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Womanhood and Gender in Tagore's Songs

  • Common Street Spiritual Center 15 Common Street Natick, MA, 01760 United States (map)

Womanhood and Gender in Tagore’s Songs is an examination of what it was to be a woman in the late 19th and early 20th century India — and what it is still to some extent, today. Rabindranath Tagore was a late 19th, early 20th century Nobel Laureate composer whose prolific thoughts permeated in multiple forms of art including song, dance, painting, drama, poetry, prose, articles and music. The lyrics of the songs in this program push the boundaries of the traditional roles of women and the expectation that a society has on women. The program includes many topics such as colorism, social immobility, and gender fluidity as they relate to womanhood, what it means to be a woman and society’s expectations from the moment she is born.

Performances by Maitreyee Chakraborty (vocals), Dipanwita Bhattacharya (dance), Monami Roy (harmonica), Ayon Basumallik (keyboard), Dhruva Acharya (percussion).

Supported by SPARK Kindness and Kumon (Natick)

Suggested $5 donation at the door.

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