Several known faces from the city’s art and culture sphere dropped in at a south Kolkata café on Sunday to attend an evening of conversation, music and readings. In performance were interdisciplinary artiste Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee and singer Debamalya Chattopadhyay. The readings comprised verses by Leonard Cohen, Joy Goswami, Sylvia Plath, Amrita Pritam and many others. Also included were a piece of queer painting and extracts from Emperor Babur’s autobiography during the reading sessions, which enthralled the audience.
Vocalist Debmalya rendered songs like Borisho Dhora Majhe, Khelar Saathi and Je Tore Pagol Bole between the readings. Actor Joy Sengupta, who was in the audience, read out a poem by Gorakh Pandey and dedicated it to migrant labourers and farmers. The last piece of the evening read by Sujoy was Jeebon Debota by Rabindranath Tagore.
The event was attended by thespians Rudraprasad Sengupta, Swatilekha Sengupta, actress Debjani Chatterjee, designer Sanhita De Moulik and many others.”Sujoy’s dedication, talent and the very idea of poetry being an inward journey is something that kept us asking for more. I enjoyed myself thoroughly. What was very unique about his performance was his style of blending arts during his acts,” said Swatilekha.
Source: Times of India