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West Bengal is a state of India. It is part of the region of Bengal (along with Bangladesh), which has a rich tradition of Bengali music and the city of Darjeeling, which has a large number of Nepali people, is a center for Nepali rock too.
Main article Rabindra Sangeet
Hindustani classical music
Main article Hindustani classical music
Main article Shyama Sangeet
Main article Nazrul Geeti
Atulprasadi, meaning 'songs of Atulprasad' in Bengali are the works of Atulprasad Sen, a Bengali composer, lyricist and singer.His songs centred around three broad subjects- patriotism, devotion and love. The sufferings he experienced in his life found their ways into his lyrics; and this has made his songs full of pathos.He is credited with introducing the Thumri style in Bengali music.
There is a new genre in Bangla music called ‘Jibonmukhi Gaan’. Jibonmukhi gaan means ‘songs about life’. Suman Chattapaddhay first started this type of music by writing songs about everyday life and ordinary people. Eventually Nachiketa Chakraborty, Anjan Dutta, Shilajit Majumdar and many others have followed Suman’s footsteps.
Band Music and Bangla Rock
Mohiner Ghoraguli is widely credited with being the first Bangla Band and also India's first. Later, as Western influences became more widespread, the Bangla band became popular with young people during the 1980s and 1990s, both in India and Bangladesh, and has since become entrenched in modern Bengali culture. Bangla bands use a wide variety of styles such as rock, pop, hard rock, heavy metal, grunge, folk, and fusion. Their music is influenced both by popular American music as well as traditional Bengali folk music such as shyama sangeet and baul. Like popular music in other countries, Bangla bands are very popular among Bengali young people.
Popular Rock Bands
Year Formed Band Name Genre Language 1970 Moheener Ghoraguli Bangla Rock Bengali 1990 Krosswindz Bangla Rock, Classic rock, Fusion Bengali, English, Hindi 1991 Chandrabindoo Bangla Rock Bengali 1993 Cactus Bangla Rock, Hard Rock Bengali 1996 Hip Pocket Rock, Hard Rock English 1998 Fossils Bangla Rock, Hard Rock, Metal Bengali, English, Hindi 1999 Bhoomi Bangla Rock Bengali 1999 Skinny Alley Rock, Alternative Rock English 1999 Lakkhichhara Bangla Rock Bengali 2001 Cassini's Division Rock, Alternative Rock English 2002 Insomania Bangla Rock, Nu Metal Bengali 2005 Prithibi Bangla Rock Bengali 2006 Pinknoise Experimental Rock, Alternative Rock English 2006 Pseudonym Alternative Rock, Hard Rock English 2007 Five Little Indians Alternative Rock English 2007 Chronic Xorn Heavy metal, metalcore English 2010 Underground Authority Alternative Rock, Rap Rock, Hard Rock Hindi, English, Bengali
Rock at Someplace Else (Kolkata)
Someplace Else throbs with performances by the Kolkata’s best live bands everyday, promising different kinds of music. Established artists share the space with aspiring performers. Raw passion here translates into exciting notes and drinks. An ever-evolving night spot has been in fashion for over 15 successful years. The pub situated inside the Park Hotel, and regarded as a heritage spot of the city. The bluesy-psyche atmosphere with the great music is what makes the place so special. Famous bands like Skinny Alley, Hip Pocket (a regular band), Lou Majaw, Prestorika, Parikrama, Indian Ocean, Soulmate, Cassini's Division, Underground Authority, The Supersonics etc. and many International musical acts have performed in this pub. International artists like Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling, QED (band), Dub FX and many more have performed in this pub. The pub hosts 3285 hours of live music every year which is the highest anywhere in India (approximately nine hours of live music everyday).
Day Bands Monday Open Mind (Open Mic Session) and Guest Band Tuesday Krosswindz Wednesday Hip Pocket and Pseudonym Thursday Span Friday Hip Pocket and Insomnia Saturday Guest Band and Saturday Night Blues Sunday Orient Express and Crystal Grass
- ^ "Someplace Else, Kolkata - Rock Bands". The Times of India. Jun 25, 2011. http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050723/asp/calcutta/story_5018749.asp.
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