7th Sufi Concert with Anandita Basu


Anandita 2019


Nach der erfolgreichen Tour in Europa von Anandita Basuin Begleitung  des
Maestro Debasish Bhattacharjee treten  die Artisten noch einmal für den "7.  SUFI ABEND"  auf
Anandita Basu's  World Tour 2020 in Bonn am Freitag den, 08. Mai 2020 auf.

After their successful Tour of Europe Mrs. Anandita Basu  along with 
Maestro Debasish Bhattacharjee is set to perform for the sixth time for “7th SUFI CONCERT” 
of Anandita Basu's  World Tour 2020 in Bonn on Friday, May 8th 2020



Who is Anandita Basu ?

Anandita Basu, from India, started to learn Indian music at the age of 4 years.

She started her basic training with her mother and Guru (Professor Anjana Basu), who gained the first position in classical singing in all India (Sangeet Praveen, the highest degree in all India). Due to her excellent performance in singing and teaching, she was awarded by the government of India like the best teacher of 2004 in all the country.

After finishing her basic studies, Anindita learned various forms of arts from great masters of dance music and percussion.

Awarded with honors several times in India, she received the most important and recognized ranks like Sangeet Visharad and Sangeet Prabakar in dance, music and tabla.

She worked for different international institutions and organizations with the purpose of promoting Indian music and culture all over the world.

Her arts has appeared on TV, radio, newspapers and magazines and she has been recognized also as director of many forms of music, composer and arranger. She has been performing in and outside India many times obtaining recognition all over; like Canada, EEUU, Suriname, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, South Africa and Finland among other countries.

Many of her CD’s like JAI JANANI, ISLAM, PRATHANANJALI, MANAN, LOVING HANDS, SURABHINANDAN, SARGAM, SUFI SOUL, among others, are released all over India and abroad. Her speciality in sufi and qawwali music makes her style different and unique.

In the present, She’s the founder and director of Foundation Kalakendra of India in Colombia to promote the art of Her country through music and dances.



Who is Arup Sen Gupta ?

Bio-Data Arup Sen Gupta

Born and brought up in Germany, Arup Sen Gupta belongs to the second generation of Indians settled in Germany. His parents being connaisseurs and lovers of Indian music, Arup soon came into contact with traditional Indian, especially Bengali, culture and music. From the age of 12 onwards Arup regularly started attending Indian classical music concerts as well as listening to recorded Indian music and - without having any formal traditional instruction on tabla at that time - accompanying his parents on Tabla while they were singing devotional songs, Tagore songs, Bengali popular songs etc.
In the late 80`s Arup met the accomplished Tabla player Sri Subhen Chatterjee of Calcutta who soon became his friend as well as musical teacher and advisor (Guru). Since then Arup has been under Subhenji`s affectionate guidance. Subhen Chatterjee is the senior most disciple of renowned and world famous Tabla Maestro Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, torchbearer of the LUCKNOW Style of Tabla playing. Since the mid 90`s Arup has also been receiving additional training from Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri.

Besides several CD releases, in which Arup`s Tabla playing has been featured and recordings for different Radio Stations, such as the BR (Bayerischer Rundfunk), WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk) and BRF (Belgian Radio).

Arup regularly plays throughout Europe, India and the US. Meanwhile he is one of the most sought after Tabla accompanists in Europe, especially in Germany

As a performer of Indian Classical Music Arup has already accompanied some of India`s finest musicians such as  Shahid Parvez Khan, Tejendra Narayan Majumdar Kala Ramnath, Purbayan Chatterjee, Partha Chatterjee, Rajeev Taranath,, Partho Bose, Dhruba Ghosh, Subroto Roy-Chowdhury, Harsh Wardhan, Ramnath Gopalakrishnan (carnatic saxophone),Partho Sarothy, Sangeeta Shankar, Ronu Majumdar, Kushal Das, Buddhadev Dasgupta, Sandipan Samajpati,Ranajit Sengupta, Sugata Marjit, Sandip Chatterjee Sumitra Guha, Padmini Rao, Sugato Nag, Durga Arya (Kathak), Rajeeb Chakraborty, Gaurav Mazumdar, Mohammed Sayeed Khan, Shalil Shankar, Ashraf Khan, Ikhlaq Hussain Khan, Alif Laila, Anirban DasGupta and many others as well as accomplished western performers of Indian classical Music such as Ken Zuckerman, Al Gromer Khan, David Trasoff, Stephanie Bosch, to name a few, on Tabla.

Besides being a performer of Indian Classical Music Arup is also involved in numerous projects and bands with contemporary Non-Indian musicians, covering a range from Jazz, Irish Folk, Jewish Klezmer, East European Folk music, "Neue Musik", Arabian classical music up to New Age, Experimental and Pop Music.

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