“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.”
— James McNeill Whistler
In current times to the COVID-19 pandemic, artists across in our country the arts spectrum are suffering from difficulties arising due to loss of livelihood and no means of sustenance.
#SavetheArtist, is an initiative, which is conducting a series of online interactions with the eminent artists of Indian Classical Music, Dance, Folk dance, tribe Arts and Craft, Media, Culture, Theater and Literature on the challenges they are facing during this COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainties that surround their art forms. It is founded by eminent Educationist and cultural evangelist, Suman Doonga, who has inspired thousands of students over the years through her result oriented inspiring work also as Media Director of SPIC MACAY, a global volunteer movement promoting Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth.
In these trying times for artists, #SaveTheArtist has started its latest initiative, The ‘Meet & Greet Series’ for supporting the artists across the country. This initiative has received wide support by eminent persons from across the arts and media industry.
globalbihari.com is proud to get associated with the cause and serialise the efforts to save the artists.
Also see: Save The Artist Campaign – 18
Meet & Greet Series
Partha Protim Roy – Eminent Sitarist
Partha Protim Roy’s love for music from childhood made him battle against all odds and on all fronts. He did not hail from a family steeped in the practice of music. However, his family’s acquaintance with Pandit Nikhil Banerjee earned him the privilege of learning the art of Sitar from Pandit Debiprasad Chatterjee, a close successor of Banerjee. This was followed up by his receiving lessons in music from the late Pandit Niharbindu Chowdhury and the late Sangitacharya Ajay Sinha Roy, both veteran exponents of the Maihar School. He also received lessons in the intricacies of classical Indian rhythm from Pandit Anil Palit. However, notwithstanding all these, Roy is liberal enough to imbibe the style of Ustad Vilayat Khan of the Etawah School alongside the obvious influences of Pandit Ravi Shankar and Pandit Nikhil Banerjee of Maihar. Since childhood he has been performing solo Sitar in various musical soirees in India. His superb solo performance in the presence of 1 lakh audience at the Youth Festival held at the Ranji Stadium, Calcutta, in 1978 earned admiration from music lovers and press.
– global bihari bureau