A constant struggle to sustain oneself as a folk singer

Posted by Kaahon Desk On July 5, 2014

Subhadra Sharma is the leading light of Bengali folk songs. She has lent her voice to Gautam Ghose’s biopic on Lalon Fakir titled Moner Manush . She has won laurels in numerous state folk festivals and has received plaudits for her performances in India and abroad.

All these however didn’t happen in a flash. Subhadra recounts the toils and tears of the initial years when she was made to sing for very long hours without any food and for remuneration as low as twenty rupees. She feels folk artists especially women singers don’t get their due respect, most of them eke out a subsistent living and eventually die of malnutrition. Still the irresistible lure of songs makes her croon passionately… “Leave your desires behind follow this path to fulfill your wishes”

Related Updates

Comments

Follow Us

Show Calendar

  • 16

    Jan2019

    Annual Classical Music Conference 2019 | Musical Concert... more

  • 16

    Jan2019

    Shesh Rater Sanai | 23rd Yatra Utsab | 5:30pm | Phanibhusan Vidya Binode Yatra Mancha | Boidyabati Shuva Sangsad Natya Sanstha... more

  • 16

    Jan2019

    Mukteswar Dance Festival | Dance Show... more

  • 16

    Jan2019

    Jera | Bengali Play... more

  • 16

    Jan2019

    Dana | Bengali Play... more

  • 17

    Jan2019

    Meyera Ki Khelar Putul | 23rd Yatra Utsab | 5:30pm | Phanibhusan Vidya Binode Yatra Mancha | Anandabharati Opera... more

  • 17

    Jan2019

    Pandit Nikhil Ghosh Shatabdi Mahotsav | Tribute to Padmabhushan Pandit Nikhil Ghosh on His 100th Birth Anniversary... more

  • 01

    Feb2019

    Sur Jahan | World Peace Music Festival... more

  • 01

    Feb2019

    Gha Zal | Musical Concert... more

  • 02

    Feb2019

    Sur Jahan | World Peace Music Festival... more

  • 03

    Feb2019

    Sur Jahan | World Peace Music Festival... more

  • 03

    Feb2019

    An Evening of Classical Music | Musical Concert... more

  • 03

    Feb2019

    An Evening with R.D. Burman | Musical Concert... more

  • 03

    Feb2019

    Kam Sarse | Bengali Play... more

Message Us