The great contribution of Srimanta Sankaradeva, Bargeet is getting diluted over the years as the singers do not learn it properly. Most of them even sing these classical songs like modern songs, damaging its classical character. So the Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva is organising a musical event at Duliajan Club, Duliajan on December 25, 2016 in association with Duliajan Club. The event will be day-long,starting at 9 am.
Several maestros will present Bargeet in full classical style in this Bargeet Samaroh. It is for the first time that such an event has been organised in Assam. Every Bargeet will take about 20 to 30 minutes to render in this style. The maestros who have given consent thus far are Nilakanta Burabhakat, Bhogpur Sattra, Majuli, Gunindra Nath Oja, Barpeta, Gopiram Borgayan and Upen Borgayan, Uttar Kamalabari Sattra, Majuli, Shobhan Baruah, Narayanpur, Dr Pabitrapran Goswami, Jorhat and Ranjit Bora, Golaghat. The maestros will also speak about Bargeet, alongwith their performance and answer any question. The event will be started by a performance of Ranjan Bezbaruah of Nagaon, who has earned name by translating a few Bargeet to Sanskrit. Dr Mallika Kandali will perform a Sattriya Nritya based on Bargeet in the valedictory function.
The Sattriya Kendra of Sangeet Natak Akademy is expected to partially sponsor the event and also videograph the entire performances for permanent preservation in their archive. Doordarshan and All India Radio also will do similar recording for preservation purpose. The Society may also bring out an audio CD of these Bargeet performance. The videos will be uploaded in its website www.sankaradeva.com.
Entry for this musical event will be free for all. There will also be an exhibition-cum-sale of Aharya and manuscript paintings made by the trainees in different workshops organised by Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva. Textile artist Hemaprabha Chutiya's marvellous depiction of Namghosha and Gunamala in cloth also will be exhibited.