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SALAM | Kalpana Patowary (Eid Special 2016) On this auspicious occasion of Ramadan Eid, happy to present our first recorded piece from Music Box Studio, an Islamic devotional single – SALAM https://youtu.be/z0KSs5TV3ig Let's forget all our animosities and forgive each other. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ENGLISH LYRICS - D...
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Kalpana Patowary takes Bhojpuri Folk Music forward.  “KHADI BIRHA” in Mtv@Coke Studio Season 4   It was a nifty Rajasthani folk fusion track that introduced us to a tall Assamese girl in a multi-coloured dress Kalpana Patowary, stood next to East India Company vocalist, Papon, and belted out Baisara Beera, a track with elements of Rajasthani maand with Assam’s Barpeta Holi that turned into a dance jam with its heady beats and...
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About: Kalpana Patowary
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About: SALAM | Kalpana Patowary (Eid Special 2016)
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Ms. Kalpana Patowary, an Indian folk singer, has immensely contributed to 30 provincial vernaculars of over 8000 songs with her magnificent voice, such as Assamese, Brajawali, Bengali, Bodo, Deuri, Mising, Sanskrit, Hindi, English, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Maghi, Angika, Oriya, Garo, Koch Rajbongshi, Tiwa, Kannada, Telugu, Dongri, Marathi, Rajasthani, Punjabi, Haryanvi, Arabic, Avadhi, Gujarati, Nepali, Sonowal Kachari, and Bangladeshi. A woman born and raised in the rich cultural state of Assam, yet she chose to follow the unconventional path to give 15 years of her life towards the promotion and greater outreach of Bhojpuri, the colloquial language of India's heartland Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

She reintroduced Bhojpuri music by popularizing some extinct traditional folk forms to the international front. Her sheer dedication to Bhojpuri music has earned her the sobriquet "Bhojpuri Queen."

Initially trained in Kamrupiya and Goalporiya lokgeet by her artist father, her first public performance was when she was just a 4-year-old kid. She was further trained by Dipen Roy and Shikha Dutta for Sangeet Visharad in Hindustani Classical Music under Bhatkhande Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Lucknow. A disciple of legendary Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, she is also a certified AIR Guwahati artist and attains inspiration from the bard of Brahmaputra, Padma Vibhushan Dr. Bhupen Hazarika. A graduate in English literature, language, and phonetics is her forte.

Her documented albums "The Legacy of Bhikhari Thakur," the "Anthology of Birha," extinct roots and grammar of Birha folk tradition of the Yadava cult from Uttar Pradesh, "The Sacred Scriptures of Monikut," spiritual Brajavali hymns by 15th-century Bhakti Movement poets of Assam, Mahapurush Srimanta Shankardeva and Madhavdeva, "Jimochhaya," explores five different community languages namely Deuri, Tiwa, Mising, Sonowal, featuring Bihu folk songs from Assam, and "Salaam," an Islamic prayer praising the Prophet. Kalpana Patowary's musical work has been vast and secular in its truest form.

Plucking and acquiring different folk philosophies of the human race, she mastered various folk subjects such as Purvi, Birha, Pachra, Nirgun, Kabir, Nautanki, Fagua, Kanwar Bhajan, Chhath Geet, Kajri, Sohar, Vivah Geet, Bihu, Mahout Bondhu Geet, Ghoxa, etc.

She has collaborated with some renowned artists across the globe, percussionist Trilok Gurtu from Germany, Roland Cabezas from Hamburg, Phil Drummy from Australia, Carlo Cantini, Johan Berby from France, Jan Garbarek from Norway in the album "Massical," released from the BirdJam label in Germany, and with the Father of Naga Folk Blues and Tribal National Award winner Guru Ruben Mashangva in "The Sacred Scriptures of Monikut.
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