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Melifluous music beyond borders
I heard an Angel singing/ When the day was springing, / Mercy, Pity, Peace/ Is the world’s release. Aldous Huxley had once said, “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” Music is the undisputed monarch that establishes its reign with its magic sepulture. It cuts across all barriers and establishes its supremacy. In these turbulant times, we need the inspiration of music to help fulfill the dream of world peace. As often said, “a pamphlet, no matter how good, is never read more than once. But a song is learned by heart and repeated over and over.” To celebrate the cross border peace and charm of music, Broadcast Worldwide hosts a musical concert, Tonight Together. The show brings together one of the most talismanic and venerated pop singer, Najam Sheraz from Pakistan, a known pop singer and one of the upcoming voices in Bollywood. Along with him, the scintillating Indian singer Usha Utthup and the most elegant Banglasedhi singer, Elita Karim, are all set to mesmerize the audience with their music that transcends the barriers of borders.

Event:Tonight Together: A musical concert to celebrate cross-border peace When: Today at 6.30 pm Where: ICCR Auditorium

aART

Till April 3 (except public holidays) at CIMA Gallery, #2485 8717; 2 pm - 7 pm: Symbols & Metaphors — an exhibition of the works of Samir Aich, Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Alok Bal, A. Balasubramaniam, Sumitro Basak, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Jogen Chowdhury, Partha Pratim Deb, Atul Dodiya, Jaya Ganguly, Gopal Ghosh, M.F. Husain, Farhad Hussain, Jitish Kallat, Paresh Maity, Veer Munshi, Baiju Parthan, Ganesh Pyne, Kingshuk Sarkar, Mayank Kumar Shyam, Arpita Singh, Sanjeev Sonpimpare, Ram Singh Urveti and others. Till April 20 (except Sundays & holidays) at the Museum and Art Gallery of The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park; 10.30 am - 1 pm & 2.30 pm - 7 pm: Annual Exhibition 2010 of paintings, sculptures and print-makings of late Lalit Mohan Sen. Till April 1 at Gurusaday Museum Hall; 12 noon - 6 pm: Gurusaday Museum, in collaboration with Resonance (a group of artists) & Centre of Photo Technology, presents an exhibition of paintings and photographs. April 1 - 14 at Art Walk Gallery, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Dipankar Pahari. Till April 2 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12 Park Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: A group exhibition of paintings in tribute to Nabyendu Chatterjee. Till April 4 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: Changing Images — an exhibition by the faculty members of Rabindra Bharati University’s visual arts. Till April 4 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 4th floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: Recent paintings and drawings by Mamata Basak. Till April 5 at Halo Heritage Gallery, 26 Ritchie Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chasing the Muse — an exhibition of paintings by Dwijen Gupta, Subrata Chowdhury and Rupchand Kundu. Till April 7 (except Sunday) at Mon Art Gallery, 6 Hungerford Street, Regency, 3rd floor, #2289 5438; 11 am - 7.30 pm: The Way We Are, a group exhibition, curated by Oindrilla Maity Surai.

DRAMA

April 1 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Samstab will stage Mohit Chattopadhyay’s Bhootnath. Direction & performance: Dwijen Bandyopadhyay. April 4 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sayak will stage Jnan Briksher Fall, based on Tolstoy’s Fruits of Culture. Playwright: Chandan Sen. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharya.

PERFORMING ARTS

April 1 at CLT, Aban Mahal; 6 pm: Anwesha presents an evening of songs featuring Mrinmay Roy, Amitesh Chanda, Anjana Debnat April 2 at CLT, Aban Mahal; 5.45 pm: Rabichhabi presents Kabi Pranam, its 22nd annual programme of Tagore songs. Dir: Arijit Sarkar. April 2 at Kala Mandir; 6 pm: Kolikata Juba Sangha presents a programme to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. Featuring a grand finale with 20 vocalists and 20 instrumentalists in the orchestra on Tagore songs. Composed and directed by Debojyoti Bose. In second half, Bose will play the sarod with Bickram Ghosh on the tabla. April 3 at Sisir Mancha; 6 pm: Bhavna presents a solo recital of Tagore songs by Enakshi Chattopadhyay. April 3 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Padatik Dance Centre presents its annual Kathak show by junior and senior students who will perform choreographic items under the guidance of their respective gurus Madhumita Roy, Sandip Mullick, Souvik Chakraborty and also Nilanjana Sengupta (of Salt Lake branch).

TALK

March 31 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 5.30 pm: Swami Arunatmananda will speak on Sri Sri Mayer Katha. March 31 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Swami Atmapriyananda will speak in English on Kena Upanishad. March 31 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra; 6.30 pm: Pradip Dey will speak on Swamiji Bibhasita Emakalover Jibani. March 31 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Parimal Kanti Das will speak on Ramakrishna-Prasanga.

film Show

Till April 1 at Gorky Sadan: To commemorate the 39th anniversary of the liberation of Bangladesh, Eisenstein Cine Club of Calcutta and Rainbow Film Society of Dhaka in association with the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Calcutta host a festival of films, The Heart of Bangladesh. Today: Megher Pore Megh (dir: Chasi Nazrul Islam) at 3.30 pm; and Khela Ghar (dir: Morshedul Islam) at 6 pm.

EXHIBITION

Till April 9 at Darbari, P-249 Purna Das Road, # 2464 4027: Spring show of block printed, embroidered and designer sarees, kameezes, patialas, dupattas, salwar suits, fabrics and men’s wear in cotton and fancy fabric. Till April 10 at Sujata Weaves & Prints, 8/1 Esplanade East, #9831604270; 11.30 am - 6.30 pm: Handwoven sarees/dupattas in kota, cotton silks in summer colours from weavers of India. April 1 - 8 at 10 Satyen Dutta Road, #2465 1697; 11 am - 8 pm: Toontooni holds an exhibition of exclusive handloom sarees and kantha items of different kinds. April 1 - 3 at Sen Bati, 3A Mandeville Gardens, #23352092; 11 am - 8 pm: Tilottama presents a designer exhibition of sarees, dress material, salwar suit, kurtas, jewellery and home-made food. Till April 14 at Design, 108 Raja Basanta Roy Road, #2466 4315; 11 am - 7.30 pm: Paramita Viswanathan’s special display of ‘Resist’ printed sarees, silks and south Indian cottons. Till April 4 at Anusthan Bhawan, Deshapriya Park: Maruti’s Chaitra Pradarshani — an exhibition of art, fashion and lifestyle.

workshop

Till April 3 at Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Mukundapur: Medica Superspecialty Hospital is starting a self help unit for people who stammer (PWS) with a workshop in collaboration with The Indian Stammering Association (TISA). Stammering is a neurological communication disorder, affecting 1.1 crore Indians, with no known cure. Even those PWS who benefit with speech therapy, need a self-help group, to prevent relapse and for long-term support. Till April 11 at Vipassana Centre, Dhamma Ganga, Harish Chandra Dutt Road: Vipassana Meditation residential courses. For details, call 25532855, 25833910, 22424561 or visit www.vri.dhamma.org.All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph, 6 Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to:

Time out, The Telegraph, 6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001;
Fax: 2234-8244

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