Staff Reporter –
GiMA Award winning rock percussionist Guru Pt. Prodyut Mukherjee & Kalayani Roy Memorial Trust presented a gala musical “ Divine Melodies” , supported by Indian Council for Cultural Relations. ICCR KOLKATA 13 November, Satyajit Ray Auditorium ICCR KOLKATA featuring the Legendary music maestro Grammy Award winner , Padma Bhusan Pt Vishwamohan Bhatt, his son music maestro Pt Salil Bhatt, ace vocalist Panchakobir Gaan fame Riddhi Bandyopadhyay and Pt Prodyut Mukherjee with his fusion band Rhythm Express. The musical was revolving around some timeless melodies including songs of Atulprasad Sen like Ami Jabona Ghore, Bolo Bolo Bolo Sobe while Pt Vishwamohan Bhatt and Pt Salil Bhatt performed some of their own creations including the Grammy award winning A Meeting by The River, bollywood classic like Dekha Hai Ek
Khwaab from Silsila, legendary song Vandemataram besides Indian ragas. The entire soundscape for the concert was conceived by Pt Prodyut Mukherjee. Mukherjee said, “ We consider that music is the best medium to reach god. It has a unique power to unite all. So in this particular concert we celebrated soulful music, melodies at it’s best. We all need mental relaxation and divinemelodies served the purpose for sure. This is why music therapy is getting more popularity globally. I also have some plans for youngsters who are looking for a platform in near future.” versatile singer Ashish Chatterjee also sang some of his own songs.Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt and Pt Prodyut Mukherjee share a long musical association. They have worked on the GIMA award winning musical venture like Rhythm Express ( Moods ). Then they teamed up for Rhythm Express- Music For Dance in which Odisi exponent Guru Dona Ganguly lent her voice for a few bol taans.Prodyut is one of the most brilliant composers among the present generation of Indian musicians. He has been a global ambassador of Indian music through his sterling Rhythm Express Fusion performances at awe inspiring international venues with celebrated performers the world. RHYTHMEXPRESS is Prodyut Mukherjee’s contribution towards a new form of fusion with depth and soul.