A tribute to the master
Rashmi Khanna took the Capital stage to celebrate the 154th birth anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore on May 10 at Kalyani Kala Mandir. The evening witnessed the rendition of Shyam Path, songs from Bhanusingh’s <g data-gr-id="18">Padawaali</g>, amalgamated with dance and other music. Sumana Banerjee accompanied Khanna on vocals.
Rashmi Khanna was accompanied by two of her senior disciples, Asses Chadha and <g data-gr-id="26">Abhishree</g> Joshi.
Bhanusimha <g data-gr-id="27">Thakurer</g> Padabali is a collection of Vaishnava lyrics composed in Brajabuli by Rabindranath Tagore. Published in 1884, Tagore wrote them under the pseudonym Bhanusingh at age sixteen. The anthology consisting of 22 songs, dedicated to Kadambari Tagore, his sister in law, chronicles the romance between Radha and Krishna. Tagore seeks connection with divinity through appeal to nature and the emotional interplay of human drama. The poems primarily speak of the eternal love between Radha and Krishna, a love like no other, a bond that connected the two souls and brought them together for all eternity.
A beautiful collaboration between Rashmi Khanna and Sumana Banerjee, the programme was conceptualised and choreographed by Rashmi Khanna, the music and vocals were rendered by Sumana Banerjee. The show comprised six compositions from Tagore’s collection including songs like <g data-gr-id="19">Aaju</g> Sakhi, <g data-gr-id="20">Bhara</g> <g data-gr-id="21">Baadar</g> and Sajani <g data-gr-id="22">sajani</g>, <g data-gr-id="23">potraying</g> a range of emotions and moods.