Koyel is an aspiring singer-songwriter, pianist as well as ukulele player, whose interests largely lie in collaborating various musical styles, genres and languages to explore new forms of contemporary fusion. At age 7, she started learning the piano and became part of a classical choir based in Calcutta, with which she performed in front of various audiences around the country. She has also performed Monteverdi’s Vespers at the youth music festival in Bayreuth, Germany and took part in a production of Gounod’s Polyeucte with the UCL university college Opera at Theatre Stratford East in London. Currently her main area of expertise lies in the field of public health, given that she is currently studying a masters at the London school of hygiene and tropical medicine – however she has not left her love for singing and composing behind. Despite her previous experience in Classical music, koyel is currently dabbling in the world of contemporary fusion of multiple genres (including jazz, fado, flamenco etc). Inspired by the likes of Anoushka Shankar, Nitin Sawhney and Jesse cook, Koyel’s hopes to one day compose multilingual music that serves to break the tradition of defining a song through a broader category or genre.

  • Name Koyel Basu
  • Role Singer
  • Category 2021 Performers
  • Date August 7th, 2021