Introducing Kaustav Goswami - a young avid aspiring singer from Calcutta (Kolkata), West Bengal, India
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Kaustav Goswami is a young, avid aspiring singer possessing a penchant for constant perfection. Born into a musical family, Koustav has inherited this passion for music from his illustrious grandfather, Sangeetacharya Kumud Ranjan Goswami, who was a disciple of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and Pundit Bhimrao Shastri at Shantiniketan. Trained initially by his mother, Kaustabh swings with an aplomb from his pure classical vocal recital to melodious movie numbers; from songs of Tagore to traditional folk. He has had the privilege of training under stalwarts like Pundit Dinanath Mishra (Indian Classical) and Biman Mukherji (Light Classical and modern Bengali songs), and is presently under the wings of the eminent exponent of Tagore songs, Shrabani Sen. Apart from his luminous academic career (a master’s degree in English literature) and a host of allied academic activities, Koustav devotes quality time to cultivate his passion for music. A 1st class Sangeet Visharad from Nikhil Bharat Sangeet Parishad, he has performed on esteemed private television channels in Kolkata and at a number of programs, most notably KAVI PRANAM (Rabindra Sadan), SPIC MACAY (classical vocal recital), SRIJAN, CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, SANCHARI KALA KENDRA, TRIVENI, BRAHMO SAMAJ and a number of inter-college cultural events called "fests" in Kolkata parlance.
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Kaustav had the opportunity to sing for the album "AARO AALO" (Brighter Lights) directed by his Guru, followed by a successful solo program at Nehru Children’s Museum in 2005. He was a participant at the historic "HAJAAR KANTHER GAAN" organized by Muktadhara in association with The Government Of West Bengal which featured veteran Rabindrasangeet exponents like the legendary Suchitra Mitra, Maya Sen and Sumitra Sen. Kaustav had the honour to perform at Madhusudan Manch on "Baishey Sravan" (Tagore’s death anniversary) in 2008 as an invited artist from The Ministry Of Cultural Affairs, Government of West Bengal.
Listen free online to a couple of songs by Kaustav Goswami from his album:
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