Coromandel Express印度科羅曼德海岸的特快列車，起訖點為北印度的加爾各答和南印度的青奈。此名稱代表了團員們南北印度的音樂背景和融合，樂團成員由北印度代表Waka(若池敏弘)和Yo(金光亮平)、南印度代表Cody (白克迪)和Paige(蘇珮卿)所組成，使用人聲、長笛、印度笛、豎琴、西塔琴、塔不拉鼓、甘及拉、打擊等樂器。音樂上不但融合了南北印度的古典音樂，有時候也加入了西洋現代、古典以及爵士樂。精密複雜的節奏、極高難度的即興，是Coromandel Express 的主要特色。四位堅持理念、來自三個不同的國家的音樂人，帶領觀眾到一個全新的聆聽世界。
本次演出特別邀請到印度最具影響力的國寶級塔布拉鼓大師Dilip Mukherjee擔任嘉賓，鼓藝幾達登峰造極境界的Dilip Mukherjee，國際演出經驗豐富，將帶來一場精彩絕倫的跨界盛會。
印度最具影響力的塔布拉鼓大師，深具高度審美觀，鼓藝幾達登峰造極的境界。師承傳奇大師Pandit Shyamal Bose習鼓25年，在其嚴格訓練下，造就高超鼓藝。國際演出經驗豐富，舉辦過上百場獨奏會，也與各界音樂大師合作演出。
Coromandel ExpressThe Coromandel Express is a train that links the North and the South of India along the Coromandel Coast. It runs from Kolkata to Chennai and represents the group's musical background. Yo (sitar) and Waka (tabla) represent the Hindustani style of North India, while Paige (flutes) and Cody (kanjira/percussion) bring influences from the Carnatic genre of the South. These performers meet in the middle to serve up a musical masala that is thoughtful, explorative, and beautiful. Also drawing from jazz, Western classical, and other World music idioms, Coromandel Express is fusion within fusion and offers something totally unique to the Taipei music scene.
Dilip MukherjeeDilip Mukherjee is a pleasing person and a highly aesthetic tabla player. His tabla support elevates the music to great heights. He is a virtuous soloist. Dilip’s musical pursuits received unending inspirations from his father Late Kamalakanta Mukherjee. His uncle, Late Anadinath Chatterjee, took affectionate interest to initiate Dilip in tabla playing.
Later, he had the opportunity to learn with renowned tabla players like Ustad Jahangir Khan, Pandit Gobindo Bose and finally with the legendary Pandit Shyamal Bose. Dilip feels fortunate to be chosen to receive showering affection, blessings and rigorous training under the guru like Pandit Shyamal Bose for a stretch of 25 years.
Dilip gave huge number of performances in the country and abroad. He presented many solo recitals and also had the opportunity to provide tabla support to musicians like Pt. V.G. Jog, Pt. A. Kanan, Pt. Birju Maharaj, Ustad Munawar Ali Khan, Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain Khan, Ustad Rasid Khan, Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay, Pt. Samaresh Chowdhury to name a few. He regularly performs at the All India Radio and Doordarshan. His tabla performances were warmly received by the music lovers of some countries in North America and Asia.
He served the M.I. University, Iowa, USA as a full time professor. He participated in ‘Asian Festival’ in Japan in 2001.He again represented India on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship between India and Japan in the year 2002. During this visit he performed a number of concerts in different cities in Japan. His audio CDs and singles are available at iTunes and CD Baby that received warm responses from the music lovers from different parts of the world. He is now attached to the Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.