Songs - Tribal

Sambalpur Kalaparishad; An organization working with an aim to keep the traditional Sambalpuri Folk Dance alive (WBRi Feature)

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Sambalpur Kalaparishad was established in the year 1956 with an aim and object of promotion of Dance and Music of Western Orissa.  Under the able leadership of Late Sri Murari Prasad Mishra, Ex. Minister a school was started functioning in the Parishad Premises for imparting formal training to the students in Dance and Music which runs till today.

New Audio Music Launch: ‘Folkism’ by Bangla Band Kaya; Soulful Folk music for the urban listeners

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It was a grand evening for one of the outstanding music bands of Bengal popularly known as Kaya when they launched their latest album Folkism. The event took place at “The Eye Within Club” which is located near Southern Avenue. Music maestro Soumitra of folk band Bhoomi fame, renowned fashion designer Agnimitra Pal and famous actor cum singer Lajbonti Roy graced the occasion and brightened up the evening.

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 - 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.

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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