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By Sounak Chattopadhyay

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: NETAJI BHAVAN, Kolkata, India





Featuring Sambit on Drums and Ben on Vocals
Date: Monday, February 15, 2010
Time: 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Location: Bhubaneswar

Live Bangla Natok Kaar Credit Card at Bilaat Bangla Utsav 2010 with Filmstars June Malia, Biswajit Chakraborty, Sourav, Ambarish

WBRi Washington Bangla Radio Global Event Promotion Service:

The Bengali Play "Kar Credit Card" will be performed live on stage at the Bengal Shriram First Bilaat Bangla Utsav 2010 to London.

The actors and actresses in the play are popular heros and heroines of Tollywood Bengali Movie industry: June Maliah, Biswajit Chakraborty, Sourav, Ambarish, Sanjukta Ghosh and many others.

The celebration of Bengali arts and culture is organized by Panchamukhee.

BENGALI MOVIE Raktamukhi Nila June Malia DVDBeautiful Bengali Actress JUNE MALIA is a rapidly upcoming Bangla movie heroine. Her movies include Debraj Sinha's 2008 film Raktamukhi Nila (BUY Latest Bengali Movie DVD Online) with Sabyasachi Chakravarthy, Dolon Roy, Dipankar Dey, Bhaskar Banerjee; Buddhadev Dasgupta's 2002 movie Mondo Meyer Upakhyan / A Tale Of  A Naughty Girl (BUY DVD) with Samata Das, Rituparna Sengupta, Arpan Basar, Pradip Mukherjee, Sudipta Chakraborty, Ram Gopal Bajaj; Aniruddha Bhattacharya's 2009 film BOX NUMBER 1313 (DVD) with Parambrata Chatterjee, Paoli Dam, Biswajit Chakraborty, Sudeshna Roy, Kanchan Mullick and many more.

Venue: Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, HA5 4EA
Date: 20th and 21st March, 2010
Tickets: £10 (20/03/2010) & £15 (21/03/2010),
Season Tickets £20 (for both days, if bought before 28/02/2010)
Call Now : Box Office 02084168989 OR 07894465953 / 07917404302 / 07780866336 / 07881555648 / 02073705692
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Special offer: FREE AIR TICKETS to KOLKATA through Lucky Draw sponsored by INDIADOOT during the event.
Register your interest by clicking on the link

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Rahman in historic remake of "We are the World" - The 1985 USA For Africa Charity Song

Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) is part of the remake of “We are the World” charity anthem recorded in Los Angeles (USA), which reportedly included over 75 world-class stars.

It was recorded in the same Henson Recording studio where the original was done about 25 years back. Besides Rahman, musical luminaries like Celine Dion, Kanye West, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Jonas Brothers, Pink, Barbra Streisand, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Jamie Foxx, Lil Wayne, Wyclef Jean, Josh Groban, Snoop Dogg, Carlos Santana, Gladys Knight, etc., sang to help earthquake affected Haiti. Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie oversaw the production.

In We Are the World 2010 for Haiti, stars unite for Haiti Relief, including Lady Gaga, Jason Mraz, Bono, Eminem, Jay-Z - Redo and many others. It will make its world premiere during Vancouver Winter Olympics on February 12. Its accompanying video has been shot by Oscar winning Paul Haggis (Crash). Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson recorded the original, which featured 45 American music megastars and it reportedly raised over $30 million for African hunger relief. It was the first ever single to be certified multi-platinum.

Watch The Official Academy Awards Live Oscar Nominations Announcement Video Online

Nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010, popularly known as Oscar Awards, were announced on February 2, 2010 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills, CA. The announcements were hosted by Tom Sherak, President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway. There are 10 nominees for the Best Picture award, proving that 2009 was a spectacular year for Cinema.

The actual 2010 Academy Awards ceremony will be broadcast on ABC TV Channel in the USA on Sunday March 7 2010 at 8 p.m Eastern.

DVD Sale: Most of the nominated films are already, or soon will be, available online in DVD and BLU-RAY formats : CLICK HERE TO ORDER ONLINE >

The Nominees are ...

