Interview: Ipsita Mukherjee on her contemporary Bengali Folk Songs album "FOLK TANTRA" (Listen to Free Samples Online)

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Folk Tantra - Ipsita MukherjeeWashington DC, Sep 20, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bengali singer Ipsita Mukherjee chats with Esha Basu Roy about her new folk album "Folk Tantra - Folk at it's Grooving Best" featuring six Bengali folk,baul, bhatiyali and lalangeeti classics presented with a contemporary touch. Also listen to free audio samples online from the album using the player above.

Ipsita grew up in Sonarpur, a small town in South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, in a family environment where Indian classical music was given immense importance - her first music teacher was her uncle. A talented singer from early on, Ipsita took lessons in singing from various gurus, and was a finalist at the 2002 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa reality talent hunt television show. She lived in Mumbai for a while and returned to Kolkata after her wedding.

Ipsita considers herself primarily a live performer who forays into recordings occassionally. She has recently performed the title song of the Bengali film "Premer Kothakoli" (music release) and an upcoming action-thriller film "Sapoth", and hints at many other films in which she will be heard as the playback singer in the near future. She expresses a keen interest in singing for Bollywood Hindi films.

Folk Tantra - Folk at it's Grooving Best features popular Bengali folk songs presented with modern implemetation and instrumentation. Ipsita has experimented with the rhythms to some extent, but has attempted to preserve the core compositions. Everything from Baul to Lalan Geeti are represented in the six tracks in the album.

Ipsita is well known among her friends and family for her culinary skills, and cooking is one of her hobbies. Among other things, she describes how she likes to spend time relaxing in her home.

Folk Tantra is published by Purple Music of Kolkata - you can download albums from Purple in audiophile quality from our exclsuive digital MP3 download service.

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