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Soumya Dasgupta’s Homecoming: A Conversion With Music:

Soumya Dasgupta’s Homecoming: A Conversion With Music:

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This article discusses an immersive musical event in Kolkata featuring renowned composer and architect Soumya Dasgupta, showcasing his diverse original compositions that blend jazz, blues, and Indian classical music.

In the heart of Kolkata, a melodic rendezvous unfolded as all music enthusiasts of the city geared up to embrace the return of a prodigal son. Soumya Dasgupta, an accomplished architect, music composer, and director, who graced the stage with his musical prowess this 24th of August  in the iconic ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations). The evening took the audience in a tapestry of harmonious conversations where language gave way to music, and the dialogue took place between the notes and the very essence of the soul.

Akin to a long-awaited homecoming, Soumya Dasgupta’s journey back to the City of Joy after a three-decade hiatus is a celebration of creativity, emotion, and a deep-rooted passion for good music. The event, aptly titled “A Conversion With Music,” was not merely a concert; it was an immersion into a world of melodies, stories, and experiences that will resonate with attendees long after the final note faded away.

Soumya Dasgupta, the son of the legendary composer-lyricist Sudhin Dasgupta, has carved his own niche in the realm of music. In a remarkable display of individuality, his compositions effortlessly traverse genres, blending the rich tapestry of jazz, blues, and Indian classical music. The legacy of his father doesn’t overshadow his creative expression; instead, it serves as a guiding light that illuminates his path, inspiring him to craft compositions that are as diverse as they are emotionally resonant.

The heart of the event was Soumya’s original compositions, which reflected a mosaic of emotions, offering an underlying message of encouragement and self-acceptance. His music has the power to connect with listeners on a profound level, stirring feelings and thoughts that often lie beneath the surface. The choice of instruments and arrangements were deliberate, infusing each piece with an undeniable depth that captivated the audience.

Adding their voices to the symphony of Soumya’s compositions were acclaimed artists Nirmalya Roy, Kinjal Chatterjee, Namrata Bhattacharya, and Sonali Banerjee. Their vocal prowess elevated the music to new heights, allowing the audience to experience an immersive journey through sound and emotion.

But the enchanting evening did not stop at music alone. Pratiti Ghosh, Debashis Bose, and Jharna Bhattacharjee weaved the tales behind the creation of these compositions, inviting the audience into the world of inspiration, creativity, and the artistic process. It was a rare glimpse into the mind of the composer, where stories become notes and anecdotes turn into harmonies.

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One cannot overlook the contribution of Ranodip Mukherjee on keyboards, adding an extra layer of enchantment to the evening’s offerings. His skillful play on the keys promises to create a musical synergy that left an indelible mark on the hearts of those in attendance.

The event on the 24th of August was co-presented by a group of individuals who share a common love for music: Prithwish, Sourav, Ahon, and others. Soumya Dasgupta succinctly encapsulated the essence of the event, stating, “It’s an attempt to celebrate good music with a wide range of variety including originals that I always prefer.” This sentiment encapsulates the spirit of the evening – a celebration of music that spun across genres, emotions, and time, resonating with all those who are fortunate enough to be a part of it.

With  “A Conversion With Music,” Soumya Dasgupta’s return to Kolkata becomes more than just a homecoming; it’s a musical odyssey that touched hearts, uplift spirits, and created memories that will echo in the corridors of time.

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