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“My Dearest Nightingale” (Original: Shhunno-E-Buke) by Kazi Nazrul Islam

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 17, 2011

… with reference to radio show “Raga CDs of the Months: NAZRUL SANGEET – THE REBEL POET
broadcasting (premiere): 17th January 2011 (11:00 p.m. CET)
playlist: http://www.imcradio.net/playlists

(source: www.nazrul.org
with courtesy to Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq
Kingdom of Bahrain)

Song: “My Dearest Nightingale” (Original: Shhunno-E-Buke)

by Kazi Nazrul Islam

(Translation: Gulshan Ara)

Please come back, come back to my empty bosom
The morning flowers wither away untimely
Mourning your loss
Won’t you return to my empty bosom!

O, my dearest silly one,
Without your presence the moon turned pale
The river cries out in pain
Pleading you to return

O, the beautiful one
The trees search for you spreading out their branches
Up in the sky
The storm churns through the woods
Looking for you
Branches lay on the dirt in deep pain

O my restless one
When you return
Lotus will re-bloom
Your glance will make the gray sky
Turn azure again

O, my dear one, please return to my empty bosom!
Please return!

Unpublished translation contributed directly to Nazrul.org by Dr. Gulshan Ara.

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Playlists 2011…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 17, 2011

Music examples (teaser) of Indian Classical Music …
Listen to and Enjoy some Raga tunes from our 2011 shows (playlists):

66th Show (01/17/11) – Raga CDs of the Month: NAZRUL SANGEET – The Rebel Poet.
67th Show (02/21/11) – Raga CDs of the Month: Ragas in Sufi Music
68th Show (03/21/11) – Raga CDs of the Month: Imdadkhani Gharana – The Great Masters from Etawah
69th Show (04/18/11) – Raga CDs of the Month: Magic in Music – A Tribute to Bhimsen Joshi
70th Show (05/16/11) – Raga CDs of the Month: Pankaj Mullick, Rabindra Sangeet and the Indian Film
71th Show (06/20/11) – Raga CDs of the Month: Summer Break (repetition of 10/2010: Chandra – Moon Ragas)
72th Show (07/18/11) – Raga CDs of the Month: Improvisation with(out) Rhythm – 4 Types in Carnatic Music
73rd Show (08/15/11) – Raga CDs of the Month: 19 Generation Contract – 600 years in Dhrupad
74th Show (09/19/11) – Raga CDs of the Month: NADA – A Concept of Sound: Ahata – The external Sound (part 1/2)
75th Show (10/17/11) – Raga CDs of the Month: NADA – A Concept of Sound: Anahata – The inner Sound (part 2/2)
76th Show (11/21/11) – Raga CDs of the Month: The Divine Instrument – Bamboo of 14 Inch
77th Show (12/18/11) – Raga CDs of the Month: 726 years of Celestial Music – Review 2011

new premiere show coming soon: 15th January 2012 – Raga CDs of the Month…

broadcasting time from 1st December 2011 on…
in Germany: each 3rd Monday @ 11:00 p.m. + each 1st, 3rd and 4th Thursday @ 09:00 p.m. (METZ) + every 4th Sunday @ 03:00-05:00 p.m. (METZ)
in Switzerland: each 2nd and 4th Monday @ 10:00 p.m. (METZ)
in Austria: each 2nd and 4th Sunday @ 11:00 p.m. (METZ)

since 1st August 2007: 24 h x 7 d as Internet-Radio – 1:1 real time worldwide

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example of a raga form: Raga Jhinjoti
– the beauty of this melodious raga lies in its simplicity. It utilizes all the notes and use “komal Ni*.This is a supportive raga of the Thaat Khamaj*. Elaboration of this raga is normally restricted to the lower and middle octave. The play time is the second quarter of the night.

Aroha (= ascending scala): SaReGaMa Pa Dha Ni Sa;
Avaroha (= descending scala): SaNiDhaPa MaGaReSa


*)  … Thaat consists of the seven notes (SA, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni) and is designated by the change of shuddha (naturally played), komal (softly played) and teevra (hard played).

