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Ustad Rashid Khan - Puriya Dhaneshree | Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata, North Indian (Hindustani) Classical Vocal

Mar 20, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Recently in a world-class North Indian Hindustani Classical music concert in Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata, Ustad Rashid Khan performed Puriya Dhaneshree accompanied by Pundit  Jyoti Goho on Harmonium and Pundit Shubhankar Banerjee on Tabla.

Listen to a clip from the concert online.


Acclaimed Danseuse Anurekha Ghosh promoting Indian Classical Kathak Dance and Choreography Across The World

Anurekha Ghosh Dance Company Kathak Program
Anurekha Ghosh Kolkata Premiere Event Poster - click to zoom in

Anurekha Ghosh is an accomplished Indian Classical Kathak Dancer, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Anurekha Ghosh & Company, UK.

Born to a new generation of dancers and choreographers, BBC award winning Anurekha Ghosh is an inevitable name in the world of Indian (Kathak) dance. She has shown her excellence in Choreography.  Anurekha is based in United Kingdom.  Her technique and style is a combination of “tradition and modernity”. 

In October 2009 Anurekha was invited by Her Majesty The Queen at the Buckingham Palace, London and The British Prime Minister – Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street, to celebrate the extraordinary talent and contribution of British Asian Artists in the world.

The danseuse and her troop will present Kolkata with their Premiere Performance on 17th March 2010 at 6:30 PM at Purbashree Auditorium, Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201, Salt Lake City (Near AMRI Hospital / No 13 Water Tank), Kolkata – 700106.

Watch Anurekha in performance via a free video from You Tube.


Some Moments from Dover Lane Music Conference 2010 | Washington Bangla Radio Exclusive

Live Dover Lane Music Conference Kolkata

Subhomoy Mukherjee, Washington Bangla Radio's Kolkata correspondent, writes about the fabulous 2010 Dover Lane Music COnference.

Dover  Lane : the street in Ballygaunge, Kolkata is famous for none other than the renowned Musical Conference organizing every year. The Dover Lane Music Conference is being attended not only by Kolkata Music Lovers but by Music Lovers from all over the India. Also one can notice presence of Foreigners in huge numbers in this Music conference. As told by Living Legends of Indian Classical Music like Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, performing at Dover lane is homecoming to them ...


17th ITC Sangeet Research Academy (SRA)Sangeet Sammelan Kolkata 2010 | Listen to Ustad Zakir Hussain Live Program

17th ITC SRA Sangeet Sammelan 2010 Washington Bangla Radio Exclusive Ustad Zakir HussainITC organised their 17th Sangeet Sammelan from January 8th to 10th, 2010 at ITC Sangeet Research Academy compound, Kolkata with “cream de la cream” of Indian Classical Music Artists.

Pandit Ajay Chakraborty, Abir Hussian, Arshad Ali Khan, Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, Shrimati Girija Devi, Ganesh Kumaresh Duo, Shri Kushal Das, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, Ustad Rashid Khan, Shaswati Mandal Paul, Shashank Maktedar, Saket Sahu, Supratik Sengupto, Ustad Zakir Hussain performed at the festival.

Read all about the event, and listen to Ustad Zakir Hussain's North Indian Hindustani Classical Instrumental Tabla performance live recording audio. Download Zakir Hussain MP3 albums online.

We are grateful to Sangeet Research Academy for inviting us as well as for compilation of some informations on Ustad Zakir Hussain.

By Subhomoy Mukherjee, WBRi Washington Bangla Radio Kolkata News.



Calcutta Event Review - NEEV (Foundation) Call for Humanity - Hindustani Classical Instrumental Music Program

On 30th December, 2010, Neev (foundation) presented Call for Humanity - a wonderful Hindustani Classical Instrumental Music Program, aided by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Neev is not a foundation since the word itself means foundation in Hindi. Established in 2003 as a charitable society, Neev (Foundation) is a social welfare organization with the spirit of rendering services as spreading education and providing health services to unpriviledged children. Neev would like to nurture all its children in every aspect of human life. So Neev is not restricting its support only to the field of formal education; it is also supporting informal education, cultural education and sports.

