110 Gandhi Road Darjeeling, my new production e is a multi-lingual original/folk and traditional standards based album, homemade in my quaint little Himalayan mountain abode in Darjeeling. I conceived this little production, a day at a time, throughout the time period of the COVID 19 Lockdown, a time that has taken away lots from each one of us and has also given the love of many loving souls I didn’t know existed.
The album is named after a little settlement in Darjeeling around the Union Church area; a family I have become a part of slowly over a decade, an eclectic simple cameo of life that inspired me to live with integrity and honesty with music, cooking, farming, cross-cultural exchanges, refugeehood and faith.
Music is a quintessential element in my life, undoubtedly a privileged one. However, I do not consider music to be more important than life. It is a thread that invisibly ties each one of us inhabitants of the world into a sacred thread of harmony and co-existence, beyond identity politics and imposed systematic divides within society. What we all have are our own stories of loss, rebuilding and marginalisation based on subtle class divides, all that we can negate with melodies, harmonies and rhythms, we use as tools against abstractions that divide us.
The true genius of the 21st century is life itself. Like Mozart says “Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”
Musicians, lyricists and co artists who have contributed to my life and this album
- Ida Jo | Violin – Minnesota Ida Jo Ida Jo
- Koustav Dey | Guitar – Kolkata
- Amos Rai & Jasmine Barrett | Violin – Darjeeling
- Sayan Ghosh | Guitar | Mixing and Mastering – Kolkata
- Sayan Babui | Dotara – Shantiniketan
- Nitin Mani | Bass – Kolkata
- Ritaprabha Roy | Guitar and Music Programming – Mumbai
- Sajib Sarkar | Dubki – Kolkata
- Anirban Bhattacharya | Recitation – Kolkata
- Rabin Giri | Song writing – Kathmandu
- Samriddhi Shakya | Song writing – Kathmandu
- Sandra Babli Chatterjee | Creative advisor – Munich
I have also been able to explore several zones of my available privileged creative horizon as a composer, programmer, arranger and have played multiple instruments in different compositions mostly in an impromptu way that includes the Ukulele, Guitar, Domra, Dotara and Balalaika.
I would specially want to thank Vikash and Asenla Pradhan along with the entire family of Revolver, Darjeeling for their constant support. My never ending gratitude goes out to artists and truly empathetic human beings like Joyraj Bhattacharjee, Srabanti Bhattacharya, Shruti Ghosh, Scott Lamps, Sounak Roy, Nitin Mani, Basab Mullick, Anirban Bhattacharya, Madhurima Goswami, Tapas Kumar Roy, Arinjoy Sarkar, Saniya Bazheneyeva, the entire Gandharva community of Batulechaur, Nepal, my beloved mentor / teacher Amyt Datta and all the people’s artists from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Cuba, Africa, and every other part of the world, who have tirelessly given every drop of their very existence and art to transform this very class divided existence of human kind, full of abstract exclusivity into a much more inclusive and harmonious existence for the children of tomorrow.
Music Videos From Album 110 Gandhi Road Darjeeling
110 Gandhi Road Darjeeling | Arko Mukhaerjee | The Story of my new album | Nepali | Bengali | English | Urdu
110 Gandhi Road Darjeeling, the new production by Arko Mukhaerjee is a multi-lingual original/folk and traditional standards based album, homemade in my quaint little Himalayan mountain abode in Darjeeling. I conceived this little production, a day at a time, throughout the time period of the COVID 19 Lockdown, a time that has taken away lots from each one of us and has also given the love of many loving souls I didn’t know existed.
Pidhima Basera | Arko & Friends | 110 Gandhi Road Darjeeling | Tribute | Buddhi Krishna Lamichhane
Pidhima Basera ( Buddhi Krishna Lamichhane ) Arko Mukhaerjee & Friends Album – 110 Gandhi Road Darjeeling | Nepali Folk Song | Music Video.
This is in memory of Late Buddhi Krishna Lamichhane and his unforgettable contribution to the folk music of Nepal and the entire sub continent.
This song and the video pays tribute to the working class migrant labourers who stay far from their homes and families, their mothers, wives and children, to earn their every day survival.
Special thanks to Amos, Jasmine, Inaya and my entire family in Darjeeling at 110 Gandhi Road, a place where this album has been conceived at, a place where I found a new home. Gratitude to Koustav Dey, Sajib Sarkar, Sayan Ghosh, Sourav Bagchi and Babli Chatterjee for the love and constant support in making this album cone to life.
Shot and Edited by Amit Biswas.
Assisted by Manish Chettri.
Listen to the entire album in apple music, spotify, amazon music and all other digital portals worldwide.
Here is the link to all portals.
Happy To Start Again | A Reggae Original | 2022 | Arko Mukhaerjee | Album 110 Gandhi Road Darjeeling
An original composition written and composed by me. This is a part of my recent album 110 Gandhi Road Darjeeling.
Dharadhari Bagani | Nepali Folk Song | Arko and Friends | Music Video | Jhalakman Gandharva Tribute
A tribute to Jhalakman Gandharva and the entire gandharva community of Batulechaur, Nepal.
Featuring Amos Rai, my little brother from Darjeeling on violin.
Celebrating the folk music of Nepal and the mountains all over the world.
Special thanks to Abhinav, Vikash Pradhan and the entire Revolver family in Darjeeling.
Happy new year 2021 to all our friends and listeners. Finally we have managed to finish the making of this music video. Stay safe. May we all get together beyond all barriers and boundaries.