Musical extravaganza

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By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 23.09.11
Neel Dutt and Mir talk about Vodafone Aagomoni at HHI on Wednesday. Picture by Bishwarup Dutta

Usher in the festival of joy with a night of soulful Rabindrasangeet, dhaak beats, recitation and foot-tapping music.

The 10th edition of Vodafone Aagomoni, partnered by t2, which will be held in the Science City auditorium on September 26 from 8pm, promises to be a grand musical extravaganza. The night-long soiree features the likes of Srikanto Acharya, Rupankar, Subhamita Banerjee, Anjan Dutt, Arjun Chakraborty, Mir, Soumili Biswas, Bratati Bandopadhyay and Soumitra Chatterjee in music, recitation and dance.

“Durga Puja is the biggest festival in Bengal and Vodafone is happy to celebrate a decade of Vodafone Aagomoni,” said Sridhar Rao, CEO, Vodafone Essar Limited.

Opening the evening will be the dance drama Mahalaya, directed by Asit Bandopadhyay, with recitation by Soumitra Chatterjee and Rita Dutta Chakraborty, and a performance by Soumili.

Stringstruck features Arjun Chakraborty and Bratati Bandopadhyay in recitation, with vocals by Soumyojit Das and Sourendra Mullick on the piano, while Tribeni brings together the trio of Srikanto, Rupankar and Subhamita.

The World’s A Stage will be a mixed bag of jazz, classical, Flamenco and dhaak beats with Purbayan Chatterjee, Raghab Chatterjee, Anubrata Chatterjee, Indrajit Dey, Mainak Nag Chowdhury and Chandradip Goswamy coming together.

The music team of Anjan Dutt’s Ranjana Ami Aar Ashbona — including Neel Dutt, Amyt Datta and Somlata — is lined up next.

The night’s last gig is by Mir’s band Bandage. “This is Bandage’s first time at Vodafone Aagomoni and all seven of our band members will perform, dressed as Mahishasur. In fact, we will debut our Puja special Mahishasur jingle and also perform our regular numbers, so we are really looking forward to the event,” said Mir.