Songs - Folk Baul Bhatiyali

Interview | ATHOI - the progressive folk band of Kolkata | WBRi Exclusive (Video)

Subhomoy Mukherjee, WBRi Kolkata correspondent, talks to ATHOI - a progressive folk band of Kolkata.

Washington Bangla Radio has previously featured ATHOI along with their sound recordings available here.



Sahaj Manush presented by Brahma Khepa | WBRi Special Event Report (Video)

Bengali Baul Band Brahmya Khyapa Live Concert Sahaj ManushSAHAJ MANUSH PRESENTED BY BRAHMAKHYAPA - A video report from the Event

By Subhomoy Mukherjee, WBRi Kolkata Correspondent

BRAHMAKHYAPA, the popular baul band organized a gala evening packed with baul songs on May 22, 2010 at Gyan Manch from 6 PM to 9 PM where eminent baul singers performed along with a guest performance by eminent city band CHANDRABINDOO.  Artist SHUVAPRASANNA felicitated great baul exponent SUBOL DAS BAUL for his contribution to the Baul music and philosophy for 50 long years. The evening turned out to be a complete extravaganza of baul tradition and deliberation. Apart from baul followers, enthusiasts and music lovers, artists from all spheres were present to grace the occasion.

Watch video excerpts from this live show exclusively on Washington Bangla Radio.


Interview | Sahaj Ma and Utpal Fakir - the popular contemporary Bauls of Bengal

Sahaj Ma - Utpal FakirMay 16, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sahaj Ma and Utpal Faqir are an upcoming and popular Bengali Baul and folk song duo. Their debut album "Folktail" featured the superhit song "Allah Meherban" which made the MTV India's Bengali Top-10 list - a first for any Baul song, such was it's popularity.

In this exclusive video, Subhomoy Mukherjee of WBRi Washington Bangla Radio speaks intimately with the talented pair of singers and instrumentalists in an informal setting. Sahaj Ma and Utpal Fakir speak about the Baul philosophy and way of life, and spontaneously break into songs that are sure to touch the listener's hearts as only beautiful Baul songs can do.


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.


Interview - Naresh Thakur Baul - Bengali Baul from Bangladesh at 2010 Shaktigar Baul Fakir Utsav - by Tapan Sanyal

WBRi Exclusive Interview | Baul of Bengal - Naresh ChandraNaresh Thakur is a renowned and well known Baul living in Bangladesh. He has been singing for over twenty years. He has a son and a daughter, and travels across the length and breadth of Bangladesh in true Baul fashion. He has performed internationally on invitation, including in London and the USA. This time (Jan 10, 2010) he was visiting India - the famous Shaktigar Baul Fakir Utsav Festival. Naresh Thakur's primary influence is Baul Shah Abdul Karim (শাহ আবদুল করিম, 1916 - 2009) - one of the most famous legends of Bangladeshi folk music.

Naresh Thakur Baul sings a Dehatatwa song. He also sings a song by Shah Abdul Karim Baul.

Watch the interview video recorded and contributed by by Tapan Sanyal.

ATHOI - THE ORIGINAL PROGRESSIVE BENGALI FOLK BAND OF KOLKATA | WBRi EXCLUSIVE FEATURE

The goal of Athoi is strictly the exploration of the innumerable genres of folk music existent in the Indian sub-continent and put it forward in such a manner that is acceptable and appealing to all. In the age of globalization and transition, our aim is to open all the closed doors of the unexplored, unexplained and mysterious aspects of Indian folk music to the rest of the world.

Since last 4 years, Athoi is working upon a new sound of Indian folk music keeping itself fully underground. Now Athoi is exposed not only as a musical band, rather it is a movement; a movement of exploring our glorious folk heritage. Besides recreating the conventional popular folk songs of Bengal, Athoi is composing new lyrics and tunes in a contemporary form. Along with it, Athoi is in search of folk singers and musicians of the new generation, who are talented but still unexposed. We will be finding them to give a moral support to get a new platform.

First Bilaat Bangla Utsav 2010 - London - Panchamukhee - Tickets Registration Participation Information

Panchamukhee is organizing the First Bilaat Bangla Utsav 2010 in London.  They are all set to enthrall you with the finest selection of song, dance, Histrionics, Recitation, Adda and much more at the inaugural Bilaat Bangla Utsav.  BBU’10 also brings to you ‘KOLKATA BAZAR’, that is sure to give you the opportunity to stroll around and pick up delicious tokens and indulgent treats for friends and family…from a bumper selection of business houses from Bengal.

