In memory of Rabindrasangeet legends Suchitra Mitra and Kanika Bandyopadhyay, multidisciplinary artist Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee is curating Anandadhara at ICCR today at 4.30pm. Rabindrasangeet exponent Pramita Mallick will deliver the memorial speech on Kanika Bandyopadhyay. Suparna Datta, a member of SPC Kraft, has written a script on the life and philosophy of Bandyopadhyay. Kanika jaapon will constitute the first half of the evening with members of SPC Kraft helming the narration and singer Suchanda Ghosh performing Rabindrasangeet.
The second half of the evening will be about Suchitra jaapon, narrated by Shyamali Acharya and Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee from a script the duo have put together. Singer Jayati Chakraborty will enchant the audience with Rabindrasangeet while Indian classical dancer Arnab Bandyopadhyay and contemporary dancer Paramita Saha will put up dance performances. MP Jawhar Sircar will be the chief guest of the event.
Speaking to t2, Sujoy said: “SPC Kraft is paying a tribute to the two legends in the world of Tagorian music and studies through this programme. It is a remembrance of these two timeless icons for the new generation that believes experimenting with soundscape or bantering with music is fancy. We are going to throw the spotlight back on how these two icons were liberal and contemporary during their times. They built a new paradigm of Rabindrasangeet and popularised it among the masses”.