PRESENTING THE BENGALI MUSIC INDUSTRY'S FIRST SIMULTANEOUS ONLINE ALBUM RELEASE
You have already read all about MALABIKA BRAHMA and SANJAY BHATTACHERJEE who formed the Bengali Baul Jazz Fusion band BRAHMYA KHYAPA -
the husband/wife team who are revolutionizing Bangla Baul-Jazz-Blues
fusion, in WBRi exclusive feature coverage that we published here.
Telegraph daily newspaper, published from Kolkata, writes: "The idea that was kindled in that evening is now taking shape with Elektrik Kool Rock Revue 1, to be held once again at GD Birla Sabhagar, on May 30. “In the course of producing Bertie da Silva in Concert, we realised that it was possible to present quality music to audiences in a concert hall and that there is a large and appreciative audience ready and waiting for such shows,” explains Patrick Ghosh of Hat Productions, an outfit that also crystallised after the November show." Read the complete Telegraph article HERE »
Kolkata's Telegraph newspaper has published an article on Elektrik Kool Rock Revue 1 that includes profiles of the bands playing their own compositions in this concert: THE SUPERSONICS, BERTIE DA SILVA AND ORPHIC HAT, and FIVE LITTLE INDIANS (FLI). This artcile also has encouraging words from current popular Indian Rock & Pop musicians BICKRAM GHOSH (Tabla player, world percussionist), AMYT DUTTA (Guitarist: Pink Noise and Skinny Alley), PRASANNA SINGH (Former manager,
Cassini’s Division), VIKRAMJIT “TUKI” BANERJEE (Guitarist: Krosswindz). Read the complete Telegraph article HERE »
Krosswindz is featured in the New Podcast of Global Crest Music, The USA
They have just uploaded the Global Crest music podcast (Episode 1) on their website, which features Krosswindz music. There are five parts to Episode 1. Aqua Viva is on the first and second parts, Krosswindz is on the third. Watch the Podcast Free Online via Youtube.
Alokborsho is a next generation modern Bangla Rock Band from
Kolkata. In the spirit of naive attempts at serious rock music by the
nascent Bengali Rock movement, Alokborsho has released an album, which
they have named Marijuana.
One of the ex members of the Bengali Rock Music Band Alokborsho, Subhajit, who is a singer & songwriter, wrote a song called Pagol. This song was later incorporated in their new Bangla Band album release.
In the following video, posted at youtube by Arijit, Subhajit talks
about the song "Paagol" and sings it and plays his guitar (acoustic). A
very interesting snapshot into the current youth of Bengal, this song
will bring back Chandrabindoo's wannabee social satire song about the
planet mars (Mongol Groho.) Surprisingly, the first line of Subhajit's
song coincides with the first line of Suman Chattopadhyay's (now Kabir
Suman, running on a Trinamool Congress ticket in Jadavpur for a Lok
Sabha / MP seat) song of the same name (Paagol), but Subhajit
clarifies he wrote his song earlier than Suman this is sheer kaktaliyo ghotona.
Watch and Listen online to Subhajit, ex band member of Alokborsho, performing Paagol in an informal setting.
Banglalink and ATN Bangla TV had come together in 2005 to air the famous "ROCK LINK" Bangla Band program at midnight (Bangladesh time) every Thursday. Bangla Band, Bangla Rock and Underground music fans could not have enough of the show ! ROCK LINK was hosted by the famous Bengali Band personaliities: Sumon (Aurthohin) and Jewel (Miles).
Watch the first episode of ROCK LINK Bangla Rock / Band program online, uploaded to revver.com by polapain.com.
Balam is a talented and versatile singer, performer and producer from Bangladesh and is well known for his unique blend of Bengali World Fusion. Balam is a natural in music. When Balam was in the eighth grade at school, he composed the popular Warfaze song "Mone pore jaye amar koishor". Balam was a cofounder of the Bangla Band "Renegades" in 1995, when he graduated from secondary school. Renegades released the album "Phiriye Dao" towards the end of 1995.
Prachir are an alternative Bangla Rock Band from Kolkata. Read about the members of Prachir in their own writing. Relive the experience of Prachir at the Channel [V] Launchpad, 2009 where they were the only Kolkata Bengali Band invited. Listen to Prachir Songs Online via Videos from their Youtube channel.
Labik and Salim founded AJOB Band in 2001. Saion, Bariul, and Resalat - ex MIGRAINE members, soon joined Ajab. Saion and Resalat were also members of SELLOUT. Momtaz joined around the same time - Momtaz is also a member of MIB. Harold Rasheed, ex UJAAN, came aboard with lots of experience. With strong influences of folk compositions of Lalon Fakir, Ajob has an unique folk rock fusion blend that is distinctive and pleasurable.
Download in pristine MP3 song format the first volume of the Best of Kolkata Underground music album from our Affiliate store. Published by SaReGaMa, Kolkata The Underground - The Best Of What's Next is a snapshot into the contemporary urban Kolkata music scene, with progressive, urban, grunge and alternative and punk influences. This is music of global appeal, and reflects the pleasures and pains in that unique urban music landscape of any megapolis the size of Kolkata.
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