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Rabindrasangeet | Jodi Tor Dak Shune Keo | Rabindranath Tagore translation by Barnali Saha

Contribute to WBRi - Submit your songs, paintings, recitation, elcution etc. to WBRi for global broadcast. Visit our web-site and submit your creations today! “Jodi Tor Daak Sune” - Lyrics & Music by Rabindranath Tagore Translation by Barnali Saha, Nashville, Tennessee.

Elektrik Kool Rock Revue 1 | Original Songs by Top Kolkata Bands | Watch Online Live Concert Videos & Pictures | WBRi Partner

WBRi - Washington Bangla Radio - in Online Partnership with Patrick Sanjiv Lal Ghose - proudly announces
The first of a live concert series with the greatest of Kolkata bands

Elektrik Kool Rock Revue - 1

The First of The Series of Live Concerts

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Bertie Da Silva & Orphic Hat. Video © WBRi.


Bertie Da Silva & Orphic Hat. Video © WBRi.


The Supersonics. Video © WBRi.


The Supersonics. Video © WBRi.


The Supersonics. Video © WBRi.


The Supersonics. Video © WBRi.


Event Finale. Video © WBRi.

Elektrik Kool Rock Revue 1

The Big Concert Of Original Songs & Music From

Date & Time: Saturday May 30, 2009 @ 6 PM

Venue: GD Birla Sabhagar

Tickets: Rs. 150, available at the following Vodafone stores:
Park Street
22 Camac Street
Minto Park
South City
Salt Lake - Opp. City Center

Band Members

THE SUPERSONICS

Ananda Sen on guitar and vocals, Avinash Chordia on drums, Nitin Mani on bass and Rohan Ganguli on guitar, harmonica and vocals.

BERTIE DA SILVA AND ORPHIC HAT

Bertie da Silva on vocals, harmonica and guitar, Willy Walters on bass guitar, Jonathan Ram Gopal on keyboards, Anindyo Paul on vocals and Amlan Jyoti Singh on drums.

FIVE LITTLE INDIANS (FLI)

Neel Adhikari on vocals and guitar, Allan Ao on guitars and backing vocals, Arka Das on drums and percussion, Sayak Bandyopadhyay on vocals and percussion and Sanket Bhattacharya on bass.

Telegraph daily, Calcutta Telegraph article, May 26, 2009

Telegraph daily newspaper, published from Kolkata, writes: "The idea that was kindled in that evening is now taking shape with Elektrik Kool Rock Revue 1, to be held once again at GD Birla Sabhagar, on May 30. “In the course of producing Bertie da Silva in Concert, we realised that it was possible to present quality music to audiences in a concert hall and that there is a large and appreciative audience ready and waiting for such shows,” explains Patrick Ghosh of Hat Productions, an outfit that also crystallised after the November show." Read the complete Telegraph article HERE »

Telegraph daily, Calcutta Telegraph article, May 28, 2009

Kolkata's Telegraph newspaper has published an article on Elektrik Kool Rock Revue 1 that includes profiles of the bands playing their own compositions in this concert: THE SUPERSONICS, BERTIE DA SILVA AND ORPHIC HAT, and FIVE LITTLE INDIANS (FLI). This artcile also has encouraging words from current popular Indian Rock & Pop musicians BICKRAM GHOSH (Tabla player, world percussionist), AMYT DUTTA (Guitarist: Pink Noise and Skinny Alley), PRASANNA SINGH (Former manager, Cassini’s Division), VIKRAMJIT “TUKI” BANERJEE (Guitarist: Krosswindz). Read the complete Telegraph article HERE »


Fireflies Presents Guitar Gurus | Jazz Classical Fusion Rock | 5 of the Hottest Guitar Players in India | Bangalore May 30, 2009

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GUITAR GURUS is an all night concert where 5 of the hottest guitar players from all over India will come together on one stage. Each artist will play for one hour backed by their individual bands and the show will end with a mother of a jam involving all artists. The music will be a good mix of different genres across artists from jazz to fusion, classical and rock. Somewhere in the middle of all this, one lucky devil in the audience will win an accoustic guitar signed by all artists! The venue, an open-air amphitheatre on the banks of a lake is easily one of the finest venues in and around Bangalore for a concert.


