People - Biography

Betty Boo : Rapper from Washington DC Making Souls Younger with her Music

[Betty Boo - The Beautiful Young Rapper From Washington DC]Washington DC, April 16, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Betty Boo has the vibe, personality and determination to put on a great show for all ages.

Betty Boo is a well known rap artist. She enjoys living her life with friends and family and she is also known for bringing the party to the party. Betty Boo performances can not be copied, her style and formation of the culture of rap music has determine her to be known as Ms.Grim rapper.

Listen to Betty Boo and watch her perform live via Washington Bangla Radio.

Resonant Prose - "Amaar Ami"...

Reciter "Samiran Sanyal" delivers his "finest" till date in AMAAR  - AMI!

Apratim Mukhopadhyay: Singer-Songwriter-Composer From Kolkata

Apratim MukhopadhyayGermantown, Maryland, Feb 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Apratim Mukhopadhyay is a Kolkata-based modern Bengali singer-songwriter, musician, poet,  TV presenter, and Entrepreneur.

Subhomoy Mukherjee has an informal chit-chat with Apratim in this audio interview presentation that also features some songs performed by Apratim.

Sanchalika Acharyya - Bengali Poem Recitation (Bangla Kobita Abritti)

Sanchalika Acharya - Bengali Poem Recitation - BANGLA KOBITA ABRITTIGermantown, Maryland, Feb 10, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sanchalika Acharyya has performed more than 70 stage shows of dance, recitation and sruti natok (Bengali audio drama). She counts Kathak dancing, Recitation and Gardening among her varied interests. Sanchalika is a District-level champion in recitation for three consecutive years, 1996, 1997 and 1998, at the Chatra Yuva Utsav.

Listen to Bangla Kobita Abritti by Sanchalika.

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Kumarajiva The Philosopher and Seer From India: International Seminar on Kumarajiva (Jik mó luó shí)

New Delhi, Feb 3, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB-India) Buddhist savants who traveled from India to China and from China to India have contributed to the evolution of Sino–Indian cultural relations in the classical age.  They contributed not only to the spread of Buddhism but also to an understanding of social and economic relations, as torchbearers of Indian civilization to Central Asia and China. Unfortunately ancient records of India are silent about them but there are a large number of documents preserved in Chinese and Central Asian languages.

[Kumārajīva sitting on a lotus, meditating in front of the Kizil caves as a young monk]
Kumārajīva sitting on a lotus, meditating in front of the Kizil caves as a young monk. These are one of the most famous sites in Central Asia, situated on the Muzart river, where a multitude of Buddhist temples were discovered, hewn in the mountainsides. Approximately 300 caves at Kizil contained frescoes. The local name for this site ‘Ming-oi’ (1000 cells or chambers) referred to the vague figure of great magnitude.

Only a few Chinese records are so far discovered narrating the lives and works of Indian monks in China. One such record is the Gao Seng Chuan (Biographies of eminent monks) and another important work is the Kuang hungming chi (Seng chao’s obituaries).  One of the eminent scholars was Kumarajiva, who broke political, geographical, cultural and linguistic barriers with a long cherished mission: propagation of the true spirit of Buddhism.

MIME - an art-form beyond compare!!!

Bringing moments to life, the 'mime' performance creates an impact beyond words -- bridging the past with the present.  

The viewer experiences the feelings of the time and the place while interacting with historical, archetypal and mythological characters. 

Sometimes things from our present day to day life ... Mime is Life...

Life is Mime...!!!

Brownface Gunna - The Talented Canadian-Guyanese/West-Indian Rapper From Toronto

[BROWNFACE GUNNA]Germantown, Maryland, Jan 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) In life you have to accept the good and the bad, one can’t exist without the other. This is the philosophy Brownface Gunna, a young, talented rapper/producer hailing from Toronto’s west end, lives by. And he emulates it across the board from his laidback demeanor to the music that he makes.

The Flush (MP3 Download) »

Brownface’s style is mood music. It switches between angry and upbeat and everything in between based on the type of mood he is in and what he’s going through in life at that moment. The versatility he brings in his music keeps him and his audience anything but bored.

With a fast flow atop a booming bass, Brownface Gunna delivers a classic hip-hop banger with his latest release, “Big Dreams”. The track has caught on like rapid fire overseas where it remained in the No. 1 spot in Euro DJ Leagues for four weeks straight.

“It just came to me, there was no direct thought process behind it, I’m always dreaming” says the 22-year-old rapper who hails from Toronto’s Rexdale community. “It’s all about taking your destiny in your own hands and chasing whatever you seek out of life.”

