Durga Vandana at the Kolkata Street Music Festival, the annual festival of street musicians from folk artists from Bengal to the city Buskers is happening on September 29
Before the Puja begins, it’s to set the prelude through the bole of Bangla Dhak, the dazzling dance of Durga by Purulia Chhou artisans having music on the Dhamsa, Dhol, Sanai, the Akal Bodhan of Durga act by the multifaceted Bahurupi artists of Birbhum, the song of Durga Patachitra painted by the National Award winning Patachitra artisans of Medinipur, the music of band parties. Durga Vandana by street artists is the attraction of this year’s Kolkata Street Music Festival Season Four.
Shyam Sundar Co. Jewelers presents Kolkata Street Music Festival Season Four, a Sudipta Chanda initiative, in association with Chapter 2 with the support of Soma Das, Ananya Pal, and Surojit Kala On September 29, 2023, 12 noon onwards, at Chapter 2, Southern Avenue. The city of Kolkata would celebrate the annual street music festival in a grand way this time too.
Music is a universal language of mankind. The chirping of birds, the gurgling of the river, the sacred music of the temple, the sound of Azan the prayer of the mosque, music is everywhere. Streets can be considered as one of the main stages of Bauls, Fakirs, and musicians from band party groups who perform on streets during wedding ceremonies or religious festivals. It’s for sure an annual celebration of such unsung heroes of Street Music in the city.
Among the artists from the city would perform Agomoni like the students of Riddhi Bandyopadhyay Music Academy, Pujor Gaan songs once released to mark the occasion of the festive season shall be performed by Chandrima Bhattacharya, Aritra Sunny Mukherjee, Nilanjan Saha, Madhurjo Mukherjee, Aniket Ghosh and so on. Tunes of various popular songs can be heard on singing whistling by Tarun Goswami, on Violin by Sourojyoti Chatterjee, on Bagpipe by Ramesh Nayak, On Flute by Md. Ibran. It would be anchored by the ace presenter Debasish Bose.
Sudipta Chanda, the man behind the initiative says, “It is a tribute to musicians who make a living by performing music on the streets throughout the year. It is definitely a different kind of music festival, and can also be considered as a celebration of life through music. As the biggest festival of Bengal Durga Puja is just approaching, we have just planned to set the tune of the same through the street music festival Season Four.”