BANGLA SANGEET MELA (GAANMELA) 2009. WBRi Exclusive Kolkata Bangla Sangit Mela Coverage. Watch Free Videos & Listen To Live Song

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Exclusive Washington Bangla Radio Coverage of Gaan Mela in the .com Era:

Watch Free Videos Online, Listen to Live Bengali Songs by Performers on Stage, look at exclusive Pictures - we bring you Gaanmela 2009 in all its glory direct from Kolkata, West Bengal, India! Read the complete article for Audio Visual coverage ... click on the "Read More" link below.


Bangla Baul Folk & Tribal Songs Of Bengal - A Guide by Gopal Bandopadhyay | Nimai Sanyas, Prabhati, Poush Parbon, Dehatatwa etc.

The multitude of genres and sub-genres of Bengali Baul / Folk / Tribal music are defined and discussed. Listen to online songs of many types and subtypes of Bangla Folk & Tribal performed by Mr Gopal Bandopadhyay for WBRi.

Gopal Bandopadhyay Presents
Folk & Tribal Music of Bengal - A Guide

Free WBRi Bangla Radio Bengali Online Broadcast | Folk, Tribal songs The following article is a rough guide to the various folk musicals forms of West Bengal, India. This article is penned by Shri Gopal Bandopadhyay. We have previously featured Mr Gopal Banerjee where he has briefly written about Bengali Folk tradiitons and you can watch Mr Banerjee live in concert - click here.

Nimai Sanyas

These songs revolve around the concept of opting for the lifestyle of an ascetic by Nimai and thereby leaving his Grihasthya or family life. These songs were composed on the basis of the pitiful appeal by his wife Bishnupriya and his sorrowful mother Sachimata.

Prabhatee

These songs are usually sung in the morning time by Vaishnavas throughout rural Bengal praising the glories of Radha, Lord Shri Krishna and Gauranga. These songs help the villagers ...


A Guide to Swine Flu | Information, Guidelines, Frequently Asked Questions | H1N1 Virus | H5N1 Virus

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Roquaiya Hasina Neely | A telephone interview | WBRi Bangla Radio Speaks with Neely in Dhaka From Washington

Washington Bangla Radio (WBRi)spoke with the extraordinary Rabindra Sangeet singer Roquaiya Hasina Neely today over telephone before airing her album "Baaje Jhornar Gaan". Neely speaks informally with Supratim Sanyal of WBRi about her childhood, her parents, musical career highlights and offers tips to young and upcoming Rabindra Sangeet singers. A must listen for Rabindra Sangeet fans. A WBRi exclusive Podcast.

Babukishan Krishnendu Das Bengali Baul Songs | Bangla Baul, Sufi World Folk Fusion, GypsyIndia | Purna Das Baul, Nabani Das Baul

Babukishan Baul - Krishnendu Das Baul - son of Purna Das Baul - grandson of Nabani Das BaulKrishnendu Das Baul, popularly known as Babukishan Baul is a Multi-Instrumentalist Music & Dance Instructor, Composer, Performer and Film Music Project Designer. He is the grandson of Guru Shri Nabani Das Baul, and the son of Samrat Purna Das Baul and Manju Das.

Babukishan comes from an old and very traditional Baul folklore family. His grandfather, Guru Shri Nabani Das Baul, was a much celebrated singer and poet who was instrumental in bringing the Baul culture of Bengal to fame with the respected and admired status it enjoys today. Nabani Das Baul often collaborated with the writer of India's National Anthem, a great poet, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, Rabindranath Tagore, in popularizing the music of the Baul.

