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Bhinda Aujla & Ravi Bal Release New Album "The Producer's"

London, UK, July 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) In the midst of the singles race here's an Album! Yes you heard right it's an Album!

Bhinda Aujla & Ravi Bal return with a Brand new album "The Producer's" An album containing 8 brand new tracks and accompanied by 3 amazing music videos.

"ISHQ" is the first of the 3 videos. This video was shot in beautiful Rajasthan.

Bhinda Aujla a musical & production student of world renowned music producer Ravi Bal shows his vocal versatility in an array of beautifully constructed and composed songs.

Keeping it short and simple. If your looking for an accessible alternative to what everybody else is doing these days then  "THE PRODUCER'S" Album is the album to hear.

No Hype! No Stunts!  Just a quality melodious "Music Album" for all to enjoy.

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Avtar Maniac and Ravi Bal's Haneri (Storm) set to cause widespread chaos and leave a path of destruction in its wake!

London, UK, June 29, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) An ominous rumble in the air lingers as swirling winds charge forth and a volatile surge in pressure closes in… A STORM of unparalleled magnitude is brewing! Prepare for your senses to be engulfed by the colossal vocal chords of one Avtar Maniac; the raw, undiluted force behind Folk You and 2 Extreme. Following a uncharacteristic quiet spell on the sidelines the mercurial folk specialist has called upon illustrious producer and modern-age musical marvel Ravi Bal to provide the canvas for Haneri – a 4-track EP releasing via Moviebox that ought to come with a safety disclaimer such is the intensity of the sounds unleashed by the duo!

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Holding nothing in reserve, Dhann Kaur (Ravi Bal Mix) is a signal of intent, a white-knuckle adrenaline rush that is set on its way in smouldering fashion by mighty Maniac over an equally forceful and unrestrained backing courtesy of Ravi Bal that is full of bold, sweeping percussion and extravagant sarangi pieces. The explosive vocals alongside an animated and compelling composition prove an overwhelming blend that builds up to a crescendo for Maniac to wax lyrical about the eye of the storm, the dominant Dhan Kaur herself!

R D Burman (Pancham Da) Birthday Celebration with Pancham Unmixed, 101 R D Burman Hits, the Sargam Ke Saathi Series & More

By Ekta Kumari

Mumbai, June 27, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) For all the lovers of music and fans R D Burman, Shemaroo brings a musical treat to celebrate the 73st birth anniversary of the music genius. R. D. Burman, popularly known as Pancham da was one of the greatest music composers that our Hindi Film Industry has witnessed. He created magic on silver screen with his singers like Asha Bhosle, Lata mageshkar, Kishore Kumar and other contemporary singers. His style of music is said to be much ahead of his time. Shemaroo brings Pancham Unmixed, 101 R D Burman Hits, the Sargam Ke Saathi Series and many other titles showcasing the Man and his music. Other than these, Shemaroo also has a number of movies in its catalogue for which Pancham Da composed music like Aap Ki Kasam, Caravan, Pukar, Parichay etc., which were undoubtedly musical hits.

With the kind of versatile music, R. D. Burman composed, it almost becomes impossible to imagine of films made by several film makers without his songs. In fact, Pancham da was the only thinkable name for films made by Gulzar, Nasir Hussain, Ramesh Sippy & Ramesh Behl. Also, R.D.Burman holds the record for composing the music of all films made by Ramesh Behl under the banner of Rose Movies till the legend lived. Right from THE TRAIN & JAWANI DIWANI to KASME VAADE, PUKAR & INDRAJEET are all the work of the musical genius – Pancham da.

Cocktail (2012) Music Review

Mumbai, June 15, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Cocktail music album is out and from the audience reaction we are assured that it is here to stay. Pritam has surely struck a pot of gold with this album and has been receiving appreciation for the same.  The album has 10 songs and the audience is already raving about the music. The music videos have received over 2 million views, one look of the video is just not satisfactory.

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The first track ‘Tumhi Ho Bandhu’ is the perfect way to start the album, the song is peppy, fresh and definitely has its listeners tapping to the tune. ‘Daaru Desi’ is a relaxed contemporary track, a song one would listen to while relaxing with their friends.  The vocals and the lyrics of the song ‘Yaariyaan’ are already a hit and are trending amongst the audiences. Another famous track ‘Jugni’ has the feel of a classic Punjabi folk song. The other songs of the movie are ‘Luttna’, ‘Tere naam japti phiran’ and ‘Second hand jawani’ which have also received accolades from the audience. The music album also has various versions of the same tracks.

Bangla Band DRIFTWUD - Album SHUNNO

Driftwood - Shunno (Bangla Band)

Singapore, June 10, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Driftwud is a Bangla Band who started their journey a long time ago as "Neon Highway" with MB and K2. The band renamed themselves Driftwud with the arrival of Neel.

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Their journey so far has been quite a roller-coaster ride with false starts, dead ends,musical incompatibility and so on. But all through this time the only thing that didn't stop was theie music itself.. Songs, tunes, riffs and arpeggios flowed via land lines, mobile phones, the world wide web and the few and far between sessions when the members actually managed to be in the same place at the same time.

The band was dormant from 2007 to 2008, but Driftwud got a jump start of sorts during Durag Puja 2008 when they performed for the first time on stage in front of an audience. With Roy on board, it was finally time to drift out into the unknown.

In 2009, Driftwud members sorted out their commitments to careers and education and managed to find their way into Sam's studio armed with their songs to record them.

The title song of their album "Shunno" was written in 2004 and it took 5 years to record the song as the band (read MB) was never happy with the arrangement of the song.

About the members of the band, K2 will not let you touch his guitar, Neel has a Chris Cornell fixation, and Roy is a perfectionist.

