Kalighata Rain Clouds: Ujjayinee Roy

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Singer, songwriter, producer, teacher, radio jockey, columnist, actor…well the list goes on…and makes you wonder whether there is anything that vocalist Ujjayinee Roy cannot do or, as the case is, has not done. Oh, in all this, Ujjayinee is also trained in Hindustani Classical music, but you will never guess all or any of what is stated previously while listening to “Kalighata”, a song that opens with what sounds like a dobro, before piano and guitar join the sounds of Indian rock that bubbles with harmonies, chord changes, and vibes. The song has a very country/rock influence and is catchy. The ascending arpeggios that begin the song provide an immediately recognizable hook which, along with fingerpicking guitar skills, firmly establishes the Chennai native’s fixation on cowboy and Western imagery. “Kalighata” appears to be India’s measured response in musical kilometres to “Black Velvet” from Canadian Alannah Myles!

Listen and Download this song here:http://www.artistaloud.com/UjjayineeRoy

 – Review by PARAG KAMANI

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