Songs - Adhunik - Bengali Modern

A Glimpse of Sutapa Bhattacharya: The Talented Versatile Singer from Kolkata (WBRi Feature)

Sutapa Bhattacharya and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
Sutapa Bhattacharya and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan in his residence

On 24th July 2000, her performance was telecast in the world beat television show of CNN. Some of Sutapa's acclaimed live performances include Asian Fantasy, 1996, Tokyo, Japan; Winnipeg Summer Festival 2000, Canada; Quebec City Folk Festival 2000, Canada; Rabindra Sangeet solo in 2005 at Mumbai, A USA - Canada Tour in 2006, World Music Festival, 2007, Thailand, Chinese new year celebration in 2007 at Bangkok, Thailand and many more.

Read all about Sutapa Bhattacharya and listen to her songs on WBRi.


SURER RAMDHANU RONGE by Partha - Parna: Listen to New Bengali Audio Songs Album Release (Gathani Records)

A contemporary romantic music album featuring Bengali modern songs (Bangla Adhunik Gan) "Shurer Ramdhanu Ronge" (Tunes in Colors of a Rainbow) by the popular duo Partha and Parna (who we have featured before along with their acclaimed album "Emotions") was released by Gathani Records, Kolkata for Puja 2012. This album was released at the prestigious TARA CLUB program on TARA MUZIK channel, on July 17th, at the venue ICCR, Kolkata. Eminent singers such as Abhijit Bose and Pt Santanu Bandopadhyay added to the glory of the event by their presence.

Album Cover

The songs are composed by their friend - renowned Kolkata based singer and composer Shuvodeep Mukherjee. The lyrics are written by acclaimed lyricist Gautam-Susmit, Saptarshi and Dr. S.D. Chatterjee. The music arrangement was beautifully done by Sri Partha Chatterjee.

Bangla Adhunik - Bengali Modern Songs New Audio Album Launch

Listen to the Bengali audio songs album free online exclsuively via WBRi, in association with Gathani records.


MON BEDOUIN: Listen to Suvodeep Mukherjee's Bengali Audio Songs from New Romantic Album (Gathani Records)

Kolkata based singer and composer Suvodeep Mukherjee's  Puja 2012 album "MON BEDOUIN" was released by Gathani Records, Kolkata. This melodius and romantic album is all set to impress Bengali music lovers. The music is composed by Suvodeep himself, Shri Kundan Saha and Shri Kalyan Sen Barat while the lyrics has been composed by renowned lyricist Gautam-Susmit, Saptarshi and Dr. S.D. Chatterjee.

Listen to the Bengali modern songs audio album free online via WBRi, in association with Gathani Records, Kolkata.

Mon Bedouin Bengali Songs Album by Suvodeep Mukherjee

Spirit of Siliguri: A Fun Song Dedicated to the 2nd Largest City in West Bengal

Spirit of Siliguri Audio Song Album CoverSiliguri, West Bengal, India, Nov 12, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) "Spirit of Siliguri" is a fun song from Siliguri, to Siliguri and by the people of Siliguri. It is the result of a sustained collaboration between people.


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.



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