As part of the 69th Independence Day celebrations of India, which falls on August 15, the Indian Cultural Centre in Colombo is delighted to present a musical program titled ‘BANDISH FUSION’ by the Grammy nominated and internationally acclaimed percussion Maestro Pandit Subhen Chatterjee, along with his fusion band KARMA. This musical extravaganza will be held at Bishop’s College Auditorium on August 14, 2015 at 7 pm The program is being organized with the support of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi, the Ministry of Culture and the Arts, Government of Sri Lanka and Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo.

Pandit Subhen Chatterjee is an accomplished Indian percussionist and tabla player, who has developed a unique and distinctive style that draws upon his knowledge of multiple music ‘Gharanas’. In 1985 he created the fusion band Karma, with a team of some of the top ranked musicians of India. One of the oldest bands in India, Karma plays unique fusion music that combines Indian music with elements of contemporary Jazz, Afro-Cuban and Mediterranean music. Bandish Fusion is a soul-stirring experience of sheer melodic beauty, fused with incredible rhythms. Pandit Chatterjee will be accompanied by Dipannita Acharya (vocal), Sambit Chatterjee (drum), Suvam Moitra (guitar), Arnab Chakraborty (Bass Guitar), and Subhas Mondal (keyboard).

Admission to the event is by invitation only and sitting is on first come first served basis. Limited passes will be available at Indian Cultural Centre from August 5, onwards. Further details regarding the event can be obtained by calling the Indian Cultural Centre on 2684698 or by sending a mail to

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