Submitted by WBRi on Mon, 09/13/2010 - 16:14.
Washington DC, Sept 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Ipshita Mukherjee has been learning music from a very young age,
taking singing lessons in classical, light classical, ghazals and so on.
As she grew up, she always had a strong regard and attraction for the
golden oldies from the nostalgic period of Bengali and Indian modern and
film songs - like most Indians who grew up in the latter part of the
last century, Lata Mangeshkar, Hemanta Mukherjee, Manna Dey, Md Rafi and
so on have always had a strong appeal to her. She strongly believes it
is not possible to sing those evergreen oldies without having learnt
Indian classical music first, and it is a mistake to attempt such songs
without training in classical.
Therefore, Ipsita concentrated on training herself in Indian Classical
vocals for the last 14 years before attempting to perform the oldies
classics only now when she is somewhat confident of doing justice to the
Her new album Blush On - Evergreen Bangla Retros Remixed released by Purple Music of Kolkata contains 2
songs by Arati Mukherjee, 4 by Asha Bhsole and 1 each by R D Burman and
Lata Mangeshkar. Interestingly, the music arrangement for these
Ipsita's new album is extremely contemporary - the songs have been
reprised and remixed using modern instrumention and electronic
influences giving them a fresh new sound. In the age of techno, trance
and electronica, this album is an outstanding effort that has been
lapped up Kolkata Bangla FM Radio Stations who are playing the songs regularly and frequently.
Ipsita explains in this exclusive and informal interview with Arijit
Chakraborty of Washington Bangla Radio about the title of the album. A
blusher is used in make up to make beautiful women look more beautiful,
she says, and for the same reason she has named the album Blush On to
convey a sense of having applied blusers to songs that are timeless to
start with, giving them a younger and contemporary touch.
Purple Music full audio song albums are available for download in pristine audiophile MP3 format from the exclusive Washington Bangla Radio digital download store here >