Riddhi to give twin performances in the Capital
Singers Riddhi Bandopadhyay and Debojit Bandopadhyay will be performing in twin shows at New Delhi, one at the India Habitat Centre and the other at the Delhi Book Fair (Kalibari). The first show will be titled, "Smriti Bismritir gaan," which will be a collage of her signature Panchakabir gaan and songs from Bengali theatre.
While Panchakabir gaan will feature songs from Tagore, Dwinjendralal, Atulprosad, Nazrul Islam and Rajanikanta, songs from theatre will be collated from Michael Madhusudan Dutt's works right down to the plays of Ajitesh Bendopadhyay and Bibhas Chakraborty. This programme will be staged on March 11 at the India Habitat Centre. Riddhi has performed Panchakabir gaan in several countries as well as the rest of India before this.
The other event will be staged on March 13 and the event will revolve around women heroes or queens from the Bengali stage, like Nati Binodini, Kanan Devi, Indu Bala and Angur Bala. They hailed from Kolkata's red light areas.
Riddhi will also pay tribute to stage personalities like Prabha Devi, Nihar Bala (Tagore and Nazrul) and Kankabati Devi (first graduate on Bengali stage) to Keya Chakrabarty (mostly heroine of Nandikar's plays like Teen Poyshar Pala, Bhalo Manush, Antigone) along with other actors and their songs. This is on the occasion of the Delhi Book Fair and will be held at the Kalibari in C R Park. The narration as well the songs will be performed by both the artists on that evening.