Nazrul Sangeet… The Rebel poet (Raga interpretations of Nazrul songs) – 17th January

  1. Ajay Chakrabarty – Track 5: Kalo Bhramar Elo Aaj – Raga Pilu (3:11) – CD Pardeshi Megh Jaao Re Phirey – Ajoy Chakraborty (SaReGama, 1995)
  2. Asha Bhonsle – Track 8: RumJhum RumJhum – Raga Mishra Malhar (5:01)
  3. Dhirendra Chandra Mitra – Track 13: Shunyo E Bukey (Language: Bengali) – Raga Chayant (3:25) – CD Chaitali Chandini Raatey (Inreco, 2005/2009)
  4. Manabendra Mukhopadhyay – Track 17: Chaitali Chandini Raate – Raga Madhumant Sarang (3:35) – CD Baaje Na Bansari (SarReGaMa, 2004/2010)
  5. Dhirendra Chandra Mitra – Track 11: Pratham Pradip (Language: Bengali) – Raga Pat Deep (3:33) – CD Chaitali Chandini Raatey (Inreco, 2005/2009)
  6. Ferdous Ara – Track 5: Anjali Laho Mor – Raga Tilang (4:57) – CD Pathhara Pakhi – Ferdous Ara – Kazi Nazrul Islam (SaReGaMa, 1999)
  7. Jhanker (Indrani Sen) – Track 32: Mor na mitite aasha Bhangilo Khela – Raga Deshi Todi (4:01) – CD Mor Na Mititey Aasha (SaReGaMa, 2004)
  8. Dhiren Basu – Ami Path Manjari O – Raga Pat Manjari (3:12)
  9. Manobendra Mukhopadhyay – Track 31: Chander Peyalate Aji – Raga Bageshri (3:00) – CD Pothik Bondhu Esho (Bhavna Records, 2006)

Ragas in Sufi Music…  Sufiana Kalam (Words of Sufi Sages) – 21st February

  1. Aziz Mian – Track 2: Mere Khon- E- Aarzoo (30:14) – CD Mere Khoon- E- Aarzoo (2007, OSA (copyright: Oriental Star Agencies Ltd, 1996)
  2. Wadali Brothers – Track 5: Ghoongat Chuk O Sajna (6:28) – CD Sufi: The Path Of Love (2005, Saregama)
  3. Zahida Parveen – Sanwal MoR MuharaN (7:23) | poet: Khawaja Ghulam Farid
  4. Inayat Khan – Surat Mullar (3:15) – CD Complete Recordings of 1909 (2005, EMI)
  5. The Sabri Brothers – Track 6: Nami Danam (5:47) – CD Sur Bahar – Amir Khusro (1987, EMI Pakistan)
  6. Abida Parveen – Ghoom Charukhda (8:38) – CD Mahi Yaar Di Ghadoli Bhardi (2000)
  7. Pathana Khan – Hik Koon Hik Kar Jatum (9:45)
  8. Zila Khan – Track 3: Man Kunto Maula (7:33) – CD Sufi Music from India (2007, ARC)
  9. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party – Track 6: Ni Main Jogi De Naal (8:08) – CD Devotional and Love Songs (1993, Real World)

Imdadkhani Gharana – The Great Masters from Etawah – 21st March

  1. Imdad Khan – 1904 (Grammophone): Raga Darbari Kanada (3:20) – Chairman’s Choice (Series): Great Gharanas: Imdadkhani  (RPG/EMI India)
  2. Enayat Khan – 1920 (Grammophone): Raga Bhairavi (3:21) – Chairman’s Choice (Series): Great Gharanas: Imdadkhani  (RPG/EMI India)
  3. Ustad Nishat Khan – Track 1: Raga Gaoti-(8:51) – Raga Khan (Amiata Records, 1998)
  4. Vilayat Khan – Track 1: Raga Enayetkhani Kanada – Alap (33:53) – Raga Enayetkhani Kanada (India Archives, 2001)
  5. Shujaat H. Khan – Track 3: Raga Shankara – Jor (10:56) – Yaadein – memories (Navras Records, 2007/2008)
  6. Shujaat H. Khan – Track 4: Raga Shankara – Gat In Teentaal (22:41) – Yaadein – memories (Navras Records, 2007/2008)
  7. Imrat Khan – Track 2: Shyam Kalyan (29:17) – Maestro’s Choice – Imrat Khan (Living Media India Ltd., 1991 (2006))
  8. Imrat Khan, Vajahat Khan, Shafaatullah Khan – Track 2: Rag Pilu (26:35) – Rag Jhiñjoti, Rag Pilu (Nimbus Records, 1988 (2006))
  9. Vilayat Khan & Hidayat Hussain Khan – Raag Puriya Kalyan (8:10) – Live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)

