June 26, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) It was indeed a tribute to
World Music, at the World Music Day Concert celebrated on June 21st,
2011, to a packed and enthralled audience at GD Birla Sabhaghar Kolkata.
The Concert featuring a 120 member orchestra and choir celebrated music
through the ages…… from Bach to Beatles…. From Mozart to Mohiner
Ghoraguli… from Bob Dylan to Raag Behag….. it was pure and exalted music
dished out in rapid succession, cutting across musical genres, language
and geographical barriers.
The Concert started with melodic renditions by the Junior Orchestra, and gradually shifted to the Baritone voice of Anupam Roy (interview)
belting out a popular Harry Belafonte number. All along, these
performances , and the ones we are going to talk about were backed up by
some 50 musicians on violins, Cello, Double Bass, piano and guitar… all
playing in perfect unison to provide an exotic garnishing to some
inspired vocal and instrumental solo performances.