Anandita Basu
Anandita Basu

Anandita Basu, a recognized name in Sahaja Sufi and qawwali music from Kolkata, India, started to learn Indian Classical music at the age of 4 with her mother and Guru, Professor Anjana Basu.

Anandita has been a dedicated student, learning various art forms from great masters of dance, music and percussion. She holds a degree in sociolology, and has received the Sangeet Prabhakar and Sangeet Visharad degrees in Music and Tabla, and upon completing her degrees she started working for different international institutions and organizations with the purpose of promoting Indian music and culture all over the world.

Her performances and recordings have been featured in many media and concerts, receiving great recognition for the uniqueness with which the complete peace and joy of self-connection is expressed while she sings.

She has performed in and outside of India many times, touring Canada, EEUU, Suriname, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, South Africa and Finland among other countries.

She has also performed in many festivals like Culture Spirit Festival in Italy, Helsinki Festival in Finland, Festival de Música Sacra de Bogotá. 

Wherever she performs, audiences are touched by her unique way of singing Sufi and qawwali, as she is probably the only female qawwali singer in the world who has earned a special place in the hearts of people.

Her CD’s, like Sufi soul, Manan, and Sargam, have been widely appreciated by the public in India and abroad. She has also worked in Fusion music with artists like Juan Sebastián Monsalve, Miguel Czachowski, kavita Krishnamurti and others, and recorded with very renowned bands like Indialucia, Curupira Trio, Soplo de Vida amongst others. 

Anandita received her inner self realization in 1989 with her guru Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (the biggest master of peace) and has been under her spiritual guidance since then. She has toured the world since 2007 to bring self-realization to mankind through her music, called Sahaja sufi music, the music of realized souls.

Currently she is professor of Indian music and dance at Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia, and founder and director of Foundation Kalakendra of India to promote Indian culture in Colombia. 

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