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Podokkhep Bengali Album by Archan Chakraborty (WBRi Feature)

"Padokkhep" is the first basic album of Kolkata based popular Bengali singer Archan Chakraborty, released by Dhoom Music. The genre of album is contemporary.

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There are 7 songs in the album "Podokkhep". All songs are related to life. Eminent personalities from the Bengali music world like Kobi Syed Samsul Haq (Sabyasachi kobi of Bangladesh) and Anindya Bose (singer, lyricist, music director and script writer) are associated with this album. Kaushik Das, Piano teacher of Calcutta School of Music, has arranged the music of "Padokkhep".

Podokkhep (Padokkhep) Bengali Audio Songs Album by Archan Chakraborty
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Listen to the Bengali audio songs from Podokkhep free online via WBRi.

A Glimpse of Sutapa Bhattacharya: The Talented Versatile Singer from Kolkata (WBRi Feature)

Sutapa Bhattacharya and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
Sutapa Bhattacharya and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan in his residence

On 24th July 2000, her performance was telecast in the world beat television show of CNN. Some of Sutapa's acclaimed live performances include Asian Fantasy, 1996, Tokyo, Japan; Winnipeg Summer Festival 2000, Canada; Quebec City Folk Festival 2000, Canada; Rabindra Sangeet solo in 2005 at Mumbai, A USA - Canada Tour in 2006, World Music Festival, 2007, Thailand, Chinese new year celebration in 2007 at Bangkok, Thailand and many more.

Read all about Sutapa Bhattacharya and listen to her songs on WBRi.

Interview: Actress - Singer ILA ARUN on Basheera in West is West and More

Ila Arun as Basheera in West is WestWashington, DC / Mumbai, March 16, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): The very versatile Indian actress and singer Ila Arun chats with Sayantanee Dutt of WBRi in an enchanting interview about her internationally acclaimed film West is West, where she brilliantly portrays George Khan's (Om Puri) first wife Basheera living in Pakistan, her singing and acting careers and much more.

The Bengalees in our audience will also celebrate Ila Arun's love for macher jhol, mishti doi, rosogolla and even chocchori. Do not miss her flawless Bengali speech in parts of the interview!

Interview: Actor OM PURI on George Khan in "West is West" and more

Om Puri as George Khan in West is WestAt the end of the day, perhaps if George Khan was an educated man, he would have been able to realize that there is nothing wrong in adapting to values from another culture. "It is not British culture to abuse drugs or smoke hash", says Puri. "When children fall into such traps, immigrants often blame the culture of their host country, but it is really not so."

"It is a very human story with a variety of emotions and difficult circumstances," he adds. "It is a story of relationships, a family ..."

Listen to the complete interview with WBRi.

Jay Sean Sings in Hindi

Click Play to Listen to Pauly D Ft. Jay Sean: Back To Love (Aaja Re) Cand Light Mix

London, UK, March 13, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): Many will remember Jay Sean's Hindi versions of ‘Ride it’ and ‘Stay’ that garnered much critical acclaim back in 2008.

Jay Sean
Jay Sean (Photo: Edward Aninaru)

This time, Jay Sean takes his current dance floor hit with DJ Pauly D, ‘Back to Love’ and spins the second verse and chorus into a smooth, meaningful Hindi translation with the help of well respected Classical singer Falu. The amazing Falu, who studied under the late legendary sarangi and vocal master Ustad Sultan Khan, has performed with A.R. Rahman, Wyclef Jean and Yo-Yo Ma to name a few.

Interview: ARINDAM SIL - Director of the Celebrated Bengali film ABORTO, Noted Actor and Producer

Bangladeshi Actress Joya Ahsan, Director Arindam Sil, Tollywood Actor Biplab Chatterjee in Shooting of KOLKATA BANGLA MOVIE ABORTO 2013
Jaya Ahsan, Arindam Sil, Biplab Chatterjee

Arindam Sil likes to try to live his life on his own terms, and despite of his myriad achievements in the performing arts, wonders if he has really done much. Thus starts off his fascinating conversation from the heart with Sayantanee Dutt of WBRi, over the course of which you will get to know the man, his life, philosophy, beliefs and of course the story of the making of his landmark Bengali film Aborto. An exclusive WBRi Audio Interview - Feature.

Bangladesh BD Actress Joya Ahsan and Director Arindam Sil
Arindam Sil explaining a scene to Jaya Ahsan

Interview: Up Close with Bangladeshi American Actress ISMAT ALAMGIR of SIMANAHEEN (2013) Bangla Movie

Bengali Actress Ismat Alamgir Bangladesh Wallpaper PosterThe dazzlingly beautiful lead actress of Bangla movie Simanaheen was born in Dhaka Bangladesh where she spent her early childhood before migrating with her family to the United States. Ismat Alamgir grew up in a culturally rich environment that most Bengali families naturally provide, developing a deep love for the performing arts and music. She chats with Gurjeet Singh of WBRi in an intimate interview about her background, and her characters and role in the Bengali film Simanaheen produced in the United States.

Interview: Actor Rahsaan Islam on Bangla movie Simanaheen, his Background and the Future - Hosted by Gurjeet Singh

Rahsaan Islam on cover of Man's World
Rahsaan Islam on cover of Man's World

We caught up with Rahsaan Islam in Mumbai, and Gurjeet Singh of WBRi chatted with him in this informal and candid audio interview about his background, Bangla movie Simanaheen and what we might be getting from Rahsaan going forward.

Interview: DJ BHAV AMAN Chats with Gurjeet Singh About His Career, Modeliing, Music and Much More (WBRi Exclusive)

DJ Bhav Aman - Dr. Bhav Aman Singh MTV India Spitsville 2 Poster WallpaperNew York City based DJ Bhav Aman shares his remarkable story of journey from Phagwara, Punjab to NYC via modeling in New Delhi and Mumbai and MTV appearances, exclusively with Gurjeet Singh of Washington Bangla Radio in an informal, candid and comprehensive chat in this audio interview.

DJ Bhav Aman is coming to DC thanks to Manan Singh Katohora & VITA to present RANGHOLI 2013.

Interview: Ria Mahtab - Co-Director of Bangla Movie Simanaheen (2013) Chats with Gurjeet Singh on WBRi

Ria Mahtab - Director, Bengali movie SIMANAHEENRia Mahtab describes Simanaheen from the unique perspective of a director as a love story from two different eras, but to the story of the love story they have brought a much deeper story about society. In this candid audio interview with Gurjeet Singh of WBRi, Ria also talks about her childood, growing up in Bangladesh and USA, her creative side and how she got into making a film. She also drops clues on what we can expect next from her. WBRi exclusive.

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