To pay tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his birthday, a group of young musicians came together to pay their respects to the Bard with the help of Guitar E Robi II. This is the second year of an annual event organized by Sumit Nandi.
The idea was born around the month of April. Few musicians came together to collaborate in creating a medley of songs by Tagore. Last year the event consisted of live unplugged performances. This year, a new medley was recorded, for which a video was also shot, which was released online on the bard’s birthday. The track was released by Cactus band member Sidhu.
The medley also marked the debut of Ustad Rashid Khan’s daughter Shaona Khan in the professional music arena of Kolkata. Apart from her, the others who collaborated for the medley are Soumyodeep [Prachir], Iman Sen [Calcutta Blues], Shamik Chakraborty [Stagekraft], Taniya Chatterjee, Bidisha Roy, Diya Bhattacharya and Clara Gomes.
With such innovative ideas to pay tribute to the Bard, the music scene in Bengal looks quite promising indeed.