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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

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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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Barnali Saha (Banerjee) | Bengali Poem Recitation | Bangla Kobita Abritti | Listen to Free Bangla Poetry Elocution Online

We present the following great Bengali Poems (Bangla Kobita) by legendary Bengali poets, recited by Barnali. We are airing Barnali's elocution on our live radio channel. You can also listen to them on-demand using the player.

  • Sukumar Roy - Shotpatro
  • Jibananda Das - Banalata Sen
  • Joy Goswami - Malatibala Balika Bidyalaya | Benimadhab
  • Kazi Nazrul Islam - Kandari Hoshiar
  • Sukanta Bhattacharya - Charpatro

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Tagore by Teresa Sebastián in Spanish Poetry Concert - 27 to 30 July 2010

Tagore Poetry In Concert - Teresa Sebastien

A series of Spanish poetry recitations accompanied with musical performances will be held during the new edition of the unique Poetry in Concert program to be held from 27th to 30th July, 2010.

2010 marks the premiere of  "new house" in the Spanish Theater - which is an exciting happening for Poetry in Concert enthusiasts everywhere.

Teresa Sebastian, who has famously composed and performed her wonderful "Poesi­a en Concierto - Tagore" (Tagore Poem In Concert), will perform in, and is also the Artistic Coordinator of, the event.

Washington Bangla Radio is glad to present the entire original poem and an English translation of Teresa Sebastian's poem "Tagore" as well as a live recording of Teresa reading her own poem "Tagore" with musicians J.C. Blancas on electronics/keyboards, X.Paixarino on the flute and Niraj Kumar on the Tabla.

Brototi Paul - Creative writer, Elocutionist & a Painter par excellence

Brototi Paul

Creative writer, painter and elocutionist Brototi Paul won her first award in a recitation competition at age 3. Since then, she has won numerous awards in elocution at local and regional levels.  Her first book ASWAD, a book of poems, and her second book ATO TUKU ASHA – a novel, were inaugurated at the Kolkata International Book Fair in 2004 and 2005. Listen to Brototi's recitation of her own poems.

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ILA ROY - author of "Bhalo Theko" (book of poems) recites her poems | Listen to Bangla Kobita Abritti (Bengali Poem Recitation)

ILA ROY Bengali Poems Recitation Bangla Kobita AbrittiPoet-songwriter-singer-elocutionist ILA ROY is perhaps not known to you, but after a few minutes you may get a idea of who she his through her words.

Ila Roy was born to Promila and Subodh Chandra Roy  and lives in Duttapukur, a little village in West Bengal, India. . She considers herself a simple lady, a patriotic Indian, and proud of her country's heritage of great personalities of the stature of Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Vivekananda.

Ila says, "Mother is the most favorite word in my world." Unfortunately, Ila lost her mother in 2007, and remembers telling her mother "Bhalo Theko" (take care) just after she embarked on her final journey.  Ila's first book of poems, titled "Bhalo Theko", dedicated to her mother, was published in 2008.

After her first book, Ila has been busy writing poems which are regularly published in many Bengali Little Magazines, including Prometheus-er Pothe, Samajdarpon, Annoman, Nirbed, Choitali, etc.

Ila has a graduate degree from Calcutta University and a Masters degree from Rabindra Bharati  University. She has hosted Radio shows on All India Radio (Akashvani) from 2003 to 2007.

Ila says, "I love nature and want to help the poor and the solitary people because I think I am born for others."

Listen to recitation by Ila Roy of her own poems . Washington Bangla Radio is also broadcasting these recordings on our live Radio channel online.


Eka, Eka Noi - Solo recitation program by Sumantra Sengupta | WBRi Kolkata Event Review

Sumantra Sengupta - Eka Eka Noi

As commenced earlier, the solo recitation program of Sumantra Sengupta as “Eka, Eka Noi” was held on 28th June rainy evening at Rabindrasadan, Kolkata.

মেয়ে - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Meye (The Girl Child) - A Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee

Meye (The Girl Child) - a bengali poem by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font.

মেয়ে

সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়


তুমি নগ্ন অসহায়, ফুটপাথে বসতি বানাও,
বিগবাজার, সাউথ সিটি মল,
...

A tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his 150th Rabindra Jayanti (birth anniversary)

Tagore

My homage to Kobiguru on his 150th birth centenary this year - 'Duhsamay' from his "Kalpana" selection of poems.

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Sumantra | Belghoria Shankhamala

Kolkata, India, June 25, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) There was a time when recitation was confined to the solo regimentation of the artist. But Sumantra thought otherwise. The rhythm of poetry brings more joy if shared with others. So, 23rd July, 1989, saw the birth of "SANKHAMALA".

Now everything changes fast as years rolled on, Sumantra with the passage of time passed out of the school portals, obtaining marks of distinction and acquitting creditably very well in being able to occupy enviable 1 st and 2nd rank among the contestant competitors in recitation. He made a long stride in pursuit of higher studies of college in the face of galaxy of stumbling blocks which could have handicapped any boy of mediocrity and he qualified ably himself as an Honors graduate in the teeth of baffling financial circumstances and obtained with confidence a good Masters Degree from Calcutta University.

