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Womanhood and Gender in Tagore's Songs

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First Parish Church

7 Harrington Road

Lexington, MA 02421

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Munroe Saturday Nights’ presents a “Womanhood and Gender in Tagore’s Songs” a visual and auditory treat with projection, live music, dance and discussion. Saturday, March 9th, at First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Road, Lexington. The production begins at 7:30.

Womanhood and Gender in Tagore’s Songs is an examination of what it was to be a woman in the late 19th and early 20th century India — and what it is still to some extent today. Rabindranath Tagore (shown above) was a late 19th, early 20th century Nobel Laureate composer whose prolific thoughts permeated in multiple forms of art including song, dance, painting, drama, poetry, prose, articles and music. The lyrics of these songs push the boundaries of the traditional roles of women and the expectation that a society has on women. The program includes many topics such as colorism, social immobility, and gender fluidity as they relate to womanhood, what it means to be a woman and society’s expectations from the moment she is born.

With Performances by Maitreyee Chakraborty (vocal), Dipanwita Bhattacharyya (dance), Monami Roy (harmonium), Ayon Basumallik (keyboard), Dhruva Acharya (percussion)

This performance is also supported by grants from Lexington Council for the Arts (Mass Cultural Council) and Lexington Community Education. With special thanks to Indian Americans of Lexington (IAL), Association of Black Citizens of Lexington (ABCL), LexPride and Saheli.

In a nutshell, the program is timely and addresses a lot of social issues that we face in our everyday lives.

Don’t miss “Womanhood and Gender in Tagore’s Songs”! Come join us for an amazing evening.

All Munroe Saturday Nights performances are free with a suggested donation of $10 per person encouraged, but please come and donate whatever is feesible for you. First Parish in Lexington is handicapped accessible; free parking is also available (rear of building).

Munroe Saturday Nights’ is a monthly free performing arts series for Lexington and surrounding communities.

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