KROSSWINDZ are a world music band from Calcutta India.We toured 6 cities in the US in October 2007- Los Angeles,San Fransisco,Seattle,Atlanta,Chicago and
Jersey City.We played 7 concerts and 1 Live Radio Broadcast 2 hour
unplugged concert for Sandusky Radio Seattle-Kevin Mc Donald Presents,
Primarily a Classic Rock/folk-fusion band,focusing on world music
with soulful songs,lyric oriented.Professionally
performing concerts all over the world 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.
world/Rock,folk,ambient environmental fusion
Suzanne Vega,Santana,Eric Johnson(AUSTIN TEXAS),Jimi Hendrix,Pink
Floyd,The Beatles.Miles Davis,Indian 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, etc.
Yossou n Dour,Sting,Cranberries,Joni Mitchell,Jimi Hendrix
band was formed in 1990,has toured all over the
sub-continent and 6 cities in USA playing at major festivals,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 world 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
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
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
major FM stations around the world-BBC in UK, in CALCUTTA RADIO
FM,AAMAR FM and ALL INDIA RADIO.
In AUSTRALIA pbs FM in
MELBOURNE is playing the song ONE WORLD by
KROSSWINDZ on their show GLOBAL VILLAGE hosted by
KROSSWINDZ has been on many major national and
international TV shows and reputed production houses
like the BBC and MTV have covered KROSSWINDZ on
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
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
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
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
ONE WORLD has entered the Production - Female Vocals
Top 10 at
Krosswindz's rendition of the song TANGRA TOBU KATON
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
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.
Vikramjit(tuki)lead guitar,dotara,khamak backing
Guest musicians perform with the band from time to
time keeping the sonic spectrum diverse and eclectic.
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
Compilation albums- aabar bochor kooree porey mohiner
khyapar gaan mohiner ghoraguli,1999
moni chara shunno laagey various artists,2002
THE MUSIC OF THE GLOBE-JOE ANTHONY
Tribute to Eric Johnson various artists, produced-VAL
SERRIE TEXAS USA,2004
GIR-VOL1 and VOL2 RSJ Records Delhi
Smokin guns-RSJ RECORDS Delhi
Krosswindz rings in new year 2007 with 20,000 strong
audience in shillong-The Telegraph,
krosswindz goes global on world music ship,-the
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
"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.
email the band at-- email@example.com
calcutta, west bengal - India
flat 1b kanak apartments,
174/10 nsc bose road,calcutta 700040.India
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