A Ghazal album Hazaar Khwaab by singer Chandreyee Bhattacharya was released recently at Satyajit Ray Auditorium (ICCR). The album was released in the august presence of veteran musicians like Nachiketa, Joy Sarkar, Sumit Ramachandran and Ratul Shankar.
Chandreyee has been learning music from eminent singer Hariharan since 2007. She also performs with the talented singer in live stage shows. Born in Kolkata Chandreyee trained under the tutelage of Geetashree Bhattacharya, who was also incidentally her first teacher. She also is her mother. She even sang a song in the film Ishq, Bengali film Parichay, Tamil film Anbe Sivam (She sung a duet with S. P. Balasubhramanium) and also in Chiku Buku.
The Ghazal album has been composed by Ashwin Srinivasan. He is incidentally also the producer of this album.
At the Hazaar Khwaab launch program, singer Chandreyee performed her songs featuring Ojas Adhiya. She performed the songs along and was accompanied on Sarangi by Allah Rakha Kalawant, Ratan Bhattacharya on the Harmonium, Roopak Dey on the Guitar.
Speaking at the occasion, singer Chandreyee said, “I had the dream of pursuing my career in Ghazals from a very tender age. I met Ashwin when I used to learn music under Harriharan ji. He played the flute then. It was then that I shared with him my dream of bringing out a Ghazal album and we began our work from 2013. First we released it in Mumbai got the feedback and now we are releasing it in Kolkata”.
This musical evening turned out to be a great delightful affair for music lovers.