Sufi teacher Peerullah acknowledged by A R Rahman for his Grammys - Download Top Sufi Music Album Songs Mp3

The Best Top Sufi Music MP3 Songs OnlineDownloadRahman thanked his spiritual Sufi teacher Peerullah on winning Grammys: Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) has thanked his spiritual Sufi teacher Ameen Peerullah Malik Sahib on winning two Grammy Awards.
In his “thank you message” posted on his website, Rahman also thanked his “mentors”—Maniratnam, Shekhar Kapur, Subhash Ghai, and Andrew Lloyd Webber; his “friends”—Karan, Gopal, Vijay, Deepak Gattani, Mohan Chopra, Chris and Simon Long; Almighty; music teachers; Danny Boyle; Fox; his agents Sam Schwartz and Amos Newman;  his mother, father, sisters, “lovely” wife, and children; etc.

He started the “message” with: "Insane, eh? I never even dreamt about winning all these awards” and ends with: “Jaiho India...!"

A R Rahman nominated for International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Award

Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) has been nominated for yet another award—excellence in musical scoring for 2009 by International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA).
He has been nominated in “best original score for a comedy film” category for “Couples Retreat”,  his first venture into mainstream Hollywood, along with James Newton Howard (Duplicity), Marvin Hamlisch (The Informant!), Alexandre Desplat (Julie & Julia), and Debbie Wiseman (Lesbian Vampire Killers).

Kolkata Bangla Band CACTUS to perform first time in UK Live at Bilaat Bangla Utsav 2010

Kolkata Bangla Band CACTUS Live in London UK

Veteran Calcutta (Kolkata) Bengali Rock Band CACTUS will perform live at the first Bengal Shriram First Bilaat Bangla Utsav 2010 in London. Cactus is a leading hard rock and alternative band from Kolkata, established in 1993 and with over 2,000 live shows so far, with many more to surely come. Cactus are: Sidhartha [Vocals], Sayak [Vocals],  Allan[Guitar], Sudipto [Keyboard], Sandip[Bass], Sibaji[Drums]. The famous singer Abhijit aka POTA is an ex-Cactus vocalist. Cactus have released the following albums:


Indian Classical Instrumental Sarod Maestro Pandit Amjad Ali Khan and pop music icon Allah Rakha Rahman in 52nd Grammy Awards

Jai Ho Slumdog Millionaire A R Rahman Free Preview & MP3 DownloadA.R.Rahman bagged two grammy awards tonight at the 52nd Annual Gramy Awards ceremony going on at The Staples Center in Los Angeles. Rahman was nominated in two categories, "Best Compilation For Motion Picture, Television Or Visual Media" and "Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or OtherVisual Media". The song Jai Ho from the film Slumdog Millionaire which already won eight Oscar Academy Awards last year, got nominated. Rahman, himself bagged two of the Oscars for his music in the film.
Indian classical Sarod Maestro Pandit Amjad Ali Khan was also nominated for his music album 'Ancient Sounds' along with Iraqi soloist Rahim Ajij in the 'Best Tradional World Music Album' category.

A R Rahman has often been labelled "The Mozart Of India" by those sections of an over-zealous media which does not understand either Mozart's or Rahman's music.

The Bangladeshi singer-songwriter-composer Sayan Chowdhury Arnob has also been delivering spectalcular world-class original compositions, though not in the mainstream kitschy media glare.

 - WBRi Movie News

Some Moments from Dover Lane Music Conference 2010 | Washington Bangla Radio Exclusive

Live Dover Lane Music Conference Kolkata

Subhomoy Mukherjee, Washington Bangla Radio's Kolkata correspondent, writes about the fabulous 2010 Dover Lane Music COnference.

Dover  Lane : the street in Ballygaunge, Kolkata is famous for none other than the renowned Musical Conference organizing every year. The Dover Lane Music Conference is being attended not only by Kolkata Music Lovers but by Music Lovers from all over the India. Also one can notice presence of Foreigners in huge numbers in this Music conference. As told by Living Legends of Indian Classical Music like Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, performing at Dover lane is homecoming to them ...

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