Interviews, Features, Events, Bengali & Indian Performing Arts & Artist Reviews

Listen to Cricket World Cup 2011 Song by Kolkata Band KAYA

Washington DC, USA, Feb 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The acclaimed folk-rock fusion band KAYA from Kolkata, India has released their World Cup Cricket 2011 song for the enjoyment of Indians across the world.

This song is also being aired by 94.3 Radio One and Radio Misty in India.

Listen to Band Kaya's Cricket World Cup 2011 song exclusively online via Washington Bangla Radio USA.

Tagore by Teresa Sebastián | Spanish Poetry In Concert Dedicated To Rabindranath Tagore Performed to Music | English Translation

Teresa Sebastian

Teresa Sebastián was born in Bilbao, Spain. She has been writing since she was a girl, and a winner of the "Premio Poesía de Primavera de la AAVV" award. Read all about Teresa, and watch online video of the outstanding "Poesi­a en Concierto - Tagore" (Tagore Poem In Concert) where Teresa Sebastian reads her own poem "Tagore" live with musicians J.C. Blancas on electronics/keyboards, X.Paixarino on the flute and Niraj Kumar on the Tabla.

Fight 1:1 (2011) - Shatabdi Roy Delivers An Interesting Story: Bengali Movie Review

Tollywood Bengali Actresses Pamela and Moul with actor RAJA from FIGHT 1=1 Bangla Film
Actresses Pamela and Moul with actor RAJA - FIGHT 1:1

Kolkata Bengali Movie Actress Shatabdi Roy - Fight 1-1 Bengali Film
Shatabdi Roy - Pictures © Aditya Chakraborty / WBRi

Calcutta, Feb 11, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Fight 1:1, a film about rivalry, friendship, aggression, gangs and about the 'fight'-the fight between the Rohit gang and the Julius gang. The film comprises of a young star cast who are all newcomers and play the members of the two gangs respectively.Rohit is played by Raja, the actor who plays the lead role in the Star Jalsha serial is played by Raj, another newcomer. These two characters are shown to lead two respective gangs in St Samuel’s college located somewhere in North Bengal. There is complete lawlessness in that college and in fact they are the ‘law’. They are always fighting over something or the other and are at each other’s throat. Everyone is disgusted with them. When a girl called Tiyash helps Julius ‘s gang to win a competition, Rohit’s gang decides to get back at them,Rohit slowly woos Tiyash and makes her fall in love with him though he doesn’t know it. On the other hand Raka, Rohit’s best friend slowly understands this and removes herself from the gang though she still supports Rohit and in fact loves him. The college has also a new principal,Parbati Sanyal,a very stern and strict principal who lays down her own set of rules when she becomes the principal. That also includes boys and girls not sitting beside each other and according to her, the relationship between a boy and a girl can never be platonic and at some point of time they will be something more than friends as she has faced such a situation in her own life.Raka challenges her on this matter and she also loses it later on. How that happens is best left unsaid as the ending gets very interesting and ends on a very different note.

Vulcan Events Sci-Fi Convention: Klingons Martok and Gowron To Invade Tampa With Several Celebrities

Tampa, FL, February 10, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Klingons, Troopers, Pirates, and other celebrities join guests in a weekend-long sci-fi convention presented by Vulcan Events. Appearing in full Klingon makeup and costume, actor J.G. Hertzler (Klingon General Martok) and actor Robert O’Reilly (Klingon Chancellor Gowron) will be available for photo ops and signing autographs. Joining them is lead actor of Starship Troopers Casper Van Dien; science fiction novelist Peter David; from Pirates of the Caribbean, Lee Arenberg and Martin Klebba; Catwoman and former Miss America Lee Meriwether; and popular actor Steven Culp. Special effects makeup artist John Paladin will transform one lucky convention guest into a full fledge Klingon, with the proceeds going to charity—the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

"It is a full weekend of entertainment. If you arrive Friday night we will keep you engaged until Sunday night. Sleep is just an option. First timers love it; they are usually the ones who come in full costume next time."

Birangona - A Song for The Great Freedom Fighters of Bangladesh - Abeer Noyon, Ahsan Kamrul, Tanveer Alam Shawjeeb

Germantown, Maryland, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bengali composer Ahsan Kamrul has written and composed the song  Birangona as an expression of an anguished soul for the atrocities caused to women of Bangladesh by the Pakistani Military and Bangladeshi Collaborators (Razakars) in the great Bangladesh Freedom War of 1971, and thereafter a national forgetfulness and sufferings caused by their own families and society to "The Great Freedom Fighters of the Country", "Birangona" - "The Birangona Freedom Fighters". The song is performed by singer Abeer Noyon with music arrangement by Tanveer Alam Shawjeeb.

It is time now, to voice for the "State Honour" of the "Birangona Freedom Fighters". It is time now, for the nation to voice and take the first step towards trying those criminals and honouring the sacrifice of women and men in our Great Freedom War, the process has begun already, which has been awaiting justice for close to four decades.

Listen free online to the full Bengali audio song Birangona and watch the music video via Washington Bangla Radio.

Sanchalika Acharyya - Bengali Poem Recitation (Bangla Kobita Abritti)

Sanchalika Acharya - Bengali Poem Recitation - BANGLA KOBITA ABRITTIGermantown, Maryland, Feb 10, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sanchalika Acharyya has performed more than 70 stage shows of dance, recitation and sruti natok (Bengali audio drama). She counts Kathak dancing, Recitation and Gardening among her varied interests. Sanchalika is a District-level champion in recitation for three consecutive years, 1996, 1997 and 1998, at the Chatra Yuva Utsav.

Listen to Bangla Kobita Abritti by Sanchalika.

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Sayantani Das recites Bengali poems by Tagore, Joy Goswami and Kabita Singha

Sayantani Das

Listen to online Bengali Recitation broadcast by Sayantani Das on WBRi Kolkata Bangla Online Radio. The recitations are poems written by Tagore, Joy Goswami & Kabita Singha. 

1.    Janmantar by Rabindranath Tagore
2.    Africa by Rabindranath Tagore
3.    Sadharon Meye by Rabindranath Tagore
4.    Mone Pora by Rabindranath Tagore
5.    Meghbalikar Jonno Rupkatha by Joy Goswami
6.    Ami sei meyeti by Kabita Shingha

Submit your recitation / elocution recordings for airing on WBRi global broadcast. Use the Contact link for submissions.

Bon Jovi 2011 Summer European Tour Dates

Bon Jovi's 2011 dates come fresh off the heels of the band earning the top-grossing worldwide tour of 2010, according to both Billboard and Pollstar, an honour achieved for the second time in just three years. The band will perform concerts in the U.S., Canada and throughout Europe, presented by AEG Live.