Harrow (U.K) and Kolkata will be connected for the next four months by feelings of Bangaliana. What began as a modest music festival five years back under the aegis of Harrow’s first Bengali Mayor Mrinal Chowdhury, and Kaushik Moulik, CEO, Brandnext, the brains behind the idea, will become a global platform from 2016.
This time the entire Bengali community settled in Britain will be able to audition for a spot in Harrow Musical Festival in May. And the focal point of this audition is Rupankar in the musical journey SROTA RUPANKAR.
The only criterion is to be a Bengali. Started in 2012, by the then Mayor of Harrow, Mrinal Choudhury, Harrow Music Festival has established itself as one of the most popular cultural events amongst the Bengali in the U.K.
The idea is, there will be a real time talent hunt contest starting from February 2016 till May and the winners will perform live at the 5th HMF, with Rupankar and the songs will be cut into an album.
The Harrow Music Festival has already been adopted by the Government of India through its Cultural Arm in the U.K, called the Nehru Centre, as part of its Outreach Program. Support has also come from the State of West Bengal in India, where HMF is expected to be considered as part of the Biswa Bangla initiative, which aims at showcasing Bengal Talent at a global level.