Workshops on Bauli Kavi Kamalananda Bhattacharyya


Three workshops on Bauli Kavi Kamalananda Bhattacharyya will be held in Guwahati later this month. The workshops, which will be conducted by Mumbai-based Hindustani classical vocalist Ragini Bhattacharya Chakravarty, are being organized under the aegis of Shrutinaad.

A musical organization of Assam, Shrutinaad has been organizing various programs of workshops, cultural shows and music competitions since 2003. “We at Shrutinaad, aim at promoting music and culture of Assam on a larger scale, but due to lack of funds we have been forced to limit the scope and ambit of our activities,” said Ragini Chakravarty, a well known vocalist and general secretary of the organization. Two audio albums of selected Kamalananda songs were released by Shrutinaad in 2003 and in 2010 respectively with no producers, sponsors or marketers.

The workshops on Bauli Kavi Kamalananda Bhattacharyya will be held at three different locations of Guwahati from July 20 to 27, while another workshop will be organized in Nagaon in association with the Sangeet Silpi Mancha. A Shrutinaad member said that the first workshop will be held at Foundation House, Forest Gate, Narengi from July 20 to July 24, the second one will be at Rukminigaon from July 25 to July 27 while the third one will be held in the afternoon hours from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm of July 25-27, at Gosainbari, Bhetapara. The workshop in Nagaon will be held at the press club there from July 28 to 29.

Ragini Chakravarty said that she and other members of Shrutinaad have been focusing on the preservation and propagation of the immortal songs of Bauli Kavi Kamalananda Bhattacharyya and the musical contribution of Sangeet Jyoti Bibekananda Bhattacharyya. “Since 2009 we have organizing our classical music show ‘Prashanti’ in fond memory of Sangeet Jyoti Bibekananda Bhattacharyya and an All Assam Kamalananda Songs Competition annually in Guwahati. We have collaborated in concerts organized by musical agencies in Mumbai too. Due to growing demand for the songs we have also been holding musical workshops as and when possible.”

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Posted on July 18, 2011, in Day-to-Day, Musicians/ Bands and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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