Moushumi Bhowmik in Performance | May 11, 12, 13, 2012 | Delhi

India Foundation for the Arts is proud to inform you that one of its grantees, Moushumi Bhowmik will be performing three concerts in New Delhi, between May 11 and 13, 2012, along with her friends Satyaki Banerjee and Rosalind Acton. Moushumi received IFA grants to research, document and disseminate the folk music of Eastern India and Bangladesh, which involves the element of biraha (longing in separation).

The repertoire for these concerts will include Moushumi’s own compositions in Bangla, other forms of Bengali art and folk music, cello solos by Rosalind including compositions by Bach and Britten, and Satyaki’s repertoire of the mystical poetry of Bengal, including songs of Kabir.

The schedule for the concerts is as follows:

Venue Date & Time RSVP Tickets
Azure, Nirvana Patio
Friday, May 11

7.30pm – 10.30pm

Ph: 0124 4745100 (Nirvana patio),
0124 4585100 (Club Patio) and
0124 4590100 (South Patio).

Members: Rs 100/ head

Guests: Rs 250/ head
Studio Safdar,
Shadi Khampur and
May Day Bookstore and
Café 2254/2A Shadi Khampur,
New Ranjit Nagar,
New Delhi - 110008

Saturday, May 12

Ph: 011 2570 9456
Free entry.
Contributions are welcome and will be shared with the artists
What’s Up Bharat
(Jai Hind Bharat Centre),
1 Hauz Khas Village,
New Delhi - 110016

Sunday, May 13


Ph: +91 98738 40324
Free entry.
Contributions are welcome.

About the Artists

Moushumi is a singer, writer and researcher of Bengali music who has recorded with labels such as HMV and Times Music, and worked with musicians, filmmakers, theatre directors and authors in India, Bangladesh and the UK. She performs and lectures at home and abroad. Her research, supported by IFA among others, can be accessed on

Satyaki studied the sarod with the late Pandit Dipak Chowdhury and now trains under Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar. He picked up the dotara in the company of practising folk musicians, in akhras and melas, and in him the classical and folk meld to evolve into a unique style of playing. He sings mostly Bengali mystical poetry, in the baul and kirtan traditions of Bengal.

Rosalind studied the cello at the Hochschule fur Kunste, Bremen, Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music in London. As a chamber musician and soloist, Ros has performed in France, Germany, Finland and the USA, and is currently working regularly with Northern Sinfonia (a chamber orchestra based in Newcastle), and with Opera Della Luna (touring opera around the UK and Europe).