06.06.2011 - Culture Sector

Launch of five CDs entitled "Celebrating Tagore"

The world is cerebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore and 100 Years of his celebrated anthology "Gitanjali".

One of the best ways to celebrate this momentous occasion is to propagate the "myriad-mindedness" of the multifaceted genius, through his equally myriad range of compositions. In this collection of Five CDs, containing forty songs, produced by Media Access, Kolkata, India, under the programme: “Tagore, Neruda, and Césaire, for a Reconciled Universal” of UNESCO, Paris a fleeting glimpse of a microscopic part of Rabindanath's phenomenal work is presented as a humble tribute to the immortal Master. Following Tagore's own scheme of compositions, the songs have been presented under "Puja", "Prakriti", "Swadesh", "Bichitra" and "Prem", rendered by one of the foremost exponent of Tagore Songs, Ms. Shama Rahman, from Bangladesh. To make the meaning of the forty songs of Rabindranath Tagore more accessible to a global audience, a booklet containing English translation of the these songs  by Professor Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic Affairs and History, Harvard University, USA has also been provided.

Each CD has been encased in a wooden jewel box, hand made individually by the artisans of rural West Bengal, India. And all the five CDs together with the booklet containing English translation of the songs in the five CDs, have been presented in a covering pine wood box, also hand made individually by the said artisans. And the material used in the production of the jewel boxes and the covering pine box is almost 90 percent bio-degradable

The CDs will be distributed or sold throughout India, Bangladesh, Europe and North America.

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