This Poila Baisakh, tune into a string of classical music concerts
The Bengali new year is going to see a two-day Hindustani classical music festival, the biggest ever of its kind to happen in North Kolkata. The Dover Lane Music conference – an annual festival of classical music – is held in South Kolkata.
Bratya Basu, theatre director, actor and Minister for Information and Technology, West Bengal is gifting North Kolkata a unique concert series of Indian classical music featuring top artists this Poila Baisakh (Bengali New Year).
Dum Dum Pratyay Welfare Society, a non-profit organisation headed by Raju Sensarma is all set to host the Dum Dum Classical Music Festival between April 15 and April 16 on the occasion of the Bengali new year at Rabindra Bhavan, Dum Dum. The Bengali new year is going to see a two-day Hindustani classical music festival, the biggest ever of its kind to happen in North Kolkata. The Dover Lane Music conference – an annual festival of classical music – is held in South Kolkata.
The two-day classical festival features on day one, table maestro Bickram Ghosh who presents his signature Drums of India, Begum Parveen Sultana, Pt Hariprasad Chourasia. Day two will feature Pt Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, Ustad Rashid Khan and Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma.Accompanying them will be Pt Anindo Chatterjee, Pt Subhankar Banerjee, Pt Tanmoy Bose, Pt Abhijeet Banerjee, Pt Jyoti Goho.
Said Bratya Basu, "It is finally about to happen... An idea that for long rested in my mind. North Kolkata, often referred to as the original Kolkata, was always starved of a good quality classical music festival or live classical music, although the place never lacked noted listeners and music lovers.
"I shared this idea with Raju Sensarma but never knew that he will put so much effort to give birth to my brain child. I cordially welcome you all to make this Bengali new year even sweeter with a blissful touch of our very own Hindustani music. Let music fill our soul from the core."
Said Sensarma, "The whole idea is to treat residents of North Kolkata to performances by top stars in the field of music. We have chosen stalwarts from the field of vocal as well as classical music".
The organisation also puts up free medical camps, free medicine for senior citizens, regular cleaning, free vaccination drive and so on. The organisation gets support from Bratya Basu as its mentor.