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Sharmila Chakravorty presents Prem o Puja
17 September 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A medley of rare songs from Rabindranath, Atulprosad & Rajanikanto
Growing up in Asansol, I had my first initiation in classical music from Basanti Bidhyabithi, from an early age of 6. Around the same time, I fell in love with Rabindrasangeet and found within myself a natural talent of picking up any tune by simply listening to the song, once.
When I moved to Jamshedpur I continued my talim in Rabindrasangeet at the Tagore Centre and my sadhana in Hindustani classical music continued till I completed the Sangeet Prabhakar from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad.
Throughout the years, along with my own talim, I have produced Tagore Dance dramas to enthrall audiences in Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi. My productions of Shyama and Tasher Desh were specially acclaimed. I have enjoyed passing on my knowledge and sadhana to many upcoming artists, both children and adults in many cities.
In Kolkata my sadhana continued with the late Ritu Guha, my chosen master and guru in my ambition as ekalabya. I had not missed a single opportunity of listening to her performances and programmes as well as records so far! Her toppa anga songs were my all-time favourites.
In my early years, I was also humming songs of Atulprosad, which as per my mother’s view, I could only realize the true meaning of his compositions when I was much older.
Accompanied by; Arunavo (Tabla), Triya (Violin & Flute), Aria (Vocals/ Piano), Subarna (Narration/ vocals) & Indranil (vocals)Photo credit: Nidhir CHAKRA-VORTY
Photo credit: Nidhir Chakravorty