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Tapan Bhattacharya

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Tapan hails as a one of the leading artist, with a brilliant profesional background with more than 15 years of experience. Tapan has susccessfully performed in the most prestigious festivals, theaters and music conferences, some of them are listed below:Donostia Jazz Festival (San Sebastian-1999); festival Greck (Barcelona); Etnimálaga Festival (I & II Edition); Antic music festival (Cadiz-2002); Mare Nostrum festival (Valencia, 2000-2001); Sound of the World Festival (Navarra1999); Expo Hannober 2000 (Germany); Gelnhausen Theatre Hall (Germany); Religious Womad 92; Berlin National Radio; Tafelha Musik-TanzTheater (Nüremberg);World Music Festival (Brussels-1999 & 2000); University of Ascona, Posta (Switzerland); Festival de Almada (Lisboa-Portugal); University of Porto and Coimbra (portugal); Packer Auditorium, Lehigh University, Bethlehem (Filadelfia USA). In india: Nehru Center, Bombay; Gyan Manch, Calcuta; Nagarik Nathak Mandir, Varanasi; ITC University, kanpur; Malda Auditorium; Classical Music Conference, Santipur; Karamatula Han; Ustad Asociation; Rae Ghangh; Music Festival, Bangalore. TV. DD7 and TV.DD1, Gan Sudu Gan ; ATN TV, Ajker EyeWitness and kurdistani TV.
He was born in the sacred city of Benares(at the Ganga river side), where he began his education in tabla under the brilliant guidance of one of the most prestigious tabla Masters of his country, his Guru Pandit Kaviraj Ashutosh Bhattacharya, a close disciple of the world famous tabla player, Late Pandit Kanthe Maharaj from the Benares Gharana (one of the most famous traditionals schools or styles of playing tabla in india).

Settled in Spain since 1990, Tapan is the main responsible figure in the promulgation of Indian Classical Music and Dance in Spain. He invites musicians and dancers from India to perform the Indian Classical Styles.
He has accompanied regularily, well known musicians including the great Maestros like Pandit Shyamal Chattopadaya (Sitar); Pt. Buddhadev Das Gupta (Sarod); Pt. Rajan & Sajan Mishra; Pt.Vishwa Mohan Bhatt(Mohan Vina); Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya (Santoor); Pt. Ronu Majundar (Bansoori); S.G. Sachdev
Integreating himself with western contemporany music, he plays with diferent artist , contributing with a ethnic shade through the sounds of tabla.
His clarity, vitality and elegan performance expresses the spontaneous expression of his powerful emotions, spirituality and deep knowledge of the technique.

-He had composed and performed with his brother, some musical pieces of the Play, “Un Somni” Directed by Catalina Buzoianu presented in the International Theatre Festival. Sitges (1998).

-He has been the director of World Music Seccion, at the Teatreneu (Barcelona 1999-2000)
and the India Night Coordinator, at the Etnimálaga Festival (Spain 2000-2001).

- He has created several groups of Indian Classsical Music and o Fusion Music, in Spain like: “Tapangroup”;“Bengoli Group”; “Yatra Group”; “Tal Kachary”; “Trimurti”; “Sargam”.

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