Monday, April 16, 2012

Hazarika comes alive on Bihu

GUWAHATI: On the first Bihu without the physical presence of Bhupen Hazarika this year, revelers tried to fill the void with impersonation of the maestro's powerful baritone by singers at various tolis in the city. Several Bihu committees in the city organized tribute programmes for the hundreds of revellers thirsting for the doyen's songs. Guwhati Bihu Sanmilani, at the historic Latasil ground, managed to recreate some of Hazarika's magic with singers doing a wonderful job of bringing the maestro's ballads to life accompanied by dhol, peppas, gogona and other traditional instruments. The event was at once nostalgic and emotional as revelers couldn't help but miss Hazarika's physical presence on Bihu, which was hitherto incomplete without the legend's inimitable zing and chutzpah, he always infused the festival with. Read More .......