Magic in Music… A Tribute to Bhimsen Joshi – 18th April

  1. Bhimsen Joshi – Track 2: Jayamana Murari (Bhajan) (15:25) – CD: Pt Bhimsen Joshi’s Bhajans (2004, Sea Records)
  2. Sawai Gandharva – Raga Tilang (3:14, old grammophone recording, undated)
  3. Bhimsen Joshi – Track 2: Piya Naahi Aaye – Raga Khammaj Bhatiyar (Madhya Laya (medium tempo), Teentaal: 16 beats) (12:10) – CD: The Versatile Bhimsen Joshi – Khayal – Vol. 4 (2001, Music Today)
  4. BhimsenJoshi – Jhananan Jhanana Bhaje – Raga Deshkar (13:36) – Live @ Sawai Gandharva Mahotsav Festival (1993, Pune)
  5. Bhimsen Joshi & Dr. Balamurali Krishna (BMK) – Track 1: Raga Bhairav (Alap)-(49:22) – Jugalbandi (duet) – Live In London (1994, Royal Albert Hall)
  6. Bhimsen Joshi & Dr. Balamurali Krishna (BMK) – Track 2: Khayal – Raga Bhairav (TeenTaal: 16 beats) (14:22) – Jugalbandi (duet) – Live In London (1994, Royal Albert Hall)
  7. Bhimsen Joshi – Track 2: ‘Ae Piya Gunavanta – Raga Puriya (Vilambit (slow tempo),  EkTaal: 12 beats) (35:30) – CD: Unsung – Vol. 4 (2002, Times Music)

Pankaj Mullick, Rabindra Sangeet and the Indian Film – 16th May

  1. Pankaj Kumar Mullick (vocal) – Track 6: Amar Praner Gabhir Gopon – (6:24) – CD Amar Raat Pohalo Sharadprate  –  Songs of Rabindranath (1999/2011, RPG/SaReGaMa)
  2. Pankaj K. Mullick & Chorus  (vocals) – Pawan Chale Jor (3:07) – composer: Pankaj Mullick (film: Zalzala  –  1952)
  3. Pankaj K. Mullick (vocal) – Diner Sheshe Ghumer Deshe (6:06) – composer: Pankaj Mullick (film: Mukti  –  1937)
  4. Pankaj K. Mullick (vocal) – Piya Milan Ko Jana (4:29) – composer: Pankaj Mullick (film: Kapal Kundla – 1939)
  5. Pankaj K. Mullick (vocal) – Aaj Apni Mehanton Ka (Daktar (Doctor) – 1941)  (4:29) – CD Hindi Songs  –  The Classics: Essential Indian Film Songs, Bollywood Hits and Ghazals (2008, Sonic Wave)
  6. Prof. Azhar Kazmi , Kamlendra Jha & Smita Sharma  (vocals) – Duniya Rang Rangeeli (4:03) – Composer: Pankaj Mullick (film: Dharti Mata – 1938)
  7. K.L. Saigal (vocal) – Kisne Yeh Sab Khel Rachaya (Baba Murli Song, 3:04) – composer: Pankaj Mullick (film: Dharti Mata – 1938)
  8. K.L. Saigal (vocal) – Main Kya Janu Kya Jadu Hai (5:41) – composer: Pankaj Mullick (film: Zindagi – 1940)
  9. K.L. Saigal (vocal) – Do Naina Matware (3:08) – composer: Pankaj Mullick (film: My Sister  –  Meri Bahiia (1944)
  10. Pankaj K. Mullick (vocal) – Track 2: Chhod Musafir Maya Nagar (bhajan, 3:03) – CD The Golden Collection (1999/2008 – The Grammophone Company of India Ltd./RPG)

