TAKES THE STAGE
On 24th July 1999 at the Gyan Manch auditorium in Kolkata, a
group of creative musicians took the stage for the first time ,
expressing their music as Bhoomi. The original simple lyrics,
lilting melodies, aptly enmeshed with the use of a wide range of
acoustic instruments, brought in with them a fresh sound that
had its own identity. People identified with the music. Today
the music of Bhoomi has managed to touch millions of hearts
across generations and languages.
While their audio cassettes and CDs continue to dominate the
music charts, Bhoomi is on its way to enthrall people with live
performances all over the state and beyond. Bhoomi has completed
more than 750 live concerts in a record time of just five years
and the performances are on an ever-increasing graph. So far,
the largest audience that Bhoomi has entertained was at the Belghoria Utsav which was inaugurated by the President of India.
Bhoomi's performance, billed as the grand finale to a week-long
Festival drew a record audience of more than 40,000.
BHOOMI IS INTRINSIC TO ALL THAT IS HAPPENING TODAY
Bhoomi's popularity is so vast that whether it be august
occasions such as Netaji's Birthday celebrations at his
residence in Kolkata, the felicitation of the Indian and West
Indies Cricket teams, the beatification ceremony of Mother
Teresa, the launch of major TV channels, School or College
fests, Government cultural programs, seminars, music festivals
Bhoomi is an integral part of these events. Bhoomi's presence is
also solicited in major opinion-forming discussions be they on
TV, Radio or the Press.
BHOOMI IS A HOUSEHOLD NAME
Millions of fans across the length and breadth of the country
write in with their good wishes, opinions, feelings,
encouragement and keep the motivation alive. Bhoomi songs are
always the most requested ones on the FM Radio channels. Phrases
in the lyrics have become the part and parcel of contemporary
Bengali usage such as KAAM SARSE, POCHA KAKA, TOMAR DEKHA NAI or
AMAR JE KI HOBE.