MA in English and History, The University of Calcutta, India
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Samir Chatterjee is a well-known Indian musician, specializing in tabla. He has performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in 2007 and at the UN General Assembly twice in 2009. His compositions and writings are widely acclaimed. Samir can be heard on numerous recordings as a soloist, as well as accompanying many of India’s greatest musicians, and in collaboration with western musicians of outstanding caliber. Samir lives in New Jersey and has become a catalyst in the fusion of Indian and Western music in the New York City metro area. He is the Founder-Director of Chhandayan, an organization promoting and preserving Indian music and culture. Samir also teaches at Yale University, University of Pittsburgh, Manhattan School of Music and is chairperson of the India Performing Arts Center, Mason Gross Center for Arts of Rutgers University. He has authored two significant books on Indian music; A Study of Tabla and Music of India. Since June 2008 he has conducted pioneering work in Afghanistan on musical revival in the war-torn nation.Courses Taught:
Indian EnsembleRecent Publications:
A Study of Tabla. Indiana University: Chhanadayan, Inc., 2006.
Music of India. Chhanadayan, Inc., 2009.
RabiThakur. 2011. A symphony in seven movements for a ballet.
Tablaphilia. 2010. A table symphony based on the four stages of human life.