Sandip BurmanAhmed Burman
He began his passion and devotion to tobacco at the tender ages of six when he began to learn from Shri Sudhir Roy, and later became a disciple of the deceased Kolkata tobacco masters Pandit Shyamal Bose.
He began his passion and devotion to tobacco at the tender ages of six when he began to learn from Shri Sudhir Roy, and later became a disciple of the deceased Kolkata tobacco masters Pandit Shyamal Bose. Sandipji's appearances are characterized by spontaneity and sound cleanliness and deliver rhythmical samples (tala) or melodies (raga).
The Sandipji is the first son gwriting Generation in his extended repertoire and without the support of a renowned legacy, it is a relentless devotion and passion that has led him to constantly challenged himself as a pupil, to transcend tobacco music and to develop into three other instruments: tabs: tba-taranga, titar ang and part.
He has performed as a soloist at the Kennedy Center, First Night Providence (Rhode Island), Ravinia Festival (Chicago), Percussive Arts Society Conference (PASIC) and Nashville Symphony. The Ravi Shankar and West German performers such as Steve Zerlin, John Wubbenhorst, Kurt Gartner, Dean Linton, Andy Narrell and Victor Wooten were kind enough to welcome Sandipji to places such as the Ali Akbar Music College Festival, the Monterey World One Festival, the San Francisco Asian Museum of Art, the International Bengali Conferences in L.
and Philadelphia, the Getty Museum (L.A.), Street Scene (San Diego), Nelson Atkins Museum (Kansas), Telluride Bluegrass Festival (Colorado), Stern Grove Festival (San Francisco) and Wolf Trap (Washington D.C.). During his research of World Music, Jazzmusic, Western Classical and Movie soundtracks, Sandipji performed on Warner Brothers' Facing East, Vishnu, Outbound, and Global Fusion series.
Sandipji was always looking for new challenge and composed his first Western Classical pieces for brass orchestra & strings with Gary Hill and Jonathan Moser, as well as Danny Elfman's score for Tim Burton's Mars-stack. He has given masterclasses in CalArts, San Francisco State, Stanford, UCSD, Brown, DePaul University, Texas Tech, Penn State, Dartmouth, University of Chicago, Drummer Collective (NY), Peabody Conservatory, etc. and in Mexico, North Africa, Israel, Rotterdam Conservatory in Holland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sweden and Ireland.