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KROSSWINDZ Music - Songwriting Description: We are a band that plays Rock/Folk/Jazz/Fusion/World Music, basically everything hahaha... We have two al
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Aaj Dhaner Khete Roudrocchayay
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SHORBODA CHETONE THAKRE MON.mp3
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TOMAR OPEKKHA
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Duto Kotha
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Ami Nari
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Aay Brishti Jhepe
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Megh Gorjaye
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TRAINER KAMRA
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AMPLI EXP2.mp3
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JAJABOR POKKHI.mp3
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k22
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Refrain
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DOTARA MUSINGs with QUACK on bass
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silences
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krystalgroove quackssong
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stayed out in the cold_krosswindz
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the minstrel_chandrani_krosswindz_GIR1
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Cool hip song 2010
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EERSHA METER
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O KI KANAI
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krosswindz the world fusion progressive Folk/Fusion band from india.with twelve national album releases under the belt krosswindz is one of the leading bands of India. Primarily a folk-fusion band,focusing on world music with soulful songs,lyric oriented.Professionally performing concerts all over india for the last seventeen years. Krosswindz is the music of Bengal and india with a blend of folk music traditions from around the world.The result- a potpourri of sounds deeply rooted in the soil that touches the heart and speaks the common language of humankind.
Band/artist history
formed in 1990 with the sole objective to compose original music. comprises-CHANDRANI-VOCALS,VIKRAMJIT(TUKI)GUITAR/VOC/PROGRAMMING,RATANJIT(MICKEY)KEYBOARDS, Primarily a folk-fusion band,focusing on world music with soulful songs,lyric oriented.Professionally performing concerts all over india for the last seventeen years. Krosswindz is the music of Bengal and india with a blend of folk music traditions from around the world.The result- a potpouri of sounds deeply rooted in the soil that touches the heart and speaks the common language of humankind. Music Style- world,folk,ambient environmental fusion Musical Influences Padmashree Protima Barua Pandey(Goalpariya-Assamese Folk Exponent and singer),Rabindranath Tagore,Kishori Amonkar,Bhupen Hazarika,Purno Das Baul,Shubha Mudgal,Abida Parveen,Runa Laila,SD Burman,Abbasuddin Ahmed,Lalon fokir,John Mc Laughlin, Santana,Eric Johnson(AUSTIN TEXAS),Jimi Hendrix,Pink Floyd,The Beatles.Miles Davis. Similar Artists- Padmashree Protima Barua Pandey,Runa Laila,Shubha Mudgal,Yossou n Dour,Sting,Cranberries,Joni Mitchell Artist History band was formed in 1990,has toured all over the sub-continent playing at all major college festivals and stadium concerts and clubs and has officially released 12 albums. Two of the most famous Bangla songs of Krosswindz are "Prithibita Naki Choto Hote hote" written by Gautam Chatterjee performed by Krosswindz in the album Abar Bocchor Kuri porey and "Jhiko Jhiko"-from the album Jhiko Jhiko Krosswindz. Krosswindz is renowned for the musical dexterity and virtuoso skill of legendary guitar player Vikramjit Banerjee(tuki)and the unique and mellifluous vocals and gayaki of Chandrani. The band is busy perfoming all over the country along with recording new material for their forthcoming album. KROSSWINDZ is an accredited and empanneled band with the ICCR(INDIAN COUNCIL FOR CULTURAL RELATIONS NEW DELHI)and are officially enlisted as a premier band of INDIA and they call us when they need us to represent INDIA in festivals abroad. The band has performed and collaborated with internationally reputed names like HERBIE HANCOCK(USA),SKY HIGH(SWEDEN),RAG FOUNDATION(ENGLAND WALES),TIZIAN JOST(GERMANY),PANDIT RAMESH MISHRA(INDIAN SARENGI PLAYER OF INTERNATIONAL REPUTE),SANJAY MISHRA(CLASSICAL GUITARIST USA),THE JAZZ AMBASSADORS(USA),DAVID DYKSTRA(THE BAUTISA BAND SAN-FRANSISCO). The album TRIBUTE