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HIP-HOP Show in India by Music4Peace Tour - “Hip-Hop Summit” November 2010

Feb 28, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) India to have “Hip-Hop Summit” in November.

“Music4Peace Tour” will organize a “Hip-Hop Summit” in India in November, according to reports.

The “Music for Peace Tour Initiative” is a coalition of organizations and non-profits who have banded together to help bring “peace and harmony” to world. It is an attempt to bring social change “by uniting people through the universal language of music”, it is claimed.

Bengali Movie Actress Indrani Haldar & Sukalyan Bhattacharya in Rabindra Sahitye Naari dance at Bilaat Bangla Utsav 2010

Feb 23, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Event announcement: BILAAT BANGLA UTSAV 2010 presents  'Rabindra Sahitye Naari'

Performing LIVE AT BILAAT BANGLA UTSAV National Award Winning Actress Indrani Halder along with Sukalyan Bhattacharya dance to the narration of Raya Bhattacharya and Satyam Roy Chowdhury.

Bengali Movie Heroine Indrani Haldar in London

Sylvester Stallone & Denise Richards nominated for “Kela” (Banana) awards for worst in Bollywood

Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone (Rocky) has been nominated for Hollywood Razzies equivalent “Golden Kela Awards” given annually for the worst performance in Bollywood.
American actress-model Denise Richards (The World is not enough) has also been nominated. Both of them are nominated for what is called “BAAWRA ho gaya hai ke Award” (Have you gone CRAZY Award) for performances in romantic comedy “Kambakkht Ishq” (Unfortunate Love). This film has been nominated for seven other awards, including worst film.
 In the “most atrocious lyrics award” category, Abbas Tyrewala has been nominated for "Chiggy Wiggy" from film “Blue”, which was performed by Australian actress-singer Kylie Minogue (Neighbours). Warner Bros “Chandni Chowk to China” has been nominated for seven “Golden Kela Awards”, including “worst film”.
Stallone has been nominated for 30 Razzies (and won eight), which is more than double than his nearest competitor Kevin Costner. Denise Richards has received Razzie for “worst supporting actress”. 

USHA UTHUP Live at Bengal Shriram First Bilaat Bangla Utsav 2010, London, UK

USHA UTHUP Online MP3 Songs DownloadCome and watch the DIVA of Indian Pop USHA UTHUP Live.

Performing LIVE AT BILAAT BANGLA UTSAV,the DIVA of Indian Pop USHA UTHUP. Click here for Usha Uthup MP3 Song Download >

Panchamukhee is delighted to bring you the Bengal Shriram First Bilaat Bangla Utsav 2010 to London. We are all set to enthral you with the finest selection of song, dance, histrionics, Recitation, Adda and much more at the inaugural Bilaat Bangla Utsav.

Pachamukhee would love for you all to be part of this celebration of Bengali Culture and Way Of Life.

Forum for Hindu Awakening - Dharma satsang on Phalgun Pournima, 28th February 2010 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm EST (USA)

Forum for Hindu Awakening invites you to a Dharma satsang on Phalgun Pournima, 28th February 2010 from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm EST (US time).

Indian Cinema at San Francisco International Film Festival - A Dozen films to be shown

Feb 21, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Twelve Indian films will form part of San Francisco International Film Festival.
Twelve Indian or India related films will form part of “28th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival” (SFIAAFF) to be held from March 11 to 21.
It will include: Today’s Special (David Kaplan) [DVD], Love Aaj Kal (Imtiaz Ali) [DVD], Cooking With Stella (Dilip Mehta) [Blu-Ray DVD], Diana (Aleem Khan) [DVD], Scene 32 (Shambhavi Kaul) [DVD], Talentime (Yasmin Ahmad) [DVD], and Flying (Kirthi Nath) [Blu-Ray DVD]. In addition, following Indian or India related shorts will participate: Narmeen (Dipti Gogna), Clap Clap (Tanuj Chopra), Anjali (Maya Anand), Kavi (Gregg Helvey), and A Day’s Work (Rajeev Dassani).

