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Poetry Meets Cinema: ITI APU (Bengali, 2011) - A Tribute to Apu Trilogy: A Short Film On A Poem Recited by Soumitra Chatterjee

Washington DC, August 1, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) You may have heard the wonderful poems written by Prithwiraj Choudhury recited by Bratati Banerjee and himself that we have featured before in this post. Prithwiraj recently got together with Mrigankasekhar Ganguly and they have created a short film directed by Mrigankasekhar based on the poem "Iti Apu" written by Prithwiraj and narrated by Saumitra Chatterjee, who played Apu in Satyajit Ray's iconic trilogy.

Watch the Bengali short film online.

Sumana Bhattacharya - Bangla Kobita Abritti (Bengali Poem Recitation)

Sumana BhattacharyaShudhu kobitar jonno ei jonmo,
Shudhu kobitar jonno kichu khela,
Shudhu kobitar jonno eka hiem sandhyabela bhubon pariya aasa

Sumana Bhattacharya shares with us a few of her recitation recordings. These are also being aired on our live radio channel.

  • Ajike Gohon Kalima by Rabindranath Tagore
  • selections from Amar Durgotsav
  • Bonolata Sen by Jibonanondo Das
  • Bosonto Utsav by Mondakranta Sen
  • Bristhi Pore Tapur Tupur by  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Jibon Debota by Rabindranath Tagore
  • Megh Balikar Jonyo Rupkotha by Joy Goswami
  • Pagol Bashonto by Rabindranath Tagore

Suddhasatya Ghosh Presents Babumoshai by Sankha Ghosh & Ebar Hoyeche Sandhya by Shakti Chattopadhyay

Continuing our series of Bengali poem recitation (Bangla Kobita Abritti) by Suddhasatya Ghosh, presenting Babumoshai by Sankha Ghosh and Ebar Hoyeche Sandhya by Shakti Chattopadhyay recited by Ghosh.

Nababrsha Special Bangla Kobita Abritti by Brototi Paul : Poem Recitation on Bengali New Year

[Brototi Paul]

Calcutta, April 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) On the occasion of Bengali new year (Bangla Nababarsho), creative writer, painter and elocutionist Brototi Paul recites three of her new poems for Washington Bangla Radio's audience:
  • Subho Nababarsho
  • Basundhara
  • Daliter Pujo
Enjoy the poetess reciting her own poems using the audio player. We are also airing these recordings on our Live Bengali radio channel.

Tagore by Teresa Sebastián | Spanish Poetry In Concert Dedicated To Rabindranath Tagore Performed to Music | English Translation

Teresa Sebastian

Teresa Sebastián was born in Bilbao, Spain. She has been writing since she was a girl, and a winner of the "Premio Poesía de Primavera de la AAVV" award. Read all about Teresa, and watch online video of the outstanding "Poesi­a en Concierto - Tagore" (Tagore Poem In Concert) where Teresa Sebastian reads her own poem "Tagore" live with musicians J.C. Blancas on electronics/keyboards, X.Paixarino on the flute and Niraj Kumar on the Tabla.

Sanchalika Acharyya - Bengali Poem Recitation (Bangla Kobita Abritti)

Sanchalika Acharya - Bengali Poem Recitation - BANGLA KOBITA ABRITTIGermantown, Maryland, Feb 10, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sanchalika Acharyya has performed more than 70 stage shows of dance, recitation and sruti natok (Bengali audio drama). She counts Kathak dancing, Recitation and Gardening among her varied interests. Sanchalika is a District-level champion in recitation for three consecutive years, 1996, 1997 and 1998, at the Chatra Yuva Utsav.

Listen to Bangla Kobita Abritti by Sanchalika.

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Sayantani Das recites Bengali poems by Tagore, Joy Goswami and Kabita Singha

Sayantani Das

Listen to online Bengali Recitation broadcast by Sayantani Das on WBRi Kolkata Bangla Online Radio. The recitations are poems written by Tagore, Joy Goswami & Kabita Singha. 

1.    Janmantar by Rabindranath Tagore
2.    Africa by Rabindranath Tagore
3.    Sadharon Meye by Rabindranath Tagore
4.    Mone Pora by Rabindranath Tagore
5.    Meghbalikar Jonno Rupkatha by Joy Goswami
6.    Ami sei meyeti by Kabita Shingha

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Sunil Gangopadhyay's MONER MANUSH - An Audio-Book CD Collection on writings on LALON FAKIR from Bangla Beyond Borders

Germantown, Maryland, Oct 21, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Published in 2008, the novel Moner Manush is a biographical account of Lalon Fakir - the Emperor of the Bauls - through the eyes of the acclaimed Bengali poet and writer Sunil Gangopadhyay.

