Aatman Audio in association with Gallery Gold organized their first Aatman Music Carnival on the November 16 and 17 at Gallery Gold. The music carnival was aimed at giving a boost to the independent music in Bengal. This music carnival saw the presence of eminent musicians of the Bengal music industry like Jojo, Siddhartha (Cactus band member), and Manas Roy who graced the occasion with their presence.
The music carnival has been conceptualized by Somnath Ghoshal. Speaking on the occasion, Somnath Ghoshal of Aatman Audio said “Music is an integral part of art. This is the first time that an unplugged musical program has been organized in an art gallery. The association with art galleries for holding such shows is nothing new in the West. But this is indeed a new thing in Kolkata. This time the carnival is of two days duration. We plan to make it even big and plan to host the carnival for a week”.
Rishi Kumar Chattejee and Ghatam player Somnath Roy opened the music carnival with their great performance. The duo mesmerized the audience with an able partnership between tabla and Ghatam. Sudipta Gain, Oiswarja, Mouli, Tilak Sanyal and Bong Go performed on the first day of the music carnival.
The second day of the music carnival saw the performances by Ananya Bhattacharya, Tamal Kanti Halder, The Monkberries, Suman, Biswajit, Ranar, Oiswarja and Subhadeep Sarkar. The surprise element was the performance by eminent singer Jojo. She regaled the audience by singing “Sometimes love just ain’t enough”. Singer Rimita Mukherjee was also present at the music carnival.
The two day Aatman Music Carnival was indeed a treat for the music lovers of the city. We hope to see more such unique ideas from the music company in the near future.