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Saudha Bangla Music Festival

Saudha Bangla Music Festival

Saudha Bangla Music Festival is returning for the 10th year with presentations of wide genres of Bengali music by the best of UK & abroad.

Curated by poet Ahmed Kaysher, the festival brings the evolution of exciting genres of Bengali music that originated from 730AD. Counted as 'the largest and top presentations of Bengali music outside Indian subcontinent, the festival arrays diverse genres of Bengali music from ancient Charajapada, Vaishnav, Ramprasadi, Toppa to Ponchokobi and modern experimental music in different venues around London and other cities e.g. Birmingham, Oxford, Leeds etc.



The House of Commons

St Margaret St,London,SW1A 0AA,GB

Monday 12 June at 6pm


Sponsored by Fabian Hamilton MP, the shadow minister for peace and disarmament, he session at the House of Commons (Committee Room number 9 through Cromwell Green entrance) is featuring a theatrical dance performance The World is One by an acclaimed Indian classical dancer Sohini Roychowdhury Dasgupta (India), Kristina Veselinova,( Bulgaria), Farah Daoud ( Iraq), Rishi Dasgupta (India) on acoustic guitar.

The session also presents talks and reading from the Gronthee anthology, singing from Tagore, his contemporaries and pre-Tagorian composers.



Saudha Bangla Music Festival - House of Commons Tickets, Mon 12 Jun 2023 at 18:00 | Eventbrite


Seven Arts Centre, Leeds

31A Harrogate Road,Chapel Allerton,LS7 3PD

Friday 16 June 2023 at 6pm

The session at Seven Arts Centre features one of the leading vocalists of Indian classical vocal music of this generation Srimati Koyel Bhattacharjee touring from India, a Leeds based prominent semi-classical singer Sumana Basu with a London based talented singer and musician Amith Dey on Keyboard and an emerging maestro of Indian classical Tabla tradition Kuntal Das from India.


Saudha Bangla Music Festival | Seven Arts Centre, Leeds. Tickets, Fri 16 Jun 2023 at 19:00 | Eventbrite


Royal Albert Hall

Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP

Date to be confirmed

The session at Royal Albert Hall is bringing  a rich tradition of Bengali medieval music and its seamless fusion with other ancient music of the world. 


University of Cambridge | ADC Theatre

ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge, CB5 8AS

Date to be confirmed

The session features a hypnotic presentation of pre-Tagorian tradition of Bengali music by leading interpreters those genres. 


Poplar Union, London

2 Cotall Street, London, E14 6TL

Saturday 30 September at 17:30

The session at poplar Union will feature Bengali semi-classical music by a major guests artists joining from India.



Saudha Bangla Music Festival | Poplar Union Tickets, Sat 30 Sep 2023 at 17:30 | Eventbrite


Keats House/Museum London

10 Keats Grove, London, NW3 2RR

Saturday 7 October at 17:30

The session at Keats House is bringing the reflection and poetic affinity of Keats' idea of truth and beauty in haunting presentation of Tagorian and pre-Tagorian Bengali music.



Saudha Bangla Music Festival | Keats House Tickets, Sat 7 Oct 2023 at 17:30 | Eventbrite


University of Oxford | Simpkin Lee Theatre

Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6QA

Saturday 28 October at 5pm

The session at Simpkin Lee Theatre (Lady Margaret Hall) features a new take on Rabindranath Tagore (first non-European Nobel Laureate in Literature) and his contemporaries, presentation of splendour of their moving and universal compositions by a few leading interpreters of this captivating music as well as a special music and spoken-words production Threnody in Tagore and Troubadour directed by Ahmed Kaysher.


Saudha Bangla Music Fesstival | University of Oxford | Simpkin Lee Theatre Tickets, Sat 28 Oct 2023 at 17:00 | Eventbrite





Venue: From Jun 16, 2023 to Oct 28, 2023 in London, Leeds, Oxford, Cambridge


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