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Music Launch of Upcoming Bengali Film Colkatay Columbus; Bengali Audience Introduced to Acapella

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The music launch of the upcoming Bengali film Colkatay Columbus took place at Tollygunge Club. Music director Neel Dutt, director Saurav Palodhi along with the cast of the film consisting of Mir as Christopher Columbus, Tanushree Chakraborty, Gaurav Chakraborty, Anirban Bhattacharya, Suchandra Vaaniya and Ritabhari Chakraborty was present at the music launch.

The music scored by Neel Dutt, is a great blend of Calcutta nostalgia with melodies of contemporaneous groove. The music featured in this satirical comedy, Saurav Palodhi’s directorial debut with Sony AATH and Mojo Productions, interweaves uncomplicatedly with the ethos of the film. The simultaneously mature and young compositions, with momentous and weighty lyrics, harmonise into the playful vehemence of the film.

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This film composes of five songs. The first track “Ghum Bhanga Shokal” have been sung by Neel Dutt and Debanjali Chatterjee and the lyricist is Saurav Palodhi. “Shomoy Theme Jay” features Arko Mukherjee on vocals and Souvik Mishra as the lyricist. Souvik also penned down the words for the song “Ajker Ei” which features Dwaipayan Saha on the vocals with acapella by Neel Dutt and Savvy. The music, a delight for all listeners, introduces the Bengali film audience to the amalgamation of Bengali with acapella. The Columbus theme has been played by Amyt Dutt. Mir wrote the lyrics of the song ‘Ami Columbus Amake Cheno’.

The film is slated to hit the screens on 11th November, 2016.

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Singer Swagata Mukherjee’s Folk Album ‘Banjara’ Launched

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Asha Audio Company launched actress and singer, Ms Swagata Mukherjee’s folk album ‘Banjara’. Shri Debashish Kumar, Honorable MMIC, Parks & Gardens, Government of West Bengal, Mahua Lahiri, Violin Brothers were present for the launch.

Banjara is an album of Voice and Violin which has been conceived and composed by Debshankar Roy and Jyotishankar Roy, who are well known as the Violin Brothers. The album is a culmination of traditional folk songs with ethnic music orientation.

“I am passionate about singing and when I was offered such a fusion album, was extremely ecstatic. I hope I have been able to justify the confidence everybody had in me and look forward to the feedbacks from the audience after they hear the album,” said Ms Swagata Mukherjee.

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The album is a traditional mix with different use of instruments like, ‘Bihu’ with Afro rhythm and the use of African traditional instruments like ‘Kora’, Rajasthani music with ‘Mand’, Arabian musical thoughts, ethnic – oriental music with ‘Jhumur’, a typical Bengali folk, country style of fiddle with ‘Goan’ song and Bhangra with funk, a well-known form of jazz and other such styles.

Himadri Sekhar Dey has created the music of the album. There are six songs in the album which are Tu Dekhi Murgha (Assamese folk song), Kali teri guthipe (Punjabi Kurki folk), Ya Ya mayaia (Goan Konkani folk), Ashin mashey (Bengali jhumur folk), Tomra Gailey Ki (Bengali Bhayaia folk) & Keshariya (Rajasthani  Mand Folk).

Priced at Rs 125/-, Banjara is easily available across all leading music stores and online platforms.

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Bengali Audio Music Album Swapna Launched; Singer Sudeshna Duttaroy Makes her Debut with the Album

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Eminent personalities like Debojyoti Mishra, Abhijit Guha, Dilip Ray and others were present at the audio music album launch of Swapna by singer Sudeshna Duttaroy.

Sudeshna Duttaroy started learning classical music under Srimati Sipra Bhattacharya at the age of six. Subsequent to this, she learnt classical music from Hiranmoyee Sarkar for a long period of time. She is also trained in Nazrulgeeti. The singer has also performed in shows in India and USA.

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The Bengali Adhunik album has eight songs. The lyrics of the songs have been written by Priyo Chattopadhyay, Pulok Bandopadhyay, Sunil Baran and Tapan Bhattacharya.

