Arko has been playing in numerous bands and projects in India from a very early age of 12 and has played hundreds of concerts and gigs with folk, blues, rock, fusion, and even local metal outfits in India. He has more than 6 albums and Eps released in India with many of these bands and projects.
In his tours of Europe in between 2012 and 2015 Arko, has played in a number of international music festivals pertaining to the genre of music that the respective collaboration of his belonged to. Arko has also toured in the remote countryside towns of France and Czech republic and has played in numerous bistrots and pubs in England and France.
Here are a list of some of the international concerts and festivals played by Arko in the last few years outside of India.
- Festival “Un ete a Bourges” 2012, France with Anna Tanvir (Ireland) and Yann Beaujouan(France)
- Chedigny Blues Festival 2012
- Un ete a Bourges 2013, France with project Crossover
- Festival Sin Fronteras, Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, 2013 with project Ashram
- Barista concert at Chedigny Salles des Fetes , France 2013, with project Crossover
- United islands festival, Prague, Czech Republic, 2014 with project Ashram
- Stara Pekarna, Brno, Czech Republic, 2014 with project Ashram
- Bourges blues festival, 2014, France, feat Alexandre Voisin n Yann Beaujouan (France) and Lassy King
- Massassy (mali)
- Un ete a Bourges 2014, France with project Barista
- Batyskaf, Zdar, Czech Republic, 2014 with project Ashram
- 9 Solo concerts at George Tavern London, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Dhaka Sufi Festival, 2015 with The Arko Mukhaerjee Collective
- Dhaka international folk festival, 2015 with The Arko Mukhaerjee Collective
Rajamati | Arko Mukhaerjee | Newari Song | For the love of Kathmandu | Nepal | Reggae
This is a tribute to Prem Dhoj Pradhan Sir and his beautiful songs that have inspired us for decades.
Rājamati is a traditional Newari ballad from Kathmandu, about an unsuccessful love quest, and is the most well known song in Newar society of Nepal. Written by an unnamed composer, the song dates from the early 19th century and is based on a true story.
It was first recorded on gramophone disc by maestro Seturam Shrestha in Kolkata in 1908. The song was revived again by Mr. Prem Dhoj Pradhan. A movie of the same name and based on the story of the song was released in 1995.
Voice design, ukulele and acapella – Arko Mukhaerjee
Acoustic slide guitar and bass – Koustav Dey
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Blue Monk Inc. Kolkata by Tirthankar Ray.
Shot and Edited by Negacy Angom and Megha Theeng (Darjeeling).
To contact her for shoots and edits here is her page : https://instagram.com/_negsthetic_?igshid=d6oiwkphl5x6
Special thanks to Hari Dai and Pawan Dai along with all my friends from Beer n’ Nuts Kathmandu for introducing me to this song. My love and gratitude to Vikas Pradhan and the entire team of Revolver, Darjeeling, Benoy Moktan and Anil Tamang from Maneybhanjyang and all the children from Mission compound, Darjeeling.