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Celebrating One Hundred Years of Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali

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Event Details

October 14, 2013 | 4:30 pm - 11:59 pm | Wilson Auditorium

Free Event

4:30 – 6:45 p.m. – Film Screening, Home and the World (Wilson Hall 104)

6:45 – 7:15 p.m. – Reception & Exhibit (Wilson Auditorium Lobby)

7:30 – 8:45 p.m. – A Garland of Music, Presented by Prabuddha Raha and friends (Wilson Auditorium)

This program is a celebration of the thoughts, poetry, music, and artistry of Rabindranath Tagore, and a commemoration of one hundred years of his Nobel Prize for Literature, for his ‘Gitanjali’ an Offering in Songs.  In 1913, India’s renaissance poet, Rabindranath Tagore became the first non-European and first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in literature, with his Gitanjali, an offering in songs. Hailed as an internationalist and a humanist, Tagore bridges the East and West through his music, poetry, and writings and celebrates life in unison with God, Nature, Love, Peace, and Humanity.

Through a creative interpretation of Tagore’s poetry and music, Prabuddha Raha, a noted Rabindrasangeet artiste from Calcutta, India, will perform as part of this program. A music instructor and established television and film playback singer and music director, Raha has represented India at various international settings, including Bangladesh, Singapore, Malaysia, and the United States.