Timeout 05-01-2008

Blast from the past

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 5.01.08
Blast from the past
Anandabazar Patrika presents Aabaar Bochhor Tirish Porey, a philharmonic rock concert featuring the songs of Mohiner Ghoraguli, our first indigenous rock band.The evening shall feature the best of both western classical and rock music, showcasing top-notch performers like Rupam, Siddhartha, Ritika Sawney, Antara Chowdhury and members of Chandrabindoo, paying tribute to the band which transcended its contemporary age to re-define music back in the Seventies. This classic extravaganza shall encompass L’atelier de Musique, Frank Anthony Brass and band Shohor as the philharmonic sounds will traverse across five major phases of the band — the making of the band, the Vinyl days, the Baul Jazz, the Nineties’ collection and, finally, the unpublished songs of Mohiner Ghoraguli. To add to the tempest, there will be a performance by the percussionist Tanmoy Bose, live canvas painting by Hiran Mitra and performances by the erstwhile members of the band. the orchestra will be conducted by Abraham Mazumdar.

Event: Aabaar Bochhor Tirish Porey, a philharmonic rock concert featuring songs of Mohiner Ghoraguli When: Today; 5 pm onwards Where: Nicco Park


January 5 - 14 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #24752275; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of recent paintings by Kishore Chatterjee. Inauguration today at 6 pm. Till January 5 at Aakriti Art Gallery, 1st floor, Orbit Enclave, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #22893027; 3 pm - 7 pm: Aakriti Art Gallery presents Indian Surrealism, curated by Prof. Sovon Som. Till January 5 at Gallery Kolkata, 41 Shakespeare Sarani, 2nd floor, Duckback House, #22873377; 11 am - 7 pm: Kothao Tomar Haariyeh Jaabar Nei Maana Monay Monay, an exhibition of paintings by Kartick Pyne. Till January 6 at Taj Bengal; 10 am - 8 pm: The Virtual Space, an exhibition of paintings by Nabanita Banerjee. Till January 7 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #24752275; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chitrakoot presents Silk Route, an exhibition of graphic prints by Reyhani. Till January 7 (except Sunday) at Mon Art Gallerie, 6 Picasso Bithi (Hungerford Street), Regency, 3rd floor, #22895438; 11.30 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of watercolours by Badri Narayan.


January 5 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3.15 pm: Rangapat presents Tusher Aagun. January 5 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Kalyani Natyacharcha presents Hariye Jaye Manush. Direction: Kishore Sengupta. January 5 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Arghya presents Tagore’s Rakta Karabi. Stage and costume designed by Shuvaprasanna. Direction: Manish Mitra. January 5 at Sujata Sadan; 7 pm: Swapnasandhani presents Dakghar. Direction: Koushik Sen. January 6 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: nandipat presents Mrityu Na Hatya, based on a play by Dario Fo. Adapted and directed by Bibhas Chakraborty. January 6 at Bijon Theatre; 6.30 pm: Renaissance presents Dastak, a play in Hindi, directed by Alok Chakravarty. January 6 at Tapan Theatre; 6.30 pm: Niva Arts and Lok-Krishti present Krishna Gahwar. Drama, direction & acting: Bratya Basu. January 6 at Mukta Angan Rangalaya; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik will stage Fakka. Direction: Chandan Das.


January 5 at Howrah Sarat Sadan & on January 6 at Academy of Fine Arts: Dwandwik’s drama festival. Today at 5.30 pm: Children’s drama Chhotto Pharing by Badhodoy; and at 6.30 pm: Apsara Theatre-er Mamla (Dir: Sabyasachi Chakraborty) by Charbak. Tomorrow at 6 pm: Presentation of Achintya Choudhury Smarak Samman to Debashis Majumdar, to be followed by Dwandwik’s play, Tantiya Topi.


