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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.

Probashi | Pioneering Avant Garde Bangla Band in New Delhi | Listen to Bengali Band Songs Online | Preview Free & Download MP3

Probashi at HMV Studios

Probashi is the only recognised Bangla Band outside Bengal and Bangladesh with two Music Albums in their kitty.

Partha & Parna | Singer Performers from American Mid-west | Listen Online to MP3 Bangla Songs Bengali Album Emotions Rekindled

Partha & Parna in GariaPartha and Parna are exceptionally versatile singers and performers from the American Midwest. Even though they are both biomedical scientists by profession, their passion for music has taken them all over USA as invited singer- performers. Both Partha and Parna are trained in Hindustani vocal music by eminent vocalists of Mewati, Gwalior and Vishnupur Gharaana. Moreover, Parna - also known as Suparna - is a disciple of the legendary Singer-Composer-Lyricist Shri Jatileshwar Mukhopadhyay. Partha and Parna have performed in various American cities as invited artists as well as in prestigious venues in Kolkata such as Madhusudan Mancha, Rabindrasadan and also on TV channels such as TARA MUZIK (see below). Parna and Partha perform a wide variety of songs ranging from semiclassical, bhajans, ghazals, Bengali Folk, Bangla Band songs to adhunik bangla songs of recent years and of “Swarna Jug” (The Golden Era of Bengali Music), especially songs of Manna Dey, Hemanta Mukhopadhyay, Shyamal Mitra, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Sandhya Mukhopadhyay, Pratima Bandyopadhyay and Arati Mukhopadhyay) in accordance with the tastes of the audience. Above and beyond, Partha is extremely popular as a stand-up comedian for his self-composed hilarious comic skits and parody songs.


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