May 13, 2012

Neepabithi's Chau at Baitanik's Akhra

Baitanik -- a cultural organisation that believes that culture can be a source of livelihood in India's rural heartland -- has a bi-weekly event every other Sunday, where Neepabithi Ghosh and her team of Chau Dancers put up an excellent performance today. Here are some pictures of the event.

While Neepabithi Ghosh is an established and renowned singer in her own right, what stole the show was the way she blended a different genres of Bangla music -- from Tagore through folk and right up to contemporary tunes -- with the traditional Chau dance of Balarampur and Baghmundi, from the Purulia district. In fact the anthem of the football World Cup, Waka Waka by Shakira, was also blended in very beautifully with this traditional art form of Bengal.

Thanks to Baitanik for a wonderful evening and all the best to Neepabithi and her Chau project

1 comment:

Neepabithi said...

Thank you for your kind comments. I'm literally bubbling over with excitement about this collaboration. Hope to bring you a lot more stuff musically, as I walk hand in hand with the cadences of Chhou :)