Exclusive WBRi Bangla Radio Interviews, Reviews, Features, Songs, Videos, Biographies of Bangla Artists, Bands and Albums

Juthika Barua - Feature on Bangla Television Canada TV Program - Exclusive Online BTV Canada Presentation via WBRi

Juthika Barua, the Canadian Bengali singer, was featured on Bangladesh Television Canada ( BTV Canada ) on January 31, 2009. Juthika is a featured artiste on Washington Bangla Radio - her feature is available at HERE. WBRi presents the BTV Canada program featuring Juthika Barua. Thanks to Bangla Television Canada for authorizing their video to be streamed from this website.


33rd Calcutta Book Fair 2009 - Kolkata Boimela 2009 - Exclusive WBRi Audiovisual & Video Coverage

The Kolkata Book Fair is the most awaited annual cultural event of the city of Calcutta. It is Asia's biggest and the world's largest non-trade book fair but there have been controversies regarding the venue of the event. The Publishers and Booksellers' Guild, organizers of the book fair, had to shift the venue from the Maidan to Salt Lake in 2007 after environmental activists won a legal battle to stop the event from being held in the city's green area.


Partha & Parna | Singer Performers from American Mid-west | Listen Online to MP3 Bangla Songs Bengali Album Emotions Rekindled

Partha & Parna in GariaPartha and Parna are exceptionally versatile singers and performers from the American Midwest. Even though they are both biomedical scientists by profession, their passion for music has taken them all over USA as invited singer- performers. Both Partha and Parna are trained in Hindustani vocal music by eminent vocalists of Mewati, Gwalior and Vishnupur Gharaana. Moreover, Parna - also known as Suparna - is a disciple of the legendary Singer-Composer-Lyricist Shri Jatileshwar Mukhopadhyay. Partha and Parna have performed in various American cities as invited artists as well as in prestigious venues in Kolkata such as Madhusudan Mancha, Rabindrasadan and also on TV channels such as TARA MUZIK (see below). Parna and Partha perform a wide variety of songs ranging from semiclassical, bhajans, ghazals, Bengali Folk, Bangla Band songs to adhunik bangla songs of recent years and of “Swarna Jug” (The Golden Era of Bengali Music), especially songs of Manna Dey, Hemanta Mukhopadhyay, Shyamal Mitra, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Sandhya Mukhopadhyay, Pratima Bandyopadhyay and Arati Mukhopadhyay) in accordance with the tastes of the audience. Above and beyond, Partha is extremely popular as a stand-up comedian for his self-composed hilarious comic skits and parody songs.


Browse, Select and Download Albums

We partner directly with the Record Companies to bring you the above albums at affordable prices. Most of these albums are exclusive to us, and you will not find anywhere else for legally downloading. From any sales, we also payout the highest amounts in the industry to try to support the Bengali Music Industry currently besieged by rampant piracy. Please do not distribute the albums you download for free - spread awareness and SUPPORT THE BENGALI SINGERS!

Dr. Sanghamitra Saha - the Rabindrasangeet expert, and her album Ganguli More

Dr Sanghamitra Saha

DR SANGHAMITRA SAHA sings Rabindrasangeet, and in this article we present an exclusive biography of Dr.Saha and some of her songs.


Abraham Mazumder. Exclusive WBRi Interview. Kolkata (Calcutta) Music Academy. Mohiner Ghoraguli co-founder.

Abraham MazumderAs you probably know, Abraham Mazumdar is an integral part of the path-breaking Bengali Band Mohiner Ghoraguli (মোহিনের ঘোড়াগুলি) which marched its way into the musical circles of Kolkata in the later part of the 1970s. Abraham Mazumdar is a music composer, a music teacher and an excellent human being all packaged into one. WBRi Kolkata Radio presents an exclusive interview with Abraham Mazumder.


Ansuman Roy: My Father in my eyes By Bhaskar Roy | Exclusive Unpublished Pictures | Folk Tribal Bengali Baul Songs | Bangla Baul


Ansuman Roy
. Bhaskar Roy remembers his father ANSUMAN ROY and shares rare pictures: "From my early childhood, I have seen and felt ANSUMAN ROY more as an artist and then as a father. My mornings used to begin with the sounds of his practice (REWAAJ) with the TANPURA." ...


Interview - Raghab Chattopadhyay | WBRi Exclusive

Raghav Chatterji: Watch Exclusive Washington Bangla Radio interview video online, read all about Raghab and his music and songs, preview free and download bengali music songs MP3 Bangla Albums by Raghab Chatterjee.

Nitric Dreams | 1st Metal Bangla Band from Kolkata | Listen to Exclusive Unreleased Songs MP3 Online | Watch Live Music Videos

WashingtonBanglaRadio.com Exclusive - Nitric DreamsNitric Dreams - Previously Unreleased and Exclusive Demo Songs
  • Aagamir Gaan: Unreleased - Album Demo
  • Amar Harano: Unreleased - Album Demo
  • Biday: Unreleased - Album Demo
  • Hoarding-er Meye Ta Ke: Unreleased - Album Demo
  • Raat 12:13: Unreleased - Album Demo
  • Sarah's Song: Demo (English)
  • Tomake: Unreleased - Album Demo
Nitric Dreams are:

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Spotify

I love Spotify, and I think you will too! Happy listening!

