Timeout 07-08-2009

Memories and melodies

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 7.08.09
Memories and melodies
Perhaps the most popular and influential music composer of the Hindi film industry, R.D. Burman was famous for his peppy tunes and rhythms. He teamed up with leading playback singers like Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and others to churn out some of the biggest hits in Bollywood music history. Credited with revolutionising Hindi film music, his style and techniques continue to be followed by composers even today. Pancham Beats, this evening’s concert, will focus on rhythm, which was definitely one of the most dominant aspects of his music. There will be performances by R.D.’s ace drummer Franko Vaz, percussionists Amrutrao Katkar, Vijay Katkar, Manohari Singh, Bhanu Gupta and Ramesh Iyer. They will share unknown anecdotes about the legend along with narration of stories that served as inspirations behind the composition of some evergreen melodies. They will also demonstrate on various percussion instruments that Pancham (as R.D. was popularly known) used in his creations with the use of acoustics on stage. While Franko Vaz will play original songs like Aaa dekhen zara, O Maria, Dil lena khel hai dildar ka, Zamaane ko dikhana hai, Pyar nagma hai, Chand koi hoga and others, R.D.’s leading arranger Manohari Singh will mesmerise the audience with a flute and saxophone performance. Hosted by Euphony.

Event: An evening of music in memory of R.D. Burman When: Today at 6 pm Where: Kala Mandir


Till August 7 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South ‘A’ Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: A solo exhibition of paintings by Asim Goswami. Till August 7 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Vision 8 — a group exhibition of paintings by eight artists. Participating artists: Subir Dey, Tapas Das, Mihir Kayal, Kajol Mondal, Nibedita Basu, Shibdeb Sarkar, Jatisankar Bhowmik and Chandra Nath Saha. Till August 8 at Karma Galerie, P-505 Keyatola Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Tapan Kar, Tapan Chattopadhyay, Tapati Sarkar, Prasanta Niyogi, Pratyusha Mukherjee, Kousik Roy and Bhaskar Hazarika. Till August 8 at Masters Collection Art Gallery, G-7 Malayalay Apts, 3 Woodburn Park, #30534053; 11 am - 6 pm: Meditative Beauty — a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Tanuj Sardar. Till August 9 at The Promenade Lounge, Taj Bengal; 10 am - 11 pm: The 11th solo exhibition of paintings by Sujata Chakraborty. The artist will be painting live from 3 pm to 6 pm. Till August 12 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #2475 2275; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chitrakoot presents Rare Glimpse of Rare Art, featuring works by Jamini Roy, Tagores, Roerich, Nandalal and Gopal Ghosh, and of early Bengal. Till August 14 (except Sunday) at G.C. Laha Centenary Fine Arts Gallery, Laha Paint House, 1st floor, 7 Chittaranjan Avenue; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Alakananda Mukerji, professor, Studio Art Dept, Manhattanville College, NY, USA. Till August 14 (except Sunday) at Aakriti Art Gallery, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #2289 3027/ 5041; 12 noon - 7 pm: Leela — an exhibition of paintings by Kartick Chandra Pyne and Partha Pratim Deb. Curated by Pranabranjan Ray. Till August 15 at The Art Walk, Emami Chisel Arts, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: A solo exhibition of paintings by Dr Jayasmita Chatterjee. Till August 15 (except Sunday) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: Eternal Landscape — a group show of landscape art featuring works by Manisha Dey, Ramlal Dhar, Sohini Dhar, Gopal Ghose, Mrinal Mondol, Surya Prakash and Sandip Roy.


August 7 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Swami Jushtananda will speak in Sanskrit on Bhagavat Katha. August 7 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Dr Sasanka Bhusan Bandyopadhyay will speak in Bengali on Kena Upanishad. August 7 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44 Salt Lake; 7 pm: Swami Sarvapremananda will speak on Srimad Bhagavad Gita. August 7 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 7.10 pm: Swami Prapannananda will speak on Thoughts on Vedanta in America.


