Eminent Tagore singer Kamalini Mukherji from Kolkata will perform at the main auditorium of Chhayanaut in the capital at 6.30PM on April 27.
Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre is organising the Rabindra Sangeet evening as their regular cultural programme.
Kamalini Mukherji is one of the most popular Rabindra Sangeet singers of India. Her distinctive style of singing, marked by a deep understanding of the lyrics and a clear diction, has helped her carve out a niche for herself in the musical world.
Over the last few years Kamalini has spent a large part of her time in the USA, successfully carrying the music and message of Tagore not just to the vast Bengali diaspora, but also to an international audience.
Born and brought up in a home where music is a way of life, over her most formative years, Kamalini has imbibed a deep love for Tagore’s works.She trained in Rabindrasangeet from the age of ten at Dakshinee, a renowned institution in Kolkata, practising and propagating Tagore’s music.
Kamalini graduated with Distinction from the institution in 1998 and in 2001 she was awarded the “Dakshinee Purashkar” in recognition of young talent for Rabindrasangeet.
Kamalini is a regular on television and stage in Kolkata. She has cut several discs with HMV Saregama. Her unique appeal lies in instilling a fresh enthusiasm for Tagore’s songs in the young generation, while endearing herself equally to the traditional and learned listener.
Besides Music, Kamalini has graduated in English literature from Jadavpur University, India, with a gold medal. She won the Gates Cambridge Scholarship to do her Masters in English at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge.
Kamalini has participated in many prestigious programmes in India and abroad some of which are- Solo Concert at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi in 2015, Solo Concert at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi in 2014, Banga Sammelans (NABC), Las Vegas in 2012 and Toronto in 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA in 2013, Solo Concert “Din-Rajani”, ICCR, Kolkata in 2013, Solo Concert “Chetonar Ronge”, G D Birla Sabhaghar, Kolkata – May 2012, UN Mission on Tagore’s 150th Birth Anniversary Year, Mauritius – April 2012; Sree Shakti , Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata – February 2011; Music Programme “Chirantani”, Tara Muzik – 2008 to 2011.