Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The one and only Bhikhari Thakur: a 126th birth anniversary salute!
Kalpana Patowary has been invited by Art, Culture & Youth Department, Govt. of Bihar to present the Bhikhari Thakur folk forms in Chapra, Bihar on 20th Dec 2013, Venue - Ekta Bhawan on the 126th birth anniversary of India’s revered poet and Shakespeare of Bhojpuri literature Bhikhari Thakur.
1887, 18 December…today 2013, 18 December..100 years back he brought a new movement through his artistic capability in a remotest village in Kutubpur, Bhojpur, Bihar…BHIKHARI THAKUR..a true renaissance spirit…As a Bhojpuri artiste I salute you and promise to carry forward your legacy…YOU connect me to THE BARD OF BRAHMAPUTRA..BHUPEN HAZARIKA and world renowned revolutionary BOB DYLAN! THREE of you spoke in different vocabularies…but all of YOU had that same intention to cry for the downtrodden…the poor to fight back the so called society.