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Gaelic music to enthrall Kolkata audience tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The and the Indian Museum, Kolkata, have joined hands with arts centre 'An Lanntair' for a live music concert in the city tomorrow.

'Yatra; Journey, a live music concert' will be a tribute to Colin Mackenzie, who travelled from the to Indian shores in 1783 to study about the culture and languages of the country, Debanjan Chakrabarti, the of East and North East India, told today.

"The programme will see a confluence of Indian classical music and Gaelic songs from There is an eclectic mix of musicians involved in this project," he said.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of British Council in India, Chakrabarti said, adding that the concert is musical homage to the epic journey Mackenzie made to

UK-based Dalbir Singh Rattan, one of the participants of the concert, said the 12 'Sur' (musical notes) is the same for both western and Indian music.

"No matter what the country, music speaks the same language everywhere," he said.

of said, "We worked on this project for five years. There is a huge collection of Mackenzie's souvenirs at and "

The museum has also organised a exhibition on this occasion, Maclean said.

Mackenzie, a in the British East Company, became the of in 1810. He was an orientalist and a of antiquities.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 18:15 IST