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Farid Bangabashi - Music Composer, Music Director, Lyricist and Singer from Chittagong, Bangladesh

Farid BangabashiFarid Bangabashi is a contemporary composer, song-writer and singer from Bangladesh. Primarily a music composer, Farid is the founder of Munalisa Music, Bangladesh.

Farid composes music for various artists in Bangladesh using world-clsss composition software and tools including Steinberg Nuendo, Reason, FL Studio, Stylus RMX.

Listen to Farid Bangashi's songs on our on-demand radio broadcast as well live online internet radio stream.


My Father - My Guru : Sourabh Goho writes about his father Pandit Jyoti Goho

MY FATHER - MY GURU

BY SOURABH GOHO

Pandit Jyoti Goho and Sourabh Goho
Pandit Jyoti Goho and Sourabh. Image courtesy: Sourabh Goho

Mar 27, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Rapidly rising North Indian Classical Tabla instrumentalist Sourabh Goho writes about his renowned father and Classical Harmonium exponent Pandit Jyoti Goho, his Guru Pandit Shankar Ghosh, and shares his on-going experience in apprenticeship of Indian Classical Music as a young disciple in the timeless traditions. A worthy son and a capable disciple, Sourabh expresses his gratitude and respect to his parents and his Guru. Washington Bangla Radio is honored to have previously published Melodic Musings - a biographical writing by Pandit Jyoti Goho himself, and also a feature on Sourabh Goho.

You & I .. - Back to the Future | Audio CD Album MP3 Download Release from the Kolkata Experimental Indian Classical-Fusion Band

You And I - Back To The Future - Bengali MP3 Download Audio
 
Songs AlbumMar 26, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) "You & I ... " is a musical unit formed by Soumyojit and Sourendro who are working together for years now. They have presented musical compositions on unique fields which came to high public applause and press circulation by major press houses of the town. Even the German Press house commented on their recent involvement with German and French musicians.

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Bangla Kobita Abritti - Dr. Pinaki chattopadhyay - Bengali Poetry Recitation

Bangla Kobita Abritti | Pinaki Chatterjee Bengali Poem Recitation Pinaki was awarded ABRITTI RATNA (2004) in a function at Bangla Academy by Padmashree Debdulal Bandopadhyay on behalf of Samantaral for his contribution in recitation and his youthfulness in performance (‘tarunyo r abrittir hridoye hridoy joge korechhen….’). The function was covered by DD News and other media.

December 6 Abritti Audio CD Album Review in Dainik StatesmanHis audio album DECEMBER 6 was released by Washington Bangla Radio partner Music 2000. Listen to audio clips online from his Bengali recitation album December 6.


Interview - Purbayan Chatterjee - The young Sitar maestro and founder of Shastriya Syndicate

Purbayan ChatterjeeMar 24, 2010, by Subhomoy Mukherjee, Washington Bangla Radio:

Purbayan Chatterjee is a highly acclaimed world-class contemporary North Indian Classical Instrumental Sitar player and founder of the modern Indian Classical band Shastriya Syndicate with Veenai Jayanthi (Veena), Subhankar Banerjee (Tabla), Rakesh Chaurasia (Bamboo Flute), Murad Ali (Sarangi), Pramath Kiran (Percussion) and Satish Patri (Mridangam). Subhomoy Mukherjee of WBRi talks to Purbayan in an informal and intimate interview.

Watch the video interview of Purbayan Chatterjee - a WBRi Washington Bangla Radio exclusive.


Melodic Musings - by Pandit Jyoti Goho | WBRi Washington Bangla Radio Exclusive Feature

Pandit Jyoti Goho

Melodic Musings

by Pandit Jyoti Goho

The famous North Indian Hindustani Classical Instrumental Harmonium exponent Pundit Jyoti Goho writes about his transformation from a singer to an accompanist.

More than 3 decades ago I used to learn vocal music from Pandit A. Kanan. He was a very popular teacher and his Bakul Bagan home in south Kolkata, which was a regular haunt of many a famous musician. One day, when Guruji (teacher) had gone out for a break, I started playing the harmonium. He heard it from outside and must have recognized some potential, as he encouraged me to play the harmonium with him and since then I have had the good fortune of accompanying many a musician of eminence ...


