Bangladesh cultural movement inspires Indian musician

April 1st, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Dhaka, April 1 (IANS) Bengalis in India look to Bangladesh to establish cultural and linguistic mores, according to folk musician Ajit Pandey.
“We Bengalis on the other side of the border look to you for many things, as you have set examples in establishing your language and nationality,” Pandey said at a musical soiree dedicated to Gana Sangeet, the folk music genre that is popular on both sides of the India-Bangladesh border.

Pandey is a former member of West Bengal legislature.

His “charged performance” of Gana Sangeet that aims to inspire people to brave the darkness of society “literally brought light to a load shedding-affected Natmanadal, the venue of the musical soiree”, The Daily Star reported Wednesday.

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