Watch the live video coverage and check out Subhomoy Mukherjee's exclusive WBRi coverage of the event.


Interview - Monideepa Bagchi - Dancer, Choreogrpaher and founder of Shrishti creative Dance troupe

Monideepa Bagchi | Srishti Dance TroupeIn this interview, Monideepa Bagchi talks about about her dance style, her company Shrishti and other issues.Manideepa Bagchi had her initial training in Bharatnayam and Manipuri styles. She started learning dance at the age of six from Naresh Kumar and completed a six year course on Bharatnyam from 'Prayag Sangit Prabhakar'. She received one year training in Odissi dance from Guru Murali Dhar Majhi. She also learnt khathakali from Guru Govindan Kutty. At the age of fifteen she made her debut on the television with a Rabindranath Tagore dance drama under the guidance of Naresh Kumar, her first guru. She also learnt Western contemporary dance, Martha Graham's created modern dance from different campus dancers like Nana Glesin,m Linda Davis and many other famous dancers who visited India at different times, She also learnt Uday Shankar style of dance which is not a mélange of different forms, but a unique style with strong Indian root, capable of expressing a wide range of subjects.

Sourabh Goho - The Young Expert of Indian Classical Instrumental Tabla

Sourabh Goho | Washington Bangla Radio ExclusiveSOURABH GOHO

Son of Renowned Harmonium Exponent PANDIT JYOTI GOHO, Sourabh was nurtured into Tabla Playing from a very tender age of 5.

He started Learning Under The Legendary Tabla Maestro, PANDIT SHANKAR GHOSH, from age 7, since 1998.

His First Performance was at the age Of 10, with his Guruji Pandit Shankar Ghosh's Orchestra in the year 2000.

In 2003,He got a Special Prize from Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, in an Instrumental Competition. After this, he was invited by Vistaar - An Organization for Promoting Indian Classical Music. This was his Debut Solo Performance in the year 2003. The next Day , his picture came out in Hindusthan Times (HT City) With Reviews appreciating his performance. This is a very rare achievement in a Debut Performance.

Tomari Ragini by Sounak Chattopadhyay - Rabindrasangeet and Refraction of Ragas - ICCR Horizon Series Show

The Indian Council For Cultural Relations (ICCR)
Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
Rabindranath Tagore Center, Kolkata

Presents

Tomari Ragini
Rabindra Sangeet and Refraction Of Ragas

by

Sounak Chattopadhyay


A SHANTI – a peace program in Kolkata by ALSOC directed by Sounak Chattopadhyay | WBRi Exclusive Video & Audio event coverage

Raima Sen & Dhritiman Chatterjee - Ashanti Kolkata ShowWBRi Washington Bangla Radio Exclusive online event coverage:

26/11 was the 1st anniversary of pathetic Mumbai Blast. ALSOC, Alumni association of St. Xavier’s Kolkata, presented “A SHANTI – a peace program” to remember that incident at their premises at 6 P.M. giving the message for peace to the World. Subhomoy Mukherjee'sexclusive WBRi coverage of the event - watch video and listen to audio from AShanti.


Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod), Subhankar Banerjee (Tabla) - North Indian Hindustani Classical Live Concert, Kolkata, Nov 21 2009


North Indian Hindustani Classocal Instrumental - Ustad Amjad Ali Khan - Sarod - Live Performance
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod), Subhankar Banerjee (Tabla), Chaiti Halder (Tanpura)
11/21/2009, Kolkata

On 21st November, 2009 evening , the West Bengal Motion Picture Artists Forum in association with Basanti Bidyabithi opened a portal on Tollywood, The Bengal Film Industry at Science City Auditorium, Kolkata in the graceful presence of eminent actors Soumitro Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Lili Chakraborty, Haradhan Banerjee and Ranjit Mullick.

After the opening of the portal, the program continued with Sarod Recital by Ustad Amzad Ali Khan. Tabla Maestro Subhankar Banerjee accompanied him along with Chaiti Halder on the Tanpura.

Read about this wonderful Kolkata program and listen to Ustad Amjad Ali Khan playing north Indian classical instrumental Sarod.

WBRi exclusive report by Subhomoy Mukherjee, Washington Bangla Radio, Kolkata


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