Suprakash Chowdhury, Sting Newz Correspondent, Purba Bardhaman: Burdwan girl’s music video wiil be played in Senate House in London. Aratrika Bhattacharya of Indrakanan Bardhaman is an Asst. Professor of Sociology in St.Xavier’s College Burdwan. She is also a PhD research Scholar in the Department of Sociology in Presidency University Kolkata. Aratrika had been a Vsiting Research scholar at the School of Orinental and African Studies ( SOAS), University of London in 2016 as the first Exchange PHD candidate from Presidency by the virtue of the MoU signed between the two esteemed instutes of the world on SOAS’s centenary year and Presidency’s bicentenary.
This year, the South Asia institute of SOAS ( SSAI), London in collaboration with the Govt.of W.B is conducting an amazing project named as: Bengal’s Kumartuli Art- Durga idol making and Display in SOAS.
Craftsmen from Kumartuli Kolkata will be flown to London, where they will bring the ancient tradition of clay idol making to life at the Paul Webley Wing of The Senate House, London from 2nd October 2017 to 7th October 207. The idol will also be in display in the prestigious Bloomsbury Festival London from 19th to 20th October 2017.
A documentary will be on display throughout the idol making process at Senate House and also in the Bloomsbury festival. The convenor of this Project, Dr. Sanjukta Ghosh,at SOAS, approached Aratrika to contribute her music for this project. They wanted Aratrika’s music video on Agomoni Gaan with all the elements of Devi’s agomon and how Sarot kaal is conceptualised during this festive season in Bengal. Aratrika is therefore ready with her rendition of ” Ogo amar Agomoni Alo” potraying the prepation of the nature and people of Bengal for their most awaited festivity.
Her music video will be played in the Senate House and in the Bloomsbury festival throughout the during of this unique project in London infront of the international audience where the world will recon with the Tradition of Bengal through her music.
Watch this music video: