Audio Broadcast - Poetry Prose Recitation Elocution

Barnali Saha presents a great reading of The Book of Sand by Jorge Luis Borges | WBRi Online Magazine

Barnali Saha, a much valued contributor to Washington Bangla Radio, reads the English translation by Norman Thomas di Giovanni of The Book of Sand - El libro de arena in the original Spanish - the 1975 valedictory short story by Jorge Luis Borges.

According to Mario Vargas Llosa, "Borges was a superb storyteller. One reads most of Borges's tales with the hypnotic interest usually reserved for reading detective fiction."

Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish-language writer of the twentieth century. Brilliantly translated and marvelously read out by Barnali, these stories combine a direct and at times almost colloquial style coupled with Borges's signature fantastic inventiveness. Barnali successfully showcases Borges's depth of vision and superb image-conjuring power.

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Tagore by Teresa Sebastián in Spanish Poetry Concert - 27 to 30 July 2010

Tagore Poetry In Concert - Teresa Sebastien

A series of Spanish poetry recitations accompanied with musical performances will be held during the new edition of the unique Poetry in Concert program to be held from 27th to 30th July, 2010.

2010 marks the premiere of  "new house" in the Spanish Theater - which is an exciting happening for Poetry in Concert enthusiasts everywhere.

Teresa Sebastian, who has famously composed and performed her wonderful "Poesi­a en Concierto - Tagore" (Tagore Poem In Concert), will perform in, and is also the Artistic Coordinator of, the event.

Washington Bangla Radio is glad to present the entire original poem and an English translation of Teresa Sebastian's poem "Tagore" as well as a live recording of Teresa reading her own poem "Tagore" with musicians J.C. Blancas on electronics/keyboards, X.Paixarino on the flute and Niraj Kumar on the Tabla.

Eka, Eka Noi - Solo recitation program by Sumantra Sengupta | WBRi Kolkata Event Review

Sumantra Sengupta - Eka Eka Noi

As commenced earlier, the solo recitation program of Sumantra Sengupta as “Eka, Eka Noi” was held on 28th June rainy evening at Rabindrasadan, Kolkata.

মেয়ে - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Meye (The Girl Child) - A Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee

Meye (The Girl Child) - a bengali poem by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font.


সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

তুমি নগ্ন অসহায়, ফুটপাথে বসতি বানাও,
বিগবাজার, সাউথ সিটি মল,

A tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his 150th Rabindra Jayanti (birth anniversary)


My homage to Kobiguru on his 150th birth centenary this year - 'Duhsamay' from his "Kalpana" selection of poems.

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