Interview - Riingo Banerjee রিঙ্গো ব্যানার্জী - Kolkata Bengali Film-Maker | RINGO BANERJEE is director of JODI EKDIN

Kolkata Bengali Movie writer-director Riingo Banerjee with 
wife ShinyMar 20, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) An exclusive and intimate interview with Riingo Banerjee. Popular Bengali movie writer-director Riingo Banerjee has delivered successful Tollywood Bangla films like Kranti (2002) [Buy DVD Online] starring Jeet, Swastika Mukherjee, Rishi Kaushik, Rajesh Sharma, Ashish Vidyarthi; LOVE (2008) [DVD] starring Jishu Sengupta, Koel Mullick, George Baker, Chaitali Dasgupta and music by Jeet Ganguly; the Bengali children's movie Neel Rajar Deshe (2008) [DVD] starring Indrani Haldar, Ashish Vidyarthi, Rajesh Sharma with music by Bikram Ghosh; and Risk (2009). His latest film Jodi Ekdin (2010) has a release date of April 16, 2010.

WBRi Washington Bangla Radio Correspondent Subhomoy Mukherjee spent a wonderful relaxed time with Riingo and his wife Shiny. In the following video, watch an informal Riingo talk about his career, his foray into films, his thoughts about the movies he has made so far, and his vision about the future. Riingo also discusses his new film Jodi Ekdin starring Indraneil Sengupta and Priyanka Sarkar in lead roles with music by Joy Sarkar and lyrics by Anindya Chatterjee and Chandril of Bengali band "Chandrabindoo". Jodi Ekdin is produced by Orion Entertainment, a partner of WBRi Washington Bangla Radio, and will be released in the USA by Databazaar Media Ventures on Netflix, Amazon.com, Best Buy and so on.

Acclaimed Danseuse Anurekha Ghosh promoting Indian Classical Kathak Dance and Choreography Across The World

Anurekha Ghosh Dance Company Kathak Program
Anurekha Ghosh Kolkata Premiere Event Poster - click to zoom in

Anurekha Ghosh is an accomplished Indian Classical Kathak Dancer, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Anurekha Ghosh & Company, UK.

Born to a new generation of dancers and choreographers, BBC award winning Anurekha Ghosh is an inevitable name in the world of Indian (Kathak) dance. She has shown her excellence in Choreography.  Anurekha is based in United Kingdom.  Her technique and style is a combination of “tradition and modernity”. 

In October 2009 Anurekha was invited by Her Majesty The Queen at the Buckingham Palace, London and The British Prime Minister – Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street, to celebrate the extraordinary talent and contribution of British Asian Artists in the world.

The danseuse and her troop will present Kolkata with their Premiere Performance on 17th March 2010 at 6:30 PM at Purbashree Auditorium, Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201, Salt Lake City (Near AMRI Hospital / No 13 Water Tank), Kolkata – 700106.

Watch Anurekha in performance via a free video from You Tube.


Bengali Classic Songs by Banasree Sengupta - MP3 Download Collection Release

Banashree Sengupta Classic Bengali Modern Adhunik Songs

Feb 17, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Born in Chinsura, Hooghly in the state of West Bengal, Banashree Sengupta was initially trained by her father - classical vocalist Sailendranath Roy. She later took singing lessons from Rajen Bannerjee.

Banasree moved to Kolkata after marrying Santi Sengupta, and was tutored and mentored by the legendary bengali music director Sudhin Dasgupta for almost two decades. Banasree also learnt music of various genres from Sarbashri Prabir Majumdar, Neeta Sen, Sagiruddin Khan, Usha Ranja Mukherjee, Sailen Banerjee, Dinendra Chowdhury, Santosh Sengupta, and Kamal Ganguly.

From a very early age, Banasree is a senior artist of All India Radio (Akashbani) and the pseudo-government controlled Indian Television Broadcast house "Doordarshan". Banasree is contracted with HMV - now Saregama Plc. - since 1966.

Listen to free previews of the following songs by Banasree Sengupta and download them in MP3 format »


Interview - Madhabi Mukherjee - Kolkata Bengali Movie Actress Talks About Mahanayak Uttam Kumar

WashingtonBanglaRadio.com WBRi KOLKATA TUBE | Madhuri 
Mukherjee

In this audio interview, listen to Kolkata Bengali movie veteran actress MADHABI MUKHOPADHYAY talk about her work in Bengali cinema with  hero and megastar UTTAM KUMAR in lead roles.

You have had the opportunity to work closely with Bengali actor Uttam Kumar who was an extremely popular actor among Bengali movie lovers. How was your experience in working with superstar Mahanayak Uttam Kumar ?

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