Sona Mahapatra highlight at fifth evening of Sangitara Murchana



Bhubaneswar: The fifth evening of Sangitara Murchana, at the Ekamra Utsav, orchestrated by the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), resonated with the theme of the ‘Sound of Spring.’ The event, graced by Information and Public Relations Minister Pradeep Amat and MLA Subash Chandra Behera, welcomed esteemed guests to an evening filled with musical delights.

Prominent vocalist Sona Mohapatra stole the spotlight as the main attraction, captivating the audience with her melodious renditions. Her vibrant performance infused the air with color, as listeners swayed to the rhythm of her voice, particularly enchanted by her rendition of “Rangabati” presented in a unique form. Sona’s repertoire included soulful classics like “Piya Tu Aaja,” “Rangabati,” and “Dil Duba,” leaving the audience spellbound.

The evening commenced with Kuldeep Patnaik’s soulful rendition of the Ahe Neela Saila of music dedicated to Jagannath, and other melodious numbers like “Rajhansi” and “Shun Maina.”

Vocalist Rituraj Mohanty took the stage next, captivating the audience with his rendition of “Piya Piya” and a medley of songs including “Teri Deewani,” “Ramta Yogi,” “Adhuri Zindagi,” and the title track of the World Odia Language Conference. Vocalist Krishna Beura joined him on stage, adding to the enchanting musical experience.

Reflecting on her performance, Sona Mohapatra expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to perform in Bhubaneswar after six years. She lauded the capital’s development and expressed pride in her Odisha roots, emphasizing the importance of cooperation to elevate the state’s cultural heritage.

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