Friday, June 22, 2012

World Music Day 2012 Celebrations in Kolkata India 21st June 2012

Fête_de_la_Musique
or
World Music Day
21st June
Begining of the summer solistice
or
The Longest Day

               The Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is a music festival taking place on June 21.World Music Day is a day on which the world celebrates the magical gift of music., refers to a music festival which began in France June 21,1981 and is now celebrated around the world.. 


                        The idea of the World Music Day was conceptualized first in France in 1976 by American musician Joel Cohen who proposed an all-night music celebration to mark the beginning of the summer solstice.

                                               The idea was taken up by French Music and Dance director Maurice Fleuret for Minister of Culture Jack Lang in 1981 and first took place in 1982 in Paris.

There were 2 essential riders for the celeebration
A) The entry to such functions be FREE
B) The musicians artistes taking part in such performance donate their time and energies for FREE , without charging an fee or remuneration. .


                           The Details are given HERE in this Wikipedia , which I used to research on the world music day blog post in 2011 on my other blog, http://youthentertainmentnetwork.blogspot.com named @ random poetry . Now I have started blogging about music , exclusively here, THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO MUSIC, AND all posts are with refernce to music as I know.. Please note the referencees no 11 on the wikipedia link , which refers to organisationof  Fête de la Musique, by allaince De Francaise, Bangalore India, on 21st June 2010.  ,

                     World Music Day is also celebrated by Serach engine site Google.com and Social Networking site Orkut.com in the form of Artistic Doodles by independent artistes, where the name of the site appears in musical sense. 


          Google France displayed a different doodle dedicated to the summer solstice. The doodle is designed by famous Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, who is known for his colorfully whimsical and lively designs.on 21st June 2011.



The above Doodle was used by me HERE in the Wrold Music Day Blog post, consisiting of links and videos of World Music titled " World Music Day Tuesday 21st June 2011 My list of World Music. The Best with Links on wikipidea Yenjoy "


Google celebrates today the birthday of famous Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez. He had a huge impact on Arabic music, and I was delightfully surprised to know he was born on the 21st of June, the fête de la musique day (or world music day).21/6/2011




To celebrate Children’s Day, the birthday of India’s first Prime Minister Shri. Jawaharlal Nehru ( ChaCha Nehru ), on 14th November, 2011, Google India added a doodle reflecting Shehnai, Tabla, Sitar, and other Indian musical instruments on its home page.






This doodle was sketched by a child Varsha Gupta, a Class III student from Ryan International School, Greater Noida, who was chosen as the winner of this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition organised by Google.




Orkut says "It's the longest day of the year, and time to prepare your ears. Not quite sure what I'm talking about? Allow me to explain: in countries all over the world, today is the World Music Day. " 22/06/2010



With this background, I was pleased to recieve an invite from Alliance Francaise du Beengale, Kolkata, to a gig of French Band NoJazz , at Indian Council for Cultural Relations Hall Kolkata, on 21st June 2012, 18:30 hours. I immediately arranged for 2 passes, and was making myself free to attend it.


 But, Alas!!! This was not tto be, Arko Mukherjee & Gursimran Singh invited me to Carnival de Musica, ( presented by a local Band ,Fiddlers Greeen )at The Basement, Hotel Samilton, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata, which was agaiin on 21st June 2012 and the time also was identical 18:30 hours :((( . An event where a lot of known musicians, Like Nondon Bagchi da, Tanya Sen ( a R&B singer who I love to hear) Monkey in Me( Nischay Thakker who sang Marvin Gaye & Louis Armstrong and won at American Centre Competition) 


I will be honest, why I went to Carnival de Musica is THIS VIDEO of Fiddlres Green WHICH IS AWESOME MEDLEY OF Bollywood, Flamenco and Irish Folk & Barn song. I was impressed especially, by the location ( which Diptanshu, the mandolin and Tenor Guitarist of the band later told me :) Awesome video, singing and arrangement. MUST WATCH. 

                                  The event Carnical De Musica had the following performing artistes of whom, the highlighted in Bold , were the ones I have heard live before as well as the music work of whom I Admire.

Performers at Carniva; De Musica:


FIDDLER'S GREEN PRESENTS "CARNAVAL DE MUSICA".....A SIX HOUR LONG MUSIC CARNIVAL AT THE BASEMENT ON WORLD MUSIC DAY, 21ST JUNE 6.30 PM ONWARDS. WE WILL HAVE MULTIPLE MUSICAL ACTS ALL EVENING RANGING FROM FOLK, CLASSICAL, ROCK, HIP-HOP, TO BLUES, SINGER-SONGWRITERS, ALTERNATIVE, REGGAE ETC ETC.

NONDON BAGCHI
MONOJIT DUTTA
FIDDLER'S GREEN
CASSINI'S DIVISION

ASHMAAN

DURJOY
JACK RABBIT

GOURAB CHATTERJEE(GABU)
SANKET BHATTACHARYA(PANKU)

BODHI N TANYA
RAJKUMAR SENGUPTA
SOURAV CHATTERJEE

RAJARSHI BARMAN(DODO)
BODHISATTWA GHOSH TRIO
BASUDEV DAS BAUL
THE MONKEY IN ME
THE K KREW
3 BRAHS AND A G
JEEPERS CREEPERS


                              The Musicians in RED were heard by me and the comments are my own, whereas those in GREEN, are by Diya Guha and other 4 guys from  Chai Break Productions  who stayed till end, where as I had to leave for the Airport to pick up my frined :((( . The photographs are via Diya Guha, who has kindly consented to allow me to use, and hope chai-break people do pass me some great pictures and videos, as they had both a video camera and a Canon dsx slr camera. for this blogpost. Thanks Diya & Chai Breal Productions :))))


         TO BE CONTINUED ON Monday.

It started (Though late 19:03 hrs to be exact, whereas Arko had told us to be there at 18:30 sharp) :),  with a fusion rendition by Nischay from 3 Brahs and a G a Jazz Indian Fusion Band, great jazz(bass) guitaring and drumming impromptu by them ........


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