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Daivi – A Mind Without Fear

Indian Embassy Holds a Songs and Audio-Visuals concert for Rabindranath Tagore

May 17th, 2016

The Indian embassy is keen to introduce Indian culture to Berliners and those who are visiting Berlin. This week, the Indian Embassy will remember one of its famous artists, as it has been 150 years since the birth of Rabindranath Tagore, the famous Bengali poet, novelist, musician and painter. To commemorate Tagore, Indian Embassy in Berlin will hold the “DAIVI – A MIND WITHOUT FEAR” concert on Tuesday 18th of May 2016. The performer for the night will be Somdatta Pal who will perform the songs of Tagore and the music will be jazz style by Anil Veeraraj. They will perform Tagore’s music, which is a unique style, because it combines Indian classical music, the ragas, with poetry of his own style called Rabindra Sangeet.

From the point of view of Cultural Diplomacy, Tagore’s achievements are important for introducing the Indian vast literary culture to Westerners as he was the first non-European to win the Nobel prize in Literature in 1913 for his novel, Song Offerings. And two countries of the world use his compositions as their national songs. The current president of India, Pranab Mukherjee, was quoted from Daily Excelsior saying that “Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore was not only a par excellence writer but was an excellent ambassador of the country too who travelled immensely and gelled well with the people of the region to know them well in order to capture their lives in his paintings and writings”. In the Indian Embassy’s description of the night held in Berlin describes “Daivi” to take the audience on a journey through Tagore’s music that shares the social and spiritual message of his compositions. In addition to Somdatta Pal’s and Anil Veeraraj’s performance, a Poetry is also provided by Kuldeep Gohel in form of Visuals.


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Aira Lukka, Berlin Global