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New Poila Baisakh song celebrates Bengal’s inclusive festive culture

It is part of ‘Baro Maase Tero Parbon’, a recently released karaoke app album that celebrates the rich diversity of Bengal which has a festival lined up almost every month

My Kolkata & PTI | Published 14.04.22, 01:37 PM

From Joy Sarkar's Facebook account

On the occasion of the upcoming Bengali New Year, four popular singers have teamed up to present a song, Poila Sabar Thak (the first day of the New Year is for everyone), on a karaoke app album.

The song emphasises that this day is for all Bengalis irrespective of caste and creed, said Rupankar Bagchi, one of the four singers.

Besides Bagchi, Srikanto Acharya, Lopamudra Mitra and Iman Chakraborty lent their voice to the song. Poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay wrote the song and Joy Sarkar composed it. The song was released on April 12 at the Press Club Kolkata.

It is part of Baro Maase Tero Parbon, a recently released karaoke app album that celebrates the rich diversity of Bengal which has a festival lined up almost every month.

Baro Maase Tero Parbon (13 festivals in 12 months) is a Bengali proverb that says about the abundance of festivals in Bengal.

The song has phrases such as Poila Baisakh dicche notun diner daak (the first day of Baisakh heralds new dawn) and Sabar ghare alo jwalay Poila Baisakh (let the day illuminate every household).

(From left) Singer Srikanta Acharya, Lopamudra Mitra and music composer Joy Sarkar at the launch of their new song ‘Poila Shobar Thak’ at the Press Club Kolkata on April 12

(From left) Singer Srikanta Acharya, Lopamudra Mitra and music composer Joy Sarkar at the launch of their new song ‘Poila Shobar Thak’ at the Press Club Kolkata on April 12

Suvendu Das/My Kolkata

"The song brings up the concept that Poila Baisakh belongs to every Bengali speaking people under the sun, irrespective of their community, caste and place of living. We think the song is very important in today's world," Bagchi added.

Bengali New Year will be celebrated on April 15 this year.

Last updated on 14.04.22, 01:37 PM
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