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Sarswati Puja 2018: Celebration of Joy and Happiness

On Jan 27, 2018 in Wimbledon Library, 35 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 7NB.

Saudha (www.saudha.org) celebrates this auspicious moments of worship for the goddess of arts and knowledge Devi Sarswati through the captivating sessions of poetry by the local Merton poets, dance and devotional music (both classical and semi-classical) by a selection of prominent singers and musicians.

This festival of devotional music and arts is curated by one of the finest classical vocalists in Europe Chandra Chakraborty.

The event will strat at 4.30pm and dinner will be served after performances.

Free ticket link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/saraswati-puja-2018-in-wimbledon-celebration-of-joy-and-happiness-tickets-40180749704

 

 

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.

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.

Free Ticket Link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pala-gaan-bengali-opera-swadhin-bangla-tickets-41271428955?aff=erelpanelorg

Baul and Vaishnav Music Festival

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

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.

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

Free Ticket link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/baul-and-vaishnav-music-festival-poplar-union-tickets-41573514501?aff=erelpanelorg

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

Free Ticket link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/baul-and-vaishnav-music-festival-rich-mix-tickets-41573551612?aff=erelpanelorg

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

Free Ticket Link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/baul-and-vaishnav-music-festival-nehru-centre-tickets-41573625834?aff=erellivmlt

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

Free Ticket Link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/baul-and-vaishnav-music-festival-kobi-nazrul-centre-tickets-40893690128