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Shayan Munshi - Interview - Ekti Tarar Khonje (Stars Never Sleep) 2010 Upcoming Bengali and Bollywood Movie Actor

Shayan Munshi Bollywood ActorSayan Munshi is a fashion model and a rising Bangla and Indian Hindi Bollywood movie actor. Listen to Shayan talk about his modeling, Bollywood and Bengali film career, and stories about his roles in Jhankar Beats, Bong Connection.

SHAAN - Interview | Bengali and Hindi Film Songs Playback Singer

Shaan - Bollywood singer latest albumPopular Bangla and Bollywood Hindi Film Songs playback singer Shaan talks about his career and the current scene of playback songs in Indian cinema.


DEV - Interview | Indian Kolkata Bengali Movie Actor - Bangla Cinema Hero Deepak Adhikari is Tollywood's New Hope

Bengali Cinema Hero DevDev Adhikari is an upcoming Bangla movie actor from Kolkata. Many of his movies are already big box-office hits.

In this interview, listen to Dev talk about his modeling career, background as work as an actor.


Interview - Monideepa Bagchi - Dancer, Choreogrpaher and founder of Shrishti creative Dance troupe

Monideepa Bagchi | Srishti Dance TroupeIn this interview, Monideepa Bagchi talks about about her dance style, her company Shrishti and other issues.Manideepa Bagchi had her initial training in Bharatnayam and Manipuri styles. She started learning dance at the age of six from Naresh Kumar and completed a six year course on Bharatnyam from 'Prayag Sangit Prabhakar'. She received one year training in Odissi dance from Guru Murali Dhar Majhi. She also learnt khathakali from Guru Govindan Kutty. At the age of fifteen she made her debut on the television with a Rabindranath Tagore dance drama under the guidance of Naresh Kumar, her first guru. She also learnt Western contemporary dance, Martha Graham's created modern dance from different campus dancers like Nana Glesin,m Linda Davis and many other famous dancers who visited India at different times, She also learnt Uday Shankar style of dance which is not a mélange of different forms, but a unique style with strong Indian root, capable of expressing a wide range of subjects.

Interview | Bibhu Bhattacharya - Kolkata Bangla Movie Actor Jatayu in Feluda movies by Sandip Ray

Kolkata Bangla Feluda Movie Still Calcutta, Dec 9, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bibhu Bhattacharya was selected by Sandip Ray to play Lalmohan Ganguly (Jatayu) in Bengali Feluda movies based on the famous detective crime mystery series novels by Satyajit Ray. Bibhu Bhattacharya thus filled in the vacuum left by Santosh Datta after the two Feluda films made by Satyajit Ray.

Reportedly, after Santosh Dutta died, Satyajit Ray refused to make any more Feluda movies. 

More than three decades later, Bibhu successfully in portrayed the character of Jatayu in his own style. The Bengali movie lover received him very well.

Listen to Bibhu Bhattacharya talk about his passion, hobby and career in acting.

Audio: Bibhu Bhattacharya Interview >



Interview - Chitrita Banerjee - Author of the popular Bengali Recipe Books & Feluda Mystery Stories Translations

Writer Chitrita BanerjiChitrita Banerji is well known for her excellent recipe books on Bengali cooking and dishes. Chitrita is from Kolkata, India and has a Master's Degree in English from Harvard University. An expert in food, culture and history, her popular books include Land of Milk and Honey: Travels in the History of Indian FoodBengali Cooking: Seasons and Festivals, Eating India: An Odyssey into the Food and Culture of the Land of Spices, Eating India, The Hour of the Goddess: Memories of Women, Food, and Ritual in Bengal, Eating India: Exploring the Food and Culture of the Land of Spices and so on.

Chitrita Banerji has also contributed to well-acclaimed translations of Feluda mystery detective thriller stories by Satyajit Ray, likeComplete Adventures of Feluda, and Adventures of Feluda.

Listen to an interview with Chitrita Banerjee (VOA Bangla) Online.

Sourabh Goho - The Young Expert of Indian Classical Instrumental Tabla

Sourabh Goho | Washington Bangla Radio ExclusiveSOURABH GOHO

Son of Renowned Harmonium Exponent PANDIT JYOTI GOHO, Sourabh was nurtured into Tabla Playing from a very tender age of 5.

He started Learning Under The Legendary Tabla Maestro, PANDIT SHANKAR GHOSH, from age 7, since 1998.

His First Performance was at the age Of 10, with his Guruji Pandit Shankar Ghosh's Orchestra in the year 2000.

In 2003,He got a Special Prize from Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, in an Instrumental Competition. After this, he was invited by Vistaar - An Organization for Promoting Indian Classical Music. This was his Debut Solo Performance in the year 2003. The next Day , his picture came out in Hindusthan Times (HT City) With Reviews appreciating his performance. This is a very rare achievement in a Debut Performance.

ATHOI - THE ORIGINAL PROGRESSIVE BENGALI FOLK BAND OF KOLKATA | WBRi EXCLUSIVE FEATURE

The goal of Athoi is strictly the exploration of the innumerable genres of folk music existent in the Indian sub-continent and put it forward in such a manner that is acceptable and appealing to all. In the age of globalization and transition, our aim is to open all the closed doors of the unexplored, unexplained and mysterious aspects of Indian folk music to the rest of the world.

Since last 4 years, Athoi is working upon a new sound of Indian folk music keeping itself fully underground. Now Athoi is exposed not only as a musical band, rather it is a movement; a movement of exploring our glorious folk heritage. Besides recreating the conventional popular folk songs of Bengal, Athoi is composing new lyrics and tunes in a contemporary form. Along with it, Athoi is in search of folk singers and musicians of the new generation, who are talented but still unexposed. We will be finding them to give a moral support to get a new platform.

Sreyashi Mitra - Exclusive Audio Interview Feature : the acclaimed Bengali Rabindra Sangeet Singer

Sreyashi Mitra Sreyashi Mitra is a well-known figure amongst aficionados of Rabindrasangeet.

Subhomoy Mukherjee of Washington Bangla Radio met with Sreyashi in her residence and recorded an informal interview in late November, 2009. Listen to Sreyashi Mitra speak about her music, inspirations, career and vision.

Read all about Sreyashi and listen online to her Bengali Rabindra Sangeet songs.


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.


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