Fakir Lalon Shah was a folk philosopher and composer, born in 1774 in the present district of Kushtia in Bangladesh. The novel depicts the life experiences of Lalon: his childhood; the tragic separation from his family; his settlement in the forest away from locality and the growth of his follower community and his simple philosophy of life. Lalon's life and his beliefs have a huge relevance in todays world when religion has divided our society. Lalon lived between institutional religions and called for a unified approach towards realising the presence of 'God' within the human body. His songs give subliminal exposures to the reality that lies beyond the material world and show the triviality of any attempt to divide people both materially or spiritually.

Watch a video preview of the Audio-book online.

Listen to Palash Dey's Recitations of poems written by poet Shivani Bhattacharjee and others

Palash Dey has been very enthusiastic in poetry recitation as well as writing poetry since childhood. He wrote his first poem and a story in school during Class 6. Listen to his recitations of poems written by poet Shivani Bhattacharjee and many others on our live radio channel.

1. Bishya Korta by Shivani BhattacharjeePalash Dey
2. Bristi Tumi Eso by Shivani Bhattacharjee
3. Chole Jawa by Shivani Bhattacharjee
4. Naari Tumi Nodi Hao by Shivani Bhattacharjee
5. Sei Meye by Shivani Bhattacharjee
6. Shabdora Amay Dake by Shivani Bhattacharjee
7. Shapner Feriwala by Shivani Bhattacharjee
8. Utkonthya by Shivani Bhattacharjee

9. Africa by Rabindranath Tagore

10. Cancer by Nicolus Gieno
11. Jonmantor by Rabindranath Tagore

12. Mritunjoy by Rabindranath Tagore

13. Probhat utsob by Rabindranath Tagore

14. Prosno by Rabindranath Tagore

15. Raatree by Subhas Mukhopadhyay

16. Sagor dola by Buddhadeb Basu

17. Sojasoji by Rabindranath Tagore

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Gitanjali : Poems By Rabindranath Tagore - in Hindi

Read online and download free Hindi translation e-book of Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali (Song Offerings). Check out our online auction house to see if you find collectible antiques like an original 1914 Edition of Gitanjali.

Audio Recitation by Bratati Paul of her poems Sharodiya and Thokbaaj - Bangla Kobita Abritti

To celebrate Sharodiya Durga Puja 2010, Bratati Paul presents a couple of new audio recitations of poems she wrote herself.  The first is titled Sharadiya and the second, Thokbaaj.

Listen to Brototi's recitation online.

Bengali Recitation - Bratati Bandopadhyay, Prithwiraj Choudhury of Poems written by Prithwiraj Choudhury - Bangla Kobita Abritti

Bangla Kobita - Prithwiraj ChoudhuryWashington Bangla Radio presents Bangla poetry recitation by acclaimed elocutionist Bratati Banerjee and  poet Prithwiraj Choudhury of poems by Prithwiraj Choudhury. Listen online to Bengali recitation on-demand. These recordings are also being broadcast on WBRi Live Kolkata Online radio.

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Bengali Poems by Jibanananda Das and Shakti Chattopadhyay - Recitation by Suddha Satya Ghosh

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Bangla Kobita Abritti (Bengali Poem Recitation) by Suddha Satya Ghosh:

  • Aat Bochor Aagey Ek Din (A Day, Eight Years Ago) by Kobi Jibanananda Das
  • Bodh (Realization) by Kabi Jibonanando Das
  • Abani Bari Acho (Are You Home, Abani ? ) by Shakti Chattopadhay

Listen to the recitation recordings online. These are also being aired on our Radio channel.

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Michael Madhusudan Dutt - Meghnadh Badh Kabya | Bengali Poetry Recitation

Michael Madhusudan Datta

The tragic epic Meghnadh Badh Kabya (মেঘনাদবধ কাব্য) is the most famous work of Michael Madhusudan Dutta (মাইকেল মধুসূদন দত্ত) (1824-1873) - one of the greatest Bengali poets, a pioneer in Bangla drama and sonnets. Listen to recitation of the Bangla kobita by Suddha Satya Ghosh.

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Barnali Saha presents a great reading of The Book of Sand by Jorge Luis Borges | WBRi Online Magazine

Barnali Saha, a much valued contributor to Washington Bangla Radio, reads the English translation by Norman Thomas di Giovanni of The Book of Sand - El libro de arena in the original Spanish - the 1975 valedictory short story by Jorge Luis Borges.

According to Mario Vargas Llosa, "Borges was a superb storyteller. One reads most of Borges's tales with the hypnotic interest usually reserved for reading detective fiction."

Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish-language writer of the twentieth century. Brilliantly translated and marvelously read out by Barnali, these stories combine a direct and at times almost colloquial style coupled with Borges's signature fantastic inventiveness. Barnali successfully showcases Borges's depth of vision and superb image-conjuring power.

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