Vol. 5 Num 739 Mon. June 26, 2006  

Musical Soiree
Yet another venture by Srijon

In Srijon's earlier musical soirees titled Phele Asha Diner Gaan, the younger singers rendered mostly songs of yesteryears originally sung by the eminent singers of Kolkata. In contrast, the main attractions of Srijon's 48th such function were instrumental and vocal recitals by prominent local singers.

Since 2002 Srijon has been regularly arranging Phele Asha Diner Gaan on the last Saturdays at the Begum Sufia Kamal Auditorium of the National Museum.

The musical soiree began with an instrumental. Shantanu Salahuddin was on the santoor while Meher Hossain was on tabla. The duo presented a composition based on Kashmiri dhun. And the symphony of the string instrument with the rhythm of tabla was well appreciated..

Later, ATM Jahangir presented two Tagore songs Bahuyuger opar hote and Borshono mondrito andhokar.

Farhana Akhtar Shirley presented Ei meghla dine ekla and Asru diye lekha, which are popular songs of Hemanta Mukhapadhyay and Sabina Yasmin respectively. Young singer Suman Majumdar rendered Baro eka eka lage (originally sung by Mahmudunnabi) and Baje go bina (originally sung by Manna De).

Another attraction of the musical soiree was the duet of Farhana Akhtar Shirley and Suman Majumdar. The duo presented two popular duets -- Tumi shat sagorer opar theke and Amar Swapno tumi which were earlier rendered by Shahnaz Rahmatullah and Mohammad Ali Siddiqui and Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar duo.

Ahmed Newaz's presentation of Manna De's Rim jhim jhim brishti and Mahmudunnabi's Ke jano aaj amar chokhe were attractive. Farzana Mili rendered two songs by the two legends: Lata Mangeshkar of India and Ferdausi Rahman of Bangladesh. She presented Ashar srabon mane nato mon and Phuler mala respectively.

Upcoming singer Jharna Rahman sang Mahmudunnabi's popular song Ami shat sagar pari diye and Sandhya Mukhopadhyaya's Thoi thoi shawan elo.

Nazneen Mimi rendered two songs by Mitali Mukherjee and Asha Bhosle respectively. She presented Ami ki tomar moto and Ekhoni noy jabe jodi.

The final presentation of the soiree was two folk songs by Halima Parveen. She presented Ami bandhur prem agune pora and Tup tap brishti jhore re.

The programme is an appreciable endeavour to promote the young artistes of the country.

An upcoming singer performs at the programme