Noted Singer Songwriter Composer Nilanjan Nandy in Solo Show EKOK in Calcutta

EKOK Solo Show by Nilanjan Nandy aka Aroopratan in Kolkata

Calcutta, Jan 8, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Acclaimed Composer, Singer, Song-writer, Poet and Journalist Nilanjan Nandy, aka Aroopratan, will present an EKOK (solo) show comprising of old Bengali hit songs, Bollywood classics from the 1960s and 70s, non-film Ghazals and also a few numbers for Country and Western folk buffs, including some his own compositions, on January 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM at Rabindra Okakura Bhaban, Salt Lake, Opp. City Center (out Gate), Calcutta.

As you might remember, WBRi has been fortunate enough to record an exclusive video interview with Nilanjan available here.

"I am having this EKOK show after many years now. Missing my Mom and Dad terribly", says Nilanjan about this program. "I'll will be singing those numbers which has particularly helped me to grow as the music composer that I am today."

Two new audio album CDs by Nilanjan will also be released at the show, apart from the performance. Both albums will be released under the banner of our partner Cozmik Harmony whose audio CDs are downloadable in MP3 format from our digital download service. The albums are:


Dev Anand and I Audio Album

Dev Anand & I - an instrumental homage of 11 Superhit "Dev Anand" Songs from Hindi films like Kaala Bazaar, Guide, Jewel Thief, Hum Dono, Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Prem Pujari and so on


Dil Dhundta Hai Audio Album

Dil Dhoondta Hai  - an instrumental tribute to Madan Mohan, the Ace Music Director of 10 songs from Mausam, Woh Kaun Thi, Hindusthan Ki Kasam, Aaap ki Parchhaiyan, Sanjog, Veer Zaara etc.

Eminent Calcutta-based cardiologist Dr. Parthasarathy Bhattacharya will also sing Bhajans and Ghazals inaugrating the evening.

Madhuban Chakraborty, noted news reader and anchor with a front runner Bengali News Channel, who is also a talented singer, will sing quite a few Bengali super hit songs from the 1960's and 70's.

Ellora Nandy, Aroopratan's better half, will sing a couple of filmy and non-filmy Ghazals, followed by Neeharika Nandy's rendition of old Bollywood semi-classical compositions and a Bengali Modern Song written and Composed by her father, Aroopratan himself.

After an introductory hour, Aroopratan will be beginning his 120 minutes of variety singing, right from paying his tribute to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, Jagjit Singh and Pintu Bhattacharya (who all have passed away last year) to singing Bob Dylan as well as belting out Ghazals by some of the top-most "shayars" in this business.

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