Tagore Beyond Frontiers: Rajlakshmi Syam, Meeryung Hall and Ipshita Nandi Banerjee Boost Indo-American Cultural Exchange

By J P Mandal and Asmita Mukherjee, WBRINN (newsdesk.kolkata@washingtonbanglaradio.com)

Meeryung Hall and Rajlakshmi Syam
Meeryung Hall and Rajlakshmi Syam

Kolkata, March 1 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Kolkata-based  pianist and  fashionista Rajlakshmi Syam recently paid tribute to Rabindranath Tagore in an evening of piano recitals and vocal renditions in a program titled "Tagore Beyond Frontiers."

Rajlakshmi Syam
Rajlakshmi Syam

Organized by ICCR, the evening was part of the Indo American Cultural Exchange and Friendship program. Meeryung Hall, wife of Consul General Craig L. Hall, impressed all with her vocal performances. A proficient vocalist who has specialized in western classical music, Mrs. Hall has professionally performed both as a soloist and in choirs and with orchestra in the USA, Indonesia, Australia and Korea.

Ipshita Nandi Banerjee who works as a media advocacy professional with the U.S. Consulate in Kolkata also performed songs of Tagore. Ms. Nandi Banerjee has trained with Rabindrasangeet exponent Purabi Mukherjee for 14 years.

Ipshita Nandi Banerjee, Gautam De, Rajlakshmi Syam and Meeryung Hall
Ipshita Nandi Banerjee, Gautam De, Rajlakshmi Syam and Meeryung Hall

Rajlakshmi emphasized the global appeal and timelessness of Tagore, saying “Rabindranath Tagore is truly called a world poet. His works have never been, and never will be, confined by political boundaries. His songs touch all human hearts, and will keep doing so as long as humans exist.”