Café Kazi, a new album of Nazrulgeeti created with a modern soundscape and sung by Shaoli P Mukherjee was launched by noted singer, Kabir Suman. Also present at the album release ceremony were Indrani Sen, Lopamudra Mitra, Joy Sarkar, Anindita Kazi, Shakuntala Barua, Jojo, Ritika Sahani and team members of Cactus to mark the 39th Death Anniversary of Kabi Nazrul Islam.
The music of Café Kazi has been done by Sidhu in a very contemporary style while maintaining the authenticity of the songs. The seven beautifully sung songs include “Gange Jowar Elo Phire”, “Porodeshi Megh”, “Anjali Loho More”, “Dur Dipobashini” “Nache Irani Meye”, “Srijono Chhonde”, and “Mone Pore Aaj”.
“I wanted to do something different and something unique for my first album which would appeal to music lovers across generations. Thus came the idea of coming up with a Nazrulgeeti album with a difference. The songs have been designed in contemporary style and we are hopeful that the listeners will enjoy the album. This is our tribute to Kazi Nazrul Islam on his death anniversary” said Shaoli P Mukherjee.
“Café Kazi is a refreshing album which will reach out to the youth and also have an equal appeal among the older generation. Shaoli has a wonderful voice and she has put in a lot of effort to sing these songs” said Sidhu.
The music of Café Kazi has been arranged by Kaushik Chakraborty, Gaurab Chatterjee (Gabu) and Sanjoy Das. The music videos of the two songs Gange Jowar Elo Phire and Srijono Chhonde were screened for the occasion which was followed by Shaoli’s performance.
Café Kazi, released by Times Music and priced Rs 150/-, will be available across all the leading retail and online stores across the city.