Its been quite a while since the city of Cuttack was witness to some good live music. But this week, the Jawahar Lal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Cuttack played host to one of the finest singers of the country from the contemporary music scene.
On the evening of 20th December, Sona Mohapatra entertained the Cuttack audience by singing, swaying and sashaying on and off the stage. A performance that was enjoyed by a packed audience only testified the city’s love for good music.
Like any other day, we guys arrived a bit late braving a spine chilling 17°C outside. As we parked outside the venue, we heard her render a sufiana number. That is when we knew that the girl with a golden voice had indeed taken over the silver city. Like true Katakis, the audience swayed to her voice, when she sang her rendition of the hit Odia number Rangabati with a bass guitar in the backing.
Sona is credited as one of those few Indian performers who have collaborated with western musicians and created billboard topping numbers. From an amazing debut with her solo album Sona to her playback in the soundtrack of the hit movie Delhi Belly, Cuttack born Sona has definitely made her mark in the music scene.
We were truly awestruck by the energy and vigour with which she performed. Such was the panache of her performance, that it left everyone from 12 year olds to middle-aged people in the crowd impressed.
For those who missed it and even those who did not, here is a glimpse of the evening.
Photos Courtesy – Debi Prasad Sahu.
Article Courtesy – Aditya Kiran Nag.