Onno Manomoy and Bristi Elo Bengali Songs Music Album Release

By Priyanka Dutta / WBRINN
newsdesk.kolkata@washingtonbanglaradio.com

Monomoy, Bickram
Monomoy, Bickram

Mumbai, May 11, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): The heat and the humidity in the city is taking a toll on the health of the people in the city. To give the people a musical respite from the onslaughts of the weather, Asha Audio launched two Rabindrasangeet albums - Onno Manomoy and Brsihti Elo. Present at the music launch of the two albums was Mahua Lahiri (the Director of Asha Audio Company), eminent musician Bikram Ghosh, Manomoy Bhattacharya and Jayati Chakraborty.

Bristi Elo is a collection of the rain songs composed by Tagore. Varied moods and emotions are expressed in the album with the help of the rain songs of Tagore. The album has nine songs and the music has been designed by Patyush Bandopadhyay. Romantic numbers like “Aaji tomaye abar”, “Emon dine tare bola jay”, “swapne amar mone holo” to rhythmic songs like  “gohono ghono chhaiylo”, “aashar kotha hote” and “oi je jhorer meghe” are some of the songs in this album. “Tagore’s favourite season was the rainy season. This is the reason why I decided to sing the rain songs composed by him for the album” said Jayati. This is her first solo album with Asha Audio. Jayati thanked Gautam Basu of Studio Vibrations for his relentless help on making the music album. “Despite her busy schedule, Mahua Di was present from the first day to the last day of the recording” added the singer.

Monomoy, Bickram, Jayati and Soumya
Monomoy, Bickram, Jayati and Soumya

“Onno Monomoy is the first Rabindrasangeet album where I have tried to come out of my usual style and render the songs in a different manner. The music arrangement in this album is different and I give credit for this to Soumya Basu. A fusion flavor has been introduced in the album to give the audience the songs in a new manner” said Manomoy Bhattacharya. There are ten songs in the album. Some of them are “anondodhara bohiche bhubone”, “mor bhabnar ki haowae”, “din guli mor shonar khachai” will sound different to the audience and will delight them.

Mahua Lahiri, Bickram
Mahua Lahiri, Bickram

jayatichakraborty
Jayati Chakraborty

Bickram, Soumya Basu
Bickram Ghosh, Soumya Basu

Monomoy, Bickram and Soumya
Monomoy, Bickram and Soumya

Bickram Ghosh who was present to launch both the albums was happy to be part of such an event. The musician knew both the artists beforehand. Though he met Jayati for the first time, he was quite impressed by her singing capabilities from the songs that he had heard. He praised Asha Audio for their relentless efforts at maintaining the high quality of music in their albums. Praising the Director of the company, Mahua Lahiri, Bickram Ghosh described her as the “relentless lone ranger”. He feels that Mahua Lahiri is passionate about the work he is doing and she will be able to create a legacy of work. Both Bickram Ghosh and Mahua Lahiri highlighted on the aspect of stopping piracy and purchasing original music albums. This will be helping the artists and also the music companies. Use of modern sound in the traditional Rabindrasangeet will appeal to the listeners of all age groups. Grab a copy of the CDs and enjoy the evergreen compositions of Tagore sung by the two artists.

Monomoy, Bickram, Mahua Lahiri