Historic melodies, mystic music and the romance of the river.
Gifted thumri singer Barnali Chattopadhyay trained under the great musicologist Dr. Kumar Prasad Mukhopadhyay of the Agra Gharana. She also sought guidance from thumri queen Shobha Gurtu and legendary thumri singer Girija Devi. Her mellifluous voice coupled with perfect classical discipline has earned her rave reviews. She has been performing extensively at distinguished platforms across the country and is empanelled at All India Radio and Doordarshan. She has sung for films, worked with fusion groups and performed at international festivals in Bangladesh and Spain and at the SAARC Theatre Festival 2014 where her voice was noted as one of the show-stealers.
Yogi is a four-member band conceived by her to embrace the diverse music offerings within the chaiti, dadra, ghazal, bhajan and Sufi genres. The band features Barnali as lead vocalist, Amar Sangam as lead guitarist, Atul Shankar on the flute and Debjit Patitundi on the tabla.
The fourth edition of the Mahindra Kabira Festival, to be held between 16-18th November, will once more inspire an experience of intangible beauty and musical intensity. The idea behind Kabira is to feast one’s senses and spirit on the calm within the chaos of the world’s oldest city and feel that intangible “oneness amongst diversity” preached by Kabir, through the unrivalled power of music, literature and the arts.Play Video