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Bangla was first formed by Arnob with his friends from Santiniketan. A fortuitous visit by Anusheh to Santiniketan brought the two together. Anusheh had already met Buno in Sylhet and had spent an evening discussing new experiments in music, finding much in common. Two thus became three.

They performed together for the very first time at Lalon Shah’s Mazaar back in 1997.
At their second show at the Kolkata Boi Mela in January 1999, they decided to officially call themselves ‘Bangla’.

Then followed many concerts, both formal and informal, with Kartik, Shantanu and Tipu joining the three along the way. Buno, Arnob, Kartik, Shantanu, Tipu and Anusheh. Six young musicians on their way to stardom.

For the quite some time these were the six who played for Bangla. But, there were more changes in the offing. Soon Nazrul Dhuli replaced Tipu, who was making more time for his other projects. Nazrul added the much needed touch of Bangladesh. Shantanu literally disappeared and Jibon became an integral part of Bangla.

One of the biggest successes of Bangla has been the fact that they have been able to reach their music to an audience beyond Bangladesh. They have performed for foreign audiences across the globe and played along side great musicians like Jonas Helborg (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Pandit Tanmoy Bose, T.H. Vikku Vinayakram (Shakti), Silva Ganesh, Bob Geldof, Bono (U2), among others. Though not prolific performers, Bangla is constantly evolving. For these young musicians, music is a continuous journey of creativity.


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  • march3000

    They are awesome!!

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • t1m9m

    Love, Peace, Cannabis; ☮

    29 Jan 2014 Reply
  • buried_in_peace

    love u guys... love the new album!!

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Sinnieh12

    very - very - trippy. (Y)

    18 Jun 2011 Reply
  • vajrapaani

    Your use of Dub influences in Kingkortobbobimurh is phenomenal. Looking forward to more awesome from music from this group.

    16 Oct 2010 Reply
  • bal-i_cibril

    ما شاء الله

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • muhammed_ikbal

    Pak Hae Watan

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • priom__

    one of the most significant music act of our generation.They have justified it beyond any doubt. Please start working on another album,with Arnob.We want the old Arnob back!!!!!!!

    26 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Anyrban999

    I'm in luv wid the lady in blue.

    12 Apr 2010 Reply
  • _paintbox_

    how can you say it's not pleasurable, that's just insane.

    25 Apr 2007 Reply
  • TMAB2003

    amazing stuff. their socio-political and religious themes are extremely appealing even if their music and vocals are not always the most pleasurable.

    23 Jun 2006 Reply

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