A number of newcomers have entered the music scene to realise their dreams of becoming a singer, but very few actually manage to catch the attention of listeners. Minerva Talukdar (Nitu), one such young singer, recently released her first solo album comprising mostly of modern Assamese songs, titled ‘Minervar Manar Katha’. The album contains five songs of different flavors. The first one – ‘Boga Kagojote..’ is written and tuned by Achurjya Borpatra, with music by Jon Jonak. The second one ‘Juriya Xaliki..’ written by Dipankar Talukdar, is tuned and musically composed by Manabjyoti Das, the third one ‘Bogakoi Bogoli..’ is written and tuned by Ritu Bikash with music by Nintoo Pathak. The fourth song ‘Uxahotu Tumi Mor..’ is written and tuned by Dipankar Talukdar and musically scored by Manabjyoti Das, and the last one titled ‘Koliya..’ is written and tuned by Bastav Nath and composed by Dibakar Dutta. All the songs are beautifully rendered by the singer. The songs are recorded at the Studio EDC Cotton College, DG Music Studio and Dijwa Chitra Studio and mixed and mastered by Manabjyoti, Nintoo and Diganta. The album is produced under the banner of M2 Production.
Minerva, who trained under Pradip Dohotiya, started singing at the very small age and made her debut in 2009 with the album ‘Mon Jonak’. She has since rendered her voice in a Bodo song and a tea tribe song while she was studying Mass Com in Cotton College. Now she is planning on making a Jhumur album and another solo album titled ‘Jiban Ekhoni Nodi’.
‘Minervar Manar Katha’s music director and audio recordist Manabjyoti Das has completed 17 years in the music industry. Manabjyoti, whose Hindi solo album ‘Tujhe Dekha’ was highly appreciated by the music lovers, has already lent his voice to a number of songs. He had also worked as a music arranger with the mobile theatre troupe Rajashree Theatre.