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Shyamal Mitra | Bangla Adhunik | Bengali Modern & Film Songs | Listen Free To Previews & Buy Cheap From WBRi Partner CD Store

One of the top singers in Bengal during 1950s through 1970s, Shyamal Mitra and his Romantic Bangla Songs are part of the definition of the Nostalgia evoking Golden Era (Swarnojug) of Bengali Music. Shyamal Mitra was also an excellent composer. His contribution to Bengali Film Songs and Bangla Adhunik is iconic, at par with his fellow contemporary icons like Manna Dey and Hemanta Mukherjee. Born on July 14, 1928 in Naihati, Shyamal Mitra lived in a Mess (a long-term residential hotel) in Kolkata, and studied singing with the great Sudhirlal Chakraborty. In addition to numerous Adhunik songs, each one a popular hit, Shyamal Mitra sang Bengali Film Songs for at least 9 Bangla movies, composed the music for at least 6 Bengali Films, and acted in at least 2 Bangla Films.

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Haimanti Shukla | Bangla Adhunik / Modern & Bengali Devotional / Shyamasangeet Collection

Trained formally in Indian Classical Vocal, Hoimonti Shukla is a renowned singer across all genres of Bengali music, covering the entire spectrum from Bengali Modern / Pop to Devotional Bhajans / Shyamasangeet (songs dedicated to Goddess Kali). She is also an excellent concert performer, and has traveled globally participating in numerous events organized by expatriate Bengalis. Listen to Bengali Songs on our Live Internet Online Streaming Radio Station, and buy Bangla Songs online at the best prices form our secure trusted Digital Sales Partner Store:

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Sumitra Sen | Rabindrasangeet

An icon in  the genre of Rabindra Sangeet (Tagore Songs), Sumitra Sen joined Gitabitan at an early age. Later on, she studied with Soumendranath Tagore and Anadi Kumar Dastidar.

Sumitra has been associated with Rabindra Bharati Univeristy since 1970, eventually retiring as the Head of the Department of Rabindra Sangeet. A regular artiste on All India Radio / Akashvani for over half a century, Sumitra also has the distinction of being associated with Doordarshan (pseudo-government controlled TV channel) from the day Doordarshan was founded.

Winner of the HMV Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to Rabindra Sangeet, Sumitra Sen has sung many Bengali Film Songs and has albums published by numerous record labels, including SaReGaMa (erstwhile HMV), Soundwing, EBI, Atlantis, Raga Music, and so on.

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Rupande Shah | Aanand | Devoted Rabindra Sangeet & Classical Singer & Dancer | Best Price from WBRi Affiliate Online CD Shop

Rupande Shah has a major contribution to the development of cultural and music institutions in Gujarat, India. This live recording from Saptak Festival is an example of her dedication and inspiring performance.

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1 Raga Kedar - Khayal 'Sej Nis Nind na Aaye' in Vilambit Ektaal
2 Raga Kedar - Khayal 'Chatur Sughar Balama Re'in Drut Ektaal
3 Raga Basant (Khayal 'Phoolwa Ab Phool Rahi Baname' in Madhya Tee
4 Raga Basant (Khayal 'Sarasarang Phool Rahe' in Drut Ektaal

Srikanta Acharya | Part -1 | Complete Online Discography | Listen to Free Previews & Download MP3 Bengali Songs Online | Bangla

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Srikanto Acharya, born in Kolkata, learnt singing at Dakshinee Music Academy - a music school known for excellence in the genre of Rabindrasangeet (Tagore Songs). One of the icons in contemporary Bengali Modern Songs (Bangla Adhunik Gan), Rabindrasangeet, Shyamasangeet (songs dedicated to Goddess Kali) and Nazrulgeeti, Srikanta Acharya has recently diversified into genres like Devotional Bhajans (you can download his excellent Offerings / Hindi Bhajan songs here).


Debabrata Biswas / George Biswas / George-da Part 1 | Rabindrasangeet | Preview Free and Download Bangla Songs MP3 Online Shop

Four Decades before the emergence of Oo-La-La Pagla Haoa, Debabrata Biswas upped the ante on his contemporary culture police by singing Rabindrasangeet (Tagore Songs) in inimitable emotion laden recordings and performances, resulting in having some of his records blocked from public release by tradition-anchored self acclaimed puritans.


Washington Bangla Radio in Aajkaal newspaper

Washington Bangla Radio featured in the popular Aajkaal daily newspaper published from Calcutta, Apr 16, 2007.


