The Oberoi Grand
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Friday, February 12th
We begin our official tour of Kokata in the morning with our local guide leading the way. Later we learn he's from Chandernagore- the former French colonial town we'd visited on the river. We start with St Paul's Cathedral and then go on to the Victoria Memorial. We have a very nice lunch at a local restaurant, which …
Thursday, February 11th
The river adventure has come to an end. Luggage out at 7:30 and departure at 8:30. There's no dock and we can't get very close to shore, but the crew lays out the plank to the sandy shore. I spot it when heading down to breakfast and imagine falling over into the Hooghli with my camera bag. But, while we're …
Its official name is Kolkata although until January 1, 2001 was Calcutta, and his original name, which is still used in the scholarly literature, was Kolikata. It is known as the "City of Joy" or "City of Palaces"; and locally as Michhil Nagari.At one time it was the most populous city in India, ahead of Bombay. Calcutta's climate is tropical, …
... preparation for this and the next concert, Gurujee had taught us a ‘bol composition’ (rhythmic language piece) that we chanted in the middle and added a new ‘tihai’ (rhythmic ending). I've uploaded a clip of this performance, hope you enjoy!! Again the audience really enjoyed our ‘traditional music’ and our approach to blending the two worlds of music. Next we presented a piece in ...