Society of Poetry and Indian Music
News & Events (Upcoming & Current)
From Sep 30, 2018 to Nov 2, 2018 in Different venues around London.
This unique three-month long festival, returning to London for the sixth 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 Nazrul) 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 event is supported by the London borough of Tower Hamlets.
The Evolution of Bengali music session:
Sun 30 September at 6.30pm, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
This session features a brief evolotion of Bengali music from Charja-pad to the modern experimetal through world-class performances by the prominent performers that include Dr Imtiaz Ahmed, Gouri Chowdhury, Sumana Basu, Sufi Amir Mohammed, Amith Dey etc.
The session also offers an extra-ordinary musical on the dramatic, turbulent life of one of the great Thumri queens Akhtari Bai directed and performed by the finest Indian classical vocalists Chandra Chakraborty.
Free ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-rich-mix-tickets-47433506896
Tagore, the first Nobel laureate from the East and his contemporaries session:
Sun 21 October at 7pm, Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR
This specific session features the songs of Poncho Kobi (Tagore, the first Nobel lauriate from the East and his four contemporaries) by a prominent Tagore singer and researcher AshimDutta and Anasua Paul.
Link for the ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-tagore-and-his-contemporaries-tickets-50124315176
Bengali classical/semi-classical music session at the House of Commons:
Thurs 25 October at 5.15pm, Portcullis house at the houses of commons, SW1A 2LW.
Fusion with world music session:
Sat 27 October at 7pm, Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR
This specific session features the sublime fusion of Bengali music with other global music e.g. Somalian, Indian sub-continental music by few prominent singers of these genres.
Link for the ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-fusion-tickets-50124834730
Bengali Secular Music Session:
Fri 2 November at 7pm, , Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
This session showcases a prominent stream of Bengli music based on humanism and the development of different modern movement against its common sacred and devotional nature.
Free link for the ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-secula