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Bengali Legend SONODYNE Sound Partner of World Music Day Concert by Kolkata Music Academy

World Music Day Calcutta Concert by Kolkata Music Academy

A 120 member Orchestra and Choir by the Kolkata Music Academy will present compositions by Bach to the Beatles and Mozart to Mohiner Ghoraguli on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at GD Birla Sabhaghar, 7 pm onwards.



Birth Centenary Year Celebration of Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan Sahab

[Pt. Debu Chaudhuri, Shri Prateek Chaudhuri, Pt Kumar Bose, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pt Shubhankar Banerjee, Shri Jyoti Goho remember Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan Sahab]
[Pt. Debu Chaudhuri, Shri Prateek Chaudhuri, Pt Kumar Bose, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pt Shubhankar Banerjee, Shri Jyoti Goho remember Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan Sahab]
[Pt. Debu Chaudhuri, Shri Prateek Chaudhuri, Pt Kumar Bose, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pt Shubhankar Banerjee, Shri Jyoti Goho remember Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan Sahab]
[Pt. Debu Chaudhuri, Shri Prateek Chaudhuri, Pt Kumar Bose, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pt Shubhankar Banerjee, Shri Jyoti Goho remember Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan Sahab]

Calcutta, 17th June, 2011 (WBRi/OOBE): Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan Centre for Culture (UMAK) is celebrating the Birth Centenary Year of Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan Sahab on 19th June, 2011 at G. D. Birla Sabhaghar Auditorium from 6.30pm onwards. Artists will be Pt. Debu Chaudhuri and Sh. Prateek Chaudhuri – Sitar, Pt. Kumar Bose – Tabla, Ustad Rashid Khan – Vocal, Pt. Shubhankar Banerjee – Tabla and Sh. Jyoti Goha – Harmonium.


Hinduism Conference in Washington DC to answer questions about Hinduism and Hindu issues - Live Broadcast from the Hindu Meet


Swastika It symbolizes Harmony, Lord Ganesh ha...

Image via WikipediaWashington, DC, June 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) A Hinduism Summit (Hindu Dharmajagruti Sabha) will be held in the Cultural Hall of Durga Temple of Virginia in the Washington DC Metropolitan area on Saturday, 18th June 2011 (Jyeshth Krushna Trutiya, Kaliyug year 5113 as per the Hindu calendar).  This unique event will commence with Vedic recitations, lighting of an auspicious oil lamp and blowing of a conch in the tradition of Hinduism.  The Hinduism Summit will be organized by non-profit Hindu organizations, Durga Temple of Virginia and Forum for Hindu Awakening.

The Hinduism Summit will feature insightful presentations aimed at creating an understanding about Hinduism concepts, like the ‘hierarchy from the unmanifest Supreme God to the manifest God, Incarnations and Deities,’ and issues faced by Hindus, like denigration and genocide.  It will highlight Hinduism’s practical solutions like the simple Agnihotra sacrificial fire for current problems like nuclear fallouts.

LIVE Broadcast - watch live video stream from the event via Washington Bangla Radio.


Babukishan Krishnendu Das Baul to Perform in Pop Montreal International Music Festival 2011

Babukishan Krishnendu Das BaulWashington DC, June 3, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Babukishan Krishnendu Das Baul, popularly known as Babukishan Das Baul - our beloved Babuda - is going to perform live as one of the artists at the 2011 Pop Montreal International Music Festival that will be held during September 21 - 25.

You might remember Babuda's fascinating journey so far described by the great Baul, writer, composer, music director and film-maker himself in this interview.

The son of famous Purna Das Baul and grandson of Nabani Das Baul, Babukishan Das Baul spent his childhood at Shiuri, Birbhum in the environment of folk music. He toured the world with his father and subsequently left an indelible mark as a singer, songwriter and music director in Indian cinema working in Mumbai for many years, before moving to Canada and continuing on wonderful projects including directing films.

Babukishan Das Baul's landmark album Gypsy India (listen to free samples and download MP3) remains the best-known Indian folk-songs album internationally.

2011 marks the 10th year of the Pop Montreal International Music Festival, which has over the years presented live performances in wonderful venues like Patti Smith at the Gothic St Jean Baptiste Church, Interpol at the tiny Jupiter Room, Rocky Erickson, Devin the Dude, Buffy Ste Marie, Roxanne Shante and many many more. This year the festival will feature sexy electrofunk from Montreal's own CHROMEO, the legendary all-female British post-punk band
THE RAINCOATS in an exclusive North American appearance, another legendary punk rock band REDD KROSS with an exclusive performance, tUnE-YarDs, POP. xo, Stuff:, R. Steevie Moore, Marie-Jo Thério, Asobi Seksu, Tahiti 80, Barbara Lynn, Ralph Soul Jackson, Joe Bataan, Gary Lucas' Captain Beefheart Symposium, The Velvelettes, Babukishan Das Baul, The Socalled Musical, Vockah Redu, Japandroids, Purity Ring, Death Grips, Cave and so on - over 300 bands will perform over the days and nights of the fest.


Banga Sangeet Mela 2011 - A special report from the event popularly known as GAANMELA

Calcutta, May 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Music is the language of our heart. And no doubt it has been the only media by which we can share and express nearly all aspects of human existence. Even being a true Bengali rather a Bengali performer there is no doubt the word ‘Music’ becomes more poignant and valuable and rich when it meets with the word ‘Bengali’.

Bengal has given birth to Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Atul Prasad and countless more who took Bengali music and moreover Bengali culture in front of the world.  And from the very beginning the Bengalees have been pioneers of different types of Gharanas.


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