Shadow and Light is the contemporary classical musical duo of Anindo Bose
and Pavithra Chari. With the sole focus of creating original music, they have
written and independently released three full length albums worldwide to
critical acclaim. Their latest album Sabar has been streamed over 1.9 million
times on Saavn alone, since its release in February 2018.
Having varied musical influences and inspirations, the duo fuse genres of
Hindustani classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Pop, Electronica and Soul to create
cinematic soundscapes and compositions in Hindi, English and Tamil.
Since 2014, they have been performing all over the country as a duo/quartet
in various music festivals and venues of repute. Some notable festivals are
India Music Summit, ASEAN festival, Udaipur World Music festival,
Serendipity Arts festival, Taalbelia, NH7 Weekender, and Mood Indigo (IIT).
They were chosen as first runners up among 200 bands of India by
Sennheiser, and were also declared ‘Best Pop Act 2016’ by Radiocity Freedom
Awards. They have received praise from Salim – Sulaiman, Shankar-Ehsaan-
Loy, and Amit Trivedi.
They have had the opportunity to collaborate with renowned jazz guitarist
Stanley Jordan, Brooklyn based multi-instrumentalist Karsh Kale, acclaimed
playback singer Benny Dayal, and guitar virtuoso Warren Mendonsa for
Nh7 Weekender and Red Bull Studio Science. They have also opened for the
likes of Anoushka Shankar and Ranjit Barot and were most recently invited
to perform their compositions at Serendipity Arts festival, Goa for a set
curated by Ranjit Barot. They are currently working on an album in
collaboration with Sarod players Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash.
Shadow and Light went on international tours to Sri Lanka in 2016, and a
45 day tour of the USA in 2018. They made the cover of Rolling Stone India,
as the new faces of fusion in India for the April edition 2018.