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Kolkata: To make Rabindranath Tagore's work more accessible to Gen Y, Grammy-nominated percussionist Bickram Ghosh has recast the bard's immortal songs in a brand new soundscape called Tagore Lounge.
“This is my small tribute to Tagore, whose works I have grown up with and who till today never fails to amaze me,” says Ghosh.
Affirming that Tagore's legacy defines the average Bengali's cultural consciousness, Ghosh says there remains the need to take the Nobel laureate's works to the global youth not familiar with his work in the original language. “I have long felt the pressing need to broadbase Tagore's beautiful, mellifluous songs, rich in melody and words and an intrinsic part of our psyche.”
The album juxtaposes Indian acoustic instruments like tabla, sitar and sarod with Western strings and chords to create the sound where tradition and modernity co-exist effortlessly.
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