Upcoming schedule of Dakshinee posted

Upcoming programs of Dakshinee Sangeet Sammilanee to be held in January 2013 have been posted on the Programs page and updated in our even calendar.

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A rare opportunity

Calcutta will have the rare opportunity to listen to a sitar recital by the renowned and elusive Rais Khan. Being arranged by Sangeet Ashram, the program will be held at G D Birla Sabhagar on the evening of 17th November 2012.

According to the organizers, Rais Khan is arriving from his domicile Pakistan directly to Calcutta for this program. We have also been informed that he might be accompanied by his sons Farhan Khan and Suhel Khan.

The Programs page has been updated with the details.

Purab Ang Gayaki Utsav on October 27 and 28

The Calcutta section of the Girija Devi Puraskar Purab Ang Gayaki Utsav organized jointly by VSK Baithak and Sangeet Ashram will be held on 27th and 28th October 2012 at Chowdhury House, Ballygunge, Calcutta.

Contestants are mainly from Calcutta and Howrah with the exception of one from Pune. Details are available on our Programs page.

Flyte – a nice digital music download store from Flipkart

Flipkart has launched its own music download market yesterday called Flyte. It is offering DRM free music on multiple languages at prices starting at Rs.6 for a song and Rs.25 for an album.

Members may be interested in visiting its “Hindustani” Classical collection page. The Bengali classical collection is quite pitiful in its selections and classifications (e.g., “Crosswinds” listed as Bengali classical!) 😀

Hope their errors will reduce and offers will grow with time.