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Two Great Maestros Come Together in Kolkata after 21 Years, Enthrall Music Lovers

(An exoticecho.com exclusive)

January 21: Renowned classical vocalist Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty along with famed tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain enthralled a packed Science City audience in Kolkata with their scintillating performance. The exclusive jugalbandi by Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty together with Ustad Zakir Hussain was organized by Friendís 91.9 FM service. The musical extravaganza witnessed two supreme exponents of classical music churning out a melodious rendition that kept the audience spell bound for nearly two and half hours.

Ustad Zakir Hussain was his normal brilliant self playing the tabla with a passion that is difficult to emulate. Pandit Ajoy Chakroborty with his masterly voice in tandem with the deft touches on the tabla by Zakir Hussain was a treat for the music lovers of Kolkata. Lauding Ustad Zakir Hussain for his exceptional skill as a tabla player Pandit Ajay Chakraborty said that Zakir was his constant companion in his nascent years as a classical singer and was in many ways responsible for his gradual rise to fame.

Talking to exoticecho.com Zakir Hussain commended Kolkataís music lovers for their knowledge of classical music. He said that performing with Pandit Ajay Chakraborty was a rare honour for him and he was glad to perform along side him on an evening that saw the two stars together on the stage at Kolkata after twenty one years.

The song Aeya na balam keya karu sajini made famous by Bare Ghulam Ali and a revelation in the world of music was enriched by the talent of Zakirís father Allah Rakkha Khan as a tabla player. Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty performed the same song today with Zakir as his accompanist on the tabla. The packed audience went in raptures as the song gradually unfolded and both the maestros showing their skills in their respective spheres. While Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty kept the audience spell bound with his vocal skill Zakir regaled the audience with his nimble fingers that struck the tabla at an incredible pace. At the end of a scintillating evening the audience at the Science City auditorium gave a standing ovation to two of the finest musicians that played in unison and made music sound celestial, archetypal of the ultimate maestros that have redefined music.



Bengali Movie Bags Top National Film Awards

Antaheen the Bengali movie grabbed the limelight at the 56th National Film Awards 2008 which were proclaimed in New Delhi on 23rd January, securing the honours for the Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Lyrics and the Best Female Playback Singer. The honour for best actor was given to Upendra Limaye for his role in Marathi feature film Jogva'. The movie has as well been selected in the Best Film on Social Issues class and the the film has also secured the honour for best music. The best male playback singer award went to Hariharan while Shreya Ghoshal bagged the award for the best female playback singer. Priyanka Chopra got the award for the Best Actress for her role in the film 'Fashion' while Kangna Ranaut won the award for the Best Supporting actress for her role in 'Fashion' as well. Arjun Rampal won the award for the Best Supporting actor for his performance in 'Rock On' which also won the Best Hindi film award.


Brazilian excitement to add colour to Mumbai New Year's Eve

Mumbai will greet 2010 the Brazilian style with Surya Brasil, pioneers of natural as well as organic hair-care skin care maker collaborating with Nited3vil.com for a vivacious, and theme oriented New Year's Eve extravaganza scheduled at the Taj President. "Rio", the subject for the evening, will be this year's showpiece of the commercial hub of India with extravagant, exhilarating charm that is vibrant and rare in form.

Leave behind 2009 and greet 2010 with a bash in the exciting location of Taj President that will be remarkable for the delicate traces of Brazilian type decoration. The grand event will witness the participation of celebrities, stars and people from the sophisticated ranks of society.

Mumbai's exciting nightlife progresses to the zenith of magnificence and uniqueness with the partying of top profile celebrities at Taj President where one can loiter through the ballroom, which boasts of its own Brazilian features; and observe the globally well-known DJ Whosane! Playing some vivacious contemporary songs elevating the revelry to scintillating levels.


R.D. Burman's accompanists recreate Pancham magic in Kolkata

November 21: Fourteen musicians, who accompanied R.D.Burman when he was alive while producing some of the eternal Hindi songs which are still popular among music lovers even today, enthralled a packed audience at Kala Mandir in Kolkata on Saturday with the instrumental rendition of some of the classic R.D. Burman songs that are widely adored even today.

The unique programme was organised by euphony an R.D.Burman fan club based in Kolkata. Manohar Singh, the renowned saxophone player weaved a magic spell on the audience in as he played some of the evergreen hits of R.D Burman also fondly referred to as Panchamda. Usha Uthup who made a guest appearance said that R.Burman's music retained the same old magic of yesteryears and cast a magic spell on music lovers even today. The fourteen musicians formed a part of R.D. Burman's team when the legendary musician gifted to the Hindi film industry a large number of greatly popular Hindi songs. Paachamda's novelty in experimenting with sounds which he later incorporated in his songs have still remained exclusive and the credit for bringing in modernity to the world of Hindi music goes to him.

Son of Sachin Dev Burman, the famed music director of Bollywood, R.D.Burman assisted his father and learned the nuances of music from him. Some of the songs that were produced in the 1970's and early eighties have still retained their charm as they are hugely popular even among the present generation of music lovers.

Jayanta, one of the members of the euphony told exoticecho.com that the programme had evoked a great response from both the young as well as the old generation of music lovers. He said that R.D. Burman's followers were spread all across the globe and euphony had witnessed a sizeable boost to its membership in recent times.




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