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Welcome and Invocation (Santiniketan to Smithsonian: A Tribute to Tagore)

Santiniketan to Smithsonian: A Tribute to Tagore Welcome: Manjula Kumar Director, Tagore Project, Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies Opening Remarks: Anandarup Ray President, Santiniketan Ashram Sammilani International (SASI) Invocation - Sanskrit Slokas: Sharmila Roy Pommot Sharmila Roy Pommot is a Santiniketan-trained singer, composer, choreographer, and interpreter of Tagore's music. She has directed dance dramas based on Tagore in Bengali and French, represented India at international festivals, and collaborated with contemporary dancers and composers of different traditions and cultures, including the Battery Dance Company in New York, Kudsi Ergunar of Turkey, and Annemarie Porras of France. In addition, she has worked on French subtitles for Satyajit Ray's films and has written about Ray's use of music for such publications as Positif, a French cinema journal. She has a wide discography and performs for All India Radio and Indian national television. She is based in Paris. Ambassador Arun Singh Embassy of India, Washington, D.C. ----- This program was made possible by GENEROUS FINANCIAL AND IN-KIND support from Esha and Anandarup Ray. LEAD SUPPORT FROM Dr. Rita and Mr. A.J. Gupta, Saswati and Asok Motayed, Candace J. and Suri Sastri GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM Rama and Arun Deva, Manjulika and Hiten Ghosh, Sambhu and Promila Banik, Indu and Girish Jindia , Ram Mukunda (India Globalization Capital Inc.) ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM Meera and Debdas Ghosal, Amitava and Sanghamitra Dutta, Arun and Ibhana Mukherjee, Rajiv and Neena Shenoy (ORCA TV), Sona Varma and Sujoy Bose, Rina and Subhash Saha, Supriya and Devbrat Dutt, Anand A. Devadas SPECIAL THANKS TO The Embassy of India, The Indian Council for Cultural Relations ADVISORY COMMITTEE Samia Ahmed, Monali Chowdhurie-Aziz, Rama Deva, Manjulika and Hiten Ghosh, Sukanya Mukherji, Esha and Anandarup Ray, Hitabrata Roy, Krishna Roy ----- Originally aired: Saturday, May 28, 2011
Length: 26:10


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