Devotional Sung Poetry from Bengal: A Kirtan Concert with Dyuti Chakraborty and Rahul Krishna Bharadwaj

Event time: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Free, but registration is required

Sponsored by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Join us for an online concert of devotional sung poetry from Bengal, featuring the musicians Dyuti Chakraborty and Rahul Krishna Bharadwaj. The concert will present songs from the genre of padabali kirtan that depict the lilas, or divine play, of the Hindu deities Radha and Krishna. Composed in a number of regional dialects of eastern India during the early modern period, the repertoire of devotional poetry presented in this concert remains central to the performative and literary culture in the region.

Dyuti Chakraborty is a sought-after singer in a number of devotional and classical styles throughout West Bengal. An All-India Radio performer, Dyuti Chakraborty has been featured on numerous recordings and television programs in the region. Rahul Krishna Bharadwaj is a leading performer on the double-headed barrel drum known as the Shree Khol and is also an experienced producer of devotional and folk music media in West Bengal.

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Co-sponsored with South Asian Studies Council, Yale MacMillan Center and the Yale University Chaplain’s Office

Open to: 
General Public