Till January 7 at Rabindra Sadan: West Bengal State Music Academy, in collaboration with EZCC, presents a classical music conference featuring stalwarts as well as rising talents. Today, 1 pm onwards: Malyaban Chatterjee (vocal), Mrityunjoy Mukherjee (flute), Raka Mukherjee (vocal), Reena Srivastav (sitar), Manasi Majumdar (vocal), Anindo Chatterjee and Anubrata Chatterjee (tabla), Samaresh Chowdhury (vocal) and Buddhadeb Dasgupta (sarod). Tomorrow, 10 am onwards: Dalia Raut (vocal), Kaushik Mukherjee (sarod), Subhra Guha (vocal), Sugata Nag (sitar), Rajyasree Ghosh (vocal), Chiranjeeb Chakraborty (vocal), Nayan Ghosh (sitar), Purnima Choudhury (vocal), Tarun Bhattacharya (santoor) and Subha Mudgal (vocal). January 5 at Kalamandalam Performing Arts & Research Centre, 49/64 Prince Golam Md. Shah Road, Golf Gardens; 4 pm: A traditional Kathakali performance on the occasion of Guru Govindan Kutty’s first death anniversary. Till January 6 at Khilat Bhavan, 47 Pathuriaghata Street; 6.30 pm: Classical music conference, to mark the platnium jubilee year of All-Bengal Music Conference, in association with Jalsaghar. Today: Kumar Maddur (vocal), and a jugalbandi Shujaat Khan (sitar) and Partha Sarathi (sarod). Tomorrow: Biswajit Roychowdhury (sarod) and Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar (vocal). January 5 at Birla Academy; 6 pm: A classical music concert, in memory of Ustad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar, to mark the sixth anniversary of Dhrupad Gurukul. Featuring dhrupad sangeet by the students of Dhrupad Gurukul; Aalap and dhrupad by Ashoka Dhar with Rishbh Dhar (pakhawaj) at 7 pm; and Dhrupad sangeet by Pandit Dev Sankar Dwivedi with Apurbalal Manna (pakhawaj) at 8 pm. January 5 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: Sanskriti Sagar presents a sitar recital by Ustad Nishat Khan, with Ustad Sabir Khan on the tabla. January 6 at Calcutta School of Music; 7 pm: Joseph Banowetz, pianist extraordinaire from the US and a nominee for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2008 for his recording of Balakirev’s Grand Fantasia on Russian Folksongs, Opus 4, will present a recital. The repertoire will consist of works by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Liszt.


January 5 & 6 at Nabanagar - Vivekananda Maidan, Shaktigarh, Jadavpur; 10 am onwards: The 3rd Baul-Fakir Utsav, organised by Marfat. Participants include well-known Baul and Fakir singers from all over West Bengal.


January 5 at Kala Mandir Basement; 6.30 pm: Seagull presents The Last Resistance: Jacqueline Rose, professor of English, Queen Mary University, UK, in conversation with Supriya Chaudhuri, professor of English, Jadavpur University, and Aveek Sen of The Telegraph.


January 5 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 5.45 pm: Swami Atmapriyananda will speak on Kathopanishad. January 5 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Samiran Chandra Chakraborty will speak in Bengali on Veda Parikrama. January 5 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 6 pm: Discourse on Sri Ramakrishna Punthi by Dr Bhupendra Nath Sil. January 5 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44, Salt Lake; 6 pm: Parimal Kanti Das will speak on Sri Sri Ramakrishna O Sadhakbrinda. January 5 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Swami Paramatmananda will speak in Bengali on Manovijnan O Atmatattwa.


January 5 at Sisir Mancha; 5.30 pm: Inaugural programme of historian Sudhir Kumar Mitra’s birth centenary celebrations. ‘Sudhir Kumar Mitra Anchal Charcha Padak’ will be presented to Manindranath Ash. Ramakanta Chakraborty will deliver the centenary lecture on Bamlar Anchal Charchar Itihas.


January 6 at Sisir Mancha; 5 pm: The Saborno Sangrahalay presents its Institution Day celebrations. Chief guest: Prof. Ramaranjan Mukhopadhyaya. Guest of honor: Justice Shyamal Kumar Sen. The first three Savarna Puraskars will be conferred upon Sanskrit scholars Mahamahopadhyaya Dr Anantalal Thakur and Mahamahopadhyaya Madhusudan Vedantashastri, and Late Prof. Sudhindra Kumar Bandyopadhyaya (posthumously). Prof. Pabitra umar Gupta will deliver the first Professor Sudhindra Kumar Bandyopadhyaya Memorial Lecture on Contribution of Rev. James Long to Society and Culture of Bengal. Also, release of the second revised edition of Atul Krishna Ray’s Lakshmikanta: A Chapter in the Social History of Bengal. Finally, screening of Journey to the Silk Island, a documentary on Armenian civilisation of Saiyadabad in erstwhile Bengal.


Till January 6 at 46 Satish Mukherjee Road, near Kalighat Park; 2 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of black-and-white photographs by Christopher Taylor. Till January 6 at Gaganendra Pradarshashala; 2 pm - 8 pm: Ranesh Chandra Ray’s first solo exhibition of photographs.


January 6 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 11 am: Professor P. Lal reads Sanjaya's report of the Kauravas implementing Karna's strategy by ordering a suicide squad of Samsaptaka vow-committed warriors to penetrate the Pandava ranks, in the 406th weekly session of his sloka-by-sloka English transcreation of Vyasa's Mahabharata.All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph, 6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

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