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Bangla Music Festival

From Sep 8, 2017 to Nov 30, 2017 in Different venues that include Keats House, Rich Mix, Poplar Union and other major art venues in London.

This unique three-month long 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. 

The festival 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 festival is supported by London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Keats House, Rich Mix, Poplar Union.

08 September 2017 at 7pm ||Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, London, NW3 2RR

The session in Keats House features the hypnotic classical and semi-classical Bengali music by the leading interpreter of Indian classical music in UK (BBC Radio, Eastern Eye, Fringe Review), Ex-scholar of Sangeet Research Academy (SRA), Gold medallist by the All India Radio Chandra Chakraborty (www.chandrachakraborty.info) with the recitation of the poetry of Keats that both interpret and complement the mood of the remedial music.

Ticket link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-keats-house-tickets-35382373632

 

 

16 September 2017 at 6.30pm || Brady Arts Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU

This session of the festival showcases the rich tradition of Bengali Folk Music by a versatile vocalist Sanjoy Dey, chart-topper popular singer Sahana Bajpaie and Sufi Amir Mohammed.

Ticket Link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-brady-arts-centre-tickets-35400193933

 

24 September 2017 at 6pm||Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

This session 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.

Ticket Link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-rich-mix-tickets-35401188909

 

30 September 2017 at 6.30pm || Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR

This session showcases a haunting performance of the compositions of Tagore and his contemporaries (Poncho-Kobi) by a talented Tagore singer and a national champion of Rabindra-Sangeet (Bangladesh) Shemonty Monjari.

Ticket link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-tagore-and-his-contemporaries-tickets-35401915081

 

7 October 2017 at 6.30pm || Poplar Union, 2 Cotall Street, London, E14 6TL

The session features a mesmerising presentation of Bangla Pala Gaan (Bengali Folk Ballad) along with a solo session of divotional folk music by the top Bengali folk singer in UK Gouri Chowdhury.

Ticket Link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-poplar-union-tickets-35403438638

14 October 2017 at 6.30pm || Poplar Union, 2 Cotall Street, London, E14 6TL

This session of the festival showcases a facinating presentation of Bangla music researched, performed and anchored by the young talented Bengali diaspora in London who are successfully carrying on the legacy of this great form of world music forward.

Ticket link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-children-session-tickets-36635706384

21 October 2017 at 6.30pm || Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR

This session of the festival showcases the rich tradition of Bengali semi-classical music e.g. Bangla Ghazal, Dadra, Thumri Kajri etc. by a versatile interpreter of these genres and a prominent singer Farzana Sifat.

Ticket link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-nazrul-centre-tickets-36635407490 

 

 4 Novmber 2017 at 6.30pm !! Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library, Compton Road, , London, SW19 7QA

This session features Bengali semi-classical and modern music by one of the finest Indian classical vocalists Chiranjib Chakraborty, the one who has been honoured recently as a 'Fellow' in Indian Vocal Music (FTCL) by the prestigious Trinity College of London (http://www.chiranjibmusic.com/). 

Ticket link: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-wimbledon-library-tickets-35404865907

 

5 November 2017 at 6pm || Seven Arts Theatre Hall, 31A Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS7 3PD 

This session features a double bill presentation of haunting performance of Bengali semi-classical and modern Bengali songs by a prominent and a versatile vocalist in UK Sumana Basu.and Tagore compositions a highly talented Tagore singer, the one who was born and raised in the North (Manchester) Rishi Banerjee. 

Ticket link: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-seven-arts-leeds-tickets-36598818050