Ronu Majumdar

Ronu Majumdar began playing the flute under the guidance of his father Dr. Bhanu Majumdar, late Pt. Lakshman Prasad Jaipurwale and finally the revered Pt. Vijay Raghav Rao. He was also fortunate to receive training from his grand guru Pt. Ravi Shankar. A powerhouse performer, Ronu Majumdar is firmly rooted in the Maihar gharana which has also given shape to sturdy musical oaks like Pt. Ravi Shankar and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.Pt. Majumdar is a major innovator with New Age Music by having introduced a completely new Aesthetic in Indian Music through his epoch-making album "Song of Nature/ A Traveller's Tale".

Ronu ji is also a Grammy Nominee for his work with the Banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck in the album "Tabula Rasa" {1996}. He has performed and composed for the Hollywood movie "Primary Colours" and collaborated with top artists like George Harrison, Ry Cooder, John Hassels, Lary Coryell and Indian maestros like Pt. Ravi Shankar, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pt. Jasraj and Kishori Amonkar. Pt. Majumdar was formally introduced to audiences beyond Indian shores in 1988 by this illustrious grand guru, Pt. Ravi Shankar at the Moscow festival. There has been no looking back for the maestro ever since. West beckoned him and various heart warming collaborations with International greats like George Harrison, George Brooks, Philip Glass, Zakir Hussain, Ry Cooder, Bela Fleck, Lary Corryel saw the light of the day. His international releases like 'FASCINOMA' with guitarist Ry Cooder, John Hassels (Water Lily Acoustics), In search of life with Christian Seiferd (Universal), "Tabula Rasa" with Bela Fleck, the American Banjo Virtuoso, "Moonlight Whispers" with Larry Corryel, Inside Kremlin, Chants of India and Passages are endeavours on his mission to endear the glory of the humble Bansuri. Ronuji joined Michael Stipe of REM, Robbie Williams, Asha Bhosle, Baaba Maal and a host of other noted musicians on the genre crossing "One Giant Leap" (Palm Pictures).

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