[BROWNFACE GUNNA]After laying down the track, which was produced by long-time collaborator J. Freedom, Brownface quickly envisioned shooting the video in the ultimate location for big dreamers: The Big Apple. And that’s exactly what he did. Hooking up with MMVA-winning video director, David Cropper, Brownface brought his vision to reality. The video was shot between Brooklyn and Times Square and has helped generate even more attention to the single, garnering thousands of views on YouTube in just a couple of weeks.

With songs like “Big Dreams” Brownface connects to his audience in the same way rappers like Jay-Z, Nas and Twista did with him in the 90s. His songs tell stories of a young man on the come up, who goes through the rollercoaster of life. “[My music is] more serious between the lines, than up front in your face,” he explains. “It’s music people can relate to cause it about people & life.”

To date, Brownface has release two mixtapes, The Grizzy and The Green Harvest. Brownface Gunna’s third project, The Flush, features “Big Dreams” which is now available on itunes »

Watch the music video of the song Big Dreams via Washington Bangla Radio.

Shakti - The Global Hip-Hop Diva Weaves Eastern Beats and Ancient Melodic Indian Ragas with Pop and Urban Grooves

[SHAKTI]Germantown, Maryland, Jan 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Global Soul Entertainment and Innertemple Music present SHAKTI, “The Global Hip-Pop Diva.” Exuding glamour and verve like a glistening eastern gem, her debut record Feminenergy contains rich eastern beats, ancient melodic Indian ragas interwoven with Pop and Urban grooves. She draws from her ethnic heritage with extreme fluidity. She defines Feminine Energy and Power inspiring women of all ages and cultures.

Shakti's debut album, Feminenergy takes you on a musical trip around the world.  Taking you to India, Asia, Africa, and beyond.  The album has the International hit single "Do The Thing Thing" which received ridiculous airplay from BBC Radio 1, New York's Hot 97, and LA's Power 105 and her album has already charted #5 in India. Songs from this breathtaking project have been featured in the film "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," Tyra Bank's top rated TV show, "America's Next Top Model," NBC's "Outsourced" and the IFC original series "Bollywood Hero."  Her music is an exciting fusion that bridges her musical background and reflects the ever current international scope of today's world.

Read all about Shakti, listen to a few of her songs online and download  Feminenergy in MP3 audio format via Washington Bangla Radio.

Actor-Director Parambrata Chattopadhyay Talks About JIYO KAKA (2011), ABI SENER AJOB DUNIYA and other Bengali Films (Interview)

Parambrata ChatterjeeGermantown, Maryland, Jan 7, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Parambrata Chattopadhyay is a young, enterprising and popular actor and director in the Bengali film and television industry. The actor experienced instant fame with his role as Feluda's lovable assistant Topshe on the big screen. Sandip Ray casted him as Topshe in his Feluda series movies Bombayier Bombete, Kailashe Kelenkari and Tintorettor Jishu (buy Feluda movie DVDs in USA). Parambrata has acted in notable Bengali movies such as The Bong Connection, Chalo Let’s Go, 033 and the unreleased Teen Yaari Kotha (Bengali DVD sale).

Not long ago, the actor was on a study leave. He was attending a course on Film and TV production at the premiere Bristol University. Parambrata has completed directing his first feature film, JIO KAKA expected to release in Kolkata on February 11, 2010. The actor and debutant director talks about his life, career and JIO KAKA in this heart-to-heart interview with Washington Bangla Radio correspondent Arijit Chakraborty that you can listen to exclusively on Washington Bangla Radio.

[Jiyo Kaka - Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Film Poster]

Interview | Babu Kishan (Krishnendu Das Baul) folk singer-composer-producer-writer-director of DIL PUNJABI (CANADIAN DREAMS)

[image: Babukishan Krishnendu Das Baul]Germantown, Maryland, Jan 4, 2011  (Washington Bangla Radio) Krishnendu Das baul is better known as Babu Kishan among the music enthusiasts all over the world.  In a candid interview hosted by Arijit Chakraborty of Washington Bangla Radio, the baul narrates the tradition of baul folk songs in Bengal. The life and achievements of the folk singer as he narrates through the course of the interview, provides glimpses to the wonderful world of baul culture that nurtured his childhood. As the adda reaches towards the conclusion, Babu Kishan discusses about his latest experiment with cinematography.

Listen to the complete interview on WBRi on-demand audio broadcast service and order the fabulous album Gypsy India from WBRi Online MP3 download Store here.

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