krosswindz

krosswindz

 Kolkata, Bengal, IND
BandWorldFolk

Primarily a progressive world/Rock fusion band, now focusing on world music and soulful songs, lyric oriented. Professionally performing concerts all over india for the last fourteen years

Biography

: Band was formed in 1990, has toured all over india and playing at all major college festivals and stadium concerts. The band is still busy gigging all over the country. The band has performed and collaborated with internationally reputed names like HERBIE HANCOCK(USA), SKY HIGH(SWEDEN), TIZIAN JOST(GERMANY), PANDIT RAMESH MISHRA(INDIAN SARENGI PLAYER OF INTERNATIONAL REPUTE), THE JAZZ AMBASSADORS(USA). The music of Krosswindz has been featured in numerous documentary films and commercials. Presently the award winning film "THE WAY BACK HOME" by film maker SUPRIYO SEN featured the vocals of CHANDRANI(KROSSWINDZ) prominently as a background score for the film. Supriyo Sen has received a grant from the prestigious Jan Vrijman Fund (of the The International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA) on the basis of a worldwide competition of scripts for the production of his fourth film “Way Back Home”.

Lyrics

THE MINSTREL

Written By: CHANDRANI BANERJEE

I CAN HEAR YOUR VOICE ACROSS THE VALLEYS AND THE PLAINS
TELLING ME THE STORIES OF FARAWAY LANDS
THE KINGS THE QUEENS THEIR QUARELS COME ALIVE IN YOUR TALES
I LONG TO SEE THOSE KINGDOMS THROUGH YOUR EYES

THE BALLERINA DANCER DOES NOT KNOW HER NEXT STEP
THE SYMPHONY CONDUCTOR DOES NOT KNOW WHICH NOTE TO CHOSE
AND IN BETWEEN THE BALLET SHE STUMBLES AND FALLS
THE SYMPHONY CONDUCTOR LOOKS WITH DISSAPROVING EYES
THE MINSTREL HE SINGS THAT SAD SAD SONG
LIVE IS A JOURNEY THATS OH SO LONG
HE IS TIRED AND WARY BUT HE KEEP WALKING ON
CAUSE THERE IS ALWAYS STORY FOR HIM TO SING

Refrain

Written By: Vikramjit Banerjee and Chandrani Banerjee

REFRAIN Lyrics

would you whisper a few words to me
if i came to you in the darkness
i'd be wrapped up in melancholy
like a song from the pavement
torn and tattered in the wind
like the mannequin that is standing
standing for centuries
to welcome another dimension.

(how can it be like before)

would you hold my hand
if i came to you in the darkness
i'd be lurking like a tramp
searching in the hedge grove
for directions on the map
to the centre of the flame
where the white light cuts through the rain
and lights up the words in my refrain.

(how can it be like before)

burning flowers saving hours
endless trying, dying embers

the white light cuts through the rain
white light show me the way.

Discography

Singles - BMG Crescendo(India)
Poth Geche Benke - Sagarika
One World - Kosmic Music
Bhebe Dekhecho ki - Kosmic Music
Compilations - Aabar Bochor Kooree porey - Mohiner Ghoraguli
Khyapar Gaan - Mohiner Ghoraguli
Moni Chara Shunno Laagey - Various Artists
THE MUSIC OF THE GLOBE - JOE ANTHONY PRODUCTIONS(USA).
Jhiko Jhiko - Sagarika Acoustronics 2004
MISIKI MISIKI-sagarika 2005 LATEST ALBUM

Set List

Krosswindz prides itself as one of the most versatile bands in the world as it performs music as diverse as pop,rock,blues,funk,r n b/hiphop,folk,world beat etc
The band does cover versions of rock n roll from the 50's to the present day hard rock from 2005.
The band has done special theme nights where the music has been tailored to the ambience of the venue-JAZZ being the genre that has been covered often by KROSSWINDZ.Lastly KROSSWINDZ always peforms original music from their innumerable albums which they categorize as a hi brid genre called "world rock"-world music performed with the panache of a rock band.