GHARANA fusion band was formed by Susnata Har and late Probir Narayan, in Calcutta (east India), in 2006. Touching on the acoustics of Folk instruments, with a unique blend of the Ethno Guitar, the band's fusion music is influenced by the magical depth of Indian Ragas and ancient chants. The varied cultural and geographical influences of different lands, with oriental flavor and natural elements is finely amalgamated. Their music speaks about the inner emotions, environment, eternal bonding between a mother and her child, harmony among people, lifestyle of rural dwellers connected to the river, confiding to universal cosmic energy and the celebration of life.
GHARANA's musicians are from different lands of India, belonging to different religions, cultures and speaking different languages. And so their researched work has a diversified taste laden with Khamak-Bansuri combi, Dizi-Cajon parts, Ocarina-Ghungroo, Bass-Tabla, multi-rhythm patterns, unique fade-ins-outs, breathtaking Sawal-Jawabs (instrumental question-answer) and Jugalbandis (unison), with expressive classic Bandanas, Alaaps (intro), Bols (rhythm notes), Sargams (song notes) and multilingual vocals. The band's stage recitals are sometimes marked with a rare performance by their percussionist, when he demonstrates some unseen acts of amazing sound-production with his body and cheeks, combined with some rare mini-bells tied on the lower part of his dress. All these majestic elements and activities, followed by the punchy bass, arpeggios-strums and emotional flute enthralls the audience and takes them to a transcendental journey, reflecting the true meaning of 'Music'.
GHARANA has given spectacular performances in different national concerts, festivals, cultural centers, cafes, colleges, communities, house concerts, corporate events, exhibitions, fundraisers, workshops etc., in various countries (Russia-northwest, Egypt, Qatar, Armenia, Georgia, Latvia, UAE, Nepal, New Zealand, India). Their music has received coverages by radios, TV and magazines worldwide.