The Sacred Scriptures of Monikut

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Indian Arrival Day 2014 | Indian Cultural Group mesmerizes audience at Monument Garden Church Street in Guyana.

Despite the rain on Saturday last, the visiting Indian Cultural Group delivered a mesmerizing performance at the Monument Garden on Church Street. This event was made possible by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport and the Indian Commemoration Trust, and was one of the events held in observance of Guyana’s 48th Independence Anniversary and Indian Arrival Day.
Monument Garden Guyana
Kalpana in Monument
 Garden, Guyana

After a few performances by Guyanese singers and dancers, the Indian Cultural group led by Kalpana Patowary who is referred to as the ‘Bhojpuri Queen’. Her performance included folk, religious and popular Hindi songs.
Kalpana’s performance was well received by the audience particularly the Indian nationals who came out for an evening of live music from their homeland. Following Saturday’s performance, the troupe traveled to New Amsterdam where they took part in the Independence Flag Raising ceremony in Region 6. They also participated in an evening of Indian Music at the Theater Guild.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony noted that arrival day is a significant occasion as it represents the journey made by our ancestors, and also represents the sacrifices made on the plantations. He emphasized that those sacrifices must not be taken for granted.
Minister Anthony stressed that Independence is also a significant time. While there have been challenges over the last 48 years there is a need for all Guyanese to come together to make a difference in Guyana.
Kalpana Patowary in Indian High
Commissioner, Mr Tirath Singh's office
In his remarks, Indian High Commissioner, Tirath Singh noted that the troupe should have arrived earlier in May nevertheless the High Commission is pleased that they are here to celebrate Guyana’s Independence.
Indian High Commissioner,
Mr & MrsTirath Singh
With regards to arrival day, Singh explained that besides the East Indians other groups also arrived around the same time.
Singh emphasized that despite the geographical distance between Guyana and India there are still some cultural and traditional ties that keep the two countries together. The link between the two nations is also evident through visits by Indian artists who frequently visit Guyana.                  

Miss India Guyana, Divya Sieudarsan also graced the event.


Kalpana has already sung in around 9000 songs for 22 languages, and has play backed in more than 100 Hindi feature films. A few of them are Akshay Kumar’s -KHATTA MEETHA,WELCOME, DE DANA DAN, Shah Rukh Khan’s-BILLU BARBER, Priadarshan’s AAROKSH, Ram Gopal Verma’s -RATHA CHARITHRA, Monty Sharma’s -CHAMKU & MIRCHI.

Ever since Kalpana made her entry into Bhojpuri music industry, she has taken it to great heights. It was her unique style of singing that made her so popular among st the masses.
She has been recognized with other famous Bhojpuri singers like Bhikhari Thakur Samman, Bhojpuri Sewa Samman, Swar Kokila, Bhojpuri Sangam Samman, Atkrista Gayak Samman, Swar Samragee, Panchamrit Samman, and Bhojpuri Swar Mallika.
Kalpana’s contribution to Bhojpuri is immense and she has sung in films, albums and of course the high selling devotional albums. Some of her hit numbers include ‘Dil Ke Dhadkan’, ‘Man Ke Sawaria’, ‘Blamji’, ‘Rasgulla’ and ‘Pani Bhare Gaini Rama’.

 SOURCE Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport @http://culture.mcys.gov.gy/indian-cultural-group-mesmerizes-audience-at-monument-garden/

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Indian Arrival Day 2014 | Bhojpuri team's flight from Suriname to Guyana by Gum Air.


Gum Air is a family owned company located at the Zorg & Hoop airfield in Paramaribo, Suriname.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Indian Arrival Day 2014 | Kalpana Patowary in Curaçao International Airport on way to Port of Spain.

                                  Kalpana Patowary at Curaçao International Airport                                        
Kalpana Patowary in Curacao Airport on way to Port of Spain
Kalpana Patowary at Curaçao International Airport
Hato International Airport or Curaçao International Airport (formerly Dr. Albert Plesman International Airport) is the airport of Willemstad, Curaçao. It has services to the Caribbean region, South America, North America and Europe. Hato Airport is a fairly large facility, with the second longest commercial runway in the Caribbean region (after Rafael Hernández Airport). The airport serves as a main base for Insel Air and until its bankruptcy in September 2013.
Curaçao International Airport





Friday, July 4, 2014

Indian Arrival Day, May 22, 2014 | Kalpana Patowary's performance at District - Wanica, Suriname.

              
Kalpana Patowary performing at
District - Wanica, Suriname.

                             Indian Arrival Day 2014 *An Observation by Kalpana Patowary

Some thousand miles from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Bhojpuri artistic musical tradition is raw and in its pure form here in the Carribean Islands. The Mighty Ganga can be separately identified even after its blende with the Atlantic Ocean. Sohar, Baithak Gana, Bhajan – Kirtan, Vivaah Geet all took me to a time different zone, says the Bhojpuri singer Kalpana. Near about 150 years ago all these people from India – U.P – Bihar migrated as laborers leaving behind their kith and kin. They were all poor people who took their cultural and spiritual belief with them as their valuables. Lots of mental turmoil they faced and many survived to death. Today they stand high in these lands. Again its unity in diversion as they mixed and exchanged their cultural beliefs with different races dominant there.  It’s interesting for me as after all these years as a Bhojpuria musical Ambassador from India. I get to witness, to live their moments of my life.

