Anandita Basu, a recognised name in Sahaja music, 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 sociology, 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 organisations 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, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, French Guiana, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Aruba, Trinidad & Tobago, México, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, South Africa, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Turkey, Morocco, China amongst 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, Sufi Soul Festival in Germany, Sufi Festival in Morocco. She has been rewarded with Award of Sufi soul by the German Indian association in Germany, She has been also given special recognition by the Government of India for her contribution to Indian Art in Colombia. 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, Miguel Czachowski, Kavita Krishnamurti, Juan Sebastián Monsalve and others, and recorded with very renowned bands like Indialucia, Curupira Trio, Soplo de Vida amongst others. Anandita received her inner self realisation 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-realisation to mankind through her music, called Sahaja Sufi Music, the music of realised souls. She worked as a professor of Indian music and dance at Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia, and is the founder and director of Foundation Kalakendra of India to promote Indian culture around the world.
Awarded with honors several times in India, she received the most important and recognized ranks like Sangeet Visharad and Sangeet Prabakar in dance, music and tabla. She worked for different international institutions and organizations with the purpose of promoting Indian music and culture all over the world. Her arts has appeared on TV, radio, newspapers and magazines and she has been recognized also as director of many forms of music, composer and arranger.
Some things can not be measured in numbers, money, or even ideas, and most of the time those achievements come from the hearth. Here are some of those.
Anandita Basu has recorded several successful albums around the word and her music has been listened in all the continents, reaching people, hearts and talents around her. Many of her CD’s like JAI JANANI, ISLAM, PRATHANANJALI, MANAN, LOVING HANDS, SURABHINANDAN, SARGAM, SUFI SOUL, among others, are released all over India and abroad. Her speciality in sufi and qawwali music makes her style different and unique. Check her music
Anandita Basu has participated with her music in the international documentary "Ganges, un viaje por los sentidos del agua" Learn more