TO ERIC JOHNSON USA(GRAMMY winning guitarist from Austin Texas)features the dazzling guitar work by Tuki(KROSSWINDZ) on the track SPACE GUITAR.Available in USA and at Val Serrie productions site. The album THE MUSIC OF THE GLOBE features two tracks by KROSSWINDZ namely ONE WORLD and MAHUT BONDHU which was re-released in USA by independant Washington based label JOE ANTHONY PRODUCTIONS,this album has gone on to become a hot seller from amazon , itunes and other online merchants apart from being popular at conventional music stores like TOWER. Krosswindz has been a pioneer in the band movement in West Bengal and the first bengali project/collaboration with GAUTAM CHATTERJEE(MONI MAMA)of MOHINER GHORAGULI yielded the anthemic hit Prithibita Naki Choto Hote Hote.Released in 1994 the album AABAR BOCHOR KURI POREY has become a staple amongst music lovers. The collaboration happened when Gautam suggested KROSSWINDZ record and perform one track he had written and set tune to in 1993 and eventually the studio sessions yeilded the astonishing new bengali side of KROSSWINDZ.This song has now been remade by Bollywood in the movie GANGSTER and a hindi version is doing the rounds on all music channels. Krosswindz has evolved over the early years from being a rock band to a world/fusion band and has gained repute all over the world for its pathbreaking new sound and fresh approach to music.In the early years the band created a tremendous fan following of loyal fans who followed the band and are still avid listeners/audiences, the reputation of the band as being a stupendous live act spread and gigs picked up by the mid nineties and nowadays on an average the band has ten to twelve shows a month. The music of krosswindz has been featured in numerous documentary films and commercials.Recently the international multi-award winning film THE WAY BACK HOME by film maker SUPRIYO SEN featured the vocals of CHANDRANI(KROSSWINDZ) in the song Ghore Pherar Gaan (written by Gautam Chatterjee from the album Khyapar Gaan) prominently as the Title track and background score for the film. The music of KROSSWINDZ is being aired by all the major FM stations in CALCUTTA namely RADIO MIRCHI,RED FM,AAMAR FM and ALL INDIA RADIO.In AUSTRALIA pbs FM in MELBOURNE is playing the song JHIKO JHIKO by KROSSWINDZ on their show GLOBAL VILLAGE hosted by ROGER HOLDSWORTH. KROSSWINDZ has been on many major national and international TV shows and reputed production houses like the BBC and MTV have covered KROSSWINDZ on innumerable occassions. Krosswindz has acted for a feature part in the telefilm called "Aamra Ebong" by noted Calcutta actor/director Parambrata Chatterjee where even the soundtrack of the film has songs from the album -MISIKI MISIKI(FOLK-FUSION)KROSSWINDZ.The song "Morihe Shyam" from this album is the title song of this tele-film. The band also appears regularly on game shows and interviews on popular Indian TV channels like zee bangla(hau mau khau),Tara Muzik-Take a break and Bandemonium,Sangeet Bangla(metro music and Shudhu Gaane Shudhu Shongeete)etc.Channel S in the UK has telecast a documentary featuring KROSSWINDZ.GAAN BEDHE DOLBAJEE on CTVN PLUS channel. KROSSWINDZ has one of the highest record sales in the regional market and has had superhit albums like ONE WORLD,JHIKO JHIKO and MISIKI MISIKI selling lakhs of units.Presently Krosswindz is signed to Indian label SAGARIKA MUSIC. KROSSWINDZ has been on the charts at broadjam.com numerous times and a huge number of people have downloaded the band's music from free sites like mp3.com ONE WORLD has entered the Earth Top 10 at Broadjam! ONE WORLD has entered the Production - Mid Tempo Top 10 at Broadjam! ONE WORLD has entered the Pop Top 10 at Broadjam! ONE WORLD has entered the Broadjam #1 Songs Top 10 at Broadjam! ONE WORLD has entered the Production - Female Vocals Top 10 at Broadjam! Krosswindz's rendition of the song TANGRA TOBU KATON JAYE from the album JHIKO JHIKO has been nominated by an AMERICAN company called JPF(CD BABY) in the BEST FOLK SONG category of their music awards http://www.jpfolks.com/MusicAwards/2006/SongNominees.html Krosswindz has one of the largest ammount of fans in the Indian music scene that spread all over the sub-continent and even to other parts of the world like in the USA,UK,MEXICO,IRELAND following the band avidly and listening with admiration.tower records,cd baby and apple i tunes also stock a healthy quota of the music of KROSSWINDZ and the number of fans is growing each day. Group Members Vikramjit(tuki)lead guitar,dotara,khamak backing vocals/songwriter producer Chandrani-lead vocals/songwriter,percussion