Hiren Roy, Taan, Sitar, 1980, Vilayat Khan, Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, Zakir Hussain, Amsterdam, Swapan Chowdhury, London, Shyam Kalyan, Pancham Sawari, Kaushik Bhairo, Bhairav, Uttarpara Sangeet Sanmelan, 1980’s,1977, 1978
Language Bengali, English

Prof. Sukanti Dutta speaks :

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Identification and Rectification of a Musical Instrument: Remembering Hiren Roy

Told by Tirthankar Benerjee
Obtained by Professor Sanjoy Bandopadhyay
Date 14th  February 2017
Place 3/1/1D Padmapukur Road, Kolkata 700092
About the speaker Tirthankar Banerjee is a well-known sitar player of Kolkata. He is a disciple of Sitar maestro Pt. Dipak Chowdhury.
Tags Hiren Roy, Early 80’s, Naskar Instrumental Shop, Sitar, Kishori Naskar, Meend
Language Bengali

Tirthankar Benerjee speaks:

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Ganga: The Sarod of Ustd. Amjad Ali Khan

Told by Ratan Kumar Sen
Obtained by Sukanya Sarkar
Date 9th March 2015
Place 140 B Rasbehari Avenue, Workshop of Tapan Kumar Sen
About the speaker Ratan Kumar Sen is an instrument manufacturer and exporter. He is the younger son of legendary instrument maker Hemendra Chandra Sen.
Tags Ganga, Sarod, Amjad Ali Khan, 1969, 2010, Dover Lane Music Conference
Language Bengali

Ratan Kumar Sen speaks:

 

 

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Changes in Instrument Supply and Distribution with Time—A Gross Overview

Told by Ratan Kumar Sen
Obtained by Sukanya Sarkar
Date 9th March 2015
Place 140 B Rasbehari Avenue, Workshop of Tapan Kumar Sen
About the speaker Ratan Kumar Sen is an instrument manufacturer and exporter. He is the younger son of legendary instrument maker Hemendra Chandra Sen.
Tags Hemendra Kumar Sen, Quality, Gujrat, Puna, Maharastra, Delhi, Benaras, West Bengal, Sarod, Hafiz Ali Khan, Ali Akbar Khan, America, Canada, Germany, Japan, Sitar, Surbahar, Sursringar, Sarangi, Lucknow, Indian Classical Music, David Balaban, Ken Zuckerman, Jimmy, Narendra Nath dhar, England, Switzerland, France, Pakisthan, Shahid Parvez, Bangladesh, Nepal, T.L.Rana, Damodarlal Kabra, Jaipur, Basant Kabra, Maihar Gharana, Allauddin Khan, Afganisthan, Surbahar, Sitar, 2009, Nasir, Muneer, Dubai
Language Bengali

Ratan Kumar Sen speaks:

 

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Different Sarod in different Gharanas: A brief discussion with Ratan Kumar Sen

Told by Ratan  Kumar Sen
Obtained by Sukanya Sarkar
Date 9th March 2015
Place 140 B Rasbehari Avenue, Workshop of Tapan Kumar Sen
About the speaker Ratan Kumar Sen is an instrument manufacturer and exporter. He is the younger son of legendary instrument maker Hemendra Chandra Sen.
Tags Hemendra Kumar Sen, Radhika Mohan Moitra, Strings, Drum, Plate, Joydeep Ghosh, Narendra Nath Dhar, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Gharana, Hafiz Ali Khan, Tonal Quality, Maihar Gharana, Teak Wood, Tun
Language Bengali

Ratan Kumar Sen speaks:

 

 

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The starting years of Instrument Making—Tapan Kumar Sen

Told by Tapan Kumar Sen
Obtained by Sukanya Sarkar
Date 9th March 2015
Place 140 B Rasbehari Avenue, Workshop of Tapan Kumar Sen
About the speaker Tapan Kumar Sen is an instrument manufacturer and exporter. He is the elder son of legendary instrument maker Hemendra Chandra Sen
Tags Hemendra Chandra Sen, Sarod, Instrument maker
Language Bengali

 Tapan Kumar Sen speaks:

 

 

