Rhythm Divine Poets- Kolkata, India 2015

Organizer: Amit Shankar Saha, Sufia Khatoon and Anindita Bose

Contact: rhythm.divine.asa@gmail.com

TONIGHT, Kolkata is joining the global poetry event 100 Thousand Poets for Change where poets and artists around the world are uniting for peace, justice and sustainability. Come by the cafe for an evening of performance poetry, open mic, and music. SATURDAY, SEPT. 26 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
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9 Responses to Rhythm Divine Poets- Kolkata, India 2015

  1. Amit Shankar Saha says:

    Poets who participated in Performance Poetry: Samrat Dey, Amit Shankar Saha, Rahul Mall, Sana Mohammed, Mitika Kakkad, Nivedita Dey, Sufia Khatoon, Manikuntala Dasgupta, Arjun Chakraborty and Sam Asrael.


  2. Amit Shankar Saha says:

    More glimpses…

  3. Rhythm Divine Poets says:

    Glimpses from the event in Kolkata…

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    Our Poster

  5. Rhythm Divine Poets says:

    Rhythm Divine Poets Performance Poetry Workshop
    on 6th September, 2015 at Mohor Kunj
    The park Mohor Kunj was the venue for the second performance poetry workshop of Rhythm Divine Poets group. These performance poetry workshops are aimed at preparing the poets of the group who wish to enact their poems at the 26th September Performance Poetry Meet to be held at 8th Day Café as part of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change global event. The instructor of the day was Samrat, who has experience of performance poetry. He instructed the enthusiastic poets like Amit, Sufia, Mitika, Nivedita, Niladri and Manikuntala about the various formats of performance poetry. After that the poets were given some time either to compose poems on the topic “Change”.
    Once the poets were ready with their compositions they were asked to enact it out. The other poets as well as Samrat gave their feedback about each performance and ideas were exchanged regarding the how the poems can be effectively performed. The basic ideas about the topic and the type of poems to be written for effective performance were learnt by the poets. The poets have been asked to submit their final poems decided for performance by Tuesday so that the list of poets to perform on the day of the event can be finalized and a basic pattern of performance arrived at. In the next workshop to be held soon the poets are to practice with musical accompaniments.

  6. Rhythm Divine Poets says:

    Rhythm Divine Poets’ response to Viena event’s appeal for better treatment of refugees…

    Fugitive Flags

    Tonight is the night of change
    And the night of poetry,
    And this poem is for you,
    Who is now a refugee.

    Tonight is the night of rights,
    The rights of humanity,
    And this poem is for you,
    Who is now a refugee.

    Tonight is the night I fly
    Flags of solidarity,
    And this poem is for you,
    Who is now a refugee.

    Copyright: Amit Shankar Saha

  7. Rhythm Divine Poets says:

    Rhythm Divine Poets Performance Poetry Workshop on 3rd September, 2015, at 8th Day Cafe

    On 3rd September, 2015, Rhythm Divine Poets group of Kolkata (West Bengal, India) conducted at 8th Day Cafe a performance poetry workshop, preparatory to their 100 Thousand Poets for Change event to be held at the same venue on 26th September, 2015. The 26th September event will have a large segment of performance poetry and so it was crucial to give the poets who intend to perform the know-how about the art. Conducted by Arjun, a cinematographer by profession who has expertise in the field, the first workshop of its kind organized by Rhythm Divine Poets group was attended by poets like Amit Shankar Saha, Sufia Khatoon, Anindita Bose, Sana Mohammed, Rahul Mall, Mitika Kakkad and Nivedita Dey.

    Amit told the participants about 100 Thousands Poets for Change event event and Sufia about the purpose of the workshop before Arjun took over to give an idea about performance poetry, a kind of poetry recitation that acknowledges the presence of an audience. All the poets were asked their individual views about change and how they conceive it. The poets who had already written poems on the theme “Change” recited their compositions and received constructive feedback from Arjun.

    In the next stage was discussed how the poets intend to perform their poems and what props they want to use. Apart from individual performances some elementary ideas about synchronization, musical accompaniments and use of projector were discussed too. The whole discussion conducted at the high table of 8th Day Cafe over hot or cold beverages was rather invigorating. Rhythm Divine Poets group will conduct further workshops and rehearsals before the main event. In the next workshop Samrat, who has experience in performance poetry, will be the instructor.

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  8. Rhythm Divine Poets says:

    Rhythm Divine Poets group
    hosts 100 Thousands Poets for Change event on 26th September, 2015
    in Kolkata (West Bengal, India) at

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