Good morning/Good afternoon/Good evening my friends, wherever you are! This 9.30pm. 30th January, 2013, Wednesday in India. How are you doing friends? I’m now totally fine and you know; who is help me to cure fast? It is the ‘Music’! Yes, you read correctly; Music! You know, I’m a music-lover and I can do everything for classical music. When I was in bed, all the time I enjoyed various music and the urge to hear more music, makes me heal fast! But, although, I couldn’t join the Dover Lane Music Conference this year; it was too late! It is a ‘music-fair’ where you can cultivate various musicians in a stage. Let me say something about this magnificent program.
The Dover Lane Music Conference is an annual Indian classical music festival held in the month of January at Nazrul Mancha, an open-air auditorium in south Kolkata. The festival derives its name from the fact that it originally took place at a location on Dover Lane, an important street in the Ballygunge area of Kolkata.
The festival had humble beginnings in 1952. Music lovers from the by-lanes of Kolkata used to gather in order to appreciate Indian classical music recitals. Over time, the festival has undergone many changes. Many stalwarts of Indian classical music have performed at the festival. The number of days and the number of artistes performing have increased, and a large number of sponsors are now associated with the event.
Instead of the original venue on Dover Lane, this annual event is now organized in the Nazrul Mancha on Southern Avenue. The office of the organizing body is still at 18/2 Dover Lane. The festival is usually held between the 22nd and the 25th of January (continuing up to daybreak on the 26th).
|Smt Mita Nag and Smt Anuradha Pal in action on Day 3 of Dover lane Music conference - 2013|
It has become one of the most important cultural events of the year. The festival boasts performances by a number of eminent musicians from all over the country.
That’s all! Good bye to you all for today! Take very care of your family and of-course yourselves! Have a good day/ afternoon/evening/night! Namaskar.