Manodharma | Improvisation with(out) Rhythm – 4 Types in South Indian Classics (Carnatic)

  1. T.N. Seshagopalan (TNS) – Track 8: Vanduketper / Ragamalika (6:20) – CD The Jewels Of Oothukkadu (1990, AVM Audio)
  2. Jugalbandi (duet): Lalgudi GJR Krishnan (brother) & Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi (sister) – Tillana: Raga Vaaasanti – Misra Chapu (7:39) – CD Krishnan – December Season (2004, Charsur Digital Workstation)
  3. M.D. Ramanathan (MDR) – Birandabrova, Raga Kalyani, Kalpana Swara (9:53) – (unpublished) concert recording *)
  4. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer (SSI) – Raga Kambodhi, Neraval (9:35) – (unpublished) concert recording *)
  5. Alathur Brothers – Endukudaya Raga Thodi, Alapana (10:44) – (unpublished) concert recording *)
  6. G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB) – Raga Bhairavi, Alapana (14:12) – (unpublished) concert recording *)
  7. G.N. Balasubramaniam (GNB) – Raga Sahana, Tanam (11:58) – unpublished *)
  8. D.K. Pattammal (DKP) – Ragam Thaanam Pallavi (Devi): Raga Vachaspathi, Tala: Tisra Tirupudai & Kanda Nada (18:21) – CD Carnatic Vocal (Live) – Vol. 2: D.K.Pattamal (2009, Inreco Records)

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*) … by courtesy of Prof. Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, Bangalore and his private archive.

19 Generation Contract – 600 years in Dhrupad (A Hommage to Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar)

  1. Ust. Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar – Raga Khambhoj, Mangalacharan n Alap (20:12) – live in Nehru Park, Dehli (04/2010, Dagar Archives*)
  2. Ust. Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar – Track 3 (vol. 1): Raag Bhairavi – Krishna Sloka, Alap and Dhrupad Teora, Jagat Janani Jvala Mukhi (15:44) – (Double) CD Edizioni Musicali – The Dhrupad of the Dagar Bani (Genere vocale e strumentale appartenente alla tradizione classica India del Nord) (2003, III Millennio srl)
  3. Ust. Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar – T rack 1: Raga Marwa (1:02:55) – CD Series: Masters of Raga – Dhrupad (1994, Wergo Spectrum)
  4. Ust. Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar – Raag Shuddh Sarang, Dhamaar (9:56) – live in Rudrapur, Uttaranchal (1992)
  5. Ust. Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar – Bandish: Raga Chandrakauns, Alap (29:06) – live in Nehru Park, Dehli (04/2010, Dagar Archives*)
  6. Ust. Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar – Track 1: Raga Kedar (1:19:44) – CD Raga Kedar (1990, Jecklin (Switzerland))
  7. Ust. Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar – Raag Sohini, Dhrupad in Sooltaal (7:24) – live in Copenhagen, Denmark (1989)

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*) … by courtesy of Shabana Dagar & Imraan Dagar, c/o Dagar Archive & “Ustad Imamuddin Khan Dagar Society of Music Art & Culture” (Jaipur)

NADA – A Concept of Sound: Ahata – The external Sound (part 1/2)

  1. Mohammad Sharif Khan (Vichitra Veena) – Ustad Sharif Khan II – Track 1: Miyan Ki Todi (12:44) (1978, Pakistan)
  2. S.P. Balasubramanayam – Gaana Vidya song (04:38) – Kannada Film: Gaana Yogi Pachaksra Gawai (2001, Ananda Audio Video)
  3. Dilip Kumar Roy – Track 1: Om Mano Budhyahnkar (3:30) – Om Mano Budhyahnkar (2004, SaReGaMa Ltd.)
  4. Unnikrishnan – Track 1: Shivaashtakam (Sanskrit) (5:11) – Shiva Stuthi (2005, Sruthilaya Audio Recording)
  5. Ustad Alla Rakha & Ustad Zakir Hussain – Track 1: Jugalbandi – Taal Chartaal-Ki-Sawari, 11 Mantras (26:04) – Together (1989, Music India / 2000, Magna Sound – Omni Music)
  6. Madurai Mani Iyer – Track 5: Meenakshi Memudam Purvikalyani Aadi Mdikshitar (25:06) – Palani Temple Concert (1962)
  7. Dr. Chitti Babu – Track 3: Nadaloludai (16:09) – A Tribute to Chitti Babu – Veena Vol. 1 (1999, SaReGaMa Ltd.)

