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Don't blend some notes & say it's fusion music: Tanmoy Bose

Kolkata: Percussionist Tanmoy Bose has said it is wrong to blend some notes and describe it as fusion music as it requires months of 'sadhana'.
Fusion is not "just blending some notes though many take that liberty. But they do the wrong thing.
Fusion is not so easy, it involves a deep thinking process and months of sadhana," he said.
Tanmoy said this is true not only for music.
"... in every domain - in art and food or in whatever you do. If you want to make sense," Tanmoy said here.
Similarly, sharing stage with another musician is not collaboration though many would say so, he said at a programme held in a music themed restaurant co-owned by him on Saturday.
A few days back, Tanmoy said, he and violinist Dr L Subramaniam performed with Oliver Mtukudzi, "one of the greatest singer-song writers of Zimbabwe" in Harare.
"But I won't brand it as collaboration. These words should be appropriately used. Collaboration means exchanging notes and thoughts for days. It is a long-drawn process," the musician said.
To a question, Tanmoy said, he had performed with Anoushka Shankar in her initial performance.
"The last time I had worked with Anoushka, it was with both she and Norah (Jones).
"But recently I told Anoushka that she should now work with musicians of her age," said the percussionist who had been associated with their father, Pandit Ravi Shankar, for 15 years.
"But again I must say we want to work together again.
Don't know when that happens as both of us are travelling constantly. If there is scope in future we can jointly produce a song album," he said.
Tracing back his association with Pt Ravi Shankar, Tanmoy said, "I had spent 15 years of my life with Panditji.
"And that was the best time of my life. I saw the world through his eyes."
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