Usha Uthup picked out musical gems from different corners of India to pay a tribute to unity through diversity at Salaam India, presented by Victoria Memorial Hall at the Western Quadrangle on February 11. The concert was a part of the month-long CIMA Awards: The Kolkata Art Festival 2017. The next evening, the Usha show shifted to the Calcutta Club grounds.
(L-R) Mainak Bhaumik, director; Ananda Lal, professor and theatre director; Ayan Sen, architect; Alka Pande, art historian; Priti Patel, danseuse; Bickram Ghosh, percussionist; and Kalyan Ray, author, discussed ‘System of the Arts: Towards a Unity’ at 3 Dover Park as part of the four-day International Symposium.
Text: Sulogna Ghosh and Arunima Pal
Pictures: Rashbehari Das, Pabitra Das, B. Halder, Gopal Senapati, Mayukh Sengupta