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SONAR TORI album release | Rabindra Sangeet feat. Indian and Bangladeshi singers

SONAR TORI Rabindra Sangeet Audio Songs AlbumKolkata, May 21, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio)
By Aditya Chakraborty, WBRi Kolkata

For the first time in the history of Rabindrasangeet artistes from both India and Bangladesh have jointly collaborated to bring out a CD to pay attribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his 150th birth anniversary called ‘Sonar Tori’.This audio feature is based on letters, poems and songs that Rabindranath wrote during his several stays around the river Panda, in Shelidaha, Shahajadpur, Kushtia and Patisar.

Full Rabindra Sangeet audio songs are available in MP3 download format online - click here.

The Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh released the album on 15.5.10 along with Bharati Roy, Vice-President of ICCR and ex MP Krishna Bose.

The album has been conceived and directed by Debashish Raychaudhuri after his extensive tour to places like Shelidaha, Shahajadpur and Kushtia in Bangladesh where Tagore lived.

The narration has been done by Chaitali Dasgupta and she has also written the script as well.

This is the third international audio project on Rabindranath by Debasish Raychaudhuri, the first two being ‘The Dust and the Sunlight’ (based on Gitanjali) with poet and translator William Radice and ‘Scottish Ballads and Irish Melodies and Transcreations
by Rabindranath Tagore.

Debashish and his daughter Rohini are the only father-daughter duo in the world of Rabindrasangeet.(their website is www.debashishandrohini.com).

Debashish and Rohini have song for this album and Chaitali Dasgupta has written the script and done the recitation whereas the artistes from Bangladesh are Rezwana Choudhuri Bannya and Md Anisur Rahaman who have sung the songs and Asaduzzaman Noor who has read from Tagore’s letters.

The album has been released by Hindustan Record.


Bengali movie LE CHAKKA (2010) Audio Music Launch by DEV-Payel Sarkar (Video)

WBRi Washington Bangla Radio We got the opportunity to cover exclusively the music cum media release of Ley Chakka at Topaz of Hotel Hindustan International, Kolkata.

Pundit Ajay Chakraborty to perform live at Washington Kali Temple to mark 9th year of service

Pt Ajoy Chakraborty

Acclaimed Indian Classical vocal exponent Pundit Ajoy Chakrabarty will mark the 9th year of service of the Washington Kali Temple by a live performance in the Temple's main hall on Friday June 11, 2010 at 8 PM.

Donations of $15 per person are requested by the Temple management. Reservations can be made by e-mailing kalitemplewashington [at] yahoo [dot] com.

Purchase Pandit Ajay Chakraborty's albums online or download MP3 audio songs: Pt Ajay Chakraborty full song MP3 downloads >




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Bollywood Style Utsav by Spondon and Hindu Cultural Association of Hillingdon

Spondon Bollywood Music Program May 2010

May 19, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Spondon is organizing the live show "Utsav - Bollywood Style" by the Hindu Cultural Association of Hillingdon.

The evening is expected to enthrall Bollywood Music lovers with leading Bollywood Musicians of UK performing live with Spondon. You can join the performers in an evening of sheer listening bliss at the Winston Churchill Hall, Pinn Way, Ruislip, HA4 7QL (Near Ruislip Station).


Brahmyakhepa organizing Shahaj Manush concert with Bauls and Kolkata Bangla Bands live

Bengali Baul Band Brahmya KhyapaMay 16, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) BRAHMAKHYAPA, the baul band is organizing a gala evening packed with baul songs on May 22, 2010 where eminent baul singers will be performing along with a guest performance by Calcutta city band CHANDRABINDOO.

Brahmyakhepa's debut album "BHROMOR" created history in Bengali music by being the first Bengali album to be released online simultaneously with store-release in Kolkata. Download Brahma Khepa's BHROMOR album in pristine MP3 format exclusively from WBRi Store - click here.

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