Alka Jalan Foundation presented Bhaav O Bandish featuring artist Sohini Roy Chowdhury. Sohini is a classical vocalist trained by Pandit A. Kanan and Ustad Sagiruddin Khan in Kirana Gharana . She also has a rich repertoire of Thumri, Dadra, Kajri, Hori, and other semi-classical forms from Smt. Dalia Rahut in Benaras Gharana. Sohini is niece of R. D Burman , granddaughter of Sri Shyamal Sen on paternal side and great granddaughter of Kanto Kabi Rajanikanto Sen on the maternal side.
The program started with a poem composed and recited by Akshita Gupta befitting the occasion.
Sohini started her recital with a Thumri in Raag Kamaj entitled Chhabi Dikhlaja Banke Savariya which was based on biraha of Radha for Sri Krishna.
Then she sang an original Punjabi Tappa in raag Kafi. O Miya Ve Janevale Tanum.
Her next presentation was a Kajri in Raag Desh called Sawana Mase aayo Sajani.
Then she sang a Jhoola entitled Jhoola Dheere Se Jhulao Banwari.re sawariya.
Her next was a famaous Dadra Deewana Kiya Shyam Kya Jadu Dara., which reminded the audience of Padmabibhushan Girja Devi.
Then she sang Rangi Sari Ghulabi chunariya Re on request
She also sang a Hori dadra in Raag Sohini entitled Hori meye khelungi Unso.
She concluded with Chalare Pardesiya Naina Lagake.in Raag Bhairavi.
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