San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Rich Mix will host the evolution of Bangla Music and its spectacular latitude through mind blowing performances with English translation (wherever necessary) by leading musicians from West Bengal and Bangladeshi origin.
The event is the part of Saudha's (www.saudha.org) three-day festival, - will strart from Friday the 25th of September 2015 at 6.30pm in Keats House and will tour around Tower Hamlets, London (Bangla Music Festival: Interaction between artists & audience on Saturday the 26th of September at 6.30pm in Kobi Nazrul Centre, Brick Lane and then, Bangla Music Festival: The evolution on 27th September at 12 noon in Rich Mix, Bethnal Green.
The last day of the three-day will feature the colourful spectrum of Bangla Music from Chorja-Pod (730 AD), folk (RadhaRamon, Lalon, Hason Raja etc), Kirton, Toppa, Poncho-Kobi to Bengali contemporary modern songs (Salil, Akhilbandhu Jotilessor, Manna dey, Sochin, Manobendro, Shyamal, Hemanta and other doyens of Bangla Gaan).
Singers include leading classical vocalists Chandra Chakraborty, Chiranjib Chakraborty, critically acclaimed guest classical singer from Kolkata Anol Chatterjee, prominent Tagore singers Imtiaz Ahmed, Sanjoy Dey, Sahana Bajpae, celebrated semi classical vocalists Sumana Mallik Basu, Gouri Chowdhury, Farzana Sifat, Sayan Gupta, Amith Dey and others. Renowned keyboard player Kiran Thakrar, one of the emerging Tabla players from Kolkata Chiranjit Mukherjee and other highly revered musicians will be the accompanying artists to orchestrate a sublime flow of music all the way through.
The event will run as follows (approx):
12.00 (Noon): Door opens
12:30: Slides and videos of Saudha's musical journey
13.00 Brief Talks
14:00 Continuous performances showcasing the evolution of exotic Bangla Music from 730AD
When & Where
Saudha, Society of Poetry and Indian Music
Saudha, Society of Poetry and Indian Music (www.saudha.org), 'one of the leading Indian classical music promoters' (BBC Radio, Asian Culture Vulture) is dedicated to develop a true Western Gharana (school) of Indian classical music through intertwining with other profoundly related art forms e.g. poetry, Western Classical, Kathak, painting, theatrical presentation of music etc. It organises 'remedial and therapeutic performances' (Wimbledon Guardian) 'hypnotic musical concerts' (Yorkshire Evening Post) and music festivals involving leading performers of each genre.