ITC SRA pays homage to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore
The Rabindra Jayanti celebration at ITC Sangeet Research Academy recently was a spontaneous endeavour from the Scholars and staff of the Academy. Entitled ‘Gobhir Ragini Uthe Baji’, the event centred around Tagore’s songs with the theme of music. For Tagore, music was both an expression of love and harmony as well as a metaphor for life itself. In a song like ‘Dnariye achho tumi amar gaaner opare’, music is the bridge that separates him from the Creator. In ‘Ki sur baaje amar prane’, melody is the language of love. Twenty-odd songs were selected by Musician Scholars Deborshee Bhattacharjee and Ratan Bharati who helmed the programme to create a bouquet of songs. Sabyasachi Ray Chaudhury, Sreemoyee Acharya, Moupali Choudhury, Shoumi Roy, Deborshee Bhattacharjee, Sucheta Ganguly, Brajeswar Mukherjee, Shatavisha Mukherjee, Meher Paralikar, Tejaswini Vernekar, Sankumay Debnath, Arjun Roy, Sumedha Dey, Rupayan Sarkar and Sohini Ghosh sang the songs effortlessly with great elegance. Ayan Sengupta and Srijanee Banerjee on the Sitar livened up the performance, while Paramananda Roy on the flute created a lovely ambience. Indranil Bhaduri and Bivash Sanghai supported the singers on the Tabla, while Ashoke Mukherjee raised the bar of the programme with his delightful theka on both the Tabla as well as the Khol.