Ratanjit-keyboards/guitar Rajiv- vocals and rhyhm guitar Robi-bass Andre-drums Guest musicians perform with the band from time to time keeping the sonic spectrum diverse and eclectic. Instruments guitar,nylon string guitar,mandolin,dotara,dhol,djembe,khol,drums,congas,timbales,cabasa,guiros,triangles,shakers,bass guitar,keyboards, Albums(discography) krosswindz singles- bmg crescendo india,1994 krosswindz poth geche benke-sagarika,1996 krosswindz one world-kosmic music,2002 krosswindz bhebe dekhecho ki-kosmic music,2002 krosswindz jhiko jhiko-sagaika,2004 krosswindz misiki misiki-sagarika,2005 KROSSWINDZ DHOWA-Sagarika,2006 Compilation albums- aabar bochor kooree porey mohiner ghoraguli,1994 khyapar gaan mohiner ghoraguli,1999 moni chara shunno laagey various artists,2002 THE MUSIC OF THE GLOBE-JOE ANTHONY PRODUCTIONS(USA),2003 Tribute to Eric Johnson various artists, produced-VAL SERRIE TEXAS USA,2004 GIR-VOL1 and VOL2 RSJ Records Delhi Smokin guns-RSJ RECORDS Delhi Press Reviews- Krosswindz rings in new year 2007 with 20,000 strong audience in shillong-The Telegraph, krosswindz goes global on world music ship,-the Telegraph. Krosswindz song Jhiko Jhiko being played down under in Australian FM-The Tmes Of India. Prithibi goes to Bollywood-Hindustan times "the first band from the eastern region of india to come out with an album of original english compositions"-The Telegraph Calcutta "one world tops local charts"times of india calcutta "The evening of January 16 was electrifying, with JUST, a band formed by JU students, belting out popular numbers. But it was Krosswindz, playing to the galleries of over 4,000, that was a smash hit with a two-and-a-half-hour gig."the Telegraph Calcutta Winds of cross culture-Krosswindz has absorbed jazz, Irish folk, hip-hop, funk and Indian music to create a style of their own which they call 'World Rock'. A few copies of their recent release One World are available in big music stores in Bangalore, writes Michael Patrao "I don't want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any." These words of Mahatma Gandhi (said in a different context) may well be the description of the Kolkata band Krosswindz.The album "ONE WORLD" is doing very well in Kolkata and a few copies did manage to land in Bangalore. Priced at Rs 125 a CD you may find it in one of the bigger music stores in Bangalore. -DECCAN HERALD Additional Info email the band at-- tukiguitarman@yahoo.com tukisampleman@rediffmail.com
Have you performed in front of an audience?
krosswindz has been touring extensively from 1991 all over India.now they play regularly every Tuesday at the Calcutta pub SOME PLACE ELSE at THE PARK HOTEL along with touring extensively around the subcontinent. the band relishes every moment onstage and a lot of magical musical moments often occur when the band is performing live
Your musical influences
Padmashree Protima Barua Pandey(Goalpariya-Assamese Folk Exponent and singer),Rabindranath Tagore,Kishori Amonkar,Bhupen Hazarika,Purno Das Baul,Shubha Mudgal,Abida Parveen,Runa Laila,SD Burman,Abbasuddin Ahmed,Lalon fokir,John Mc Laughlin, Santana,Eric Johnson(AUSTIN TEXAS),Jimi Hendrix,Pink Floyd,The Beatles.Miles Davis. STING,YOUSSOU N DOUR.NITIN SAWHNEY,PAT METHENY,ERIC JOHNSON,GENESIS,TEARS FOR FEARS,80'S ERA POP,60'S PSYCHADELIA,HENDRIX,POLICE,TALVIN SINGH ,MILES DAVIS,JONI MITCHELL,SUZANNE VEGA,U2,ETC
What equipment do you use?
PENTIUM3 800MHZ PC,M AUDIO DELTA1010LT SOUND CARD,SECOND CARD SBLIVE VALUE,256MB RAM,SOFTWARE--VEGAS4,CAKEWALK9,ACID,REASON,FRUITY LOOPS,VIENNA,SOUND FORGE 4.5,GIGASAMPLER LE,FM7,DS404,SR202,TRIANGLE,CRYSTAL ETC AND OTHER LOADS OF FREE VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS. 2ND PC P3500MHZ RUNNING SONAR,WAVELAB 4,AND LOADS OF PLUGINS. HARDWARE-SOUNDCRAFT SX MIXER,TANNOY REVEAL ACTIVE,BEHRINGER MDX2200 COMPRESSER,BOSS GT5 PREAMP/MULTI EFFECTS,KURZWEIL K2500R RACK SYNTH/SAMPLER 32 MB RAM WITH SCSI CD ROM DRIVE,ROLAND GR 30 GUITAR SYNTH,ROLAND TB 303,ROLAND MINI 8 CHANNEL MIXER,KORG TRINITY KEYBOARD,YAMAHA YS200 KEYBOARD,ZOOM ST224 SAMPLETRACK SAMPLER,AKG C1000 MIC,SHURE SM 58 MIC,PATCH BAYS,GATOR 6 UNIT RACK FLIGHT CASE,ROLAND BC60 BLUES CUBE GUITAR AMPLIFIER,MARSHALL MX10 GUITAR AMPLIFIER.LOADS OF GUITARS-FENDER STRATOCASTER/BRONCO/JAZZ BASS,STEINBERGER HEADLESS,EPIPHONE CORONET,OVATION ACCOUSTIC CUTAWAY,SOLITUDE NYLON STRING,CONCORD GUITAR STRAT TYPE WITH GK2 SYNTH DRIVER,FOLK STYLE YAMAHA ACCOUSTIC,12 STRING ACCOUSTIC,VARIOUS INDIAN STRINGED INSTRUMENTS-DO TARA,INDIAN VIOLIN,INDIAN PERCUSSION-TABLAS,KHOL,DHOL ETC,LATIN PERCUSSION-CONGAS,DJEMBE,TIMBALES,GUIRO,SHAKERS ETC.
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