Oct 06, Colombo: Swami Vivekananda Culture Centre, High Commission of India will be organizing a Sitar recital by Dhrubajyoti Chakroborty, eminent ethnomusicologist from India on 9 October at 6.00 pm at Indian Cultural Centre auditorium located at 16/2 Gregory's Road, Colombo 7.
Dhrubajyoti has received his training from great music stalwarts such as Prof. Sunil Dev Burman, Prof. Santosh Kumar Bandopaddhay, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pundit Nikhil Banerjee, Pundit Dhrubatara Joshi.
He has been able to carve out a distinct and exclusive place in the hearts of the music lovers and critics from all over India and abroad, especially Europe viz. the countries like Germany, France, Netherlands, Norway etc. where his Sitar recitals as well as lecture seminars on Anthropology and Music i.e. Ethnomusicology have been highly appreciated.
He, as an Indian artist, was honored with the rare opportunity to perform at 'Leipzig Chamber Music Hall' where the western stalwarts like Bach-Beethoven-Mozart had rendered their first performances of life. He has also been bestowed with the title "Suromani".
He is an empaneled artiste of All India Radio, Doordarshan and many other popular Channels. Apart from being a Ph.D. in Anthropological Science from Calcutta University Dhrubajyoti is also an essayist, poet, lyricist and music composer and writes proficiently both in Bengali and in English.