Nilratan Kanjilal - Bengali Folk and Baul Songs

Nilratan Kanjilal - Bengali Baul Songs SingerA pretty village in the district of Faridpur in the undivided Bengal (Now in Bangladesh), NILRATAN KANJILAL was born there on 1st March 1944. He is the eldest son of Late Satish Chandra and Kaushalya who both were in born folk singer. They both used to sing village songs in almost all of their daily sphere of working life. Thus Sri Kanjilal got an inherited sense of music. His grand mother could present mythological stories in an impressive manner through instantly creation lyrics. The grand mother thus made an influence directly to her grand son since childhood towards music.

Listen to Nilratan Kanjilal's Bengali classic folk songs online.

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Sumana Chakraborty | A versatile Bengali Film, Modern & Folk Singer

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Bengali Modern Film Folk Songs | Bangla Adhunik Gan | Sumana ChakrabartySumana Chakrabarty is a popular Bengali Film, Modern (Adhunik) and Folk Songs singer from Kolkata & Mumbai (Bombay), India. Sumana took singing lessons from her Gurus Pundit Ajoy Chakrabarty, Smt. Sreela Banerjee (daughter of Pandit Tarapada Chakrabarty) and Sree.Anal Chatterjee. A graduate from Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta, Sumana has received scholarships and won many awards, including West Bengal State Music Academy Scholarship 1996, Lady Braboune best singer award 2000, Inter-College award AGONE’2000, and All India Radio eastern zonal award for devotional songs.

Listen online to bengali film songs by Sumana. Watch music videos.


Folk Songs Of Bengal | Online Folk & Tribal Songs Album | WBRi Digital Exclusive Music CD Download Release

22 Fascinating Bengali Folk / Tribal traditional songs, by great Bangla Folk singers:

Folk Songs Of Bengal MP3 Download

1. Orey Bondhurey Moner Katha (Artist Sachin Dev Burman - Lyricist: Ajoy Bhattacharya - Composer: Sachin Dev Burman)
2. Aamar Ki Holo (Artist Sachin Dev Burman - Lyricist: Traditional - Composer: Sachin Dev Burman)
3. Tumi Ni Aamar Bondhu (Artist Sachin Dev Burman - Lyricist: Ajoy Bhattacharya - Composer: Sachin Dev Burman)
4. Mono Dukhey Morirey Subol (Artist Sachin Dev Burman - Lyricist: Ajoy Bhattacharya - Composer: Sachin Dev Burman)
5. Ei Mahuya Boney (Artist Sachin Dev Burman - Lyricist: Ajoy Bhattacharya - Composer: Sachin Dev Burman)
6. Shyam Roop Dhariya (Artist Sachin Dev Burman - Lyricist: Sailen Roy - Composer: Sachin Dev Burman)
7. Dhik Dhik Aamar E Jibony (Artist Sachin Dev Burman - Lyricist: Giren Chakraborty - Composer: Sachin Dev Burman)
8. Golemale Golemale (Artist Purnadas Baul - Lyricist: Traditional - Composer: Purnadas Baul)
9. Sakhi Jamunai (Artist Purnadas Baul - Lyricist: Traditional - Composer: Purnadas Baul)
10. Jemon Beni Temni Rabey (Artist Purnadas Baul - Lyricist: Traditional - Composer: Purnadas Baul)
11. Menokaa Maathaay Dilo Ghomtaa (Artist Purnadas Baul - Lyricist: Traditional - Composer: Purnadas Baul)
12. Prem Koraa Ki Jwalaa (Artist Purnadas Baul - Lyricist: Traditional - Composer: Purnadas Baul)
13. Emon Mon Byabsaa (Artist Purnadas Baul - Lyricist: Traditional - Composer: Purnadas Baul)
14. Uchit Kathaa Bolbey (Artist Purnadas Baul - Lyricist: Traditional - Composer: Purnadas Baul)
15. Bhaatiganger (Artist Amar Pal - Lyricist: Subimal Bhattacherjee - Composer: Amar Pal)
16. Orey Padmaa (Artist Amar Pal - Lyricist: Abdul Latif - Composer: Chandra Kanto Nandi)
17. Paansaa Jaley (Artist Amar Pal - Lyricist: Subimal Bhattacherjee - Composer: Amar Pal)
18. Khaat Paalankey (Artist Amar Pal - Lyricist: Abdul Latif - Composer: Chandra Kanto Nandi)
19. O Maa Jashodey (Artist Amar Pal - Lyricist: Traditional - Composer: Chandra Kanto Nandi)
20. Kaalaarey Kairo Go (Artist Amar Pal - Lyricist: Traditional - Composer: Amar Pal)
21. Sab Lokey Koy (Artist Amar Pal - Lyricist: Traditional - Composer: Amar Pal)
22. Hari Din To Gelo (Artist Amar Pal - Lyricist: Traditional - Composer: Chandra Kanto Nandi)

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