Debabrata Biswas’s grand-daughter Somdatta recently released her third album Utsarga in the august presence of Sumitra Sen, Srabani Sen, Rita Bhimani, Santa Dutta and Prattyush Banerjee. The music album release ceremony took place at Gallery Gold.
Bengali Audio Music Album Utsarga Launched by Eminent Kolkata Singers
The music album contains songs of Tagore and narration by legendary dancer Mallika Sarabhai. Megh boleche jabo jabo, Jani nai go, Chhaya Ghanaiche bone bone are some of the songs which are present in this music album.
Speaking at the occasion, Sumitra Sen said “Somdatta’s passion for music has made her release this album. Raised in Gujarat, it was her father late Jati Shankar Chakraborty who inspired her to take up music. She now stays in the U.S.A. but has pursued her love for music and that is indeed appreciative”.
Apart from learning music, she also started learning Bharatnatyam at the tender age of four from Mrinalini and Mallika Sarabhai at the Darpana Academy, Ahmedabad. Apart from her interest in Rabindrasangeet, she also takes interest in Hindi and English music. Her other two albums were Uttarshuri in 2004 from Sound Wing Studios and Reflections in 2009 from Cozmik Harmony. In addition to these, she had been performing actively in many parts of USA like the Madison Square Garden, New York and Long Beach areas as well.
“Mallika Sarabhai’s narration in my album will hopefully provide the album a broader audience base. This is what I hope for” said Somdatta.
Rita Bhimani who was also resent at the occasion added “The fact that Somdatta has a soulful voice makes the selected compositions of Tagore sounds fantastic to our ears”.
Priced at Rs. 150, Utsarga by Picasso Entertainment will be a refreshing treat to your ears for sure.