March 14, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Dhroopad (www.dhroopad.org) cultural association of Washington DC metro area organized a great concert featuring the Rabindra Sangeet (songs written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore) icon Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya (Download Rabindra Sangeet MP3 by Bonnya). The concert had the unique theme of "Confluence of Ragas On Rabindra Sangeet".
Washington Bangla Radio Live Webcast
WBRi broadcast the concert live on the internet direct from the concert venue. Listen to the audio recording from the audio live telecast online. Watch some video clips from the concert as well.
Banya and the musicians delivered a spectacular performance. "Banya" in Bengali means "deluge". As the MC put it appropriately, the evening was marked with a deluge of music. Soumya Chakraborty on the Sarod and Banya introduced a variety of Ragas, and demonstrated the genius of Rabindranath Tagore in experimenting and adapting Indian classical compositions into his songs in his uniquely brilliant way.
The live concert was held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 8 PM at the Four Points Sheraton Manassas, 10800 Vandor Lane, Manassas, VA 20109. Bonnya wss accompanied by acclaimed musicians from the Washington DC Metro Area:
Tabla - Debu Nayak (www.tablaguy.com)
Sarod– Soumya Chakraborty
Sitar – Sambrata Rakshit
Mandira – Krishna Shadu
Keyboard – Hiron Choudhury
Acoustic Guitar - Zareef Hamid