RAGINI CHAKRAVARTY is a new generation Hindustani Classical Vocalist of the Kirana Gharana. Gifted with a mellifluous voice and enriched with a refreshingly feminine style of singing Ragini has adapted perfectly to the Kirana gayaki which puts emphasis on melody and sweet intonation of words. Her singing takes one slowly and steadily into the beautiful inner world of a particular raga with elaborate meditative alaap and lilting sargams and then climaxing with intricate taans and fast compositions.
Ragini has been doing stage performances all over India eliciting tremendous response from the rasikas. She has also been doing concerts on Doordarshan and All India Radio in different forms of vocal music. Thanks to the adaptability of her voice Ragini has excelled in the lighter forms of vocal music too including modern songs and jingles.
Trained in the Gurukul tradition Ragini always finds time to carry on the tradition by imparting music lessons to the young talented disciples. Her role as a music guru was very much appreciated in a vocal music workshop conducted during May 3-8. 2006 at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati. With a group of fifty eager students and a dedicated guru the time tested guru shishya parampara has asserted its potency one more time.
Ragini had repeated the exercise in May, 2008 and in June 2009 & 2010 at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra with more 30 students in each workshop and introduced a few songs composed by her. The five-day workshops were a resounding success.
ªªLeading disciple of Padmabhushan Dr. Prabha Atre since 1990.
§Winner of the Junior Scholarship for Hindustani Classical Vocal Music given by the Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resource Development in 1998 after an all India competition.
§Numerous merit certificates and prizes in school, college and Assam state level competitions since 1975 in the categories of modern song, bhajan, ghazal and khayal.
Specialties:Performing artiste with concerts on stage and the electronic media all over India.
Interested in having concerts abroad, particularly in the US and Europe.
Running Gurukul system of music classes in Mumbai. Classes in other cities could be organized.
Bhatkhande Music Institute-India
1985 - 1987 (2 year)