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Speaking at the occasion, director Abhijit Guha said “I know Sudeshna because she is the wife of my paternal cousin. I knew she used to learn singing but the fact that she has brought a music album is a big revelation to me. I wish her all the best and hope she achieves much success in the future”.

Released by UD Series, the album is priced at Rs 99.

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New Audio Music Album Proborton Launched; A Sony DADC India and Creinse Limited Bangladesh Initiative

Sony DADC India and Creinse Limited Bangladesh globally launched Miles’s new album titled ‘Proborton’ across both physical and digital platforms worldwide. This is the first album released under ArtistSpread platform and the first Bangladeshi album to be launched by Sony DADC.

ArtistSpread, a joint initiative of Sony DADC India and Creinse Limited Bangladesh, will facilitate Bangladeshi artists to enter the Indian market through a basket of distribution platforms such as leading Indian online and streaming platforms, Indian Telecom VAS Offerings, leading Indian e-commerce platforms and music retail stores. Physical albums will also be produced from the manufacturing plant of Sony DADC and released under Sony DADC brand for sale in leading Indian music chain stores and outlets. In addition, ArtistSpread will also create opportunities for music collaboration projects with Indian and global artists.

‘Proborton’ is the 10th album of Miles, which is one of the leading and legendary rock bands of Bangladesh. Miles is the first music band to be selected from Bangladesh under ArtistSpread.

The album will be available through multi platforms across the world which includes iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, XBOX, Napster, eMusic, TIDAL, Google Music, Gaana, Saavn etc. for online streaming and Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Tata Docomo, Aircel, MTS, Tata Indiacom, BSNL Indian telecom platforms.

The title of the album ‘Proborton’ refers to changing with time. The title of the tenth album perfectly portrays Miles’ position in the music scene for riveting the Bengali pop and rock music lovers for over three decades. ‘Proborton’ features four songs, each having completely four different essences yet keeping the true signature style of Miles.

Formed in 1979, the band lineup includes Hamin Ahmed (vocal and guitar), Shafin Ahmed (vocal and bass), Manam Ahmed (keyboards and vocal), Syed Ziaur Rahman Turjo (drums and percussion) and Iqbal Asif Jewel (guitar and vocal).

The CD can be bought at Amazon, Flipkart, Infibeam, Ebay, Snapdeal e-commerce platforms or in stores across outlets in key cities of India, like StarMark & M3.

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Audio Music Album of Upcoming Bengali film Praktan Launched

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The music of the much awaited film Praktan directed by the director duo- Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee took place recently. Rituparna Sengupta, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Biswanath Basu, Anindya, Anupam Roy, Nitish Roy and others were present to grace this occasion.

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Praktan has five songs, the music of which has been composed by Anupam Roy, Anindya and Surojit. Speaking at the occasion, Anindya said “After the success of Alik Sukh and Belaseshe, I hope to strike gold yet again with our music in Praktan. The collaboration with Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad has been great. The album has turned out to be a nice collection of emotions”.

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Surajit Chatterjee who has composed the song Bhromor (with Rituparna and Prasenjit in the song) revealed that his association with the director duo went back to films like Icche and Muktodhara. “When Shibu gave me a call and asked me to compose the music for the song, I said yes instantly” revealed the music composer.

Anupam Roy, Imon Chakraborty, Anindya Chatterjee, Shreya Ghoshal and Surajit Chatterjee have lent their voices to the songs in this film. The songs are as follows- Kolkata, Tumi Jake bhalobasho (female), Moner Guptochar, Bhromor and Tumi jake Bhalobasho (male).

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“I play Ujjan, a guide who takes people out for heritage walks. The character has been so well researched by the director duo that I had no problem playing it. However, I must also add that the music which is so good is surely complementing the flow of the film’s narrative” said Prasenjit Chatterjee.

Slated for release soon, Praktan is surely going to be huge going by the hype revolving around the film!!

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