Society of Poetry and Indian Music

News & Events (Upcoming & Current)

Pala Gaan (Bengali Opera) : Swadhin Bangla

From Mar 25, 2018 to Mar 25, 2018 in Poplar Union, 2 Cotall Street, London E14 6TL.

As part of the celebration of the independence of Bangladesh, this Pala Gaan called Swadhin Bangla, renders a unique story-telling on the history of the emergence of Bangladesh in both theatrical and musical presentation connecting myth, rituals, folk music as well as the popular songs of Swadhin Bangla Betar.

In partnership with RadhaRaman Society, this Free unique theatro-musical session starts at 6.30pm and  features Amalendu Shekhar Podder on Harmonium, Narayan Dey on Dhol, Geetikar Dilaur Rahman Mujib on Dugdugi and vocal support. Sajjad Miah on vocal support, Sohel Ahmed on folk dance and acting etc.

The event is starting at 6.30pm.

Scripted and directed by T M Ahmed Kaysher, this rare, powerful form of world music and ancient form of rural theatre will take you straight to a boorish yard under a Banyan tree in the rural village of Bengal where these special genre of story based music are performed; Ideally from the late dusk to dawn with lots of lantern around the braches of the tree.

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Echoes of Silence - Sounds of an Unquiet Mind

From Apr 21, 2018 to Apr 21, 2018 in People's Palace, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS.


The performances, as part of the event Sounds of an Unquiet Mind - celebrating mental health through music, art and spoken word, - features a unique presentation of Kheyal - a popular genre of Indian classical music to potray the free-play of human thoughts, improvised  state of the restless imagination in mind through musical notes as in ascending and descending, instant permutation -combination of  different notes to express various human emotion by the finest North Indian classical vocalists in Europe Chandra Chakraborty ( ). She will be accompanied by Dr Siddartha Kargupta on Harmonium, Aniruddha Mukherjee on Tabla, Alice Barron on violin and Eric Schelander on Western Trabadour - that, as a whole intensify the mood and the meaning of music.  

The event also offers performances by London Philharmonic Choir and City of London Harmonia along with spoken word performances by a selection of prominent poets.


The event is starting at 7pm.

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Baul and Vaishnav Music Festival

A free entry festival of two powerful genres of world music is returning to London for fourth year.

The festival, in partnership with RadhaRaman Society, features the ecstatic performances of Bengali Baul & Vaishnav music by number of Baul and Vaishnav groups and prominent performers from home and abroad (two leading Bauls Baul Tuntun Shaiji and Baul Mokoddus Alom Udashi upon visa confirmation), along with the screening of short films, brief discussion on these two major philosophical movement of Indian sub-continent that evolved from Hindu and Muslim (Sufi) faith and had shaken the music, literature, art of the whole region.

The event is supported by London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

28 April 2018 at 6.30pm
The Poplar Union, 2 Cotall Street, London E14 6TL

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29 April 2018 at 6.30pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

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4 May 2018 at 6.30pm
The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London, W1K 1HF

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5 May 2018 at 6.30pm
Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR

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Venue: From Jan 28, 2018 to May 5, 2018 in Poplar Union, Rich Mix, Nehru Centre and Kazi Nazrul Centre