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The “Bhojpuri Queen” as she is fondly called by friends, followers and fans alike, had a start in the golden years of the late 2001s in the bustling city of Mumbai, India. Thus began a comprehensive journey that generated mass hysteria and established this gentle vocalist as one of the most powerful new voices in India. Introduced to music early on in her childhood, Kalpana Patowary is the worthy torchbearer of a rich legacy of vocals, being the daughter of Assam’s folk singer Bipin Chandra Nath and disciple of the legendary Ustad Gulam Mustafa Khan. Her first language is Assamese and she also sings in Bhojpuri, Hindi, Bengali, English & 23 other languages. Her initial training was in Indian Classical and folk music. Kalpana Patowary, a devoted vocalist, has been hailed as a prodigy in the world of Bhojpuri music. She is the darling of the North Indian belt and has carved herself a special niche in the Bhojpuri music world credited with reviving and promoting Bhojpuri music industry all over the world and bringing back traditional forms of music to the International stage. Indian folk music particularly of Northern India has been showcased and revived by her in a big way. “She gave Bhojpuri Music a new twist”. Critic wrote that she changed the art of Bhojpuri vocals. Very few people know that Kalpana Patowary is as versatile singer that she can justify or render both in raw folk forms as well as western singing. Kalpana Patowary’s music genre is about primitive / acoustic folk with some trace of Indian classical music, ambient electronic and new age jazz - fusion folk music. She is a household name, her cassettes and CD\'s heard in countless public and private places. Many acknowledge her as having powerfully contributed to a resurgence of Bhikhari Thakur traditions and music in Bhojpuri. Kalpana Patowary combines a powerful singing style with a magnetic ability to communicate with her audiences. Her concerts are more than entertaining music. They are deep engagements with the spiritual and social thought of music. As Kalpana says, I don’t want my folk music to be trapped in our villages. Yes it’s safe there in its original form, but of no use unless we make the world hear our very soulful and meditative music. So to make it global I am trying to blend the music of my homeland with world music and other genres. Hats off to Kalpana on her effort to expose Assamese folk traditions & Bhojpuri artistic traditions into Indian mainstream music scene.
Label: Indipendent (Independent)
Website: http://singerkalpana.blogspot.com/
GMP Profile URL: http://www.globalmusicproject.com/kalpanapatowary
Member since Jan. 4th, 2013



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