Shei Sur Kothay Gelo - Raka





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Published on 31 Dec 2008

Artist: Raka
Lyrics and Composition: Arpan Banerjee
Album: Pashe Tumi Theko

"Pashe Tumi Theko" released by Cozmik Harmony in Sep 2008 in its collection of 'Pujor gaan', is a refreshingly new album of modern Bengali Songs. The 8 songs composed by Bengal's modern genre of composers and lyricists provide a wide array of melody, rhythm and tunes. Gautam Ghoshals poetry and melody is evident in the opening song of the album "Keno ki karone Shondhya name oshomoye" and the very typical of his semi classical gayaki is at its best in Tomake bhebe din chole jay. Joy Sarkars rhythm and mesmerizing tunes set up a beautiful poetry with Saikat Kundus lyrics in Bole jao and Na na tomay bolbo na. Debashish Ganguli has 3 songs in the album, and all the 3 songs utilizes a symphony of a well coordinated chorus team. Lal matir pahare sets up a vivid imagery of a throbbing tribal spirit of joy, Jagohe jibon becomes philosophically inclined exploring the journey of human walk of life, and the 3rd song Dholo bheja gondhe is perhaps one of the most sensitive songs of the album, sensitizing the first drops of rain and mapping it into human life. Shei Sur kothay gelo, composed by Arpan Banerjee, again offers good old melody with rhyming lyrics in a back drop of bihu soundbeats and a chorus refrain. Overall, the 8 songs composed by four different composers creates lot of fresh new energy in the tunes and lyrics and has the melody to satisfy the connoisseurs.

Raka was born and brought up in Kolkata, graduated in Hindusthani Classical Music and Ravindrasangeet. An exponent of Bengali modern songs today in the lyrics and tunes of Kolkatas established lyricists and musicians, she is a regular performer in All India Radio, Kolkata Doordarshan and private channels and live concerts in various parts of the country. Raka has won various laurels in SAREGAMA, Gaan Shudhu Gaan, Kichhu Smriti Kichhu Gaan, Surer Ei Jhorna Dharay, Sur Jharna etc.

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