Mountain Music Festival to kick off online this December

Mountain Music Festival Two mesmerised the hills ahead of International Mountain Day. Catch them on their Facebook page this December 11

Raima Ganguly Published :  08th December 2021 04:30 PM   |   Published :   |  08th December 2021 04:30 PM
Instrumentalists at the Mountain Music Festival

Instrumentalists at the Mountain Music Festival

Dawaipani, Ghum, and Darjeeling recently witnessed a one-of-a-kind melodious celebration in the lap of nature. The unique Mountain Music Festival was organized by Sudipta Chanda in the courtyard of Hill Castle Homestay, Dawaipani. The festival will be streamed online on The Dreamers' official Facebook page this December 11 at 9 pm to commemorate International Mountain Day.

Packed with revelry, the festival hosted an array of local musicians and some from Kolkata. The idea was to offer a mellifluous experience from sunrise to sunset amidst the lush valleys of Dawaipani. Performances ranged from instrumental western classics, Tagore’s tunes, Retro to Bengali rock genre.

The legendary Glenary’s was also a part of the enchanting performances as artists performed there too. Rupam Islam's compositions were given a contrasting touch on the violin, Rahman's melodies gained momentum on the Sitar, followed by evergreen melodies of Kishore Kumar.

Performances by Ukulele, Guitar, Cajon players from Kolkata in collaboration with Nepalese Sarangi players enthralled audiences at the Darjeeling Mall. There was a special lineup to pay homage to the Indian Railways at Ghum Station. 

A few names from the performer list include Aritra Mukherjee, Nilanjan Saha, Ritaban Guha and Sudipta Chanda. Amongst instrumentalists, there was Subham Ghosh on the Sitar and Sourojyoti Chatterjee on the violin.

Sudipta Chanda, the man behind this unique initiative shares, "I always wanted to organize a music festival in the hills and it definitely is a rare experience where you can enjoy different genres of music amidst greenery"