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Happy Birthday, America

Washington Bangla Radio wishes all listeners, visitors, partners and well-wishers a very happy Fourth of July.  Reach out to your friends, family and loved ones, and remember you are lucky to be part of the greatest nation on the earth.

Happy 4th of July


July 18 2009 Hindu Dharma Sabha (Hinduism Meet) Live Coverage | Forum For Hindu Awakening | Washington Durga Temple, Vriginia

Hinduism Hindu Prayer Chants Conference Meet
HINDU DHARMA SABHA
LISTEN TO COMPLETE ONLINE RECORDING
LIVE INTERNET WEBCAST OF THE HINDUISM MEET
ORGANIZED BY THE FORUM FOR HINDU AWAKENING
WASHINGTON DURGA TEMPLE, JULY 18, 2009

Washington Bangla Radio broadcast the Hindu Dharma Sabha Live from the Durga Temple starting 2 PM on July 18, 2009. Listen to the complete recording of the Live internet webcast. Read all about the first North American Hinduism conference. Watch a WBRi exclusive picture slideshow.


World Music Day June 21 2009, Kolkata. Western Classical & Rabindrasangeet Concert @ St John's Church lead by Abraham Mazumder.

Abraham MazumderWBRiMedia Radio KOLKATA MUSIC ACADEMY celebrated World Music day (under the baton of Abraham Mazumder) on Sunday 21st June 2009, 6:30 - 9:30 PM at St. John's Church (the Oldest Cathedral in the city where Job Charnok's Tomb is laid).

Live Webcast on WBRi India Kolkata Bangla Radio

HISTORIC LIVE BROADCAST FROM ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, CALCUTTA
SUNDAY 6.21.2009 9 - 12 AM EASTERN US TIME ON WBRI-2 (Washington Bangla Radio CHANNEL 2)

The concert was broadcast live by Washington Bangla Radio from its servers in the United States. This was the first concert live webcast from India.


NABC 2009 | 29th North American Bengali Conference | San Jose, CA | WBRi Special MP3 Song Releases

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NABC 2009
29th North American Bengali Conference

San Jose, California
July 2 - 4, 2009

Banga Mela 2009 | 11th Annual Bangamela Utshob | Atlanta, Georgia

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Bangamela 2009
11th Annual Bangamela Utsab
Sponsor: Mid America Bengali Association (MABA)
Date: July 17 - 19, 2009
Venue: The Gwinnett Center for Performing Arts, Atlanta, Georgia
Host: Bengali Association of Greater Atlanta (BAGA)


Elektrik Kool Rock Revue 1 | Original Songs by Top Kolkata Bands | Watch Online Live Concert Videos & Pictures | WBRi Partner

WBRi - Washington Bangla Radio - in Online Partnership with Patrick Sanjiv Lal Ghose - proudly announces
The first of a live concert series with the greatest of Kolkata bands

Elektrik Kool Rock Revue - 1

The First of The Series of Live Concerts

Watch some pictures online from the Event:

Click on the image below to watch slideshow:

All pictures © WBRi. All rights reserved.

Watch Live Concert Videos Online:


Bertie Da Silva & Orphic Hat. Video © WBRi.


Bertie Da Silva & Orphic Hat. Video © WBRi.


The Supersonics. Video © WBRi.


The Supersonics. Video © WBRi.


The Supersonics. Video © WBRi.


The Supersonics. Video © WBRi.


Event Finale. Video © WBRi.

Elektrik Kool Rock Revue 1

The Big Concert Of Original Songs & Music From

Date & Time: Saturday May 30, 2009 @ 6 PM

Venue: GD Birla Sabhagar

Tickets: Rs. 150, available at the following Vodafone stores:
Park Street
22 Camac Street
Minto Park
South City
Salt Lake - Opp. City Center

Band Members

THE SUPERSONICS

Ananda Sen on guitar and vocals, Avinash Chordia on drums, Nitin Mani on bass and Rohan Ganguli on guitar, harmonica and vocals.

BERTIE DA SILVA AND ORPHIC HAT

Bertie da Silva on vocals, harmonica and guitar, Willy Walters on bass guitar, Jonathan Ram Gopal on keyboards, Anindyo Paul on vocals and Amlan Jyoti Singh on drums.

