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Bangla Music Festival - Theatre and Music
Sun 20 November 2016, 19:30 – 21:00 GMT
This three months-long unique festival (চতুর্থ বাংলা সঙ্গীত উৎসব), returning to different prestigious venues of London (e.g. Keats House, Rich Mix, Nehru Centre etc.) for the fourth times, showcases the splendour of Bangla Music and its spectacular latitude through mind blowing performances (with relevant translation wherever necessary). 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 Bangla Adhunik (Salil, Manna, Sochin and all other doyens and legendary composers of Bangla music).
As part of the season of Bangla Drama, this event features a brief talk by T M Ahmed Kaysher on inter-relation between theatre and music as a whole and then it focuses on the history of music in Bengali theatre. The discussion highlights on the Tagorian thoughts and construction of music in his own theatre with beautiful demonstration of his theatre-music by the prominent Tagore exponent of this country Dr Imtiaz Ahmed. The music will be accompanied by Amith Dey on Keyboard and Paps Das on Tabla.