Sumantra began gradually to come to limelight to make a mark in a mile-stone of steady progress towards the goal, the height of glory. The elegant lustre of his meteoric rise at the pinnacle of name and fame, can be traced to the sight of packed house, listening, being spellbound with undivided at( tention. When Sumantra's maiden solo appearance named as "Sisir-a Sumantra" at the adorned stage of 'Sisir Mancha' which was colourfully designed by the great wizard and colossus in the world of magic spell of light Sri Tapas Sen possessing an international fame all the world over, to recite in full throated voice exclusively from memory for three consecutive hours, was really a marvelously spectacular to see Sumantra manifesting himself fully with all glare in the year of 1999 in the month of December.

A rare cherished occasion which awaited blissfully Sumantra in the arena of elocution, was availed of at an oppourtune moment that he accomplished with buoyant zeal and splendidly as a singularly lone reciter consecutively for three hours at the illustriously reputed auditorium of 'Shantiniketan' entitled 'Natya Ghar' apparently reminiscent of Rabindra Nath's glory and great fame as an actor in 'Valmiki Prativa' before the adorned audience comprising a galaxy of vishavarati varsity teachers and professors, eminent sculptors and painters and Visha-Varati varsity personal.

The old proverb, 'running thus like nothing succeed like success' is evidently belied at the sight of revelation of spectacularly outstanding performance in terms of cassettes entitled "Ami Ki Rokom Vabe Benche Achi" coming to light on 14th February in 2001, was adjudged on the merit of intrinsic calibre and grit as the best of the stupendously excellent performance of the contestant elocutors and reciters of eminence in the whole of West Bengal on the occasion of "Bangla Sangeet Cholochitra Samman".

Bengali Poem Malatibala Balika Bidyalay by Joy Goswami | English Translation by Barnali Saha

Barnali is a creative writer, painter and elocutionist from Nashville, TN, and is a regular contributor to Washington Bangla Radio.

In this article in the Washington Bangla Radio Online Magazine (e-zine) section, Barnali Saha translates acclaimed Bengali poet Joy Goswami's famous poem Malatibala Balika Bidyalay (Malatibala Girls' School) into English. Also watch a free video online of Barnali reciting the Bengali original poem.

Rabindra Sangeet | Nandini Mukherjee | Bengali Tagore Songs with introductory English Narration

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Bengali Rabindra Sangeet | Nandini Mukherjee

Nandini Mukherjee is an experienced practitioner of Rabidrasangeet (songs written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore). She trained under Amar Lahiri, an outstanding exponent of the varied styles of the genre, and a disciple of Subinoy Roy. Earlier, Nandini underwent formal training in Hindustani classical music at Geetabithi founded by Subinoy Roy.

Nandini believes that the essence of Rabindrasangeet lies not only in its poetry and inimitable musical style but also in its unmatched emotional appeal. Her belief echoes Tagore himself, who, by characterizing his music as Bhavsangeet, sought to emphasize emotion over technique. He therefore classified his compositions in terms of their emotional appeal to people as Puja (devotion), Prem (love), Prakriti (nature) and Swadesh (patriotism), and not as the different classical or folk forms of music from which he drew inspiration.

Being Bhavsangeet, Rabindrasangeet has a universal appeal, transcending barriers of language and nationality. The cause of universality is furthered by Tagore's unfettered acceptance of musical styles from lands faraway and near, which he synthesized and harmonized to constitute his own, inimitable brand of music.

It is in continuance of this pursuit that Nandini's renditions have been accompanied by narration in English.

Nandini performs lives at venues in Bangalore and Kolkata.

Listen to English Narration and Rabindra Sangeet by Nandini.

Partho Mukhopadhyay - Bengali Recitation-Elocution | Listen to Bangla Kobita Abritti Live recording Rabindra Sadan, Feb 2, 2010

Bengali Poem Recitation - Bangla Kobita Abritti - Partha 
MukhopadhyayApril 9, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) - By Subhomoy Mukherjee, WBRi Kolkata Correspondent: The space anywhere available is not enough to write something about Elocutionist Guru Shri Partho Mukhopadhyay. I have so many words to write that I complete ultimately by writing a little. He is really Guru by nature because anybody can describe him as teacher rather than performer. He always skips the opportunity to perform and provide the space for his students as he always seems happiest to see his students famous. We can take example of one and only elocutionist Bratati Bandapadhyay, his most famous and favorite disciple.

Partho Mukhopadhyay's solo programme on 2nd February, 2010 at Rabindra Sadan is a tribute of Sarathi disciples to their Guru. His accompanist was Santanu Bandopadhyay on Background Music. The set was very good that day. His excellent presentation was divided into two parts.

 Listen to a complete audio recording from Partho Mukhopadhyay's program online via WBRi on-demand Bangla Radio service. These rare and unique recordings are also being broadcast on Washington Bangla Online Radio channel.


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