22 August 2014
| 22 August 2014 (Bangladesh)|
2014 at Studio Vibrations in Kolkata, India
Bhajan, Folk music, World music
A Bloom in Vain and Other Songs (Bengali: কত চামেলি বৃথা যায়) is the debut studio album by Dia Chakravarty, released on 22 August 2014.
Dia Chakravarty, having studied law at the University of Oxford, chose songs of such composers, who, except for Dwijendralal, studied law, including Tagore who eventually dropped out; and except for Rajanikanta, every one of them went to England for higher studies.
In August 2014, Chakravarty told New Age, "Music is my passion and runs through my blood. I love to sing Bangla songs of almost every genre."
The album consists of four pairs of tracks by a quartet of composers – Rabindranath Tagore, Atulprasad Sen, Dwijendralal Ray, and Rajanikanta Sen from the late 1800s to early 1900s. It was arranged by Prattyush Banerjee and recorded by Goutam Basu in Usha Uthup's music studio "Studio Vibrations" in Kolkata.
The album was released by Laser Vision on 22 August 2014. at Sufia Kamal Auditorium at Bangladesh National Museum.
Mosabber Rahman of Dhaka Tribune said of Chakravarty, "Her voice lacks pretension, and she has the sincerity of a schoolgirl preparing for the final exam."
1Bodhua Nid Nahi Ankhipate (Monsoon Night - Alone)5:24A Bloom in Vain and Other Songs Wikipedia
2Ami Sakal Kajer (Reflections of a Sinner)4:48
3Tomar Kotha Hetha (Wavering Heart of the Rootless)5:20