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Solo Whistling Show Surer Jhornadhara Organized by Madhurdwani

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Singing whistling has always been considered to be one of the toughest forms of music. This is because the whistler has to maintain the scale and musical score and has to perform along with several other instruments. Tarun Goswami who got initial training in whistling from Salil Chowdhury, is the only whistler in eastern India.

Tarun Goswami, a fellow of the American School of Whistling is a trained whistler who has been performing for quite some time. Madhurdwani celebrated a solo whistling show titled Surer Jhornadhara through singing whistling by Tarun Goswami at Uttam Mancha. It featured twenty four all time hits from the popular music scene. From Mahendra Kapoor to Udit Narayan, Haimanti Shukla to Shreya Ghosal- songs by these singers was performed.

Singing whistling is a very unusual form of performing art which has tremendous potential and if school children are encouraged then the music industry can have a band of good musicians in a decade. Also, it helps to overcome diseases related to respiratory distress.

The musical evening kept the audience engaged and hooked to their seats!!

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Third Edition of India International Guitar Festival Held in Kolkata

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Arati Mukherjee, Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya, Mallar Ghosh, Ratul Shankar, Derek Gripper ( South African legendary guitarist), Debasish Kumar (MIC) inaugurated India International Guitar Festival 2016 at ICCR. This is the third year of this festival.

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A three day celebration of guitar performances was the main draw of this festival. The featured artiste line up consisted of Guitar Maestro Derek Gripper (Capetown, Souith Africa) and Debashish Bhattacharya with Galaxy of maestros – ( Bengal, India, World) – Indian Classical Music. Some of the other artistes who performed at the festival consist of Anandi Bhattacharya – Vocal (India), Chandrima Roy (India), Amano Manish – Chaturangui (India), Charu Hariharan – Mridangam, Kahon (India), Naomi Jean – Vocal (Germany), Monia Rękoś – Vocal (Poland), Carola Ortiz – Singer, clarinetist and composer (Spain), The Bodhisatwa Trio (India), Katy Murphy (Australia), Nishad Pandey – Guitarist and Composer (India) and others.

The India International Guitar Festival was thus high on great performances from artistes all over the world.

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Swadhinatar Manchagaan- Theatre Songs of Independence Organized at Academy of Fine Arts

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Swadhinatar Manchagaan- Theatre Songs of Independence was presented in Academy Theatre’s annual show this year at Academy of Fine Arts. The new production was about the Bengali theatre. The main emphasis was on its songs, and how it became an important force to hold aloft the spirit of patriotism.

With the passage of time these songs won the place in the nation’s clarion call for freedom during the British rule in India. With the Independence of India, Bengal has accumulated a vast repertoire of mancha-gaan (theatre-song) of patriotic and nationalistic fervor, which has been passed on from generation to generation through several decades. The festival was a humble attempt to explore the mancha-gaan which swam against the tide during the struggle for Independence to inspire the masses to march onward for their motherland along with the tribute towards the national heroes of India.

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Performers like Devajit Bandyopadhyay, Riddhi Bandyopadhyay, Debasish Basu, Diptendu Basu presented the songs by Dinabandhu Mitra, Girishchandra Ghosh, Jyotirindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Dwijendralal Roy, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bijan Bhattacharya and many others.  It was conceptualized and directed by Devajit Bandyopadhyay. Songs like Nil Banore Sonar Bangla ( Devajit from Nildarpan), Timir Bidari Alokh Bihari ( Riddhi from Karagar), Andhar Dambaru Taale ( Devajit from Pralay), O Amar Desher Maati ( Diptendu, asong Tagore wrote during Bangabhanga Andolon ), Aschhe Oi Nabab Bahadur ( Devajit from Sirajuddaula ), Vande Mataram ( Devajit and Riddhi from Santan ) are worth a mention.

The celebration was followed by film shows Bhagini Nivedita, Dadathakur both at Nandan 3.

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Eminent Musicians Performed at Saborno Sangeet Sammelan 2016

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Saborno Ray Chaudhuri’s family is dedicated to the propagation of Hindustani Classical Music for the past four decades. Upholding this tradition they hosted the second edition of Saborno Sangeet Sammelan. This year the Sangeet Sammelan was inaugurated by Shri Partha Chatterjee, Hon’ble Education Minister, Govt Of West Bengal, Shri Sovan Chatterjee, Hon’ble Mayor, Kolkata Municipal Corporation and Shri Tanmay Ray Chaudhuri, IPS. Dr. Tanmay Roy Chowdhury, IPS,Comissioner of Police, Barrackpore felicitated Shri Sovan Chatterjee, Hon’ble Mayor, West Bengal Govt at the Saborno Sangeet Sammelan 2016.

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Saborno Sangeet Sammelan was a two days music festival, begins and the festival saw the performances by Pandit Debojyoti Bose (Sarod) & Shri Ujjal Bharati (Tabla), Shri Omkar Dadarkar (Vocal), Shri Gopal Mishra (Tabla) & Shri Anirban Chakraborti (Harmonium) & Smt Nilanjana & Srilanjana (Vocal), Shri Nabarun Dey (Tabla) & Pandit Debaprasad Dey (Harmonium).

The music aficionados of Kolkata also witnessed the first ever Jugalbandi performance of Tabla and Pakhwaj by Pandit Kumar Bose and Pandit Kunal Patil on the final day of Saborno Sangeet Sammelan.

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Actress Koneenica Spread Christmas Cheer Among Underprivileged Kids at Aauris Hotel

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Tollywood actress Koneenica Banerjee spent some time with the children of Hope Foundation at Aauris Hotel to celebrate Christmas. The actress along with the kids spent some time and also interacted with each other. Santa Claus also came to the event and distributed candies among the kids at the event.

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Speaking about her Christmas memory, Koneenica said “I was a practical child and I never believed in Santa Claus. I always believed that my parents gave me the things I needed. So I never hung socks. The slice of cake that I used to have back then is the most delicious piece that I have ever tasted. I may eat many cakes now but the taste of that slice is not found now”.

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The actress shared that she will be married this year by the time Christmas comes. “I will be married by then. My father-in-law is not keeping good health. Hope he gets better by then. Now I have an eleven year old son of my husband. Fulfilling his wishes will be my priority now. I have become the Santa now. But since I am from a middle class family, I will see to it that he earns what he gets. Or else he will become demanding and will not value what he gets” added the actress.

The kids from Hope Foundation were treated to a sumptuous lunch thereby ensuring that they have good memories of Christmas.

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