Rabindra Nath Thakur (Tagore) (1861-1941) was a Bengali poet, playwright, philosopher, educator, composer, and artist. He became the first non-European Nobel laureate by earning the 1913 Prize for Literature. Rabi-Sashtriya exemplifies Rabindra Nath's deep-rooted connection to Indian classical and folk music by drawing parallels between his songs and their counterparts in Indian music. The musical presentation illustrates Rabindra Nath's profound influence on contemporary musicians and composers. The program was conceived, directed and introduced by Professor Samir Chatterjee.
Featuring Anirban Dasgupta, sarod; Samarth Nagarkar, classical vocal; Nidrita Mitra-Sinha, Rabindra-Sangeet (Tagore songs); Trina Basu, violin; Stephen Cellucci, tabla; Asish Sinha, tabla; Stephen Cellucci and Trina Basu, English narration.