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Mixed tunes

Young Aritra Panda held out the hope that the younger generation has not forgotten Atulprasad Sen while delivering the pathos-filled “Aami bandhinu tomaar teere”.

Samarjit Guha Published 19.08.23, 10:23 AM
Aritra Panda

Aritra Panda [Shristi Parishad]

Young Aritra Panda (picture) held out the hope that the younger generation has not forgotten Atulprasad Sen while delivering the pathos-filled “Aami bandhinu tomaar teere”. He was part of the motley group that took part in Bangla Gaaner Ashar organised by Shristi Parishad at Sovabazar Natmandir. His vocal prowess was a heady combination of emotional and musical tenor.

Pushpita Samajdar had an out-of-sync start with the keyboard player in the difficult tappa, “Anugato jone keno”, but recovered to make good use of her pin-sharp voice and high range. Subhashis Mitra was more effective in “Nao charaiya de”, while Subhashis Ma­j­umdar added a retro feel to “Harinaame nando ro­she”, a kirtan anga. Swa­pan Shome’s simple arrangements made “Jokhon andhakare antare” innovative.

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Shankhabina Sangeet Gosthi faltered in the rhythm of “Tumi je shurer agun” as did Sri Sangeet Sanstha in “Gahana kusuma”. Godhulir Alo Sangeet Gosthi brought a sense of spirituality to “Banga amaar janani amaar”, a Dwijendrageeti.

Stage management could have been better.

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