Nabani Das Baul opened the doors for his people to the world. In keeping with this tradition. Babukishan's father, Samrat Purna Das Baul, a modern, popular legend among the Bauls, opened up the doors even further by collaborating and jamming in live performances with the top Western and European acts of the 20th century. Babu is a music designer, singer, and author renowned in India for his work in both the recording and film industries. He plays a variety of music combining new age, and world fusion, with traditional folk music in authentic Bengali Baul style.

Read all about Babukishan and get the baul world fusion songs from his album GYPSY INDIA


Metal Dictators Live In Concert - Naktala Metal Pally and Flame Events Present - An underground concert - Kolkata Underground

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Metal Dictators
Live in concert
Naktala Metal Pally and Flame Events Present
An underground concert

Online Partner: Washington Bangla Radio (WBRi)


Prachir | Contemporary Alternative Rock Kolkata Bangla Band | Channel [V] Launchpad Finalists | Watch Song Videos Online

Prachir - Kolkata Bangla Rock Band Prachir are an alternative Bangla Rock Band from Kolkata. Read about the members of Prachir in their own writing. Relive the experience of Prachir at the Channel [V] Launchpad, 2009 where they were the only Kolkata Bengali Band invited. Listen to Prachir Songs Online via Videos from their Youtube channel.

Sumantra Mitra Listen Online to Bengali Song MP3 Album Apon Moné | Exclusive Telephone Interview | Bangla Modern / Adhunik Gaan

Sumantra Mitra - Apon Mone - Album Cover Sumantra Mitra was born in a musical family in the mid 1960s. His father was an avid listener of Indian Classical Music and his mother, Alpana Mitra, was an accomplished singer and music teacher, she had released her solo album from the then  H.M.V and had sung in Tagore's  dance drama Shyama, Chitrangada and Tasher Desh. She was the music teacher in Gokhale Memorial School and Kamala Girls' School.


Listen to Online WBRi Kolkata Radio On Your Cell Phone, Smart Phone, Mobile Device - Read WBRi Reviews, Interviews, Features too

Listen to the world's first pioneering WBRi Live Kolkata Bangla Online Radio on your Smart Phone, Mobile Device, Cell Phone and Hand Phone, as well as read exclusive WBRi Interviews, Features, Reviews and Articles on your Mobile. WBRi Online Kolkata Radio is the Internet's first Bangla Calcutta Radio compatible and designed for Mobile users, streaming Bengali MP3 Radio to your Cell Phone 24x7.

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Brahmakhyapa | Baul Jazz Blues World Fusion | Bengali Baul Songs | Bangla Baul | Globalizing Folk Tribal Baul Songs of Bengal

BHROMOR Latest Update: Latest Brahma Khepa New Album BHROMOR has been simultaneously released Online (the first time for any album in Bengali Music History): Listen to free previews & Download MP3 Songs Album: CLICK HERE »

BRAHMAKHYAPA When LALAN FAKIR says "Shahoj manush bhoje dekh na re mon dibbya gyane ",he reinforces the Baul philosophy that true realization of the divine comes from spiritual experience of love. And for the Bauls of Bengal that experience is found only in the present moment of existence. Through their music Brahma Khyapa aims to advocate just that.


Juthika Barua, Canada - Classic Bengali Modern Songs - Live Music Videos of Bangla Oldies

Listen to free Bangla Adhunik (Bengali Modern) Songs and Bengali Film Songs by Juthika Barua from Canada - exclusive Washington Bangla Radio live concert videos.


Urban Reflektions Nagar Ratri | Bengali Jazz Blues Funk Rock World Fusion | Listen Online & Download MP3 | Bangla Band Songs

Urban Reflektions started off as a project in the year 2003 by drummer/composer/arranger/vocalist Debashish Banerji "Debu"  in Kolkata, India. The main objective of the project was to bring about a change in the Bengali rock band music scenario by infusing elements of jazz, funk, soul, r&b, acid jazz, etc. into their music.