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Bangla Music Festival: Pala Gaan

Saudha Bangla Music Festival Poplar Union Arts Indian
Saudha Bangla Music Festival Poplar Union Arts Indian

Experience the magnificence of Bangla music and its different genres through world-class performances.

About Bangla Music Festival

This unique 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). It 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.

The Show

This performance at Poplar Union will feature a mesmerising presentation of Bangla Pala Gaan (Bengali Folk Ballad) along with heart rending folk music by the talented folk singer, Laboni Barua.

T M Ahmed Kaysher, curator of the event, will begin with a brief introduction on the history and background of this sublime form of world music.

The festival is supported by London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Keats House, Rich Mix, Poplar Union.

About Saudha

Saudha Society of Poetry and Indian Music is ‘one of the prominent Indian classical music promoters in the country’ (BBC Radio). It is dedicated to offering a hypnotic world-class presentation and the renovation of techniques constantly in order to create new audience of Indian classical and semi-classical music through gluing together profoundly relevant art forms.

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Praise for Bangla Music Festival

Rhapsody of Soul’  Wimbledon Guardian

Seraphic ecstasy of Indian Raaga’ – Yorkshire Reporter

Hypnotic and breath-taking presentation of Indian classical music’ – Asian Echo

A taste of India: Music explained through world poetry’ – Yorkshire Evening Post

London’s packed Bangla music festival turns out a hit with western audiences’ – East London Advertiser