Performance at Old Town School of Folk Music
Click here to reserve tickets for Chicago Folklore Ensemble’s upcoming performance on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 8:30PM as part of Old Town School of Folk Music’s World Music Wednesday series!
Chicago Folklore Ensemble will present Tagore’s Gitanjali: Our Song Offerings, a show that takes audiences on a spiritual journey via the music and poetry of legendary Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore. Vocals by Subhajit Sengupta and Swarnali Banerjee will be accompanied by sweeping strings , accordion harmonies, and a variety of traditional instruments, interweaving Hindustani ragas, jazz, and Western classical arrangements with Tagore’s original compositions. Chicago Folklore Ensemble is preparing to release Praner Alap, an album of songs from Tagore’s poetry collection Gitanjali, accompanied by a booklet of paintings and original translations of Rabindranath Tagore’s Bengali lyrics.