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Music Reviews
Arts  /  Published 25.06.22

An evening soaked in melody

The advent of monsoon in the city was celebrated with a spectacular solo sarod recital by Amaan Ali Khan — he is the seventh generation of the famous Bangash gharana of Gwalior — at the Ka...
By Payel Sengupta

Arts  /  Published 28.05.22

Rich musical tributes

Debashish Bhattacharya’s recital on the sliding guitar, Chaturangui, began with Saraswati, with Abhijit Banerjee on the tabla. A jhanptaal composition was followed by teentaal, ektaal and drut t...
By Payel Sengupta

Arts  /  Published 07.05.22

Perfect fusion of text and tunes

Emotionally-charged and well-dramatized reading, heady visual displays and poised singing by seasoned performers marked the event, Iti Rabi, presented by SPCKraft and a host of other organizations at ...
By Samarjit Guha

Arts  /  Published 30.04.22

Music as therapy for the parched soul

The vocalist duo and sons of Pandit Rajan Mishra, Ritesh and Rajnish, sang kheyals in Jogkauns followed by a tarana in Jaijaiwanti and a bhajan, enchanting the listeners with their style and improviza...
By Payel Sengupta

Music  /  Published 12.03.22

History retold through melody

A disappointingly sparse audience heard a wide collection of patriotic songs. It could be a daunting experience — if not for anything else, then for the sheer research that went into the Sh...
By Samarjit Guha

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Arts  /  Published 26.02.22

Music lost and found

The flautist, Indrajit Basu, chose to present Puriya Kalyan, rendering the gats in different tempos, followed by an alaap with Samir Nandy on the tabla. He concluded with a dh...
By Payel Sengupta

Music  /  Published 12.02.22

Soulful tunes

A Shantiniketan group brought to the table a rare session of intelligent contemplation, edging the listeners towards a meditative state of mind. So strong was its flow of natural matching sounds &mdas...
By Samarjit Guha

Arts  /  Published 27.11.21

A promising future

The first evening concluded with a sitar recital by Kalyanjit Das, who was accompanied by Soumen Nandy on the tabla. Kalyanjit’s talent flourished under the tutelage of his father, Kushal Das, w...
By Payel Sengupta

Arts  /  Published 20.11.21

Apt tribute

His singing was pure energy, a flow of naturally harmonious sounds and absolutely clear in melody. The Debabrata Biswas Smaran Committee and Tagore Society Kolkata paid tribute to the late singer, Swa...
By Samarjit Guha

Arts  /  Published 23.10.21

Parvathy Baul: Power and feeling

With a voice that can sound like a war cry and yet has the depth of an abyss, Parvathy Baul conjured a range of emotions at a recent concert organized by Emami Art. She began with the groovy, but powe...
By Samarjit Guha


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