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WBRi Features Shashika Mooruth | The girl "born in the wrong country" takes her sweet Bhakti Bhajans to over 25 countries

Shashika Mooruth - Bhakti Bhajan Audio SongsShashika Mooruth was born and educated in the Republic of South Africa. Till the age of 24 she was untrained yet would sing with ease and skill. In her childhood, she performed in many local concerts around South Africa. At the age of 12 her talent was recognized by the legendary Kishore Kumar who invited her to sing in his concert in Durban, South Africa. Kishore-da labeled her as a singer ‘born in the wrong country’ and advised her father to send her to Bombay to train and become a playback singer! Shashika has also accompanied Shri Mahendra Kapoor and Pandit Hrdayanath Mangeshkar on stage.

A science graduate from University of South Africa, Shashika has also studied Speech and Drama at Trinity College of Music, London and the South African Guild of Speech and Drama Teachers’ Association.

Shashika Mooruth - Bhakti Bhajan Live Online RadioIn 1987 she enrolled for the degree course in Hindustani Music at the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan with the intention of returning to South Africa to teach music, but soon realized the vastness of the music field and hence settled in India permanently.

In 1995, she was honored at the World Hindu Conference in South Africa for her contribution to Indian music.

She has travelled several times to twenty five countries with her devotional music and is always in demand for her  unique presentation style.

Many of her bhajan albums produced by herself are available on the net or her website www.urjamusic.com.

Says Shashika, “I love to experiment with different styles and therefore on the commercial front I have rendered my voice in devotional, pop, filmi, semi-classical and even techno compositions. Last year I decided to dedicate more time to commercial music in Mumbai and hence came my first song in Hindi cinema. I penned and recorded a piece in Western voice for a title song by Adnan Sami for a film titled Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De with music by Saawan Kumar Saawan. I hope to make a contribution to the music world in this lifetime.”

Listen to the beautiful voice of Shashika and her sweet Bhajans online using the player at the top, or on WBRi live radio channel.



Dr Anup Ghoshal Complete Audio Songs Collection (Bengali & Hindi) - Listen to Free Samples and Download MP3 Online

Anup Ghoshal"Dr. Ghosal's music lessons which began from the age of four continued till he was about 26 yrs of age. During his entire learning years he became a master of Thumri, Kheyal, Bhajan, Ragpradhan, Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrulgeeti, Dwijendrageeti, Rajnikanter Gaan, modern Bengali songs and several other folks songs. He received his music lessons from various esteemed 'Gurus'. Among them was late Sangeetacharya Sukhendu Goswami, the famous music maestro of Bengal. Rabindra Sangeet from the legendary Debobrata Biswas and learnt different Bengali songs from Manindra Chakraborty." - read more about Dr Anup Ghoshal at his official web-site.

Listen to free samples and download Anup Ghoshal's superhit Bengali songs online.


King Jr releases "Boom Boom Boom" Soccer Music - King Jr's Official World Cup Football Song 2010

King Jr - Official World Cup Football Song 2010May 30, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) King  Jr, who is signed to Amico Productions London (APL), has released a new single “BOOM BOOM BOOM SOCCER MUSIC”.

There are three versions of the single - Boom Boom Boom Soccer Music, Boom Boom Boom Soccer Music “Zamina African Edit” and Boom Boom Boom Soccer Music “House Remix”.

King Jr has graciously share his World Cup Soccer 2010 official single with Washington Bangla Radio's listeners - listen to the three versions online.

Download the Boom Boom Boom Soccer Music MP3 songs by King JR online from Amazon.com - click here »


River Songs of Bengal | A Music Album feat. Folk Songs of Bangladeshi Boatmen

River Songs of Bangladesh (A Bengali Folk Songs 
Album)River Songs Of Bangladesh is a collection of beautiful folk songs of Bengal sung by the boatmen. The album lifts the spirit and has therapeutic value, at least based on what Leroy writes in his review of the CD, "I got this CD as a present and it looked like an ordinary CD when I opened it. but when I put it in my CD player it transported me on a pleasant journey to Bangladesh, endowed me with millions of Bangladeshi women, and empowered me to get out of my wheelchair and begin dancing. I asked my doctor about it and he said it was normal. I think it might have cured my cancer too but that wasn't at least until I got to song 4."

The 10 beautiful audio songs in this album are:

1. Asharh Maishya
2. Amar Gaye
3. Sagar Kuler Nalya - Chandana Banik
4. Ashar Tori
5. Sob Kichhu Diye Tare
6. Dhalla Nodi
7. Kon Ghate
8. Tista Nodir Pare
9. Sarbanasha Padmanodi
10. Sonar Tori

You can listen to free online samples and download the songs in MP3 format online - click here.



SONAR TORI album release | Rabindra Sangeet feat. Indian and Bangladeshi singers

SONAR TORI Rabindra Sangeet Audio Songs AlbumKolkata, May 21, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio)
By Aditya Chakraborty, WBRi Kolkata

For the first time in the history of Rabindrasangeet artistes from both India and Bangladesh have jointly collaborated to bring out a CD to pay attribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his 150th birth anniversary called ‘Sonar Tori’.This audio feature is based on letters, poems and songs that Rabindranath wrote during his several stays around the river Panda, in Shelidaha, Shahajadpur, Kushtia and Patisar.

Full Rabindra Sangeet audio songs are available in MP3 download format online - click here.

The Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh released the album on 15.5.10 along with Bharati Roy, Vice-President of ICCR and ex MP Krishna Bose.

The album has been conceived and directed by Debashish Raychaudhuri after his extensive tour to places like Shelidaha, Shahajadpur and Kushtia in Bangladesh where Tagore lived.

The narration has been done by Chaitali Dasgupta and she has also written the script as well.

This is the third international audio project on Rabindranath by Debasish Raychaudhuri, the first two being ‘The Dust and the Sunlight’ (based on Gitanjali) with poet and translator William Radice and ‘Scottish Ballads and Irish Melodies and Transcreations
by Rabindranath Tagore.

Debashish and his daughter Rohini are the only father-daughter duo in the world of Rabindrasangeet.(their website is www.debashishandrohini.com).

Debashish and Rohini have song for this album and Chaitali Dasgupta has written the script and done the recitation whereas the artistes from Bangladesh are Rezwana Choudhuri Bannya and Md Anisur Rahaman who have sung the songs and Asaduzzaman Noor who has read from Tagore’s letters.

The album has been released by Hindustan Record.


Bollywood Music May 2010 | Top 10 Hindi Full Audio Songs MP3 Downloads of the month

WBRi Washington Bangla Radio's list of top 10 Bollywood Hindi Songs MP3 Download for the month. May is an interesting month with a lot of upheavals with the release of multiple popular audio songs from film soundtracks. Maniratnam's RAAVANA is at #1, followed by Kites, Housefull, Badmaash Company and Paathshala. Ishquiya slips to #6 this month. Listen online to free previews and download the soundtrack OST albums in MP3 format from Washington Bangla Radio affiliate online store.

1. RAAVAN RAVANA RAAVANA (2010) OST
RAAVAN (2010) soundtrack: Beera Beera by Vijay Prakash, Mustafa, Kirti Sagathia; Music: A R Rahman >


Ko the Timeless releases his 4th MIXTAPE "The Subway High Life"

May 8, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) KO THE TIMELESS has released his newest Mixtape: The Subway High Life. Talking about his latest release, Ko (Koushik Chatterjee) says, "Its my best stuff yet I think", and emphasizes on the need to unite the musicians and fans across the world so young and talented musicians like Ko can keep making great music.

Listen to Ko's 4th Mixtape The Subway High Life free online, or download the album in full.


11:34 - the debut album of GTOWN DESI Scottish Urban Asian band release

GTOWN DESI - TYPE OF GUY - FULL AUDIO SONG PROMOMay 8, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Gtown Desi are a Scottish Urban Asian collective, fusing each member’s individual influences. Bhangra, Breakbeat, Bashment, D&B and R’n’B all feature strongly as the group aim to filter through Asian influenced music with a touch of Urban into their tracks.

Download the full audio music album 11:34 by GTown Desi in MP3 format online: Click Here »

GTOWN DESI - 11:34 - Audio Music Album 
CD ReleaseType of Guy’ is the second single taken from Gtown Desi's debut album called '11:34'. It features vocals from Nikitta, former X-Factor finalist in Simon's '16-24' category, in. The R’n’B dance floor smash is a true representation of the group’s Urban influence with minimal hints of eastern elements. With a definitive hook and instantly relatable lyrics, the song is sure to be a hit for the summer and beyond.

Their first single ‘Peerh’, proved to be a winner amongst DJs and audiences, and was play listed on the BBC Asian Network, featured on Vic Galloway's BBC Introducing show, and was dropped by Friction and Nihal as well, even Zane Lowe has got in on the action playing 'Lok Tath' when battling Nihal on his vs. feature.

Reviews of the track and the fascinating album are scintillating. Nihal (Radio 1) said, "Some Proper Jump Bhangra! ... An Incredible Track". Zane Lowe (Radio 1) opined, "All sorts of influences put together brilliantly".

Listen to the full song "Type of Guy" by Gtown Desi from the album 11:34 free online, courtesy of Gtown Desi on Washington Bangla Radio. Watch the free promo video online.


Actress Pallavi Chatterjee launches Debjani Sarkar's new audio album Album Keno Mon Emon

May 8, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) By Aditya Chakrabarty, WBRi Kolkata Correspondent: Debjani Sarkar's new Bengali audio music album Keno Mon Emon was launched.


Sounak Chattopadhyay - Nutan O Sanatan Rabindranath - Different kind of Rabindrasangeet Audio Album (CD) Release

Sounak Chattopadhyay New Album Launch CD Audio Rabindrasangeet

May 6, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Acclaimed young Rabindrasangeet singer Sounak Chattopadhyay's latest music album  "Nutan o Shanaton Rabindranath" will be formally released in a ceremony in Calcutta on Saturday May 8, 2010 under the label of Times Music.

The Rabindrasangeet album is  a combined collection of Tagore songs in traditional style and with Classical Bandishes.

The CD album launch ceremony will be attended by Mr.Gautam Mohan Chakravarty, Hon’ble Commissioner of Police – Kolkata; Dr. Bharati Ray – Vice President ICCR; Shree Shuvaprasanna – Eminent Artist and Srikanto Acharya  - Top Rated Singer.

The venue of the ceremony is Music World, 18G Park Street, Kolkata. The ceremony will commence on May 8, 2010 at 1:30 PM Indian time.

Listen to audio clips from Sounak Chattopadhyay's new music album CD release "Nutan O Sanatan Rabindranath" online.



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