We head to Calcutta on August 1, one year from our previous visit and will hopefully come back with the footage we are looking for..
In the meanwhile, memories from last years work and the songs and music remain…
Here are two brief clips featuring the voices from Calcutta..
We follow Anjum , a singer, as she rehearses with Carlton, the band, and then in performance…Moanin’ is the tune, written by Bobby Timmons and made famous by Art Blakey, Wes Montgomery and many others
Smita’s debut performance brings her sound to video.. She came to learn guitar..and wound up singing in a concert setting..
We follow her through a lesson where she works on the Ellington tune..”Hit me with the hot notes” -, next a rehearsal – with “At Last” and then in performance with the Cole Porter standard – “Lets fall in love”
and for those of you know remember the original “Ladies of Calcutta”..here you go!