An audio album titled “Chokher Dekha Praner Katha”, featuring nine Tagore tracks by noted artiste Papia Sarwar and her daughter Jisha Sarwar, is in the offing. The album, under the label of G-Series, will be available later this month.
The artiste duo has lent their voices to two duets -- “Purano Shei Din-er Kotha” and “Nuton Pran Dao” while Jisha Sarwar recorded three popular Tagore songs “Sukhoheen Nishidin”, “Aha Aji E Boshonte”, and “Amar Nishitho Raat-er Badol Dhara” for the album. Promising singer Jisha Sarwar is a public executive of the Finance Ministry of Canada.
Imran Aziz and Jisha Sarwar
Of late, Papia has lent her voice to four master records of Tagore numbers including “Aguner Poroshmoni” and “Majhey Majhey Tabo Dekha Pai” for the album. “After completing her O levels, my daughter went to study abroad. From her childhood, Jisha trained on classical music under Barkat Hossain and Rabindra Sangeet under my tutelage,” says Papia.
Jisha's husband Imran Aziz on guitar along with RJ Sakib [of Radio Foorti] on keyboard, Daniel on bass guitar and Nidhi and Kirty [of Studio 58] arranged and directed music for the album.