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Washington Kali Temple (Shiva Shakti Mandir) Celebrates 8th Anniversary

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Apr 28, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Washington Kali Bari, also known an Shiva Shakti Mandir, is celebrating completion of 8 years and beginning of their 9th year at the temple located at 16126 New Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866, on Saturday May 1, 2010. The official web-site is www.kalitemple-washington.org.

The Washington Kalibari is looking for volunteers to help organize the event. People who like to volunteer are requested to contact the Resident Priest at 301 476 8152.

The program for the day is as follows:

EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE TEMPLE
MAY 1, 2010, SATURDAY (beginning of Ninth Year)

EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - SPECIAL PUJA
12:30 P.M. – 2:00 PM
(Shiva – Kali – Durga – Radha Krishna – Ganesh – Lakshmi)
Individual Puja Offerings, Anjali, Arati and Bhog

A DAY OF FESTIVITIES WITH FOOD FAIR, WORSHIP SERVICES AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS

11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

Chandipath, Devotional songs

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Beginning of NINTH YEAR of the Temple

Special Guest : Honorable Ike Leggett, Montgomery County Executive

Special Program by the Children’s Program

12:30 PM

SPECIAL PUJA OF MA KALI, DURGA, SHIVA, RADHA KRISHNA,

LAKSHMI, SARASWATI, KARTIK AND GANESH

By FIVE PRIESTS

( BUDDHADEV BHATTACHARYA, MAHADEV GHATAK, BIBHAS BANDY,

NEIL BANERJEE,  BIDHAN BANDYOPADHYAY)

1:30 PM

SPECIAL PROGRAMS BY WKT CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Distribution of  Bhog Lunch

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Sonar Tori | An Indo-Bangladeshi Rabindra Sangeet Album from INRECO announced

Apr 27, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) By Subhomoy Mukherjee:

The revered INRECO Music company has announced a unique Rabindra Sangeet album "Sonar Tori" to commemorate Rabindranath Tagore's birthday, popularly observed as Rabindra Jayanti in West Bengal, Bangladesh and the world.

Listen to free previews and download full songs and INRECO audio albums in MP3 format from WBRi Online Store.

Sonar Tori is a special album in many ways:

* For the first time in the history of Rabindrasangeet an Audio CD is being designed involving artistes from Bangladesh and India.

* To commemorate the 150th Birth anniversary of Rabindranath we have planned an Audio CD based on the songs, poems and letters Rabindranath wrote during his stay around the banks of the river Padma, namely, at Shilaidaha, Patisar, Shahazadpur and Kushtia...all are now in Bangladesh!

* Concieved by singer and director Debashish Raychaudhuri, the script and compilation is by Chaitali Dasgupta.

* Artistes: From Bangladesh: Rezwana Chaudhuri Bannya, Mohammad Anisur Rahaman (songs), Narrated by Asaduzzaman Noor

* From India: Rohini & Debashish Raychaudhuri ( the Father-daughter duo) (songs), Narrated by Chaitali Dasgupta.

Anurekha Ghosh - MUDRA | Anurekha Ghosh and Company presentation - Mar 17, 2010, Kolkata | WBRi Event Report

Anurekha Ghosh MUDRA Dance Program Kolkata Event ReviewApril 27, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) On 17th March 2010 at 6:30 p.m. Anurekha Ghosh presented MUDRA at Purbashree Auditorium, Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, integrating 3 forms of Dance – Chhau (from Purulia), Gotipua (from Orissa) and Kathak, creating a fascinating and visually dynamic gestural and communicative language.

An exclusive event report from Washington Bangla Radio.

