Tabla recital evening at IGCC

01 Jun 2016, 15:02 | updated: 01 Jun 2016, 15:06

NTV Online

Dhaka: Indira Gandhi Culture Centre, High Commission of India, will organise a musical function featuring Evening of Tabla recital by Mr. Dipak Kumar Chakraborty and Sitar recital by Partha Prathim Roy from India on 2 June.

The musical soiree will be held at about 11:00am on 2 June at RC Majumdar Hall in University of Dhaka and at 6.30 PM on 3 June at the IGCC Gulshan office in Dhaka.

Mr. Dipak Kumar Chakraborty is from Farrukhabad Gharana. He trained under late Sri Ranjit Kumar Barua and later from Ustad Sabir Khan. Apart from performing as an accompanying artist with many eminent artists such as late Pandit V.G.Jog, Pandit Kartick Kumar etc., he has given solo Tabla recitals in many prestigious music concerts in India and abroad. He is an empanelled artist of Indian Council for Cultural Relations and has performed in Indian Cultural Centres and Embassies in London, Belgium, Germany, France, Netherlands etc.

He has released several solo albums and books on Tabla in India. He is an Examiner and Instructor of various Universities and Boards and holds positions in various music organisations. He is the Principal of JAGACHA AIKATAN International Institute of Music for the last twenty years. He has won many awards including ‘Sangeet Gourav’ from ‘Award council of India’ in 2012.

Mr. Partha Prathim Roy is a trained Sitar player belonging to the Maihar school associated with the hallowed memory of Baba Alauddin Khan, and such legends as Pt Ravi Shankar, Pt Nikhil Banerjee and others. He initially got trained in Sitar from Pandit Debiprasad Chatterjee and later from late Pandit Niharbindu Chowdhury and Sangitacharya Ajay Sinha Roy. He has given many solo performances in India which have been highly acclaimed, like Youth Festival, Kolkata, Max Muller Bhavan, German Consulate, Kolkata, Ramakrishna Mission, Lucknow; India International Centre, New Delhi; India Habitat Centre-HCL Concert, New Delhi etc. He has performed in several countries such as Spain, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Japan, Bangladesh etc. He was interviewed by Washington Bangla Radio, Time Out, Jadavpur University FM Radio in Kolkata etc. He performed live on Albrez Television in Spain.

Entry is open to all (there is no need to collect Invitation Pass), says an IGCC press release.