This one is for all the women who have carved a special place for themselves in the society. It’s a music album titled, ‘Women Empowerment’ an album by Rooh Music and comes from Pratik Karmakar on occasion of eponymous day. This unique fusion album – fusing Rock Guitar with Indian Classical Raagas seldom tried in Bengal – also endeavors to promote Indian Classical music in a way to appeal to young and old generations alike.
And who does it dedicate it to? To women of course who have been an epitome of beauty, strength, and intelligence, but specially to his late Father Dulal Karmakar and mommy dearest, Pratima Karmakar.
Actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Music Director Ashoke Bhadra, Metro Rail DGM Protyush Ghosh, Singer Sayani Palit, Surojit da (Bhoomi), Asmita Kar (Zee Sa Re Ga Ma) and Shrijita Mitra (Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Kids) were present to led their support.
‘Choo Lo Aasmaan ‘in Hindi language is the lead single of total tracks in the album. The same song is also reprised in Bangla and English, both vocalized by upcoming singer Shrijita Mitra (of Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa kids fame). The very song also appears as an ‘Unplugged’ version sung by upcoming Rakhi Biswas.
Fusion surfaces in ‘Fire and Ice Together’ – Jazz & Funk fused with Hindustani Classical Raaga, Desh and Hard & Grunge rock fused with Raaga ‘Miya ki Malhar’. The classical vocals are rendered by Ashmita Kar of Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa fame (a Top Ten finalist), while Hard Rock duties are executed by Argha Bannerjee. One has to admit, this type of fusion is a first of its kind as Hard & Grunge rock has never been fused together with North Indian Classical Raagas.
Being an ace axeman – amongst the Top Ten Indian Guitarist Music (as per Digitech and Blade Guitars recently and was judged by none other than Baiju Dharmajan who is considered as ‘God of Small Strings’ in India) and Music Director at Colors Bangla to boot Pratik has directed, arranged, played and programmed the music.