Hinduism Summit (Hindu Dharmasabha) awakens Chicago to Hindu concepts and issues

Apr 27, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) This Saturday, 24th April 2010 (Adhik Vaishakh Shukla Ekadashi 5112 as per Hindu calendar) the Hindu temple auditorium at Lemont reverberated with the auspicious sounds of conch blowing and Vedic recitations, commencing the much awaited Hinduism Summit (Hindu Dharmasabha) held by Forum for Hindu Awakening and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. Eminent speakers, Dr. Richard Benkin of Forcefield, Dr. Sanjay Mehrotra of Geeta Mandir, Shri. Kalyan Vishwanathan of Sanatana Dharma Foundation (Dallas) were awarded the ‘Vishwa Hindu Ratna’ for selfless service to Hinduism. Swami Varadananda of Vivekananda Vedanta Society blessed the Summit with His presence. The Swami was honoured duly at the hands of Shri. Prasad Yelamanchi of Global Hindu Heritage Foundation, among other honoraries, namely the Hindu temple president L Bhima Reddy, Shrinarayan Chandak of Global Media Forum, Madhu Patel and A. V. L. Narsimharao.

Hans Vermeersch & Rajhans Orchestra | Europan & Indian Cross-Genre Music Composer, Conductor, Performing Artist from Belgium

Hans Vermeersch Rajhans Orchestra & Ensemble | WBRi ExclusiveAs a young boy, Hans Vermeersch used to hear music on the radio and on records, and not content with listening to music composed and performed by others, he decided to create his own music reflecting emotions his own way.

Later, after a visit to India, hans realized that a lot of Indian sub-continental principles in music were identical to those of 17th / 18th Century European music. Hans was heavily involved in 17th and early 18th century European music at that time. He approached Satyatjit Ray for a few days in 1989 with a plan for a multi-cultural orchestra. Ray was enthusiastic, and with his Ray's help and advice Hans went on a search across India and established the fabulous Rajhans Orchestra.

Hans is a true world-class and world-music composer with a long and growing list of fascinating concertos and compositions with both European and Indian instrumentation. Read all about Hans, listen to his music and watch music videos »

Sumantra Mitra Listen Online to Bengali Song MP3 Album Apon Moné | Exclusive Telephone Interview | Bangla Modern / Adhunik Gaan

Sumantra Mitra - Apon Mone - Album Cover Sumantra Mitra was born in a musical family in the mid 1960s. His father was an avid listener of Indian Classical Music and his mother, Alpana Mitra, was an accomplished singer and music teacher, she had released her solo album from the then  H.M.V and had sung in Tagore's  dance drama Shyama, Chitrangada and Tasher Desh. She was the music teacher in Gokhale Memorial School and Kamala Girls' School.

Arnob Chowdhury | Watch Online Live Concert Video & Exclusive Interview | Arnab and Friends Unheard Voices Tour 2008 Drishtipat

We present here a video of exclusive interview with Arnob and the entire Concert Video from the "Arnob & Friends" concert with permission and encouragement of the Director of Drishtipat, who organized the "Unheard Voices" World Tour

Shayan Chowdhury (শায়ান চৌধুরী), better known by his nickname Arnob (also spelled Ornob), the young, talented and very popular singer from Bangladesh, commened the "Unheard Voices Tour with Arnob & friends" with a concert in Washington, DC on Oct 18, 2008. The tour is organized by Drishtipat, a human rights and social activism organization.Drishtipat

sixth and I historic synagogue, washington DC

Arnob poster outsied sixth and I historic synagogueThe concert was held in the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue - a landmark historical building in Washington, DC. One of the first things that was visible on arrival at the venue was a poster of the show that in itself promised a great musical evening with Arnob.

Brahmakhyapa | Baul Jazz Blues World Fusion | Bengali Baul Songs | Bangla Baul | Globalizing Folk Tribal Baul Songs of Bengal

BHROMOR Latest Update: Latest Brahma Khepa New Album BHROMOR has been simultaneously released Online (the first time for any album in Bengali Music History): Listen to free previews & Download MP3 Songs Album: CLICK HERE »

BRAHMAKHYAPA When LALAN FAKIR says "Shahoj manush bhoje dekh na re mon dibbya gyane ",he reinforces the Baul philosophy that true realization of the divine comes from spiritual experience of love. And for the Bauls of Bengal that experience is found only in the present moment of existence. Through their music Brahma Khyapa aims to advocate just that.


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