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Bangla Music Festival : Nazrul Centre

21st October 2017 | Hackney Forge, United Kingdom

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 event is supported by London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Rich Mix, Keats House, Poplar Union, Merton Arts Space. 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. 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. T M Ahmed Kaysher will curate the event with a brief introduction on the history and background of this sublime form of world music. Entry: £5 Description on the organiser of the festival:​ Saudha, (www.saudha.org) 'one of the prominent Indian classical music promoters in the country' (BBC Radio), offers a 'hypnotic', (Fringe Review) and 'breath-taking' presentation (Rhapsody of Soul, Guardian) of Indian classical music.

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