22nd-25th Jan 2014: 62nd (Annual) DOVER LANE MUSIC CONFERENCE (Kolkata)
Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 22, 2014
An Indian classical music festival held every January at Nazrul Mancha, a large open air auditorium in the south of the city. It takes place every year, and draws large crowds. It takes its name from its original location in the city centre.
(reported by Tanusrita Sengupta)
62nd Annual Dover Lane Music Conference in the memory of Rathin Mustaphi and Mridul Mitra at the Nazrul Mancha in Rabindra Sarobar, Kolkata
Kolkata, Dec 24 (IBNS): Music maestros from across the country came together on Monday at the 62nd Annual Dover Lane Music Conference, one of India’s most awaited classical music festivals, being held here in the memory of Rathin Mustaphi and Mridul Mitra at the Nazrul Mancha in Rabindra Sarobar.
The Dover Lane Music Conference started on Jan 22, 2014 and will continue till Jan 25, 2014.
Music maestros Ali Ahmed Hussein Khan, Ajoy Chakraborty, Kaushiki Chakraborty, Tanmay Bose, Purnima Sen, Subhankar Banerjee, Samar Saha, Abhijit Banerjee, Anandagopal Banerjee, Kaushik Bhattacharya and others were present at the music conference press meet.
Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty said, “India is the richest country in music, arts and culture in the world. Music should be incorporated in the school syllabus.”
Tabla player Subhankar Banerjee said, “I am attached with Dover lane for 30 years. But I have been playing tabla here for 23 years.”
“Dover lane has become like my family,” he added.
Banerjee said, “It is a shame for us that music is not in the mandatory school syllabus. If some private school has it as a subject; no government school has.”
Tabla player Samar Saha said, “I am performing for 25 years in Dover lane”.
The Dover Lane Music Conference is a registered society under West Bengal Societies Act 1961, engaged in the promotion and propagation of Indian classical music since its inception in 1952 in Kolkata at Dover Lane in the southern part of the city.
(Source: 12/24/2013 – NewsWala | The Hyderabad Deccan English Daily)
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