Roquaiya Hasina Neely awarded Citycell Channel i Shera Kontho (Best Vocals) Award in Rabindra Sangeet

Citycell Ch I award Roquaiya Hasina is receiving the trophy from revered Tagore singer Ajit Roy and Mita Haque

Feb 19, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Acclaimed Rabindra Sangeet singer Roquaiya Hasina Neely was awarded the Citycell Channel i Best Music Award in Rabindra
Sangeet for 2009. Channel i broadcast the Award Ceremony live from
Hotel Sheraton Winter garden, Dhaka on January 12, 2010 at 7:30.

In the adjacent picture Roquaiya Hasina is seen receiving the award certificate and trophy from revered Tagore singers Ajit Roy and Mita Haque.

Washington Bangla Radio is pleased to have featured Neely including an exclusive audio interview available online here. In addition, her two excellent Rabindra Sangeet albums Baje Jhornar Gaan and Ki Sur Jagao can be downloaded in MP3 format here.

Kolkata Event News: Littlei announces February 2010 Events

Feb 17, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Friday Night Live continues after an epic month of shows after playing host to bands
from the U.S. (Jambination, Cocos & Curry), Reunion-France (Ziskakan) and Norway (Real Ones). events continue after the 20 Jan launch. Littlei's latest concept event: SOHO2010, showcases the best in global electronic music and plays host to some of the worlds finest DJs every Wednesday night at SOHO on Sarat Bose Rd.

Littlei are also working on revamping the webpage and adding a photo gallery for all events over the last 2 years. March 2010 is the launch month for version 2.0 of

As always Littlei's weekly events are shows without any entry charges. Club/pub rules apply to all. Please call 9681453195 for any queries or discrepancies.

Scheduled Events

Dharma Satsang (Spiritual Meeting) for Asia-Pacific on Achardharma and Holi | Forum For Hindu Awakening Special Holi OnlineEvent

The Forum for Hindu Awakening ( extends their invitation to you for Dharma Satsang (Spiritual Meeting) on Aachardharma and on Holi via Free Skype Voice Conference Service. They request you to attend and derive maximum Divine Consciousness (Chaitanya). Living life as per Aachardharma means following and preserving Dharma and as per God's expectations. There are many things we can do everyday without spending much time and gain maximum Divine Consciousness (Chaitanya) from it. If we understand and follow this then our children will follow and that is how they will stay near to our Dharma in this Kaliyug.

Rezwana Chowdhury Bonya Live Concert - A Dhroopad Presentation Broadcast live on WBRi - Listen Online To Live Concert Recording

March 14, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Rezwana Chowdhury Banya Rabindra SangeetDhroopad ( cultural association of Washington DC metro area organized a great concert featuring the Rabindra Sangeet (songs written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore) icon Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya (Download Rabindra Sangeet MP3 by Bonnya). The concert had the unique theme of "Confluence of Ragas On Rabindra Sangeet".

Washington Bangla Radio Live Webcast

WBRi broadcast the concert live on the internet direct from the concert venue. Listen to the audio recording from the audio live telecast online. Watch some video clips from the concert as well.

Banya and the musicians delivered a spectacular performance. "Banya" in Bengali means "deluge". As the MC put it appropriately, the evening was marked with a deluge of music. Soumya Chakraborty on the Sarod and Banya introduced a variety of Ragas, and demonstrated the genius of Rabindranath Tagore in experimenting and adapting Indian classical compositions into his songs in his uniquely brilliant way.

The live concert was held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 8 PM at the Four Points Sheraton Manassas, 10800 Vandor Lane, Manassas, VA 20109. Bonnya wss accompanied by acclaimed musicians from the Washington DC Metro Area:

Tabla - Debu Nayak  (
Sarod– Soumya Chakraborty
Sitar – Sambrata Rakshit
Mandira – Krishna Shadu
Keyboard – Hiron Choudhury
Acoustic Guitar -  Zareef Hamid

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