Interview | Gaurab Chatterjee (Gabu) - Lakkhichara drummer, music director of Bengali Movies Kagojer Bou (2010), Necklace (2010)


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Gaurav Chatterjee - (C) Washington Bangla Radio

Though he is famous as Gabu, his nick name, the full name of this famous drummer from the reputed Kolkata Bengali Band LAKKHICHARA is Gaurab Chatterjee. Gabu is also a background score composer and music director of Kolkata Tollywood Bengali movies including KAGOJER BOU and NECKLACE (2010). Subhomoy Mukherjee of Washington Bangla Radio talks to Gaurav in this informal and intimate interview. Somnath Dasgupta (complete WBRi Feature) of Ami Budhin Bolchi fame also appears in this interview.

Gabu was born in a family with musical tradition, specially Indian Classical Music where his father Gautam Chattopadhyay made the revolution with contemporary music and guitar.


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Gautam Chatterjee is none other than leader of the very first and pioneer Bengali Band of 1970s -  Mohiner Ghoraguli. Till date if we like to say anything regarding history or evolution of Bangla Band, we have to talk regarding Moheener Ghodaguli and Gautam Chatterjee.

Gabu started his musical career as a child by singing and playing instruments. He used to form bands with friends, brothers and sisters and even today he enjoys most to compose in his home with his cousins.

At very young age this talented man has formed the band Lakkhichara with his friends and till date they are very reputed among Bengalis all over the world.

Gabu is the drummer of Lakkhichara, and at the same time he lends his voice with lead singer, Subhojit.

But the surprising thing is Gabu sang on Subhojit’s composition for Mahindra Satyam, official IT partner for FIFA World Cup Soccer 2010, for their World Cup Promotional Song.

Though Gabu his very active with Lakkhichara, presently he is composing music for reputed Bengali movie directors Sekhar Das and Bappaditya Banerjee for their upcoming films Necklace and Kagojer Bou respectively.

We wish all the success for Gabu as a music director, Lakkhichara as a band and the music Gabu scores for his upcoming Bengali feature films.

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