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The celebration of World Music Day in a digital initiative taken by Yatrapath Cultural Society was a blend of Indian classical and contemporary music
Indrani Mukherjee.
Indrani Mukherjee.
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Payel Sengupta   |   Published 26.06.21, 01:25 AM

The vocalist, Indrani Mukherjee, enchanted the city’s music lovers in a programme hosted by the Kolkata Centre for Creativity. The evening was fulfilling owing to a tuneful rendition of Shuddha Kalyan. Mukherjee commenced with a vilambit kheyal and continued with drut kheyal and a tarana. Her versatile voice had a charm of its own with proper elaboration of vistaars and taans; she concluded with a hori in Manjh Khamaj. Mukherjee was perfectly accompanied by Apurba Mukherjee on the tabla and Hiranmay Mitra on the harmonium.

The sitarist, Mita Nag, spread musical happiness through her digital concert, Mind and Soul, based in the United Kingdom. She presented Raga Bhimpalasi with a melodious alaap. The essence of the raga was brought out by her sweet and smooth playing style. She was ably accompanied by Rimpa Shiv on the tabla.

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Mita Nag’s Piloo also enhanced the celebration of World Music Day in a digital initiative taken by Yatrapath Cultural Society. The listeners were impressed by her maturity and uniqueness. The programme was divided into two parts and it was a blend of Indian classical and contemporary music. It commenced with a perfect rendition of ragpradhan songs by Mahiri Basu, followed by a performance by Sounak Chattopadhyay in Miyan Ki Todi. Shubhadeep Chakraborty’s narration of different pieces came as a welcome breath of air, as did the talvadya presentation by Mallar Ghosh on the tabla. The session concluded with an arresting performance by Mita Nag.

The next session was inaugurated by Indrayudh Majumder, who presented his own composition, “Om Shanti”. Unmesh Banerjee was impressive on the tabla. The sitar recital of Abhirup Ghosh, a follower of the Rampur gharana, evoked a freshness and Shubhadeep Chakraborty’s narration and the song by Aditi Gupta introduced different flavours. Meghna Nandi’s narration of excerpts from Tagore’s Natir Puja and a final song made for an appropriate conclusion to the programme.



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