Location: Auditorium, AFB
Date: Fri, 2011/03/18 – 7:30pm
Amit Chaudhuri and his Unique Take on Fusion
To many people, Amit Chaudhuri is better known as one of India’s leading writers in English, a winner of major prizes, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the only Indian to judge the Man Booker International Prize, and the first Indian writer to have an editorial written about him in the Guardian’s famous “In Praise of…” series.
But currently, he is in the news for his music, something that, ironically, he wanted to “escape” as a child. And today, Amit is pronounced maestro in his genre of music, internationally.
Amit Chaudhuri’s music:
Amit Chaudhuri’s first CD of experimental music, This Is Not Fusion (Times Music), was released in Britain on the award-winning independent jazz label, Babel Label, and got excellent reviews from some of the most considerable music publications in the UK.
He is the only Indian musician to have performed (twice) at the prestigious London Jazz Festival and he played with China’s leading jazz musicians at Beijing earlier this year. He’s played in most cities and in many festivals and several times at the legendary jazz club the Vortex, London.
His second CD, Found Music, came out in October in the UK from Babel to great acclaim and extensive coverage, and will be out in India from EMI.