KCC Anamika celebrated the giants of Indian Classical Music on 78 rpm Shellac discs. In this age of Spotify and music streaming, it was our humble attempt to bring back the old-world charm. It was an evening of Gramophone records and captivating stories of Hindustani sangeet artists who shaped the musical landscape and the way we listen to music. The anecdotes and tragedies of their lives unfolded as you heard their original voices in a format that has gone out of fashion but still gives you an old-world charm.

Featured Artists:
• Gauhar Jaan – The first recorded Artist
• Abdul Karim Khan – The founder of Kirana Gharana
• Rasoolanbai – From Benaras Gharana
• Kesarbai Kerkar – From Jaipur – Atrauli Gharana
• Faiyaz Khan – An exponent of the Agra Gharana
• Bade Ghulam Ali Khan – From the Kasur Gharana
• Ustad Amiir Khan – The founder of the Indore Gharana
• Begum Akhtar – Greatest singer of Ghazal, Dadra & Thumri
• Omkarnath Thakur – From Gwalior Gharana
• Janki Bai – Curiously known as ‘Chappan Churi’

About Zahid Hossain
Facilitated by an aficionado of vintage recordings, Zahid Hossain is a seasoned thespian, voice artist, and one of the pioneering Dastangos from Kolkata. With a rich background in theatre, his diverse portfolio includes screen and stage productions, alongside regular engagements in theatre workshops across the country. Zahid also specializes in pronunciation workshops in English, Hindi, and Urdu, and actively contributes to various theatre groups in Kolkata.