May 5, 2019

‘Oha Baate’ : Assamese Song Creates Waves

The much experienced and popular musical duo, the Mumbai based Ambar Das and Sarmistha Chakravorty’s latest song ‘Oha Baate’ has turned out to be a tour de force. The song released on YouTube is creating a huge fan following and comes straight from the heart.

Ambar Das, born on March 10, 1974, is a music composer, producer, an ace drummer and guitarist, originally hailing from Guwahati. He has worked in several musical bands and composed background scores for some serials, documentaries for Hindi as well as other regional language films. He has also composed jingles for the advertisement industry.

Ambar inherited musical genes from his mother late Sailabala Das, who herself was a singer and a lyricist of repute. He studied music and compositions with late Jiten Baruah, who was a musician of national repute, and one of the pioneers in initiating western orchestration into Assamese music. He learnt the drums and other percussions from elder brother Late Bhaskar Das - one of the foremost drummers in the north-eastern region in the early 80s. He later studied jazz drumming under Jurgen Busse, a respected Jazz drummer and music teacher from Hamburg, Germany. He learnt guitar and the nuances of music arrangements from late Rana Roy, a musical giant and the lead guitarist of the Fusion Band ‘Karma’ of Kolkata.

Ambar’s wife, the undeniably gifted singer Sarmistha Chakravorty ably supported him in the music video.

Prantik Deka


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