Topic: A SUCCESSFUL EVENT- TRIBUTE TO SALIL CHOWDHURY-SUDHIN DASGUPTA
I don't know how to describe the success that yesterday's event witnessed. As a whole it was an overwhelming experience for all of us.
"Memories are made of These", a tribute to Salil Chowdhury and Sudhin Dasgupta, witnessed a grand success !!!
The musical trip was dedicated to the legendary musician-composer Manohari Singh, remembering his birth day which is on 8 March.
Shaukat Khan flagged off the event with a mesmerizing gem Zindegi Kaisi Hai Pahli, a Chowdhury's composition,played on the saxophone.
The next is, the gala performance by Calcutta Youth Choir. They went on to render Oi ujjwalo Din, Paye Cholar Pother Holo Shuru, Jago Bir Sontan(written by the composer himself during his school days), all the Dasgupta's composition one after the other followed by Purano Din Purano Mon,Amader Protibaader Bhasa and Pothey Ebar Namo Saathi, compositions by Chowdhury.It was a memorable performance by the choir.
Tapas Bhowmick, one of the musicians of Chowdhury came up with Sobar Araley(Chowdhury),Ami Andhokarer Jatri(Dasgupta)on the accordion.One of the best performances!!!
Saikat Mitra,well known singer besides legendary singer-composer Shyamal Mitra's son went on to render Sojoni lo dekhey ja(film-Shushanta Shah), Elomelo Hawaye(Film-Tahole),Hoyto Tomari Jonnyo(Film-Teen Bhuboner Paarey) all the Dasgupta's compositions back to back. While he offered Chowdhury's songs like- Jodi Kichhu Amare, Jaak Dhunye Jaak,Aar Kichhu Nei Bolaar(from his own private album recorded under Chowdhury's baton in 1990).He offered audience a feel good treat !!!
While Antara Chowdhury, made audience mesmerized with Bandho Chokhey Mor(Sabita Chowdhury's song for Dasgupta), Kon Se Alor Swapno(Prothom Kadam Phool) a haunting gem followed by O bhola mon, Eso bosona, Keno kichhu kotha balona.But the special gift was the track Ganyer Bandhu, recorded in Chowdhury's own voice( a more of karaoke track)meant for live performance.If u close your eyes it makes u feel that both the father and daughter are singing together. What an idea !!!
Bhanu Gupta one of musicians of both the composers gifted an unreleased tune composed by Chowdhury besides the evergreen gems Jare Ud Jaare Panchhi,Itna Na mujhse tu pyaar on the harmonica while Soumitra Chatterjee, another musician of Chowdhury played the tune Ek Din Dol Bendhey(Dasgupta)on the guitar with soulful passion. Rocket Mondal was the in charge of the orchestra played his solo number Aaj Mon Cheyechhe on the guitar,was a charming presentation.
At the last we must appreciate Debasish Basu's for his heartfelt presentation which helped the trip to tune in on a high note!!!