His Spirit Within: Debut Album by Bengali-American Singer Maitreyee Chakraborty with Sabyasachi Chakraborty Released in Kolkata

Maitreyee Chakraborty and Sabyasachi Chakraborty launch their new Bengali album with English narration

Kolkata, Aug 30, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) India born Los Angeles based Bengali singer Maitreyee Chakraborty launched her debut album "His Spirit Within" at Starmark on Lord Sinha Road in Calcutta on the 24th of August.

"His Spirit Within" features Bengali Rabindrasangeet songs performed by Maitreyee to music arranged by Prattyush Banerjee, along with English interpretations penned by Jayabrato Chatterjee and narrated by acclaimed actor and recitation wizard Sabyasachi Chakraborty. The album promises to touch many hearts with its unique blend of songs and elocution.

Popular compositions by Rabindranath Tagore like Tomar Khola Hawaa, Ami Rupe Tomay Bholabona and others are included.

A professional technical editor, Maitreyee learned Rabindrasangeet from childhood and continues to be actively passionate and perform music in the United States. She has performed with many foreign groups, and has translated Rabindrasangeet to help others grasp the essence of and emotions in Tagore's compositions.

Sabyasachi Chakrabarty indicated his pleasure in working in English with the unusual album, though he is more comfortable with Bangla.

Indian classical Sarod exponent Pt Debojyoti Bose was the chief guest. Film writer-director Anik Dutta (Bhuter Bhabishyat) was also present to celebrate the release of the album.

"His Spirit Within" is available locally in Kolkata at music stores including Starmark, Planet M, G55 etc. Unfortunately, the album is not available for global digital download from WBRi Mp3 Download store at the time of writing.

Maitreyee Chakraborty and Sabyasachi Chakraborty