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Interview | ATHOI - the progressive folk band of Kolkata | WBRi Exclusive (Video)

Subhomoy Mukherjee, WBRi Kolkata correspondent, talks to ATHOI - a progressive folk band of Kolkata.

Washington Bangla Radio has previously featured ATHOI along with their sound recordings available here.



Sahaj Manush presented by Brahma Khepa | WBRi Special Event Report (Video)

Bengali Baul Band Brahmya Khyapa Live Concert Sahaj ManushSAHAJ MANUSH PRESENTED BY BRAHMAKHYAPA - A video report from the Event

By Subhomoy Mukherjee, WBRi Kolkata Correspondent

BRAHMAKHYAPA, the popular baul band organized a gala evening packed with baul songs on May 22, 2010 at Gyan Manch from 6 PM to 9 PM where eminent baul singers performed along with a guest performance by eminent city band CHANDRABINDOO.  Artist SHUVAPRASANNA felicitated great baul exponent SUBOL DAS BAUL for his contribution to the Baul music and philosophy for 50 long years. The evening turned out to be a complete extravaganza of baul tradition and deliberation. Apart from baul followers, enthusiasts and music lovers, artists from all spheres were present to grace the occasion.

Watch video excerpts from this live show exclusively on Washington Bangla Radio.


Aditya and Ashidhara Das - Talented Singers from San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA | WBRi Exclusive Feature

The husband and wife pair of Aditya and Ashidhara Das are well known singers from the San Francisco Bay area in northern California. Aditya is currently a Pharmaceutical Consultant (Ph.D. Chemical Engineering and MBA (Strategy)) in the San Francisco Bay Area and Ashidhara is a Ph.D. in Anthropology and teaches at Ashford University (in an online Program designed for Undergraduates). Their sons Anirban (11) and Ayan (8) both learn Hindustani Classical Vocal from Shubhangi Sakhalkar in the Bay Area.

Among numerous acclaimed performances as talented vocalists, Aditya and Ashidhara are particularly proud of performing with the great Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anoushka during a performance of Saare Jahan Se Accha (music composed in Raga Pilu by Guruji and sung by them during the madhyalaya gat) to celebrate India's 50th Independence Anniversary at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. Their fondest memory is certainly the call they received from Guruji 4 days before the performance, inviting them to sing on stage with him.

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Ravi Shankar, Anoushka, Aditya and Ashidara Das - Live in Concert, 1997  Pandit Ravi 
Shankar, Anoushka, Aditya and Ashidara Das - Live in Concert, 1997
Pandit Ravi Shankar, Anoushka, Aditya and Ashidhara Das, Live in concert, 1997

Listen to audio recording of Aditya and Ashidhara performing live online.



Wolf Trap to live stream Parody and Satire - One act operas live webcast

May 24, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Wolf Trap is organizing a special streaming event from The Barns at Wolf Trap, "Parody and Satire", on Monday, May 24 at 7:30pm.

Wolf Trap's Discovery Goes Digital will stream performances of two entertaining and touching one-act operas: John Musto's Bastianello and William Bolcom's Lucrezia, both with libretto by Mark Campbell. These operas were recently performed at The Barns at Wolf Trap as part of The Discovery Series, and thanks to a grant from the Altria Group, Inc, opera lovers will be able to watch them from their own home in this one-time-only event.

The streaming event will include entire performances of both operas (sung in English, with subtitles), an artist question-and-answer period that took place after intermission, and the chance for viewers to chat live with the artists during the streaming event.

To tune into the live internet broadcast, go to www.wolftrap.org/discovery by 7:30 pm EDT on Monday, May 24, 2010.



Live webcast of Hinduism Summit (Hindu Dharmasabha), Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (Sunday, 16 May 2010)

May 16, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Watch the live webcast of the Hinduism Summit (Hindu Dharmasabha), Shirdi Sai Baba Templem, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (Sunday, 16 May 2010) online.


Tune into the first ever online global celebration of Tagore's 150th Birthday | WBRi WASHINGTON BANGLA RADIO Special Event

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To celebrate Rabindranath Tagore's 150th birth anniversary, VNN Bangla News Network (www.vnnbangla.com) and WBRi Washington Bangla Radio are organizing a gala live radio show bringing together singers, elocution artists and narrators from across the world in a single 3-hour long program on May 9, 2010.