August 7 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: Deep Nibhe Gechhe Mamo — Shujaat Hussain Khan (sitar): A classical musician distills Tagore’s thoughts and renders them through his medium, the sitar. Intensively sensitive music combined with a mellifluous voice. Presented as part of Rabindra Utsav, hosted by Happenings. August 7 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.30 pm: Rabindra-Smaran, organised by Sonar Tari Kalakendra. Participants: Debarati Som, Saikat Mitra, Tanusree Banerjee, Suchhanda Ghosh and others in songs, and Debashis Mitra, Dipak Mukherjee, Mou Guha, Tania Ghosh and others in recitation. August 7 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: Disha, the cultural wing of Anil Kumar Sen Memorial Trust, presents its anuual programme, Megh-Roddur, an evening of song, dance and reading to be participated by over 200 students. Direction: Indrani Sen, Shraboni Sen, Supriyo Ganguly, Soumya Basu and Koushik Chakraborty. Compere & reading: Koushik Sen and Madhumita Basu. August 7 at University Institute Hall; 6 pm: On its 10th anniversary, Dohar will launch its new production, Aajab Kudrati, a musical theatre based on the dialogue between folk music and Rabindrasangeet. August 7 at Calcutta School of Music, Sandre Hall; 6.30 pm: Rarely Heard Symphonies — a Listeners’ Club presentation by Kishore Chatterjee.


August 7 at Tapan Theatre; 6.30 pm: Hattamela Natya Gosthi will stage Hetamgore Hoi Choi. Direction: Gurudas Bandyopadhyay. August 7 at Bijon Theatre; 6.30 pm: Drishya Katha presents Dhoa Dhulo Nakshatra. Direction: Debabrata Dasgupta. August 8 at Ramgopal Mancha; 6.30 pm: Natadha will stage Swapner Chhayachhobi. Direction: Shib Mukhopadhyay. August 8 at Tapan Theatre; 6.30 pm: Swapnasoochana presents Biddho Aakash, directed by Sudipto Sarkar. August 9 at Minerva Theatre; 6.30 pm: Gandhar presents Kachher Manush, with Debshankar Haldar and Bijoylakshmi Barman in the lead. Direction: Gautam Haldar, filmmaker.


Till August 8 at Sree Thyagaraja Hall, P-530 Raja Basanta Roy Road; 12 noon - 8 pm: All India Women’s Conference, South Calcutta Constituent Branch presents Monsoon Mela for the benefit of the underprivileged. Featuring hand-woven materials, handicrafts, sarees, costume jewellery, children’s garments, snacks, etc. Till August 8 at Anusthan Bhavan, 132 Rashebhari Avenue, #98310 93115: Sundari Silks Chennai hosts an exhibition of silk and cotton sarees from weavers of south India. Till August 8 at P-58 Dr Sarat Banerjee Road, Calcutta 29; 4 pm - 9 pm: Sreemayee is exhibiting its festive collection of sarees. Till August 10 at Soumya’s Creation, 57/9 ballygunge Circular Road; 11.30 am - 6.30 pm: Puja Prep - 2, a variety of sarees, kurtis, costume, silver and mina jewellery, evening bags, hildren’s clothes and household items. Till August 16 at Starmark; 10.30 am - 8 pm: The Giant Starmark Book Exhibition of a wide range of Penguin Black Classics and bestsellers. Till August 20 at 80G Sarat Bose Road; 11 am - 5 pm: Chandni unveils her new collection of sarees, light and bridal lehengas. Also, diaper cakes and baby arrival bouquets for baby showers and parties. 9831038115, 9339058424. Till September 24 at Darbari, P-249 Purna Das Road, #2464 4027; 11 am - 8 pm: An exhibition showcasing exclusive hand-embroidered, printed and woven ladies and men’s wear.


August 8 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, in association with Jalsaghar, presents Smaranarha — Reminiscences of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan by Shankarlal Bhattacharya and others. To be followed by a sarod recital by Debanjan Bhattacharya with Arindam Chakraborty (tabla), and a sitar recital by Deep Shankar Bhattacharya with Ashis Mukherjee (tabla).


Till August 13 at West Bengal State Music Academy, 36 Prince Anwar Shah Road: Manipuri Nartanalaya is organising a workshop on Thang-ta (Manipuri martial art) being conducted by Ranjeet Chingtham, Thang-ta exponent from Manipur.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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Time out, The Telegraph, 6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001;
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