Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) | 6 member Bhojpuri group to Suriname | Led by Kalpana Patowary.

6 Member Bhojpuri Group.
The National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC) will jump start Indian Arrival Day celebrations with a showcase of Bhojpuri film and folk songs.

The council will present famous Bhojpuri singer, Kalpana Patowary, who comes from Assam in India, on stage in concert tonight at theater Thalia, Paramaribo in Suriname on 21st May and  at District Wanica in Suriname on May 22, 2014 at 7 pm.

The concert series would continue until Indian Arrival Day.

 According to the president of the NCIC, Patowary was chosen as she is considered the “new wave” in Bhojpuri film and folk songs.

“Her song style comes from the same Uttar Pradesh Bihar tradition of folk songs which the Indian indentured labourers brought to Suriname 135 years ago,” the council said. “Songs such as “Sohar,” “Byaah Geet,” “Chowtaal,” “Ulara,” “Birha,” and “Nirgun” that are heard in the international Indian diaspora. Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname, Mauritius, Fiji represent cultural expressions form the Bhojpuri folk tradition, a tradition that is indeed the specialty of Kalpana”

Kalpana who is at the helm of the Bhojpuri music industry, says “Bhojpuri music is seeped with stories of migration and has an entire spectrum ranging from lyrical to raunchy to folk and pop that can’t be categorized.
6 Member Bhojpuri Group.
Map taken from inside the Plane...From Mumbai to Amsterdam
to Saint Marten to Curacao to Port of Spain to Paramaribo.....
It's tiring.

From Mumbai to Amsterdam to Saint Marten to Curacao to Port of Spain to Paramaribo.....It's tiring.

The ICCR proposed to sponsor the visit of  a 6 member Bhojpuri group led by Kalpana Patowary to Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobogo and the region from 20 - 29th May 2014. 

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