Listen to Bengali and Hindi film songs

Oh, we Chennaiites have listened to everything from Carnatic music to Western classical. So, how about some Bengali music this weekend?

The Bengal Association presents a musical evening with singer Raghab Chatterjee from Kolkata, at 7.30 p.m. on March 7. It will be held at Karnataka Sangha Hall, Habibullah Road, T. Nagar.

Raghab started at the age of nine as a guitarst, and moved to singing over a period time. He learnt classical music from Amiya Ranjan Chatterjee and Ajoy Chakraborty at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. He's currently taking lessons from Ustad Rashid Khan.

In addition to Bengali songs, he also sings Hindi film songs and classical ones. He has sung in Hindi films such as “Devdas”, Tere Naam”, “Raincoat” and “Parineeta”, and Bengali films such as “Patal Ghor”, “Bandhan”, “Suvodhrishti”, “Bar Asbe Ekhuni”, and “Chaturanga”, and also for a few television serials.

He also has many Bengali and Hindi albums to his credit.

Some of the awards he has received include R.D. Burman Award, Uttam Kumar Award, and Kalakar Award.

Donor passes priced at Rs. 100 a person are available at The Bengal Association office at 29, Giri Road, T. Nagar, The New Annapurna Hotel of Calcutta, Egmore, and at the venue before the concert.

For more information, call 28340557.

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