Silchar: Saturday night was an extraordinary one for music lovers of Silchar. Independent Music Lovers of Barak Valley organized an out-of-the-box event, an open stage performance for all music enthusiasts. There was uniqueness and otherworldly about these musicians who were bent upon making the event a super successful one. The best part is that the group members comprise mostly young, lively and talented individuals ready to take on the world of music. The event was organized in order to commemorate the birth anniversary of the legendary Gautam Chattopadhyay (Moni), a Bengali singer, songwriter, bassist, and composer.
In 1975, as a leader, Gautam Chattopadhyay co-founded the progressive and brilliant rock band Moheener Ghoraguli with songwriter Tapas Das, pianist Abraham Mazumdar, bassist Pradip Chatterjee, lyricist Ranjon Ghoshal, drummer Biswanath Bishu Chattopadhyay and guitarist, Tapesh Bandopadhyay. Gautam Chattopadhyay was also a theatre person, film-maker and ethnographer. Of late, this open-air programme has appealed to the music lovers of this town. The street music event was organized near the main gate of Gandhi Bagh. The theme of the evening was ‘Non-Film Bengali Music’. For the last three years, they have been celebrating the birth anniversary of Gautam Chattopadhyay.
The unique manner in which the organizers paid their rich tributes to Gautam Chattopadhyay was highly appreciated by all. It was indeed one of the most memorable moments in the history of Barak Valley as numerous singers from various music bands joined hands to create a wonderful and melodious evening. The organizers comprise several bands and band members. Later, the organizers also felicitated the gardener (Mali) of Gandhi Bagh, Babul Nath. He has been there for 17 years. Each and every singer and musician kept the onlookers enthralled and mesmerized.
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