Abhijit Pohankar is the face of new age Indian music. Music producer, Composer, Singer & Indian Classical Keyboardist, Abhijit is considered as one of the most versatile & talented musicians of the young brigade.
He has music in his blood, being the son of renowned classical vocalist Maestro Pandit Ajay Pohankar. He also took training in the instrumental style of Indian music from world-renowned Santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. Abhijit is perhaps the only Indian to play Indian classical music on a keyboard.
He came to limelight with the super success of his fusion/new age music album PIYA BAVARI in 2002. The song went on to become one of the most popular songs in the history of Indian non-film music. The album remained in the top three charts of MTV for many weeks. Abhijit is the pioneer of Indian Lounge music. The song PIYA BAVARI went on the international scene by its inclusion in the famous BUDDHA BAR of France.
He has so far produced more than 20 albums nationally & internationally with some of the most reputed labels like H.M.V, Times Music, Music Today and Universal Worldwide & Free Spirit records. His songs have been compiled by some of the top internationally known labels like Sounds True & Buddha Bar.
His music has exotic elements of Indian traditional music fused with Lounge & other world music sounds. His videos are some of the most expensive & exotic videos and were considered a treat to watch. The video of Piya Bavari was shot on the exotic islands of Andaman & Nicobar and won several awards.
He has a unique style of making music and has successfully done so using traditional classical melodies. His works have been acclaimed by the masses & appreciated by legendary musicians too. He thinks differently & presents his music in a cool & stylish way. He is one of the first musicians to make Indian classical music cool & accessible to the youngsters.
He is a flamboyant performer on stage having done many concerts around the world at some of the most prestigious venues like the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. He has mesmerized audiences in India at some top rated concerts & events with his dynamic performances and collaborative concerts with some of the top musicians of the world.
He has been awarded by several institutions in India. He has received the Della Technica award for excellence in music, The Youth Icon of Music award from Rotary Club and also the Tata AV Max award for the best music album Piya Bavari.
He released a single ‘Albela Sajan’ on Youtube on world music day and it was amongst the top 10 releases recommended by Youtube India.
He collaborated with Hariharan and his father Pt Ajay Pohankar and the video hit 3 million plus views.
Abhijit Pohankar, the face of New Age Indian music.