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Utpalendu Chowdhury | Exclusive Video Interview | Watch & Listen Online to Great Singer of Bangla Folk Bengali Tribal Baul Songs

Washington DC, Feb 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Utpalendu-da has passed away, leaving back a legacy and memories with millions of Bengalees across the world. I had a chance to meet Utpalendu-da in October of 2008 and vividly remember his inspiring words, and we recorded this interview in a casual setting. May his soul rest in peace. - Supratim Sanyal, WBRi.

WBRi Exclusive Utpalendu Chowdhury Interview Utpalendu Chowdhury is one of the most popular singers of the present genre. Utpalendu gathered his repertoire under the guidance of his father Nirmalendu Chowdhury, the legendary folk singer from Bengal and carries on his quest to know more intimately the splendors preserved by the teacher-to-disciple oral transmission. With a single-minded purpose he looks forward to popularizing the folk songs that he has inherited from his father and the rivers of Bengal.


Tripti Sanyal and Tapan Sanyal - album Dhonyi Meye, and exclusive unreleased tracks

In this article, we present Tapan and Tripti Sanyal - a couple experimenting with Fusion. Tapan and Tripti live in Kolkata. Listen to Tapan and Tripti's latest and previously unreleased songs exclusively on WBRi Bangla Kolkata Radio.

Tapan SanyalTapan Sanyal (44) & his wife Tripti Sanyal (35) both belong to musical families in Kolkata. Primarily Tapan has been influenced by his father who used to sing & write songs too. His first love was the Tabla. He learned Tabla from Pt. Kanai Dutta & Ustad Ahmed Hussain Khan. After some years Tapan started playing tabla on the stage with different artists. In  the year 1989 he heard  the voice of Tripti on All India Radio, finally he met her and played Tabla with Tripti and he gave her suggestions for new compositions. They started working and finally  they got  married. After that Tapan started writing lyrics for various artists, within a few months he got an offer to write lyrics for Arati Mukherjee, the great singer - the name of the final album was Sadharan Meye. After 1990  Tapan started composing music with his wife with new ideas.


Tripti SanyalTripti Sanyal is also a very talented singer. Tripti was basically influenced by her mother who is also a lyricist & music composer without having any formal training. She learned music from so many gurus & finally from Pt. Amiya Ranjan Banerjee (a great vocal trainer & classical singer). She passed M.A in music from Rabindrabharati University & now she is a music teacher of a Govt. school. She sings modern songs, bengali, hindi, & also thumri, dadra, kajri, tagore songs and nazrulgeeti.& specially fusion. Recently both Tapan and Tripti are  involved in composing music, speciallly fusion based, including modern songs.

EXCLUSIVE UNRELEASED SONGS 

The following are a few new songs by Tripti Sanyal not released in any album yet. Lyrics and music are by Tapan Sanyal.


Kanika VOA Interview : Kanika Banerjee - Interview on Voice of America in 1985

Kanika Banerjee met Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore early in life and received musical training from him. She had concerts all over the world including USA. She died in 2000. VOA Bangla Service interviewed Kanika Banerjee in 1985. A part of that interview in remembrance of her Birthday on 12th October:

Roquaiya Hasina Neely - Ki Sur Jagao - The 4th Rabindra Sangeet Songs Album by the Revered Tagore Singer (MP3 Download Release)

Neely

Roquaiya Hasina Neely is well known for presenting Tagore songs in its pure form. She has the quality of singing songs with unwavering voice. She primarily sings Tagore songs but she also has an interest in Atul Prasad, D. L. Roy and Adhunik.

Download her full Rabindra Sangeet album KI SUR JAGAO - click here »


Bhaskar Roy Continuing The Rich Tradition Of Bengali Folk Songs | Bangla Baul Songs | Tribal Songs | Listen to MP3 Songs Online

Bhaskar Roy Bhaskar Roy was born on the 19th of October, 1965, in Jhargram in the district of West Midnapore, West Bengal. His father, Late Ansuman Roy was a renowned and immensely popular Bengali Folk singer, and his mother, Late Kamala Roy was the main inspiration behind his father's work.

Gharana World Fusion Band from Kolkata | Listen to Latest Bengali World Fusion Band Online MP3 Songs, Watch Live Concert Videos

Gharana is a World Fusion band from Kolkata. We present WBRi Exclusive Live Concert Videos and original compositions by Gharana.

Gharana in Concert


Gopal Bandopadhyay. Listen to 16 Kinds of Bengali Folk Tribal Baul Songs | Regional Songs Of Bengal | Watch Concert Video Online

Gopal Bandopadhyay, a singer and scholar of Bengali Music, tells us about the richness & history of various sub-genres of Bengali Folk & Tribal and presents 16 songs of different kinds of Tribal & Folk Music of Bengal in his own voice : listen online free. Also watch a free online video of Gopal Bandopadhyay in live concert.

A Few Streams of Bengali Folk Songs
By Gopal Bandopadhyay

Bengali folk songs are rich in variety. Different places have been responsible for producing their own songs the simple customs, festivals, religions, beliefs, passions have found an eloquent ventilation in the melodious soulful tunes of ordinary men and women.


Anupam Sengupta - Composer, Musician and Guitarist

Anupam Sengupta in Limca Book of Records for corporate workshop concept Anthems
Certificate awarded to Anupam Sengupta and Shouvik Roy for their National Record in the LIMCA Book of Records. Isquare Venture's ANTHEMS facilitates corporate houses to create their own anthems relevant to a company or a team. The company was established by Anupam and Souvik in June, 2006.


Mohiner Ghoraguli ( মোহিনের ঘোড়াগুলি ) | Complete Discography Early 45 RPM EPs | WBRi Kolkata Radio Bangla Online Feature Text

Congratulations! You have found the first complete discography of Moheener Ghoraguli (মোহিনের ঘোড়াগুলি) on the internet!


Juthika Barua | Canadian-Bengali Singer Writer | Listen To Songs Online On WBRi Live Bangla Kolkata Radio On Internet Stream

টরন্টো সহ উত্তর আমেরিকার একমাত্র বাঙালি মহিলা গীতিকার, সুরকার ও বিশিষ্ট স্বর্ণকণ্ঠী সঙ্গীতশিল্পী শ্রীমতী যুথিকা বড়ুয়া। জন্ম, শিক্ষা-দীক্ষা এবং বেড়ে ওঠা কলকাতার বাটানগর শহরে। ন’বছর বয়সে বিশ্বভারতী সঙ্গীত বিশারদের পন্ডিত কানাইলাল অধিকারীর কাছে সঙ্গীত বিদ্যায় প্রথম হাতে খড়ি এবং উচ্চাঙ্গসঙ্গীতের মাধ্যমেই সঙ্গীত জগতে প্রথম যাত্রা শুরু করেন ১৯৭৩ সালে। তার পাশাপাশি রবীন্দ্র সঙ্গীত, নজরুল গীতি, লোকগীতি এবং ভজন সঙ্গীতের তালিম নিয়েছেন পন্ডিত রামচন্দ্র ঘোষালের কাছে। তৎকালীন যিনি কোলকাতার বেতার শিল্পী ও একজন বিশিষ্ট সঙ্গীত পরিচালক হিসেবে পরিচিত ছিলেন।


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