NADA – A Concept of Sound: Anahata – The inner Sound (part 2/2)

  1. Amir Khan – Track 2: Raga Kalashri (15:43) – CD Maestro’s Choice – Amir Khan (2003, Living Media India Ltd.)
  2. Pandit Baldev Raj Verma – Track: Raag Shivranjini (final) (6:10)
  3. Kankana Banerjee – Track: Darbari (tarana, ektala) (3:37) – LP The Multi-Faceted Genious of Ameer Khusrao (1975, HMV)
  4. Swami Maheshwarananda – Mantra Chanting: SO HAM (23.12.2008, Swamiji.tv)
  5. Jagjit Singh – Track: Gayatri Mantra Chant (5:32) – CD Gayatri Mantra (2008, Big Music Inc.)
  6. Singh Bandhu – Track: Kalawati (4:28) – LP Kalawati (1980, HMV)
  7. Munir Khan – Track: Marwa (Vilambit) (10:16) – CD Maestro of Sarangi – Ustad Muni Khan (2007, DOM)
  8. Munir Khan – Track: Marwa (Drut) (12:07) – CD Maestro of Sarangi – Ustad Muni Khan (2007, DOM)

The Divine Instrument – Bamboo of 14 Inch

  1. G.S. Sachdev – Track 3: Raga Ahir Bhairav (15:47) – CD Greeting Of The Dawn (2002, Chandi Records)
  2. Sikkil Sisters – Krishna Nee Begane – Raga Yaman Kalyan (5:40) – CD Sikkil Sisters Krishna Nee Begane – Carnatic Instrumental Flute (1995, EMI / SaReGaMa)
  3. Kudamaloor Janardanan – Track 4: Krupaya Palaya (12:26) – CD Madhava Murali (2005, Manorama Music (Heritage Series))
  4. Ronu Majumdar – Track 3: Raag Charukeshi Pt 1 (12:17) – A Sacred Space (2006, SWM – SenseWorldMusic)
  5. Pannalal Ghosh – Track 1/Track 6: Live Yaman & Khammaj Thumri (1:27:42) – live (29 Nov 1957): Yaman, Khammaj Thumri (HMV India EALP 1252 (1960), HMV India (1963))
  6. Hari Prasad Chaurasia – Track 1: Raga Malaya-marutam (30:41) – Live Inside Khajuraho (Vol. 2) (Music Today/Living Media India Ltd., 1999)
  7. Vijay Raghav Rao – Track 1: Raag Chandni Kedar (9:24) – Raag Chandni Kedar (SaReGaMa, 2004)

726 years of Celestial Music – Review 2011

part 1…

  1. Suchitra Mitra – Track 3: Megher parey megh jamechhe (4:05) – CD Barshar Gaan (Vol. 1) – Tagore`s Composition on Monsoon (1996, SaReGaMa)
  2. Suchitra Mitra – Track 10: Na bachabay amaay jodi (Lyric & Tune: Rabindra Nath Tagore) (4:40) – CD Over the Years (2000, Rhyme Records)
  3. Bhimsen Joshi – Track 2: Raga Gorakh Kalyan (Madhya Laya Teental) (20:30) – CD Swaradhiraj (Vol. 3) (1986/2007, Navras Records)
  4. Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar – Track 1: Raga Asavari (Alap Vilambit) (30:25) – CD The Dhrupad of the Dagar Bani (2011, Edizioni Musicali III Millennio Srl)
  5. Uma Shankar Mishra – Raag Durga (14:08) – (AIR – All India Radio, not dated)
  6. Jagjit Singh – Track 5: Itna To Hua Aye Dil (9:13) – CD Jagjit Singh presents Talat Aziz – Ghazals (1981, Universal Music India Pvt. Ltd.)

