Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee inaugurates Bangla Sangeet Mela 2015-16 at Nazrul Mancha today at 5 PM.
We have felicitated loksangeet and folk artists. We consider ourselves proud and we have honoured Bappi Lahiri ji with Lifetime Achievement award today. We have honoured veterans like Manna Dey, Firoza Begum, Ajoy Chakraborty in the past. We have named the Sangeet Samman after the icons of golden years of music in Bengal.
WB CM gives Pratima Bandyopadhyay Sangeet Samman to singer Subhomita, Manna Dey Sangeet Samman to Aneek Dhar and Pulak Bandyopadhyay Sangeet Samman to veteran musician Samir Khasnabis. Kartik Das Baul conferred RD Barman Sangeet Samman.
The festival, which launches various artistes and gives chance to new talent, will be held from December 15-21, 2015 at various auditoriums and open-air grounds in different parts of the city.
Performances will be held at Rabindra Sadan, Shishir Mancha, Fanibhushan Vidya Binod Jatra Mancha, Rabindra-Okakura Bhavan, Deshapriya Park, Rabindra Sadan Mukta Mancha, Madhusudan Mukta Mancha, Mohor Kunjo, Hedua Park and Princep Memorial.
Exhibitions on Lalon Fakir, Abbasuddin and Rajanikanta Sen will be on display at Gaganendra Shilpa Pradarshanshala from December 15-21, 2015. The closing ceremony, an all-night event, will be held at Rabindra Sadan on December 21.