Spotify is a digital streaming radio music service where you can choose the music you love, or let Spotify surprise you. If you know what you want, just search and hit play. Or find new music by browsing the collections of friends, artists and celebrities. It’s easy to build a personal collection by creating your own playlists. Or if you find a playlist you really like, just add it to your collection. Very soon, you'll have the right music for every mood and occasion. Spotify works on your computer, your mobile, your tablet, and your home entertainment system. You can even download your favorite music for when you’re offline.


Pandora

Pandora is free personalized internet radio.  Simply enter a favorite artist, track, comedian or genre, and Pandora will create a personalized station that plays their music and more like it.

Pandora is always free, with the option to pay for additional features.

Rate songs by giving thumbs-up and thumbs-down feedback and add variety to further refine your stations, discover new music and help Pandora play only music you love.

Pandora is powered by the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken, the Music Genome Project: a project started over ten years ago to capture the complex musical DNA of songs using a large team of highly-trained musicians.




Arnob Chowdhury | Watch Online Live Concert Video & Exclusive Interview | Arnab and Friends Unheard Voices Tour 2008 Drishtipat

We present here a video of exclusive interview with Arnob and the entire Concert Video from the "Arnob & Friends" concert with permission and encouragement of the Director of Drishtipat, who organized the "Unheard Voices" World Tour

Shayan Chowdhury (শায়ান চৌধুরী), better known by his nickname Arnob (also spelled Ornob), the young, talented and very popular singer from Bangladesh, commened the "Unheard Voices Tour with Arnob & friends" with a concert in Washington, DC on Oct 18, 2008. The tour is organized by Drishtipat, a human rights and social activism organization.Drishtipat

sixth and I historic synagogue, washington DC

Arnob poster outsied sixth and I historic synagogueThe concert was held in the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue - a landmark historical building in Washington, DC. One of the first things that was visible on arrival at the venue was a poster of the show that in itself promised a great musical evening with Arnob.


Probashi | Pioneering Avant Garde Bangla Band in New Delhi | Listen to Bengali Band Songs Online | Preview Free & Download MP3

Probashi at HMV Studios

Probashi is the only recognised Bangla Band outside Bengal and Bangladesh with two Music Albums in their kitty.


Utpalendu Chowdhury | Exclusive Video Interview | Watch & Listen Online to Great Singer of Bangla Folk Bengali Tribal Baul Songs

Washington DC, Feb 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Utpalendu-da has passed away, leaving back a legacy and memories with millions of Bengalees across the world. I had a chance to meet Utpalendu-da in October of 2008 and vividly remember his inspiring words, and we recorded this interview in a casual setting. May his soul rest in peace. - Supratim Sanyal, WBRi.

WBRi Exclusive Utpalendu Chowdhury Interview Utpalendu Chowdhury is one of the most popular singers of the present genre. Utpalendu gathered his repertoire under the guidance of his father Nirmalendu Chowdhury, the legendary folk singer from Bengal and carries on his quest to know more intimately the splendors preserved by the teacher-to-disciple oral transmission. With a single-minded purpose he looks forward to popularizing the folk songs that he has inherited from his father and the rivers of Bengal.


Tripti Sanyal and Tapan Sanyal - album Dhonyi Meye, and exclusive unreleased tracks

In this article, we present Tapan and Tripti Sanyal - a couple experimenting with Fusion. Tapan and Tripti live in Kolkata. Listen to Tapan and Tripti's latest and previously unreleased songs exclusively on WBRi Bangla Kolkata Radio.

Tapan SanyalTapan Sanyal (44) & his wife Tripti Sanyal (35) both belong to musical families in Kolkata. Primarily Tapan has been influenced by his father who used to sing & write songs too. His first love was the Tabla. He learned Tabla from Pt. Kanai Dutta & Ustad Ahmed Hussain Khan. After some years Tapan started playing tabla on the stage with different artists. In  the year 1989 he heard  the voice of Tripti on All India Radio, finally he met her and played Tabla with Tripti and he gave her suggestions for new compositions. They started working and finally  they got  married. After that Tapan started writing lyrics for various artists, within a few months he got an offer to write lyrics for Arati Mukherjee, the great singer - the name of the final album was Sadharan Meye. After 1990  Tapan started composing music with his wife with new ideas.


Tripti SanyalTripti Sanyal is also a very talented singer. Tripti was basically influenced by her mother who is also a lyricist & music composer without having any formal training. She learned music from so many gurus & finally from Pt. Amiya Ranjan Banerjee (a great vocal trainer & classical singer). She passed M.A in music from Rabindrabharati University & now she is a music teacher of a Govt. school. She sings modern songs, bengali, hindi, & also thumri, dadra, kajri, tagore songs and nazrulgeeti.& specially fusion. Recently both Tapan and Tripti are  involved in composing music, speciallly fusion based, including modern songs.

EXCLUSIVE UNRELEASED SONGS 

The following are a few new songs by Tripti Sanyal not released in any album yet. Lyrics and music are by Tapan Sanyal.


Bangla Radio Canberra - the story and voice of Bangladeshis living in Canberra, Australia

Bangla Radio Canberra

 

The Bangla Radio Canberra operates under the umbrella of the Bangladesh Australia Association Canberra Inc. It produces a weekly program in Bangla containing news, features, interviews, songs, music and drama that is of interest to expatriate listeners. Their web-site is: www.banglaradio.org.au