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Mixed tunes

Srovonti Basu Bandyo­pa­dhyay thrilled in the higher octaves but not so in the lo­w­er ones

Samarjit Guha Published 17.02.24, 07:50 AM
Chonde Barone Gaane [Indira]

Chonde Barone Gaane [Indira] Sourced by the Telegraph

Chonde Barone Gaane, organised by Indira, had an impressive line of singers on the first evening held at Aban Mahal. Agnibha Bandyopadhyay’s powerful voice brought out the nuances in “Jagate anando jogye”. Jayati Chak­raborty was intensely focus­sed in “Aaj sraboner purnimate” and her charisma was infectious.

Srovonti Basu Bandyo­pa­dhyay thrilled in the higher octaves but not so in the lo­w­er ones. She also lacked rhy­thm and emotional depth in “Purna chnader mayay”. Pra­tim Chakraborty’s “Bho­rer bela kokhon” had bold moments and old-fashioned warmth. Soun­ding slightly off were the usually depen­dable Anindya Narayan Bis­was and Srinanda Mullick. A crisp note of violin ushered in Pramita Mallick’s soulful “Asrubhara bedona”, which did not wallow in sadness.

Choral performances — “Kon puraton praner”, “Baishakher ei bho­rer haowa” and “Mo­d­h­yodiner bijon” — by the students of Indira were ting­ed with discomfiture. Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee and Srabanti Bhowmick joined the songs with their thoughtful and authoritative readings.

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