Sunita Bhuyan created History at the prestigious Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai last week. The stage was enlivened and lit on fire with Bihu dancers from Assam who danced with her violin pieces, led by famous Dhol player Ranjit Gogoi, Pradeep Deka on his genius flute and Barun Dad on percussion.
Sunita’s Mumbai band along with her pianist son Ronojit Bhuyan added to the fusion ensemble and the crowd kept cheering for more. A lot of Assamese people from Enazori and Mumbai as well as a huge diaspora of music lovers from Mumbai’s rich cultural scene attended the program in the open air Cross Maidan field in Churchgate, the iconic venue of the Festival where many stalwarts from the music world performed. Sunita started with a tribute to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi for his 150th celebration, followed by her signature Bharat Darshan, a tribute to late Bhupen Hazarika to commemorate his Bharat Ratna, and finally set the stage on fire with the Bihu-Scottish Folk fusion with the Assamese dancers. Catch her entire performance here: