Bengali culture is increasingly mesmerizing and when you have the words of one of the greatest poets ever Rabindranath Tagore come from Bengal, it becomes more interesting. On Sunday 26th May at the Braeburn Theatre, the Kenya Bengalee Cultural Welfare Society gathered to celebrate the 152th birth anniversary of this legendary Nobel Prize Winner for Literature centenary work called Gitanjali.
The master of ceremonies Sudha Kina eloquently and from her memory recited many verses from Rabindranath Tagore’s work and grasped the audience to go with the flow of the beautiful drama directed by Mrs Jayanti Shome. Tagore was a spiritual man, and so there was also a sequence of singing a prayer and the women wearing the signature Bengal saree of white with a red border.
The drama was made up of classical dance, prose and short videos. The event’s chief guest was the Chairman of the Asian Foundation of Kenya, Mr Aurelio Rebelo who mentioned that he was a great fan of this poet from his time of study in the UK.