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. The recording from the audio live telecast is available below - click the play button to listen online.
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
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The DHROOPAD presentation was sponsored by The Four Points Sheraton, Manassas. Watch some video clips from the concert:
DHROOPAD is a cultural organization in the greater Washington DC Metro area, committed to promoting the rich cultural heritage of Bangladesh.
DHROOPAD debuted in 2001 with ‘Ekusher Ga(n)tha’ (the Story of the 21st), an audio-visual (songs, poems, dances and slides) depiction of the historic events of the Bengali Language Movement reaching its pinnacle on the 21st February of 1952 that essentially laid the seed for the ultimate independence of Bangladesh in 1971. Since then, DHROOPAD presented a number of highly acclaimed programs including Ritur Por Ritu (Seasons of Bangladesh) - a musical composition with dance, Shimana Chhariey Bangla (Bangla- Beyond Boundaries)- a modified version of Ekusher Ga(n)tha to incorporate proclamation of the 21st February as the International Mother Language Day by the UNESCO, Hajar Bochhorer Bangla Gaan (Thousand Years of Bangla Music) – a collection of songs presenting the evolution of the Bangla Songs beginning in the 8th Century, Shojon Badiar Ghaat – a drama, to name a few.
The all volunteer efforts of the DHROOPAD members are attributable to their love for the Bangali culture and Bangladesh. DHROOPAD believes in preserving one’s heritage for the tangible and intangible values, and hence, promotes awareness of the rich Bangali culture to its successors who are born/being brought up in the US to be able to take advantage of the best of the both worlds.