part 2…

  1. Dr. Bhupen Hazarika – Moor Morome Morom Bisari Jai (4:47) – CD Bhupen Hazarika (Various Assamese Songs)
  2. Dr. Bhupen Hazarika – Juuie Pora Tiraxir (6:15) – CD Bhupen Hazarika (Various Assamese Songs)
  3. Sharda Sahai & Vishnu Sahai – Track 06: Tukra (lit. piece) (7:23) – CD Gurukul (2004, SWM – SenseWorldMusic)
  4. Sharda Sahai & Vishnu Sahai – Track 12: several Tukras with Improvisation (5:48) – CD Gurukul (2004, SWM – SenseWorldMusic)
  5. Sultan Khan – Track 2: Patdeep (20:27) – CD Maestro’s Choice  –  Sultan Khan (2003, Music Today/Living Media Ltd.)
  6. Vijay Raghav Rao – Track 1: Raag Abhogi (19:43) – CD Raag Abhogi (2004, SaReGaMa)

Jingle: WEST meets EAST – indian ragas on western instruments
(CDNF 150562 ADD Made in India . PKD. 12/2004)

1. MISHRA KALENGRA:
JINAN PRAKASH GHOSH (Harmonium) & V.G. JOG (Violin)
2. THUMRI in RAGA KHAMAJ in ADDHA TEEN TAAL
3. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Slide Guitar)
4. RAGA KALAVATI: Shankar Jaikishan
5. RAGA MADHUVANTI: Charanjeet SINGH (Synthethizer)

P  & C 2004 Owner, Manufacturer: SAREGAMA INDIA Ltd., 33, Jessore Road, Kolkata – 700 028. India (Original sound recording: The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.)

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Ghazel by Kazi Nazrul Islam (translated by Farida Majid)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 17, 2011

… with reference to radio show “Raga CDs of the Months: NAZRUL SANGEET – THE REBEL POET
broadcasting (premiere): 17th January 2011 (11:00 p.m. CET)
playlist: http://www.imcradio.net/playlists

(source: www.nazrul.org
with courtesy to Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq
Kingdom of Bahrain)

Nazrul Ghazel

by Kazi Nazrul Islam

(Translated from the Bangla by Farida Majid)

Striding down the road, if ever by any wild chance,
We meet, my dear heart,
Please look at me with those eyes drunk with longing,
Like you used to in the days past.

On that day, if tears well up in your eyes,
Do not hide them by any pretense.
That endearing name you used for me,
For one last time, please call me by that name.

And if the present lover be by your side,
Do not fear; he would be dear to me too.
I’d tell him, “Love my Beloved, please,
More than I was ever able to.”

Perchance you are pained seeing me so lovelorn,
I’d move myself away.
Lest I be a thorn in your way,
I’d beg, and I’d pray
For your alms of oblivion.

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Translator’s Note:

I have chosen these songs not only because they have been well known to me since childhood, but also because they are performed rarely these days by current artists.

In the variety of their form, content and musical genre, we get a glimpse of Nazrul’s many-faceted compositional talent.

Banka chokhe chaahe o ke” (The Bird-Hunter’s Song), a very popular light-hearted tune in my childhood, is rarely heard today. Perhaps it is too sensuous for today’s falsely puritanical taste. The other two songs were in my grandfather, Kabi Golam Mustafa’s regular repertoire all his life. One of the last two songs he sang, just before he had the stroke that eventually took his life, was the Nazrul ghazal, “Patho chalite jodi chakite.” The other was a rabindrasangeet.

About this exquisite ghazal, I would like to say a few words. In both the musical composition (Mishra Kafi, Dadra/tal ferta) and the significance of the lyrics, this is “signature Nazrul.” The lover of the song has become a “Majnun” maddened by the pain of lost love. As he wanders the streets and parks of the city distraught in his angst, he imagines a chance meeting with his beloved, perhaps accompanied by her current lover. Then Majnun’s fantasy stretches even further – he expects his beloved to remember her love for him with tears in her eyes, to look at him longingly, and to call him by endearments! Extraordinarily, our Majnun is not jealous, but entreats his rival to love his beloved more than he himself was ever able to.

