Video: Folk Music Album Ranga Matir Pothe Released
Somerita’s new album of Kazi Nazrul Islam’s folk songs Ranga Matir Pothe was released recently at an event held at ICCR. The event saw the presence of eminent dignitaries like Amar Pal, Kalyani Kazi, Ramanuj Dasgupta and others who unveiled the folk music album.
The album consists of eight songs composed by Kazi Nazrul Islam. Jhumur, Jhapni, Bhatiali, Sautali Jhumur are some of the folk varieties of songs present in the album.
Apart from the music launch ceremony, the event also saw the performance of Chhayanat’s Pancharatna. With the help of this event, tribute was paid to the five poets namely Kazi Nazrul Islam, Rabindranath Tagore, Atulprasad Sen, Dwijendralal Ray and Rajanikanta Sen. Poems and songs of the five poets were performed at the event.
The anchor of the event was Mou Guha. The event was planned and directed by Somerita Mullick.
In an event organized at ICCR, Somerita Mallik’s music album Matir Kache was released. The album consists of the folk songs written by the late poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. The album was released in the presence of eminent folk singer Amar Pal, poet Saiyed Hasmat Jalal and Prashant Arora.
Singer Somerita Mallik had earlier also worked on various aspects of the works of the late poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. With this album, she will be showcasing the lesser known side of the poet. We all know Kazi Nazrul Islam as the rebel poet but not many of us are aware of his other achievements. This album will surely be a good collector’s item and coupled with Somerita’s melodious voice will make for a good listen for the listeners.
The album consists of Jhumur, Bhaitiali, Baul, Jhapan, Bhauaiya and other kinds of folk songs. Somerita has lent her melodious voice to the songs in this album. Gautam Shome has arranged the music for this album. There are seven songs in the album. Some of the songs which have been included in this album are Padmar dheu re, Maynamotir sari debo, Ami bhai khepa baul and others.
“Folk songs are traditional songs and must be preserved. This is more so because they highlight one’s culture. Somerita has been doing a good job in bringing forth such songs and also doing her bit for the preservation of the songs” said Amar Pal.
Matir Kache is an album which will enhance your connection with your roots and add to your music collection too.