KROSSWINDZ: One WorldIt has been a long and winding road but here we are,at last,with our long overdue full length album.We have,over the years,absorbed numerous musical influences like jazz,irish folk,latin,hiphop,funk and obviuosly Indian music,and created a hybrid style of our own,that we call "world rock".
The passage of life itself has unfolded various situations and events which have enriched us with a tapestry of visions and thoughts.We have drawn from these and is reflected in our songs ,which cover a gamut of issues set against a vibrant collage of sounds from across the globe.This album comprises songs culled from the early days of the band,to brand new songs which were written specifically for this album.
These songs are about real people and real happenings and we are sure you will be able to immidiately relate to what we are singing about and make your own interpretations of the songs.We hope and pray that we can help to pave the way for a beautiful,peaceful and better world.All music is one,all humans are one,and we have just one world to live in,so let us take care of it and "give peace a chance".
WELCOME TO THE MAGICAL WORLD OF KROSSWINDZ WHERE SOUND BECOMES LIGHT EXPRESSING A MULTITUDE OF EMOTIONS AND VISIONS.
primarily a progressive world/fusion band,now focusing on world music and soulful songs,lyric oriented.professionally performing concerts all over india for the last fourteen years. Krosswindz is a crosspollinatiom of rural folk music of india with the sounds of folk 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,folk,ambient progressive fusion
pat metheny,pandit bhimsen joshi,joni mitchell,basudev baul,ghulam ali,eric johnson,sting,brian eno,airto moreira,etc
suzanne vega ,protima barua(folk singer),yossou n dour,u2,sting,cranberries,santana
The band was formed in 1990,has toured all over india and playing at all major college festivals and stadium concerts.the band is still busy gigging all over the country. the band has performed and collaborated with internationally reputed names like HERBIE HANCOCK(USA),SKY HIGH(SWEDEN),TIZIAN JOST(GERMANY),PANDIT RAMESH MISHRA(INDIAN SARENGI PLAYER OF INTERNATIONAL REPUTE),THE JAZZ AMBASSADORS(USA),PABAN DAS BAUL(REAL WORLD ARTIST).The music of krosswindz has been featured in numerous documentary films and commercials.presently the award winning film THE WAY BACK HOME by film maker SUPRIYO SEN featured the vocals of CHANDRANI(KROSSWINDZ) prominently as a background score for the film.Supriyo Sen has received a grant from the prestigious Jan Vrijman Fund (of the The International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA) on the basis of a worldwide competition of scripts for the production of his fourth film "Way Back Home".
vikramjit(tuki)lead guitar backing vocals/songwriter producer, chandrani-lead vocals/songwriter ,dwaipayan(doi)lead vocals/percussion, nitin -bass guitar , ratanjit-keyboards, avinash-drums.
guitar,nylon string guitar,mandolin,khamak,dotara(indian folk instruments),dhol,djembe,khol,drums,congas,timbales,cabasa,guiros,triangles,shakers,bass guitar,keyboards,computer based sequencers,samplers etc.
krosswindz singles bmg crescendo india,krosswindz poth geche benke-sagarika,krosswindz one world-kosmic music,krosswindz bhebe dekhecho ki-kosmic music .Compilations- aabar bochor kooree porey mohiner ghoraguli,khyapar gaan mohiner ghoraguli,moni chara shunno laagey various artists,THE MUSIC OF THE GLOBE-JOE ANTHONY PRODUCTIONS(USA)
LATEST ALBUM -KROSSWINDZ JHIKO JHIKO
"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 band enthralled Chennai city this past
week with a power-packed performance at the Leather Bar, The Park." -THE HINDU
email the band at-- firstname.lastname@example.org
calcutta, west bengal - India
flat 1b kanak apartments,174/10 nsc bose road,calcutta 700040.
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1. One World
2. Live and Learn
3. Time to Play
4. Dog Eat Dog
5. Too Tired to Talk
8. Round and Round