RHYTHM EXPRESS- MUSIC FOR DANCE
28 December,2017,Kolkata: Pdt. Prodyut Mukherjee the winner of the GIMA AWARD for his album MOODS (2016 ) released his latest musical venture Rhythm Express – Music For Dance in hand of cricket legend Sourav Ganguly,on Raga Music, at Ganguly’s residence today. Interestingly it features Odisi boltan by noted Odisi exponent Dona Ganguly who lent her voice for the first time to any audio projects while melody has been composed by the Grammy Awards winning musician Pdt Vishwamohan Bhatt,The entire concept and direction of this presentation has been conceived and executed by Percussion Maestro Pdt Prodyut Mukherjee. It contains four tracks- Within You, Without You, Rhythm Express, Pleasure.
The legendary Pdt Bhatt hopes that this album shall be as sensational as the GIMA AWARD winning Rhym Express Moods. The man behind Rhythm Express Pdt Prodyut Mukherjee was ecstatic for having collaborated with the two fabulous performing artists Dona Ganguly & Vishwamohan Bhatt and hopes that the album shall create a history across the globe.
The album encompasses on a vast spectrum of musical genres ranging from traditional Hindustani classical to South Indian classical notes and extending beyond the boundaries of India, RHYTHMEXPRESS offers a global musical influences adapting African, Latin American, Jazz & Blues and traditional Western classical notes. Prodyut, during his travels across the globe has been influenced by the beauty and rhythm styles of many places and has incorporated the same in his music through RHYTHMEXPRESS.
Speaking about his latest collaboration with Dona Ganguly, an Odissi exponent, Mukherjee said, “I wanted to present Indian Classical music in a different way which is fusion. Dona ji is by far the best Odissi dancer I have known. No one matches up to her level of perfection when it comes to dance. The idea of Rhythm Express is to promote Indian classical music and reach out to a wider audience,” The Odissi exponent Ganguly said, “It was a new experiment. We have music in our dance routines, so we tried and experimented with his (Prodyut Mukherjee) music.”
About Pdt. Prodyut Mukherjee
Prodyut is one of the most brilliant composers amongst the present generation of Indian musicians. He has been a global ambassador of Indian music through his sterling Rhythm Express Fusion performances at awe inspiring international venues with celebrated performers the world. RHYTHMEXPRS is Prodyut Mukherjee’s contribution towards a new form of fusion with depth and soul. Some of the famed compositions of RHYTHMEXPRS are Journey, Indian Blues, Divine Romance, Express and more. RHYTHMEXPRESS has earned accolades from its audiences across the country in its performances on stage Pdt Prodyut Mukherjee recently performed in UK, China, Canada and USA with his Rhythm Express band.