A great evening of music is in store ahead for Guwahatians. The first alumni meet of Shrimanta Shankardev Academy, “SSAAM’10” has been convened on April 17 next, which will see musical performances by internationally acclaimed flautist Deepak Sharma and city-based rock ‘n’ roll outfit Voodoo Child.
“SSAAM’10” convenor Dipankar Jakharia said, “Shrimanta Shankardev Academy is an institution which hardly needs an introduction. The first junior science college of Guwahati, the college has acted as the stepping stone for the emergence of countless doctors, engineers, scientists and professionals in every walk of life who are doing commendable service, both in the country and abroad.” The college was established in 1992.
The first alumni meet of SSA, “SSAAM’10” is sure to be a memorable event. In the words of Jakharia, “It will be the perfect occasion for Shankarians and their near and dear ones to network and make new friends, and also to listen to some great music by internationally-acclaimed flautist Deepak Sharma and city-based rock band ‘Voodoo Child’.”
Deepak Sharma is a musician who hardly needs an introduction. Disciple of legendary flautist Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Deepak Sharma has come a long way from a remote village in Nalbari district of Assam to today become an internationally-acclaimed flautist who’s carrying on with his guru’s mission to popularise the bamboo flute with steadfast sincerity and dedication. Having cut a number of music albums besides providing the background scores for countless television serials, documentaries and theatre productions, Deepak Sharma has represented the country in performances in many countries across the globe, including countries as diverse as Germany, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Martinique, Denmark, Spain, amongst others.
On the other hand, Voodoo Child is one of the most popular rock ‘n’ roll outfits of the city. Formed in the summer of 2002 by Rittique Phukan, the band has played in almost all the top clubs of Assam and also parts of the Northeast. With their music ranging from Classic Rock to Jazz Rock, the band is immensely popular among people of all age groups. The current band line-up consists of Rittique (Lead Vocals & Guitars), Amborish (Lead Guitars), Partha (Bass Guitar), Pritam (Keyboards) and Tonmoy (Drums).