First, one part of Bhojpuri music is still safe and pure in its raw form of what it was 170 years before. I felt some connection with “The Legacy of Bhikhari Thakur”……The dholak theka and rhythm style is much the same. And secondly, a part known as Chutney – Soca songs, which back in India I got the opportunity to sing in thousands of song. All the raunchy numbers blended with calypso and Caribbean beats with Bhojpuria dholak.It sounded more peppy and groovy to me.

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Kalpana Patowary after performance at
District - Wanica, Suriname.
The commemoration of the Indian migration is always on the 5th of June. On that day the Surinamese government and people of the Indian Diaspora pay tribute to the Indian ancestors at the statue of ‘Baba and Mai’ (Father and Mother). This statue is situated at the spot where the first laborers entered Suriname on June 5th, 1873, in the then so called “Coolie depot”.


The National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC) jump starts Indian Arrival Day celebrations with a showcase of Bhojpuri film and folk songs.
The council will present famous Bhojpuri singer, Kalpana Patowary, who comes from Assam in India, on stage in concert tonight at District Wanica in Suriname on May 22, 2014 at 7 pm.

The concert series would continue until Indian Arrival Day.

 According to the president of the NCIC, Patowary was chosen as she is considered the “new wave” in Bhojpuri film and folk songs.
“Her song style comes from the same Uttar Pradesh Bihar tradition of folk songs which the Indian indentured labourers brought to Suriname 135 years ago,” the council said.

“Songs such as “Sohar,” “Byaah Geet,” “Chowtaal,” “Ulara,” “Birha,” and “Nirgun” that are heard inthe international Indian diaspora. Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname, Mauritius, Fiji represent cultural expressions form the Bhojpuri folk tradition, a tradition that is indeed the specialty of Kalpana”.


Kalpana Patowary performing at
District - Wanica, Suriname.
Kalpana who is at the helm of the Bhojpuri music industry, says “Bhojpuri music is seeped with stories of migration and has an entire spectrum ranging from lyrical to raunchy to folk and pop that can’t be categorized.
                                            





Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Indian Arrival Day May 21, 2014 | Kalpana Patowary's performance at Theater Thalia, Paramaribo Suriname.

 
Kalpana Patowary in Theater Thalia, Paramaribo Suriname

                                     Indian Arrival Day 2014 # An Observation by Kalpana Patowary

Some thousand miles from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Bhojpuri artistic musical tradition is raw and in its pure form here in the Carribean Islands. The Mighty Ganga can be separately identified even after its blende with the Atlantic Ocean. Sohar, Baithak Gana, Bhajan – Kirtan, Vivaah Geet all took me to a time different zone, says the Bhojpuri singer Kalpana. Near about 150 years ago all these people from India – U.P – Bihar migrated as laborers leaving behind their kith and kin. They were all poor people who took their cultural and spiritual belief with them as their valuables. Lots of mental turmoil they faced and many survived to death. Today they stand high in these lands. Again its unity in diversion as they mixed and exchanged their cultural beliefs with different races dominant there.  It’s interesting for me as after all these years as a Bhojpuria musical Ambassador from India. I get to witness, to live their moments of my life.

First, one part of Bhojpuri music is still safe and pure in its raw form of what it was 170 years before. I felt some connection with “The Legacy of Bhikhari Thakur”……The dholak theka and rhythm style is much the same. And secondly, a part known as Chutney – Soca songs, which back in India I got the opportunity to sing in thousands of song. All the raunchy numbers blended with calypso and Caribbean beats with Bhojpuria dholak. It sounded more peppy and groovy to me.

Kalpana Patowary with First Lady of 

Suriname Mrs Ingrid Waldring

Kalpana performing in Theater Thalia, Paramaribo
Kalpana performing in Theater Thalia,
Paramaribo Suriname
Kalpana Patowary with her team in Theater Thalia Paramaribo                
Kalpana Patowary performing in Theater Thalia Paramaribo
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The commemoration of the Indian migration is always on the 5th of June. On that day the Surinamese government and people of the Indian Diaspora pay tribute to the Indian ancestors at the statue of ‘Baba and Mai’ (Father and Mother). This statue is situated at the spot where the first laborers entered Suriname on June 5th, 1873, in the then so called “Coolie depot”.

The National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC) jump starts Indian Arrival Day celebrations with a showcase of Bhojpuri film and folk songs.

The council will present famous Bhojpuri singer, Kalpana Patowary, who comes from Assam in India, on stage in concert tonight at theater Thalia, Paramaribo in Suriname on 21st May at 7 pm.

The concert series would continue until Indian Arrival Day.

 According to the president of the NCIC, Patowary was chosen as she is considered the “new wave” in Bhojpuri film and folk songs.

