A packed audience was regaled by a stimulating cultural show at the Dr. Banikanta Kakati Auditorium of Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati on 17 July, 2022. Like the previous years, the students of the Murchana Music Education Centre captivated audiences with their instrumental and vocal performances of Assamese, Hindi and western music. Since the year 2000, Murchana Music Education Centre has been providing training to a number of students of the city in guitar, piano, keyboard, violin and vocal music. Affiliated to Musicea Arts and Culture Council, the music institute, run by its dedicated teacher and principal Hiranya Kalita and his better-half Barnali Kalita, always strives to provide practical experience to it’s students by providing them regular opportunities to perform on the stages.
The function began with the lighting of the traditional lamp by renowned flutist Parameshwar Basumatary, and floral tributes paid at the portraits of musical greats Lata Mangeshkar, Bappi Lahiri, Apurba Bezbaruah and KK. The programme anchored by Parismita Bordoloi and Mamoni Bakatial, began with a rendition of the bhajan ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ by Navya Bawri.
It was followed by a number of budding artistes weaving magic with their skilful interpretations of various Hindi, Assamese and western music on the guitar, keyboard and piano, including Chonee Kalita, Devanuj Gogoi, Dhanistha Devi, Ruchir Bordoloi, Ayan Kalita, Parikshit Boro, Dhritiraj Kalita, Priyangshu Saikia, Dubari Kalita, Nihaal Kashyap, Lavya Agarwala, Aaryan Kashyap Gogoi, Tejanshi Jayantam, Kunal Das, Shams Hazarika, Deeptangshu Patgiri, Jarnav Chakravarty, Mrinav Chaliha, Mayank Chakrabarty, Milind Chouhury, Nikunj Bawri, among others. The audiences were clearly delighted by the beautiful melodies and the amazing ability of the students. This year, classical dance forms were also incorporated into the programme.
Besides a vocal rendition by child artiste Nishita Kalita, the function also showcased a Bharatanatyam performance by Dixita Patgiri, Kathak by Nikita Devi and a Bihu dance by Yuvica J Sharma, adding a lot of charm and freshness to the proceedings. The programme also saw the felicitation of Barnali Kalita, Chandana Kalita and Hiranya Kalita. The cultural programme ended with the distribution of certificates and trophies among the students of the institute.