Musical bands by girls are a rare phenomenon in Kolkata. Many music bands have come up in the past years, but they all constitute of male members. However Teetas, an upcoming musical group is the first female music band of Kolkata.
Named after the Teetas River, Mary started this Government Registered Folk Fusion Musical Band in 2008. All the performers in this music band are talented, energetic and lovers of music. The band recently recorded songs for their upcoming music album Mewa at a South Kolkata studio.
The Band Teetas performs almost all the varieties of Bengali folk songs like Tusu, Jhumur, Gomvira, Sarigan, Bhawaiya, Vatiali, Chotka, Chad Petanor Gan, Alcap, Dhamail. Lalan, Radharaman. Apart from the folk songs of Bengal, they also perform the folk songs from the other states in India. Teetas has its own compositions and also sings songs which are immensely popular among the people. The members are also interested to present the folk songs in a fusion form of music, where the use of instruments, sound and vocals will be traditional as well as contemporary. Teetas released its, first puja album “UJAN BEYE TEETAS” in 2009.
Apart From Mary, Simontini Bhadra (vocals), Poulami Banerjee(vocals),Ablu Chakraborty(keyboardist),Rajarshi Ghosh (Bass Guitar),Sandip Das (Lead Guitar), Hablu Goswami(electronic percussion & acoustics leather instruments),Pradip Dutta(drummer) helped the band in the recording.
While speaking to Sholoana Bangaliana Mary said, “You will be happy to know that the songs are very unique on their own and are very rich”. The songs carry a perfect blend of Folk and fusion with them. Each and every song creates a particular ambience and that is only possible because of our Keyboardist and Arranger Ablu Chakraborty.
The four songs in the album Mewa includes Aij keno mor Pransojoni (dhamail), Sal Toley Bela Dubilo ( Jhumur), Haisha Mori, Kainda Mori and Ja Ja Lagor.
Sholoana Bangaliana wishes the girl band all the best for their musical endeavors in future.