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Bangla Music Festival - The House of Commons

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Portcullis House

1 Parliament Street

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SW1A 2JR

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This unique festival, returning to London for the fifth year, showcases the splendour of Bangla Music and its spectacular latitude through mind blowing performances (with relevant translation wherever necessary) by the best of Britain. It features the evolution of Bangla music (evolved approximately at 730 AC) from Charjya-Pod, folk, Kirton, Toppa, Poncho-Kobi (Tagore,D.L Roy, Atul Prasad, Rajanikanto and Najrul) to Modern Bangla music. The leading singers around the UK from West-Bengal and Bangladeshi origin will exude the treasure and the glorious journey of Bangla music.

The session, hosted by Fabian Hamilton MP, at the Attlee Room of Portcullis House in the House of Commons presents leading Indian classical vocalist Chandra Chakrabor...ty, one of the best Tagore singers in UK Dr Imtiaz Ahmed, top folk singer Sufi Amir Mohammed etc. The session also celebrates the achievement of Saudha through talks by MPs, musicologists, and relevant artistic partners.
T M Ahmed Kaysher will curate the event with a brief introduction on the history and background of this sublime form of world music.
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Description on the organiser of the festival:​
Saudha, (www.saudha.org) 'one of the prominent Indian classical music promoters in the country' (BBC Radio), offers a 'hypnotic', (Fringe Review) and 'breath-taking' presentation (Rhapsody of Soul, Guardian) of Indian classical music.
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