Two-day long Kalaguru Sangeet Mahotsav-2020 begins today in Tangla
TANGLA: The two-day long Kalaguru Sangeet Mahotsav 2020 will began from Friday at Tangla HS playground in Tangla town of Udalguri district. There will be an open prize money singing competition of various genres, including Rabha Sangeet and modern song, to tap budding singing talents. Zubeen Garg will also release the music video of two songs Mur Monore Kalpanat and Maa Mur Maa from the Maa album on the occasion. Cultural troupes from Bhutan, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Jharkhand along with groups representing local indigenous communities will also perform.
Diganta Rabha, one of the members of the managing committee said, “Every year, this music festival is hosted by Zubeen Garg and it is jointly organized under the banner of Kalaguru Artist Foundation and Zubeen Garg Fan Club. Though it is basically aimed to pay homage to legendary personality Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha, it is also an effort to bring a renaissance to the folk culture, music and food habits of the indigenous communities of the Northeast.” As per the programme schedule, there will also be a seminar on the topic ‘Role of fold artist and the vision of Kalaguru in the formation of greater Assamese society’. The event will witness exhibitions, musical nights and food festivals. A life-size statue of the Kalaguru is also being constructed at Chamuapara village near Tangla town.