DATE: SUNDAY MAY 9, 2010

TIME: 9 PM INDIAN  STANDARD TIME / 11:30 AM US EASTERN / 8:30 AM US PACIFIC

CHANNEL: WBRi CHANNEL-2 - available here

The program will be anchored in VNN Bangla studios in Baltimore, Maryland while live production and broadcast will be done by CHANNEL-2 (Special Programs) of WBRi Washington Bangla Radio from the WBRi Studios and Corporate Headquarters in Germantown, Maryland, USA. The landmark show will be jointly hosted by VNN and WBRi. Various artists from across the planet will participate in this first-of-a-kind radio show sitting in their own room in their own country.

Please tune in and make this pioneering effort a huge success.


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Partho Mukhopadhyay - Bengali Recitation-Elocution | Listen to Bangla Kobita Abritti Live recording Rabindra Sadan, Feb 2, 2010

Bengali Poem Recitation - Bangla Kobita Abritti - Partha 
MukhopadhyayApril 9, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) - By Subhomoy Mukherjee, WBRi Kolkata Correspondent: The space anywhere available is not enough to write something about Elocutionist Guru Shri Partho Mukhopadhyay. I have so many words to write that I complete ultimately by writing a little. He is really Guru by nature because anybody can describe him as teacher rather than performer. He always skips the opportunity to perform and provide the space for his students as he always seems happiest to see his students famous. We can take example of one and only elocutionist Bratati Bandapadhyay, his most famous and favorite disciple.

Partho Mukhopadhyay's solo programme on 2nd February, 2010 at Rabindra Sadan is a tribute of Sarathi disciples to their Guru. His accompanist was Santanu Bandopadhyay on Background Music. The set was very good that day. His excellent presentation was divided into two parts.

 Listen to a complete audio recording from Partho Mukhopadhyay's program online via WBRi on-demand Bangla Radio service. These rare and unique recordings are also being broadcast on Washington Bangla Online Radio channel.


Ustad Rashid Khan - Puriya Dhaneshree | Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata, North Indian (Hindustani) Classical Vocal

Mar 20, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Recently in a world-class North Indian Hindustani Classical music concert in Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata, Ustad Rashid Khan performed Puriya Dhaneshree accompanied by Pundit  Jyoti Goho on Harmonium and Pundit Shubhankar Banerjee on Tabla.

Listen to a clip from the concert online.


Backstreet Boys Live Show in Delhi & Bangalore, India - MP3 Audio Download

Backstreet Boys Collection Audio MP3 DownloadFeb 16, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) “Backstreet Boys” in debut live performance in India.
 
Influential American pop group “Backstreet Boys” will be performing live for the first time in India this coming weekend.
 
As a part of their “This is Us” world tour, they will be headlining “Rock ‘n India”, claimed to be “India's only international music festival”, in Delhi (NSIC, Saturday February 20) and Bangalore (Palace Grounds, Sunday February 21). Tickets are Rs. 1,500 and Rs. 1,000 respectively.
 
Other groups performing in Delhi include Prime Circle, Richard Marx, Swarathma, Indigo Children, and Jayce Lewis; while other groups performing at Bangalore include Prime Circle, Richard Marx, Swarathma, Jayce Lewis, and Five Little Indians.

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Formed in 1993 in Florida (USA); its current four members include Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, and A. J. McLean; as  fifth Kevin Richardson left in 2006. Its genres include pop, pop rock, R & B, teen pop and adult contemporary. It has released seven studio albums and has sold over 130 million records worldwide, making it one of the most successful groups in music history.
 
Welcoming “Backstreet Boys” to India, acclaimed Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged business conglomerates and central-state-municipal governments of India to patronize and promote music festivals throughout the country. India had abundance of musical talent (with tradition going back to Sama-Veda), and all it needed was to channelize it and give it a direction, Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, added.

Watch a video of Back Street Boys Live In Concert.


Calcutta Event Review - NEEV (Foundation) Call for Humanity - Hindustani Classical Instrumental Music Program

On 30th December, 2010, Neev (foundation) presented Call for Humanity - a wonderful Hindustani Classical Instrumental Music Program, aided by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Neev is not a foundation since the word itself means foundation in Hindi. Established in 2003 as a charitable society, Neev (Foundation) is a social welfare organization with the spirit of rendering services as spreading education and providing health services to unpriviledged children. Neev would like to nurture all its children in every aspect of human life. So Neev is not restricting its support only to the field of formal education; it is also supporting informal education, cultural education and sports.

Watch the live video coverage and check out Subhomoy Mukherjee's exclusive WBRi coverage of the event.


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