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Kabir’s 600-year-old story of love, peace and religious harmony

Music composer, lyricist and chairman of Sangeet Natak Academy, Shekhar Sen will perform his internationally acclaimed musical monoact ‘Kabeer’ to be staged at Kala Academy, Panaji. NT BUZZ brings you the details


A mono act based on the life of poet and saint Kabir is been organised by the Directorate of Art and Culture and Kala Academy in association with Goa University. The play ‘Kabeer’ by Shekhar Sen throws light on the journey of the saint and his teachings.

Speaking during a press conference on Friday, organising secretary for the event, Goa University, Ramrao Wagh said: “The play brings to light the importance of three mantras of life which are love, peace and religious harmony. These three mantras have the power to melt the divisive wall and to raze every barrier erected by fanatic rage and hatred. These core values are beautifully penned down in the two-hour monoact Kabeer which comprises of 45 song sequences.”

The event will be inaugurated by the governor, Mridula Sinha; chief minister, Manohar Parrikar; minister for art and culture, Govind Gaude and chancellor, Goa University, Varun Sahni.

Since 1998 Sen has directed, composed and written musical mono-acts like ‘Tulsi’ ‘Kabeer’ ‘Sahab’ ‘Vivekanand’ and ‘Soordas’ and has received several accolades. “Sen is a versatile singer. He has been honoured with the Padma Shri award in 2015. And since 1983 he has released over 200 musical albums. He has also sung and composed music for many TV serials and films and has performed at many singing concerts in India and abroad,” added Wagh.

Wagh also mentioned that Sen with his dramatic skills can empower the audience and that through his actions; he can make the whole act come alive. “People should make a point to watch this play which is beautifully portrayed through a musical.”

(The play will be staged on Tuesday, July 24 at 3 p.m. at Kala Academy. Details: 8669609096)


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