Mar 26, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) "You & I ... " is a musical unit formed by Soumyojit and Sourendro who are working together for years now. They have presented musical compositions on unique fields which came to high public applause and press circulation by major press houses of the town. Even the German Press house commented on their recent involvement with German and French musicians.
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Khamoshi (Live) : You and I .. feat. Kavita Krishnamurthy
Soumyojit is a vocal student of Pandit Ajoy Chakroborty and ranges his performance from kheyal, thumri to Ghazals to Bengali songs and even to modern songs both in Hindi and Bangla. Sourendro is a piano student of Pandit V.Balsara and has taken special classes from Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan who motivated him to be in the field of Indian Classical Music. With them is Biswajit Roy on the tabla who is a senior student of Pandit Kumar Bose.
Wetterprophet (live indische Version) - Stephan Stoppok with You and I ..
The team is into presenting experimental musical productions which promote Oriental Classical Music and they have reached all parts of Europe to present their music. They have performed all across India with their productions. They have been invited by international stations like WDR, Duetschewelle, Hessen Radio, Bremen Radio and perform regularly for major Rock, Jazz and Pop concerts all across Europe. They are due to score of a French movie this summer and have already scored for a number of documentary films which have been presented in reputed international film festivals.
Being invited 6 times to perform all across Europe already, the duo have formed an international group named Koeln-Kalkutta-Kontakt (Cologne-Calcutta-Contact) which includes famous German Musicians like Bernd Kuel, Martin Kuebert, Phillip Imdahl and Roger Schaffrath, and is due to release their Album in India titled BACK TO THE FUTURE. They have released an international single with the famous German Singer, Stephan Stoppok. The duo are honoured to record their compositions with the famous Kavita Krishnamurti recently. They have worked with famous Jazz guitarist Norbert Scholli.
Alles Licht (Live) with You and I ..
In India, the duo have worked with the legendary Padmasree Suchitra Mitra, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, Supriya devi, Anjan Dutt, Pramita Mullick, Hoimanti Shukla, Sraboni Sen, Srikanta Acharya, Lopamudra Mitra, Sreeradha Bandopadhyay, Moubani Sorcar and many others in their concept projects to bring out the glory and beauty of Indian Music.
They have been guest artists for the Honourable Governor of West Bengal at Raj Bhavan on a number of occassions. They perform regularly for the Indian Army, Doordarshan, All India Radio, all major Consulate Houses, British Council, St.Xaviers College (Soumyojit and Sourendro both being xaverians) International Seminars and music festivals in Kolkata and beyond. They have also performed in the presence of the President of India and the Prime Minister of India. The Chief Minister of West Bengal and the Governor of West Bengal recently appreciated the initiatives taken by You & i.. in the field of innovative music in writing.
The group's speciality is promoting the timeless Indian classical music through most popular forms of music. This has a great response from different Indian community organizations all across Europe and across India, too.
They are confident and working extremely hard to get on in their respective fields. Washington Bangla Radio encourages the efforts of You & I .. and wishes them greater successes in their endevor to promote the infinite richness of South Asian and Indian traditional and classical music.