Tarali Sarma is
a complete Artiste. A versatile singer composer and music
director. Who loves to take the tougher path. To begin with
she chose Traditional Axomiya Music. Being born in a family in
Asom (India) where Traditional & Folk music is a family
legacy, the passion and love for music flowed in her veins.
Then she chose the ancient and extremely difficult idioms of
various traditional and folk music, to harness and express her
creativity. And after diving deep within the time tested ocean
of Traditional & Folk music, she chose to share the pearls she
discovered with a creative mind across the globe.
Tarali thrives on challenges, loves to crossover boundaries,
take an un-threaded path and try the never before. Being an
artiste, in her tryst with the cultural world and in her
pursuit for music, she has continued creating & immersing in
different forms of music Result ? A series of hugely
successful ‘firsts’ in the list of her musical adventures.
For instance, she created an identity of her own when at the
tender age of 12 she composed the music for an All India Radio
Program. And there is no looking back from then onwards. As an
accomplished singer, composer and music director, she has the
rare Distinction of winning the coveted ‘Rajat Kamal’,
National award as the best female play back singer in the year
2004, thus becoming the first female from the state to win the
prestigious award. She also has the privilege of being the
first female music director in the mobile theatres of Asom.
She has many albums to her credit, ’Abhiman’ being the first.
She has lend her voice for various films, serials and plays.
She moved her magic as music director for 2 feature films,
couple of short films and many documentaries and serials. She
is a regular performing artist of All India Radio &
Along with all
these innovations, experimentations Tarali continues to give
her creations and concerts of pure Axomiya Traditional & Folk
Music and Modern Music across the state and beyond her
boundaries and shores. Obviously here is a vast spectrum where
popular music, collaboration, sublime, new age music, folk
music, thematic music, psychedelic sounds and film music
co-exists very comfortably with her first love-Traditional &
Tarali derives her inspiration from nature. Her creations are
closely blended to the various elements of nature and its
beauty. She loves to travel both physically and in her own
creative dream world. Her inspiration can be observed in her
creations which has the flavor of the soil of her native place
Asom and her country India as well it echoes the sentiments of
an individual. She tries to remain connected with spirituality
with meditation everyday. To her Lord Ganesha, Lord Krishna
and Lord Shiva remains the most severed and constant
companion, as she derives the strength & power from them
during her creations.
Floating in and out of varied sounds, novel creations and huge
accolades, Tarali is always striving to give the best to her
audiences. She is aware of her responsibility as an artiste as
well as a responsible individual.
Tarali have the vision of making the ancient traditional &
folk music of Asom & various Ethnic tribes of the state, to be
established on the Indian music platform. And she has imbibed
the inspiration & nuances from her father Shri Prabhat Sarma,
a renowned folk exponent, flutist, music director and the
Sangeet Natak Academy Awardee and from her uncle Shri Bakhista
Deva Sarma, who is the satradhikar (religious head) of the
‘Barpeta Shatra’ along with other satradhikars, thus striving
to make the form of art indispensable in the world of music.
And from the looks and creation of it Tarali is all set to
make it indispensable in the world of music, across the globe.
And why not ? She cherishes the invaluable treasure of
Traditional & Folk music in its various forms that her family
legacy has helped her imbibe and has her eyes set on the
She is the new face of Tradition
She is “Asom (India)-in-the twenty first century personified”
President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, presenting the award for
the Best Female playback singer to Tarali Sarma, for her
song in the film Akashitorar Kothale (Assamese), at the
National Film awards function in New Delhi
on February 2, 2005.
Photo: Sandeep Saxena Photographer : Sandeep saxena Credit: THE HINDU Creation Date: 03-02-2005 City: NEW DELHI Country: INDIA