BHOPAL : Based on martyrs of 1857 freedom struggle, some patriotic song in Bhojpuri language were presented for the first time here on Monday in a programme ‘Bhojpuri Lok Parampara Mein Suraj Geet’ at Tribal Museum.
These freedom fighters were Veer Saheb, Per Ali, Rao Tularam, Mangal Pandey, Jhansi Ki Rani, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Ramprasad Bismil, Sardar Bhagat Singh, Veer Savarkar and others. The concert was organised by Bhojpuri Sahitya Akademi to celebrate 70th independence ‘Yaad Karo Kurbani’.
The programme began with ‘bolo jai jawan, jaikisan, jai vigyan…’, presented by young singer Neelam. Neelam who hails from Chandauli, U.P presented some more patriotic songs including kranti ki aag mein uth rahi thi lapat…,’ and ‘desh ke liye jiyenge…,’ enchanted the music lovers. She was accompanied by Pramod Kumar, Arvind and Kanhaiya on chorus, Akhilesh on harmonium and Shanker on dholak.
The programme concluded with the mesmerising performance of noted Bhojpuri singer Munnu Yadav. Yadav who hails from Varanasi presented songs, mostly based on separation of lovers. These songs were ‘gardish ke bhi aalam mein sher sahas na khota hai…,’ ‘baat hai san 1605 ki yaron…’. He began with ‘Bagavat ke bal per vairagi banker…’. Ramjanam Yadav accompanied him on jhanjh, Arvind and Pramod Lahri on kartaal, Mahendra and Shanker on dholak and Vijendra and Akhilesh on harmonium and Budhai on manjeera.
Noticeably, both singers presented song standing. On the occasion, director of culture Rajesh Prasad Mishra, director of the Akademi Naval Shukla, Pankaj Kumar of Bhopuriya Times along with other music lovers were present.