1.Complete Audio version of Gitobitan
2.Entirely compiled by Bangladeshi artistes
3.Songs are sung by all Bangladeshi/Bangladesh-origin artistes (renowned and up-and-coming)
4.The production also includes recordings of some songs performed by well-known vocalists who are no longer with us
5.All songs are rendered by the grammatical guidance of the Shwaralipi (notation)
6.The production was publically launched during the Shurer Dhara International Conference on
7.Tagore at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka in December 2011.
Rabindranath Tagore was born on 7 May 1861. His 150th birthday anniversary was celebrated all through the year 2011. Rabindranath Tagore has always been a source of inspiration for Bangalees. They always found solace in bad times as well as happiness in good times in Rabindranath’s music, poetry, novels, dramas and other writings. They looked for strength in his songs and writings in all political and social movements from the time when the British wanted to divide Bengal in two provinces in early 20th century to the War of Liberation in 1971.
Shurer Dhara has also planned a year-long celebration for the 150th birth anniversary of the great poet, philosopher and the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in 2011. The programme comprised cultural functions, compilation of ca 2000 Rabindra sangeet, musical drama and dance drama on 22 CDs by both renowned and also enterprising Rabindra Sangeet artistes of Bangladesh. This will be a complete audio work of Rabindra sangeet with brief notes about the songs. This will be a valuable collection for afficionados of Rabindra Sangeet and a good source of reference for the future generation. It will enable Shurer Dhara to prepare a list of Bangladeshi Rabindra Sangeet artistes from accross the world. A complete audio ‘Gitobitan’, a classic compilation of Rabindra sangeet.