Chatterjee, Samir

Samir Chatterjee

Samir Chatterjee
MA in English and History, The University of Calcutta, India
Part-time Faculty, School of Jazz

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Areas of Expertise:
Indian Music

Samir Chatterjee is a well-known Indian musician, specializing in tabla drumming. He has performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, in front of the UN General Assembly, at the North Sea Jazz festival, and at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Carnegie Hall. His compositions and writings are widely acclaimed. Chatterjee can be heard on numerous recordings as a soloist or collaborating with musicians of outstanding caliber from the Indian and western musical traditions.

Chatterjee has become a catalyst in the fusion of Indian and Western music in the New York City area. He is the Founder-Director of Chhandayan, an organization promoting and preserving Indian music and culture. He teaches at Yale University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Manhattan School of Music. 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 Ensemble
  • Private Instructions
Recent 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.

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