Agamani songs to take centre stage
Noted folk researcher and scholar Tapan Ray will be singing folk songs
Agamani Gan is an integral part of Durga puja. Through such songs, the happiness and joys expressed to welcome Uma, another name for Ma Durga who comes to her mother's house along with her children from her in laws residence in Kailash.
Uma's mother Manoka is very happy to receive her daughter who comes once in a year to see her. Her happiness is expressed through most of the Agamani songs.
Agamani songs have a universal message to give, like love and peace. Setting aside the pain, hatred and other negative traits that often affect our lives and fill the mind with positive thoughts.
These songs also inspire people to dream of a new world, which is devoid of violence, oppression and people are more tolerant and respectful to each other.
To take this tradition forward, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture is going to organise a programme titled 'Lokojo angane Agamani gan', which will be held on September 30, at the Vivekananda Hall. The event will witness agamani songs in the context of folk music.
Noted folk researcher and scholar Tapan Ray will sing folk songs in the first half. Followed by a discussion by well-known scholar on folk culture Professor Barun Kumar Chakraborty, who will speak with Ray about the songs he is going to present along with their context and content.
In the second half folk artist Jayshankar Chowdhury will present some songs.