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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.
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.
Welsh Parliament, Cardiff
Welsh Parliament, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF99 1SN
Friday 29 September at 6pm
Sponsored by the member of Senedd Mark Drakefordhe, the session at the Welsh Parliament will feature Bengali semi-classical and medieval music by leading interpreters from UK and abroad.
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 an extremely talented classical singer from Delhi Sonali Natta with Aniruddha MUkherjee on Tabla and Abu Emran Tonmoy on Keyboard.
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 featuring a talented Ghazal singer from Kolkata Arunasish Roy and a leading Bengali singer in th UK Gouri Chowdhury.
University of Cambridge | Selwyn College
Quarry White House Auditorium, 23 West Rd, Cambridge, CB3 9BN
Saturday 4 November at 5.30pm
The session features a hypnotic presentation of semi-classical music by a talented semi-classical singer Farzana Sifat and a well-known folk / Sufi singer Sufi Amir Muhammed.
Asian Cultural Centre | Oxford
Manzil Way, Oxford, OX4 1GH
Saturday 28 October at 5pm
The session at the Music Room Eynsham in Oxford 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 very talented interpreter of Indian semi-classical music Amith Dey with Yamin Chowdhury Shagor on Tabla as well as a local Bengali cultural association called Udayan.
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP
Monday 15 January 2024 at 6.30pm
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.
Venue: From Jun 16, 2023 to Oct 28, 2023 in London, Leeds, Oxford, Cambridge