Listen to the songs from album Shunno by Driftwud and download them in MP3 format.

Internationally Acclaimed Singer Sounak Chattopadhyay Releases "NUTON O SHONATON DUI” (Part 2) Album in Kolkata

Kolkata June 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) In a time when western and hard rock metal bands are slowly and gradually proliferating among the Indian youth, it is indeed a happy sight to see that traditional music, rooted in Indian culture, is still being followed and ardently pursued by young people. The music release of ‘Nuton O Shonaton Dui’ by Times Music that was held at the Park Street Music World was a testament to the above fact. The album features compositions by Sounak Chattopadhyay (interview) that are a fusion of classical and Rabindrasangeet genres of music.

The album was launched together by famed Bengali singer Lopamudra Mitra (interview) and her husband Joy Sarkar (interview).  The album comes riding upon the success that its sequel “Nuton o Shonaton Rabindranath” achieved way back in the year 2010 and is expected to top the music charts and get a good reception from the audience. Along with Sounak, special mention will also go to Pratyush Banerjee who has been the music arranger of the album and also his team of technicians who have worked arduously in the album.

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JOEL (Shyamak Mukherjee) Releases "The Beginning" - A Remarkable Contemporary Bangla & English Songs Album

Joel performing with the Guildhall Folk Ensembleand at Barbican Theater in London, UK
Joel performing with the Guildhall Folk Ensemble at Barbican Theater in London, UK

Joel (Shyamak Mukherjee)Kolkata, June 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Shyamak Mukherjee or JOEL as we know him is a versatile young singer, song writer, composer and music arranger coming up with world-class music from Calcutta.

Joel's journey started when he had just graduated from school. While his friends were busy getting admitted to colleges for  prospective careers, Joel was busy listening to the likes of Bach, Schubert, Sting and John Mayer and imagining himself making music that would define an era just like his idols had done before.

Thus the journey began as he took the guitar to be his companion for life. Having completed grade 8 in Classical guitar he wanted to move on to more contemporary forms of music and therefore started writing, composing and singing his own music. However, after watching his father, he decided to try his hand at arranging music as well.

After initializing with such rudimentary software as Fruity Loops and Cool Edit, Joel got through the nuances of digital music production soon enough. It was then that he decided that he wanted to make an album where everything would be done by him.

Joel - The Beginning - Purple Music, 2012

In this album - "The Beginning" - Joel composed, played, arranged, sang and wrote the songs, except for a few songs which are written by friends. It's an effort which took him 3 years to finalize and complete.

The album contains one Rabindrasangeet and a popular Bengali song by poet Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah. The reason for the inclusion of these two songs is that both the songs have had an impact on Joel's life at various stages and he wanted to acknowledge that by giving them a shape through his musical visualizations.

We know listeners will appreciate and enjoy what a young musician of Joel's caliber has to offer. Having been born in a family where music was just as indispensable as oxygen or food, the inclination towards the arts for Joel was quite natural. Furthermore, having studied in Patha Bhavan, Kolkata for twelve years, the nurturing was just about perfect for him to enter the realm of music.

Read all about Joel and listen to free sample of his songs from "The Beginning" via WBRi.

Bhojpuri singer Kalpana Patowary Releases "The Legacy of Bhikhari Thakur" Under Virgin Records / EMI Music, London

Bhojpuri singer Kalpana Patowary's new audio album The Legacy of Bhikhari Thakur has been released under the label of London-based Virgin Records / EMI.

Here is what Kalkpana says about the album: "Here I have to express my real intention. As you know, Bhojpuri music is always talked about of its double meaning raunchy item numbers related to the class like taxi drivers to doodhwalas. Being from Assam and a follower of Dr Bhupen Hazarika I couldn’t avoid to explore its roots and Bhikhari Thakur project is that result. Here I want to take this project to the classy literate listener to involve. So need your support too. It will be a great contribution from your side to the legend - Bhikhari Thakur."

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Red Ribbon Releases JAL SHANTI Album Feat. Rakesh Chaurasia, Lalitya Munshaw and Sanjay Prasad

Mumbai, June 3, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) "Water is the best of all things" - so said the Greek poet Pindar more than two millenia ago. In the compositions of the new album Jal Shanti (Red Ribbon) you will find this message reinforced in the sounds of music. Music which transcends, transports, cleanses, soothes - the attributes are endless - just as the water it represents which stretches from sea to shining sea.

Waves, lakes, waterfalls - their essence is brought out in notes that take you to a magical place inside of your soul. The brilliance of Rakesh Chaurasia's flute mingles effortlessly here with the deep reflections of Sanjay Prasad's piano and rejuvenating rendition by Lalitya Munshaw; the ensemble recreating the grandeur of the music of creation, the music of the spheres. And the harmony instilling a sense of the fragility of the water without which all Life as we know it will end.

ARTISTS : Rakesh Chaurasia, Lalitya Munshaw & Sanjay Prasad
MUSIC : Hanif Shaikh

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101 Superhit Lata Mangeshkar Duet Songs Released on 3 DVD Set

Mumbai, June 1, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) With its 101 Series of Compilation DVDs, Shemaroo Entertainment has already enriched the Music Lovers’ personal collection. It has succeeded in transporting the viewer to the world of Nostalgia as is evident from the popularity of the various titles released under the Series. ‘Seeing is believing’ and it is an exhilarating experience, when you watch the songs you have always loved to listen in their original picturised ‘avatars’.

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Shemaroo Entertainment has recently released 101 Duets of Lata Mangeshkar, a 3 DVD song compilation that includes the Nightingale’s lilting duets over 5 decades.

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