“Smriti Bismritir Gaan” a musical evening dedicated to old Bengali melodies

Riddhi Bandyopadhyay a noted vocalist and known for her brand “Pancha Kabir Gaan” initiated and conceptualized a musical “Smriti BismritirGaan”, on at Abanindra Gallery (ICCR ). The venture was jointly initiated by Riddhi A Step for Music and ICCR.

There was a time when song makers like Tagore, Dwijendralal, Atulprasad, Rajanikanta, Himanshu, Dilip Kumar Roy enriched the horizon of Bengali music scene with their melodic creations. Many of songs got an instant fame but many went unnoticed.

Singers like Riddhi Bandyopadhyay, Haimanti Shukla, Devajit Bandyopadhyay, Lopamudra Mitra, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Sahana Bakshi performed songs from the bygone era from the time of Tagore to Dilip Kumar Roy. It revealed some of not so popular songs by all the aforesaid artistes.

Riddhi Bandyopadhyay said, “an audio CD titled Pronaam featuring the songs of Atulprasad Sen was released. Interestingly it features a song by legendary film actor Pahari Sanyal which  came up for the first time in the audio publication. The rest of six  songs  have been rendered by me.”

Ke Abar Bajay Banshi, Ami Jabona Ghore( Riddhi Bandyopadhyay), Ami Okriti Adham, Keu Nayan Mude (Sahana Bakshi), Swapan Parer Daak Shunechhi, Ulangini Nache Ranarange (Lopamudra Mitra), Jibon Marane Eso, Jodi Diyechho Badhuya (Sudip Bandyopadhyay), Aji Esechhi Badhu Hey, Dhano Dhanyo Pushpe Bhora (Devajit Bandyopadhyay), Diyechho Jibon Amrito Soman, Phir Kisiki Yaad Ayi (Haimanti Shukla). Undoubtedly, it was a musical evening meant for real music buffs.

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