Krosswindz On Swiss Radio, New English Album, Fred Hamilton Concert & Other WBRi Exclusive Updates By Vikramjit Banerjee / Tuki

Vikramjit Banerjee, who we all know as Tuki, sends the latest news and updates about Krosswindz, the legendary World Music band from Kolkata, exclusively for for WBRi listeners.


Sampa Kundu - Tumi, O Mon, Sishu - Preview Free & Download Bengali Adhunik Songs MP3 from WBRi Kolkata Bangla Radio Partner

Sampa Kundu is a renowed singer performer and among the top award winners in Kolkata Musical Events. Listen to song previews and download Sampa Kundu albums from WBRi Kolkata Radio Affiliate Music Store:

  • O Mon - Rupankar Bagchi & Sampa Kundu
  • Tumi - Sampa Kundu
  • Sishu - Srikanto Acharya, Sampa Kundu Lopamudra

Saikat Mitra | Bangla Adhunik Gan | Bengali Adhunik Songs | Son of Shyamal Mitra | Preview Free & Download Bengali Songs MP3

A young Saikat Mitra started off his career in music by performing songs originally sung by his father Shyamal Mitra. Saikat Mitra started singing circa 1983,  and surprised stalwarts like Dhananjoy Bhattacharya, Hemanta Mukherjee and Suprava Sarkar by demonstrating his singing talent. In 1984, he started singing in Bengali Film Songs as a playback singer for the Bangla movie "Kenaram Becharam" singing his father's compositions in that Bangla Film. Preview and download Bengali Songs in MP3 format by Saikat Mitra.

Kanika VOA Interview : Kanika Banerjee - Interview on Voice of America in 1985

Kanika Banerjee met Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore early in life and received musical training from him. She had concerts all over the world including USA. She died in 2000. VOA Bangla Service interviewed Kanika Banerjee in 1985. A part of that interview in remembrance of her Birthday on 12th October:

Hemanta Mukherjee Bengali Songs Online Part 1 - Preview and Download MP3 - Best Deals from WBRi Affilate Store

Select, Listen to Online Bengali Song Previews and Download Bangla Gaan Online by Hemanta Mukherjee below. Whether you call him Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Hemant Kumar, Hemanta Mukherjee, or হেমন্ত কুমার মুখোপাধ্যায় - Hemanta was and still is an iconic figure in Bengali and Hindi Modern Songs (Bangla Adhunik Gaan), Film Songs and Rabindra Sangeet. Excelling in his versatile roles as Singer, Music Director, Composer and Producer, Hemanta also worked with other languages like Marathi and Bhojpuri, and a buddy of mine once played a couple of fascinating and rare Konkani songs by Hemanta from his collection.


Hemanta Mukherjee Bengali Songs Online Part 2 - Preview and Download Bangla Gaan MP3 - Best Deals from WBRi Affilate Store

হেমন্ত কুমার মুখোপাধ্যায়

Part 2 of Bengali Music by Hemanta Mukherjee: Listen to Online bangla adhunik song Previews and Download Adhunik Bangla Gaan, Bangla Rabindrasangeet by Hemanta Mukherji below.


Ajob | Folk Rock Fusion Bangla Band | Listen Online and Download Bengali Songs MP3 from WBRi Kolkata Live Radio MP3 Music Shop

Labik and Salim founded AJOB Band in 2001. Saion, Bariul, and Resalat - ex MIGRAINE members, soon joined AjabSaion and Resalat were also members of SELLOUT. Momtaz joined around the same time - Momtaz is also a member of MIB. Harold Rasheed, ex UJAAN, came aboard with lots of experience. With strong influences of folk compositions of Lalon Fakir, Ajob has an unique folk rock  fusion blend that is distinctive and pleasurable.

Khairul Anam Shakil with Nilufar Yasmin | Nazrulgeeti | Listen to Preview Free Online Bengali Songs & Download Bangla MP3 Music

As you may know, Khairul Anam Shakil is a leading artiste / singer from Bangladesh, famous for Nazrulgeeti. Khairul is the current General Secretary of the Chhayanaut Cultural Organization. Nilufar Yasmin (1948-2003) was an extraordinary skilled singer across many genres. Shakil and Nilufar Yasmin : Bangladesher Hridoy Hote Vol 1 (UD Series, Kolkata) is a wonderful album showcasing the immense talent of these two leading singers from Bangladesh. Listen to previews and download the album in high quality MP3 digital format instantly.


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