“Her song style comes from the same Uttar Pradesh Bihar tradition of folk songs which the Indian indentured labourers brought to Suriname 135 years ago,” the council said.

“Songs such as “Sohar,” “Byaah Geet,” “Chowtaal,” “Ulara,” “Birha,” and “Nirgun” that are heard in the international Indian diaspora. Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname, Mauritius, Fiji represent cultural expressions form the Bhojpuri folk tradition, a tradition that is indeed the specialty of Kalpana”

Kalpana who is at the helm of the Bhojpuri music industry, says “Bhojpuri music is seeped with stories of migration and has an entire spectrum ranging from lyrical to raunchy to folk and pop that can’t be categorized.
Theater Thalia Paramaribo

Kalpana Patowary in Suriname on Indian Arrival Day 2014.

Kalpana Patowary with Roy A. Adelaar BA

A Dear NOTE from Roy A. Adelaar BA Suriname

Dear friends,
How's live
I am still remember you kindly appear in Suriname
As specially your angle voice
even if I don't understand what you are singing about
Under the need of pray I'm enjoying your voice very well
The music (sound of instrument) (the performance of the band) is more than what harmony need
I can stand the distant between your sweet, harmonic and spiritual music
May I request you to forwards the email of  Ms. Kalpana Potawary for me
A dear lady wants to communicate with you. I think that she fall in love with your songs and your voice.
After your second performance I start listening to your record Maa - E - Ri and I can’t stop listening to it in my car, office and home.
The quality of deep touchable song and music I like to hear.
The thing to love
Like to hear of you as soon as possible friends
Bye
  
Roy A. Adelaar BA
Head of the Department for Cultural Relation and Manifestation (CUBEMAN)
Directorate of Culture
Ministry of Education and Community Development
van Rooseveltkade # 3, 
Paramaribo-Suriname
Phone / fax:597.424749
Mobile: 597.8925026
Email: royadelaar@yahoo.com


Monday, June 23, 2014

Kalpana Patowary to perform in R.D.Burman’s Platinum tribute.

"Affection & Love Always Stay in Heart"
Kalpana Patowary's Tribute to Pancham da in 2014.

I think long before of the invention of the term WORLD MUSIC, R.D. Burman actually literally explored world music as he was ahead of his time - Kalpana Patowary.

Kalpana Patowary  will perform  in Lord of Melody R.D.Burman’s Platinum to celebrate his 75th Birth Anniversary organized by Rhythm D’vine on 27th June, 2014 - 6PM  Venue:  Sri Shanmukhananda Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Auditorium, Mumbai.

The stage is set; the city is ready to celebrate the birth anniversary of one of its prodigal sons.

Rahul Dev Burman spent his formative years in Calcutta learning the ropes of music making from his father Sachin Dev as well as Ali Akbar Khan before accompanying his parents to Bombay. Years after his passing away, RD is more of a brand these days thanks to his ageless creations still appear as fresh as newly recorded songs.

But what makes the singer - composer whose 75th birthday anniversary falls on June 27th so relevant to the current times is the sheer canvas of his songs. They conveyed everything from pathos, romance, unrequited love, passion, loss, hope, fate and even lunacy through his inimitable and everlasting voice and voice.

To celebrate his 75th birth anniversary the Mumbai city is ready with a bundle of musical events, featuring singers and musicians to pay tribute to the musical maestro.

Rhythm D’vine brain child of famous Bolliwood Rhythmist Nitin Shankar will be presenting “Platinum Pancham”, and Kalpana Patowary would perform in Mumbai  in the city along with Usha Uthup, Suresh Wadkar, Anu Malik, Sukhwinder Singh,  Udit Narayan, Deepa Narayan, Shaan, Poornima,  Lalit Pandit, Aadesh Shrivastava, Vijeyta Pandit-Srivastava,  Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Sajid-Wajid, Pritam Chakraborty, Himesh Reshamiya, Sharib Toshi, Devaki Pandit, Payal Dev, Anand Raj Anand, Ismail Darbar,  Salim Merchant, Babul Supriyo, Kunal Ganjawala,  Ajay-Atul,  Javed Ali, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Srinivasan,  Vaishali Samant, Krishna Beura, Shabab Sabri,  Mithun, Naresh Sharma, Bela Shende, Kavita Paudwal & Sachin Pilgaonkar on 27th June, 6 p.m onwards at Sri Shanmukhananda Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Auditorium, Mumbai.

R.D.Burman

It will be an unforgettable event for me, says Kalpana. I will be performing for the first time in any R.D.Burman’s tribute concert as a featured artist in Mumbai city. Says the singer, "He has entertained us over the years and how much his music has influenced us. I think long before of the invention of the term World music, R.D. Burman actually literally explored world music as he was ahead of his time.He reminds me of my college days. In Guwahati ASSAM all the artistes once decided to do RDs song version in Assamese and I sang and got to learn the compositions - ETA DESHLAI KATHI and AAJ KI RAATE …the project titled VIOLINA.  sedative music….