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Daniel Phoenix Singh | Dakshina Dance Company | Indian Classical Dance with Social Justice Issues Mirroring Second Generation

Daniel Phoenix SinghDaskhina - Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company - was formed in 2004 by Daniel Phoenix Singh with the ambitious objective of weaving the primarily solo Classical Indian Dance form with the Group Dance forms of Modern Dance in uniquely choreographed artistic dance representations of contemporary

Poila Baishakh Krosswindz Concert at Calcutta Club | Krosswindz Live Poila Boishakh Concert at Calcutta Club | POHELA BOISHAKH

If you are in Kolkata and looking for a place to party or celebrate the Bengali New Year, here is some good news:

Our favorite guitarist Tuki of Krosswindz writes:

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)

Channel i Shera Kontho Top Six 2008 & Meridian Channel i Khude Gaanraj 2009

Channel i Shera Kontho Top Six is the number one talent search program in Bangladesh, in the pattern of the American Idol franchise. For the first time, the legendary singers Sabina Yasmin and Runa Laila will be judges for the Shera Chhoy top 6 shera kontho 2008.

On a separate note, the 11 year old Jewel Rana was declared the Meridian Channel i Khudey Gaanraj 2009. The finale was held at the National Women’s Sports Complex in Dhanmondi on February 13.

Friends Music Festival 2009 - come together for the love of music

2009 February 21 - Event in Paris, France - International Mother Language Day - Bangladesh Martyrs' Day - Mohan Shahid Dibosh

2009 21st February Event - Paris, France

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.

Barack Obama sworn 44th President of the United States | National Public Radio Live Coverage | Listen to Inauguration Speech


For our global listeners, we present a recording of the live NPR (National Public Radio) coverage of the event, covering the Inauguration Parade, and including playbacks of President Obama's Inauguration Speech.

Other Bengali Radio Stations and Podcasts


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 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.

2008 Presidential Election - West Bengal Reaction on US Presidential Election from Voice Of America

VOA News reports that the American Center in Kolkata arranged a mock election on Wednesday and the polling showed Barack Obama as the winner.

Obama 2008 Presidential Election | Election Montage Bengali Voters in USA | From Voice Of America Live Washington Bangla Radio

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An extra-ordinary amount of enthusiasim has been noticed this year for the Presidential election. A significant number of Bengali-American voters who originate from Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal have been taking Keen interest in this election. 

Washington Bangla Radio - Presidential Election 2008 Tracker

Election Coverage

বাংলা খবর | Listen to Daily News Calcutta Global Bengali Radio | Watch Latest Bangla & Indian News TV Online

Listen to Daily News on WBRi Kolkata Radio from various sources consolidated here for your convenience.

Kolkata (Calcutta) and Washington DC Weather

আবহাওয়া Weather Radio Calcutta via WBRi Kolkata Bangla Radio.