The Kolkata Street Music Festival reaches its season 3. We share the photo story of the event which was held on 24th of December.
Music is an universal language of mankind. the sound of birds chirping, the call to prayer in the mosque, music is present in various formseverywhere.Even performing of devotional songs early in the morning by rural devotees on street, the music of the band party all perform their kind of music on street. Street is their stage.
Shyam Sundar Co. Jewellers was the presenter of Kolkata Street Music Festival Season Three held on December 24, 2022 at Spices n Sauces(ICCR), in association with Riddhi Bandyopadhyay Music Academy, Soma Das, Daffodil Incorporate it was Sudipta Chanda’s unique initiative besides the Mountain Music Festival.
It started with the music of band party by Sarat Bidyut Memorial, Park street flute seller Mhd. Ibran played Sachin Katta‘s (SD Burman) song Wahan Kaun Hai Tera Musafir on flute, City buskers like Sourojyoti-Krishnendu (Third Stage) sang Pother Gaan, Musical Sandwich fame Nilanjan Saha sang Banjara, Band Sublime performed Lenon’s Imagine, National award winning Pata Chitra artisan Kalpana Chitrakar, Noordin Chitrakar showcased story of Chandi Mangal on Pata Chitra, Bahurupi artisans Subal Das Bairagya, Dhaneshwar Das Bairagya along with Bangla Dhakis Paresh Das, Uttam Das celebrated Durga through their colourful presence and performances, students of Riddhi Bandyapadhyay Music Academy performed songs from Panchakobi. Songs of Tagore and Dwijendralal Roy like Sakatore Sobe, Eki Satyo. A special tribute in fond memory of Lata Mangeshkar, Bappi Lahiri, Kay Kay were present by Chandrima Bhattacharya (Aaj Tobe Ei Tuku Thak), Aritra Sunny Mukherjee ( Street Dancer), Surindam Mukherjee (Tuhi Mera Rab Hai) respectively. Dr. Soumik Das sang Delivery Boy, Ritwick Maity rendered Bob Dylan’s Knocking On Heavens, Anirban Sikdar sang John Denver’s Leaving On A Jetplane, Aryan Acharya performed E Poth Gachhe Benke, Tarun Goswami performed Salil Chowdhury’s popular number Pallobini Go Sancharini on singing whistling, Soma Das presented her own original Ami Aschhi composed by Joy Sarkar.
On behalf of The Dreamers Sudipta Chanda said, “It’s a tribute to musicians who make a living through performing on street. It’s a calendar event by The Dreamers as Mountain Music Festival. We love to celebrate the unsung heroes of our culture through such initiatives”