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Bangla Music Festival - Wimbledon Performing Space
Sat 5 November 2016, 18:00 – 20:30 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).
Wimbledon Library (Performing space) is proudly hosting the raga-based compositions from Tagore and Hinduastani classical music influenced compositions in general as part of Bangla Music Festival.. One of the finest Indian classical vocalists in UK Chandra Chakraborty and a prominent exponent of Tagore Dr Imtiaz Ahmed will exude the treasure and the glorious journey of Bangla music along with a prominent ambassador of Bengali rhythym Yousuf Ali Khan in Tabla accompaniment. .
T M Ahmed Kaysher will curate the event with a brief introduction on the history and background of this sublime form of world music.