How Bangalee is this Majnun? His forebears are obviously found in Arabic Quasida and Farsi poetical conventions. But such is the power of artistic synthesis of Nazrul’s creative treatment, that the Majnun in this ghazal becomes our very own “biraha-bidhur” Bangalee khyapa. In fact, he is our very own Nazrul.
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Moderation Script (01/2011): NAZRUL Sangeet – The Rebel Poet (Raga CDs of the Months)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 17, 2011

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CIVIS 2011 – Last Call / Closing date for entries January 20, 2011

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 17, 2011

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CIVIS 2011 – Last Call / Closing date for entries January 20, 2011
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Closing date for entries is January 20, 2011.

Please send us your best programmes on the theme of integration andcultural diversity. CIVIS honours programme contributions on radio, television and in theinternet which promote the peaceful coexistence of people of the mostvaried national, ethnic, religious or cultural origins.

The CIVIS MediaPrize is endowed with a fund of 40,000 Euro. The CIVIS Media Prize will be awarded both as a European and German television prize as well as a European radio prize to German-language programmes in the European Union and Switzerlandannually. We are also awarding the Young CIVIS Media Prize, a European sponsorship prize. The CIVIS Online Media Prize is offering an additional European award forjournalistically-presented web pages on the theme of integration andcultural diversity.

Conditions of entry and registration at http://civismedia.eu .
Please note the closing date for entries!

We wish you every success with your entry to the European CIVIS MediaPrize.

TV-gala and prize-giving ceremony of the CIVIS Media Prize take placeon May 26, 2011, at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.

Michael Radix (Executive Director)
c/o CIVIS Media Foundation
Breite Strasse 48-50
50667 Cologne / Germany
Tel:  +49 (0) 221-277587-0
Fax: +49 (0) 221-277587-1
email: info@civismedia.eu

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European CIVIS Media Prize 2011 (Competition)

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EEF: IS IT TIME TO STOP CALLING IT ASIAN MUSIC? (MUSIC INDUSTRY & CELEBRITY PANEL DISCUSSION)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 17, 2011

THE EASTERN ELECTRONIC FESTIVAL ARE PROUD TO PRESENT
A MUSIC INDUSTRY & CELEBRITY PANEL DISCUSSION:

“IS IT TIME TO STOP CALLING IT ASIAN MUSIC?”

SUPPORTED BY THE UK ASIAN MUSIC AWARDS

Explore new developments shaping the music industry as the UK Asian Music Awards asks you “Is It Time To Stop Calling It Asian Music? “Chaired by Club Owner, Former Galaxy Radio presenter and Founder of the Multi-award winning Shaanti Manga, with top experts from the music industry, invite you to take part in this frank discussion exploring about the Asian music industry.

Is ‘Asian music’ a one size fits all label and does it start to homogenise artists who come from culturally diverse places and where is the UK Asian music scene going?

Hear an assembled panel of Asian music artists and practitioners discuss the genre concept of South Asian music and cultural language and whether they identify with being promoted as Asian music artists. A thought-provoking and timely discussion about a rapidly developing ‘genre’ of music.

Guest speakers are Jay Shah, Creative Director of the UK Asian Music Awards), Mark Strippel, Head of Music at the BBC Asian Network, Pedro Carvalho, MD FNIK, Radio Presenter and Manager and Rahul Verma, Freelance Journalist for the Metro, Independent, Guardian (G2, Media Guardian, The Guide), NME, LIVE, Defected Records and The Kray Twinz (Music Producers).

The Eastern Electronic Festival is committed to developing and supporting topics across the arts. Please note that a special discussion will take place before Unplugged East with Sanchita Farruque and Champions Sounds Future Pioneers Showcase I with multi-instrumentalist Rekesh Chauhan, Bhangra Singer Regi, Jazz artists Nishad and vocalist and songwriter Sonia Panesar.

Date: 2nd March 2011 (Time: 8.00pm – 1.00am)
Price: Free Entry
Venue: The Hockley, 120 Vyse Street. The Big Peg. Jewellery Quarter. Birmingham. B18 8FQ ( Tel.: 07968 260276 )
www.hockleybarandkitchen.co.uk,

produced by Shaanti 11, in partnership with Shaanti.

(Source: 17th January 2011 – EFF)

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