Call of Brahmaputra – a group show of painting, graphics and sculpture by six young artistes from Assam was held in New Delhi recently. The artistes whose works were exhibited were Kareem Khan, Manoj Priyam, Ranjit Rabha, Nabakash, Harekrishna Talukdar, Bijoy Deori and Rajib Kalita. The exhibition was held at the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society in Rafi Marg. The show was inaugurated by Colonel Kapoor.
Music for Healing
Testifying to the immense healing power of music, ace violinist Sunita Khaund recently conducted her famed healing music model, Life enrichment through music, in the auditorium of B Barooah Cancer Institute of the city. Sunita was welcomed in traditional Assamese style by noted academician, poet and translator Surajit Barooah who is also a founder member of the B Barooah Cancer Institute. The workshop was held to basically supplement the institute’s efforts to provide alternative therapies to help patients suffering from cancer recover and enrich their lives.
While the Life enrichment through music model was initially conceived by the artist just as a means to enrich life and increase productivity of employees in office, the model harnesses the healing power of music to a tremendous extent. This was aptly demonstrated during Sunita’s performance in B Barooah Cancer Institute the other day.
The audience mostly comprised of patients affected by cancer and their family members who are going through a tough ordeal in life. While very few of them had any knowledge of Raagas as such, Sunita’s module had a soothing effect on them and it was indeed a pleasure to see the patients singing along with her.
Workshop on culture
A Kalamitra Workshop programme will be held in Shilpgram from May 26 to 29. The workshop is being organized by Sanskar Bharati, North East as part of its Project Vision 2020. The main objective behind organizing this event is to introduce children to the grandeur and beauty of Indian art, music, dance and drama. The various resource persons in the workshop are Sharadi Saikia, Sailen Saikia, Sabita Saikia, Jollymoni Saikia, Ranjumoni Saikia, Tarun Kalita, Santanu Biswas, Pragyan Baruah, Manish Bordoloi, Arup Chakraborty, Jyoti Prasad Das, amongst others.
A performance by noted Sarod artist Tarun Kalita was held at the auditorium of Shilpgram recently. The concert was organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) as part of its Horizon series programme. A senior disciple of Pt Buddhadev Dasgupta, Tarun Kalita is acclaimed for his command over the instrument and soulful rendering and elucidation of the sound, smell and colours of the Raag he plays.
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