Celebrated composers from Bengal and the rest of India, some of them heroes of Indian popular music, will be remembered through a unique concert in the city of joy in a few days from now.
One will get to hear the hit songs of yesteryears, composed by the legendary S D Burman, Hemanta Mukherjee, Madan Mohan, Salil Chowdhury, R D Burman, Illayaraja, Sudhin Dasgupta and Nachiketa Ghosh but in a different, new format at the concert.
Popular singer Chandrima Bhattacharya, who hails from Assam, is all set to pay homage to these notable music composers at a concert titled Parampara to be held on May 28 at the G D Birla Sabhaghar.
The orchestra is being created by Deepayan, who performs regularly at the popular pub and hangout, Someplace Else. The lyrics will remain true to the original. “The music will surely be soulful. We have merged two songs sometimes and sometimes used a unique musical instrument which is not necessarily Western. For example, for a song like S D Burman’s Mono dilona bondhu, we have used the khol, a heritage instrument used widely in Bengali folk songs. But more often than not, we have used Western acoustics for the popular songs,” Bhattacharya told Millennium Post.
The concert will showcase nine songs. Numbers like Surmayee aankhiyon mein, Dil dhoondta hai, Ei Mon Jochonay, Sagar dake aye will be presented on stage. Elocutionist and multidisciplinary artist Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee will present the script in the form of a lady’s love story and the various moods she encounters on her journey through life.
This is expected to make the musical journey more varied and entertaining. The musical evening dedicated to legendary composers will be a Raagranjani Media and Entertainment presentation.