Purabiya Taan: An evening of Bhojpuri songs and poems
Ravindra Kala Kshetra, Sampangi Rama Nagar

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  • Folk music
  • Vocals


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As the city expands, the lines between outsider and local blur. The city is comprised of innumerable migrant workers, who scattered across corporate offices and construction sites, engaged in a variety of activity that sustains the city. What is the experience of migration, how does it smell, taste and sound? Often, memories are kept alive through music, the longing for home, the distance from home, arrivals and departures are punctuated by the song.

As the city consciously tries to invisibilise workers, under the guise of speedy progress and rapid development, we have tried to create passages to meet the worker in his different states of mind through artistic interventions that coerce audiences to confront the presence of the worker.

It is with this intent that we present:
'Purabiya Taan': a performance by Kalpana Patowary

Often hailed as the 'queen' of bhojpuri music, Kalpana's songs have traveled vast distances, capturing new imaginations and interpretations of migration, through musical innovation and experimentation.

a third space for conversation with the migrant, the outsider, the traveler through music.

Date: 26th July
Time: 5-7 pm
Venue: Samsa Auditorium, Ravindra Kalakshetra
near Town hall, J.C road.
(Take a bus till corporation circle)

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Ravindra Kala Kshetra

Opp. Town Hall, Jayachamaraja Road, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560002, India