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Working with Sarod makers on my ideas—A Travel Friendly Sarod

Told by Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty
Obtained by Sukanya Sarkar
Date 11 July, 2014
Place Kolkata residence of Dr. Rajib Chakraborty, Swinhoe Street, Kolkata 700019
About  Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty is a renowned Sarod player, a music composer, and also involved in a large number of experimental projects internationally. He received several awards for his experimental work in music.
Tags  Sarod maker, Hemen Chandra Sen, Dulal Kanji, Dulal Chandra Kanji, Naba Kanji, Russian Instrument, travel friendly, sarode
Language Bengali

Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty speaks :

 

 

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Kaukab Patent Banjo

Told by Ustd. Irfan Muhammad Khan
Obtained by Prof. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay and Troilee Dutta
Date 27 September, 2016
Place Residence of Prof. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay, 3/1/1D, Padmapukur Road, Kolkata 700092
On Irfan Muhammad Khan Irfan Md. Khan is an established Sarod Player. The scion of Lucknow Shahjanpur Gharana Sarod player. He represents the Lucknow-Shahjahanpur Gharana which has produced eminent Sarod players like Ustad Enayet Khan (1790-1883), Ustad Asadullah Khan Kaukab (1852-1919), Ustad Karamatuilah Khan (1848-1933), Prof. Sakhawat Hussain Khan (1875-1955), also his illustrious father Ustad Umar Khan (1916-1982) and his uncle Ustad Ilyas Khan (1924-1989) the famous Sitar player of Lucknow.
Key-words Asadulla Khan, Kaukab Khan, kaukabh, Pratibha Devi, Debi, Karamatullah Khan, sangeet sabha, Motilal Nehru, 1908, Paris World fare, broken sarod, Banjo, Dwarkin, Kaukab patent Banjo, Betel. Calcutta,
Language Hindi

Ustd. Irfan Muhammad Khan speaks:

 

 

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My association with instrument makers—Purnima Sen speaks

Told by Vidushi Purnima Sen
Obtained by Sukanya Sarkar
Date 19th April 2015
Place 149/1C Rash Bihari Avenue. Kolkata -29
About the speaker Vidushi Purnima Sen is an exponent of Agra –Atruli gharana. She was the disciple of Vilayat Hussain Khan of Agra-Atrauli gharana. She has also learnt from Ata Hussain Khan and Sharafat Hussain Khan of the same gharana. She is considered as the heir of Agra-Atrauli gharana.
Tags Hemen Sen, Sarod, 1982, India festival, Craft Council of West Bengal, London, Instruments, Sitar, Sarod, khol, Tabla, Pahkhawaj, Harmonium, Hirenbabu
Language Bengali

Vidushi Purnima Sen speaks:

 


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Mangla Prasad Sharma states the Traditional names of the parts of Sarengi and some other musical instruments

Told by Mangla Prasad Sharma
Obtained by Suranjita Paul
Date 14th September 2016
Place 128/1A, Raja Ram Mohan Roy  sarani (Amherst Street), Kolkata – 9
About the speaker Mangla Prasad Sharma is a renowned manufacturer and exporter of Indian traditional musical instruments.
Tags Hafiz Ali Khan, Amjad Ali Khan, Gwalior, Rampur, Sindhia Darwar, Madhav Rao Sindhia, Ali Akbar Khan, Rampur, Rewar Darwar, Annapurna Debi, Rabi Shankar, Chikari, Taraf, Drum size, Bridge, Sarangi, Tota, Taraf, Roda, Zil, Debar, Kharaj, Magaz, Chhauni, Posli, Mahjid, Chhati, Peda, Gaz, Parampara, Kanethi, Sarangi, Sarod, Sitar, Sundari, Sahanai, South India, Violin, Tarafdar Sitar, Veena, Surbahar, Sitar, Rabab, Sarod
Language  Bengali, Hindi, English

Mangla Prasad Sharma speaks:

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The old musical texts refer to the measurement of musical instruments and define the connection between the body of the musicians and the musical instruments. It is nice to observe the pride of Mr. Mangla Prasad Sharma as a possessor of the ancient wisdom and knowledge. — Editor


 

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