FIVE LITTLE INDIANS (FLI)

Neel Adhikari on vocals and guitar, Allan Ao on guitars and backing vocals, Arka Das on drums and percussion, Sayak Bandyopadhyay on vocals and percussion and Sanket Bhattacharya on bass.

Telegraph daily, Calcutta Telegraph article, May 26, 2009

Telegraph daily newspaper, published from Kolkata, writes: "The idea that was kindled in that evening is now taking shape with Elektrik Kool Rock Revue 1, to be held once again at GD Birla Sabhagar, on May 30. “In the course of producing Bertie da Silva in Concert, we realised that it was possible to present quality music to audiences in a concert hall and that there is a large and appreciative audience ready and waiting for such shows,” explains Patrick Ghosh of Hat Productions, an outfit that also crystallised after the November show." Read the complete Telegraph article HERE »

Telegraph daily, Calcutta Telegraph article, May 28, 2009

Kolkata's Telegraph newspaper has published an article on Elektrik Kool Rock Revue 1 that includes profiles of the bands playing their own compositions in this concert: THE SUPERSONICS, BERTIE DA SILVA AND ORPHIC HAT, and FIVE LITTLE INDIANS (FLI). This artcile also has encouraging words from current popular Indian Rock & Pop musicians BICKRAM GHOSH (Tabla player, world percussionist), AMYT DUTTA (Guitarist: Pink Noise and Skinny Alley), PRASANNA SINGH (Former manager, Cassini’s Division), VIKRAMJIT “TUKI” BANERJEE (Guitarist: Krosswindz). Read the complete Telegraph article HERE »


Fireflies Presents Guitar Gurus | Jazz Classical Fusion Rock | 5 of the Hottest Guitar Players in India | Bangalore May 30, 2009

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GUITAR GURUS is an all night concert where 5 of the hottest guitar players from all over India will come together on one stage. Each artist will play for one hour backed by their individual bands and the show will end with a mother of a jam involving all artists. The music will be a good mix of different genres across artists from jazz to fusion, classical and rock. Somewhere in the middle of all this, one lucky devil in the audience will win an accoustic guitar signed by all artists! The venue, an open-air amphitheatre on the banks of a lake is easily one of the finest venues in and around Bangalore for a concert.


Calcutta Children's Book Fair | Crossword Kolkata | Promoting the Habit of Reading rather than Books

Crossword is a book store that opened in Kolkata, West Bengal, India around five years ago. The address is 8, Elgin Road. (Whatever happened to Dasgupta on College Street ?) Crossword is about to open a second book store in Calcutta in City Center 2.

To celebrate their five whole years in Kolkata, Crossword is organizig a Children's Calcutta Book Fair in May. A Telegraph article on April 20, 2009 quotes Sidharth Pansari of Crossword on one of the purposes of the book shop being to instill in children "the habit of reading, rather than books". Crossword has a huge section devoted to books for children for this purpose.

Visit our online Bookstore to excellent books from great authors at online discount prices.


Latest Kolkata Event | Summer Camp | Journey Into Outer Space | Mad Science and NASA | NASA Space Academy Camp, Calcutta

As part of the Mad Science Summer Camp, Mad Science Kolkata & the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) of the USA have partnered to bring the excitement and wonder of space to Calcutta at the NASA Space Academy Camp.

Venue: Mad Science Activity Center, B 184 Survey Park, Kolkata

Call 24164342 or visit madscienceofkolkata.com for more information.

Buy a couple of books on space - discover the fascinating world of stars and galaxies and our fragile planet in the vastness.


Craft Workshop for Children in Kolkata by Starmark | Clay Modelling, Paper Art, Sand Art & Patachitra (scroll painting)

Date: May 19 - 22
Time:
10.30 am - 12.30 pm:
Organizer: Starmark
Venue:
Starmark, G-202 City Centre, Salt Lake;

A craft workshops for Calcutta children:

  • clay modelling
  • paper art
  • sand art
  • patachitra (scroll painting)

Clay Modelling and related arts & craft creativity is great for your children - get your kid off the TV set and unleash their creative minds. Attend the Clay Modelling Arts & Crafts workshop event in Kolkata arranged by Starmark in Salt Lake City Center.

If you live outside Calcutta, do not fret - check out these great books and have fun with your child creating clay models. Recommended by WBRi, available online now from WBRi Book Store.


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