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Madhumita Chatterjee is an extraordinary musical talent and a sought-after performer. Her mother began Chatterjee’s training in music at 6. She then learned Rabindra Sangeet from the Rabitirtha Music School in Calcutta, India, under the legendary Suchitra Mitra.


Chatterjee held first place in all 13 years of training and received a gold medal from Rabitirtha, which was given to her by Hemant Kumar. She then trained in Indian classical music and went on to receive her Sangeet Prabhakar from Allahabad. She became a regular performer on All India Radio and Calcutta TV. She moved to the United States in 1989 and began teaching and performing live.
She recorded her first album, Ore Mor Shishu Bholanath, as a child artist in 1979, which was released by H.M.V. In 2003, she released a modern Bengali album, Emotional Eyes, released by Beethoven Records of Kolkata. Last year in 2007, her first RabindraSangeet album, E Pothe Ami Je, was launched in Kolkata by Cozmik Harmony. The title song has over 26,000 views on YouTube. She has recently released her first Hindi Album titled From my Heart, which is a tribute to the great Indian legends Lata, Asha, and Kishore.
In 2008, she completed playback for a commercial Bengali film and in 2009 has done playback for a Hollywood film. She also has been collaborating with Bollywood music directors such as Bappi Lahiri, Santanu Moitra, Ram Sampath, Amar Haldipuri.
Chatterjee has a vast range of expertise and repertoire. She presents Bengali adhunik songs, Bollywood hits, ghazals, semi-classical, and Rabindra Sangeet with equal dexterity.
Chatterjee will be give a concert with Bollywood and Bengali hits to benefit the Bangladesh Unity Federation of Los Angeles (BUFLA).

Sunday, Dec. 6, 4-9 p.m. Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, 989 South Dewey Ave., Los Angeles. $25. (323) 422-5479, (909) 732-8800.

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Vandana Kumar

Vandana Kumar is a publishing executive with a 35-year track record in the industry. She leads the India Currents Foundation as President and CEO. As a new immigrant, she co-founded India Currents magazine...