PANCHO KABIR GAAN
Kamalini Mukherjee, with her distinctive style and clear enunciation, is considered one of the most talented singers among the new generation of Rabindra Sangeet singers. She pursued her training in Rabindra Sangeet from Dakshinee and was awarded the Dakshinee Puraskar in 2001. She has performed in major television channels in Kolkata.
Riddhi Bandyopadhyay also popularly known as “PachoKabir Kannya” among the Bangli music lover’s community in India, Bangladesh and abroad, pioneered the concept of “PanchoKabir Gaan” encompassing the compositions and songs of RabindraNath, DwijendraLal, RajaniKanto, Atul Prasad and Kazi Nazrul. She is acclaimed to be an authority and one of the best performers among all her contemporaries of Dwijendrageeti, songs of RajaniKanto, Atul Prasad and Purono Bangla Gaan with her unparalleled and unique style of presentation and performance along with her publication of Rajanikanto (Published by Patra Bharati), which is a culmination of years of her research on the poets. She has recently been awarded “Tumi Annanya 2019” an all India National level award. Performed as playback singer in numerous Bengali films and Bengali serials. She has trained under the tutelage of Smt. Maya Sen, Dr. Sailen Das, Smt. Bani Thakur, Smt. Manju Gupta, Smt. Krishna Chattopadhyay, Sri Sushil Chattopadhyay, Sri Chandi Das Maal, Sri Debi Ranjan Bandyopadhyay (Bishnupur Gharana), Dr. Devajit Bandyopadhyay, Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty and Sri Naren Mukhopadhyay. She was the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including Junior Fellowship Award on PanchoKabir Gaan by Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Scholarship Award of Rajya Sangeet Academy, Government of West Bengal. Riddhi has performed at numerous National and International level forums which include National School of Drama, NABC 2013(Toronto), NABC 2015(Houston) & NABC 2017(Silicon Valley), Nazrul Convention at Annandale, VA (NANC2018), Riddhi’s solo in 2018 celebrating 20 years of music career, London Sharad Utsav (ABP Ananda), PanchoKabir Gaan organized by Bangladesh National Museum. She is a faculty at Dover Lane Music Conference and an examiner in the Department of Musicology, Rabindra Bharati University. Riddhi has conducted Lectures (with Demonstrations) at Auburn University, Auburn Alabama; Kolkata University; Presidency University; Jadavpur University; Rabindra Bharati University; Burdwan University; Paschim Banga Bangla Academy, Kolkata; Paschim Banga Rajya Sangeet Academy, Kolkata; Paschim Banga Natya Academy, Kolkata; Sahitya Academy, Kolkata; International Theatre Institute, Dhaka.