14 January / 2018

“Oscar Jazz Band” from Russia performed in Kolkata

“Oscar Jazz Band” from Russia performed on the stage of the Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata on January 14, 2018. The concert was organized by the “Heritage Bengal” NGO and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) with support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in India and the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Kolkata.

Consul General of the Russian Federation in Kolkata Mr Alexey Idamkin, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Mr Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Regional Director of the ICCR in Kolkata Mr Gautam De took part in the inaugural ceremony.

The concert program included traditional Russian folk compositions in jazz arrangement as well as classical works of the genre with elements of dance and received an enthusiastic response of the audience. The musicians performed popular Indian songs in Hindi as a special number. The spectators especially appreciated musicians’ virtuosity and their mastery of various instruments, as well as beautiful costumes.

The performance was attended by representatives of local political, intellectual and artistic circles, diplomats from the consular corps of Kolkata, compatriots and media.