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Bollywood Meets Hollywood at IIFA 2011 Toronto - Bipasha Basu , Hillary Swank, Dia Mirza

Indian Actresses Bipasha Basu (L), Hillary Swank, Dia Mirza
Indian Actresses Bipasha Basu (L), Hillary Swank, Dia Mirza

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Jul 5, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) This year’s Floriana IIFA Awards provided the perfect meeting point and opportunity for two major film worlds to come together. Bollywood and Hollywood crossed starry paths at the film celebrations in Toronto this year.

Banchbo Marks Launch of Vikashita Educational Project for Sundarban Children with Cultural Gala

BanchboCalcutta, July 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Reputed NGO of Kolkata "BANCHBO" organized a cultural event on the occasion of Formal launching of "VIKASHITA- a brighter future"- Educational Project for Sundarban Children in association with SULEKHA - famous bengali company and "Banchbo - Indranaraynpur Mahila Samity" - for empowerment of Sundarban Women, Prize distribution ceremony of "Sharad Samman - 2010" (list of winners) - selected by Underpriviledged & Street Children & Senior Citizen and Scholarship and felicitation to Meritorious Students of Sundarban  on 13th July, Friday,2011 at 6 pm – 9 pm. at Dr. Triguna Sen Hall.

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Surbahar Announces Batuk Nandy Smriti Samman Awards 2011

Batuk Nandy Smriti Samman Awards 2011

Calcutta, July 8, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Surbahar, the acclaimed Kolkata-based music institute founded by instrumental guitar wizard Batuk Nandy in 1964, will present the 2011 BATUK NANDY SMRITI SAMMAN awards in a gala evening of Music and Poetry to be held in Rabindra-Okakura Bhaban, Salt Lake City, Kolkata on Friday, the 15th July 2011.

The coveted “BATUK NANDY SMRITI SAMMAN 2011” Award Recipients for 2011 are:

World Music Day Concert Celebrated by Abraham Mazumder and Kolkata Music Academy

[World Music Day Concert in Kolkata, India]

Calcutta, June 26, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) It was indeed a tribute to World Music,  at the World Music Day Concert celebrated on June 21st, 2011, to a packed and enthralled audience at GD Birla Sabhaghar Kolkata. The Concert featuring a 120 member orchestra and choir celebrated music through the ages…… from Bach to Beatles…. From Mozart to Mohiner Ghoraguli… from Bob Dylan to Raag Behag….. it was pure and exalted music dished out in rapid succession, cutting across musical genres, language and geographical barriers.

The Concert started with melodic renditions by the Junior Orchestra, and gradually shifted to the Baritone voice of Anupam Roy (interview) belting out a popular Harry Belafonte number. All along, these performances , and the ones we are going to talk about were backed up by some 50 musicians on violins, Cello, Double Bass, piano and guitar… all playing in perfect unison to provide an exotic garnishing to some inspired vocal and instrumental solo performances.