Events & Activities

Dohar – The Most Popular Folk Band from Bengal FOLK BENGALI 2 HRS 30 MINS

17th June 2016
7 PM
Rs.200 to Rs.499

Chowdiah Memorial Hall: Bengaluru,
16th Cross, G.D. Park Extension, 2nd Main Road, Malleswaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003, India

ARTISTSKalikaprasad Bhattacharya, Rajib Das, Amit Sur, Satyajit Sarkar, Mriganabhi Chattopadhyay, Rittik Guchait, Sudipto Chakraborty, Niranjan Halder
The folk band Dohar demonstrates, represents, produces and works on 30-35 folk forms specially from North eastern part of India, West Bengal and Bangladesh, and play more than 25 different kind of ethnic/folk instruments of India. The genres of folk song Dohar performs are: Baul, Bhatiyali (songs, specially related to river of East Bengal), Bhawaiya (the basic melody of North Bengal), Chatka (the faster form of Bhawaiya), Jhumur (the basic melody of some part of South Bengal and also sung among the tea garden labours of Assam and North-Bengal), Saarigaan(songs of boat racing, harvesting etc) Jaari gaan (songs in the memory of kaarvala, sung in muharram month of muslim calendar), Gaajan/Charak(songs of a carnival of Shiva), Dhamail-geet (songs of different festival), Patriotic folk songs, Bihu-Kamrupi (the songs of Assam),etc.
In its presentations, Dohar tries to capture the rustic milieu in a few sketches which are not at all naturalistic but only an aid to stir the audiences imagination. Dohar also presents Tagore songs accompanied with various ethnic folk instruments. Dohar plays more than 25 ethnic/folk instruments like Ektara, Dotara, Saraj, Bamboo, Flute, Shinga, Harmonium, Dhak, Mridango, Dholok, Madol, Pakhaj, Tabla, Kashi, Kortal, Ghungur.