NABC 2018 will offer a unique mix of programs and star performances, presenting the cultural variety and heritage of Bengal. A number of these will be ‘Designer Programs’ on various themes - specially created only for NABC 2018. Our program management team is working to put together an ensemble, a colorful bouquet of folk, classical, contemporary, and traditional, band and popular music, blending that with theater, poetry, stand-up comedy and colorful presentation of dance and choreography. Following are some of the unique offerings (more to be added)...
The Anupam Roy Band (TARB)
For the first time in NABC, singer, composer and lyricist Anupam Roy will be performing with his full band, “THE ANUPAM ROY BAND (TARB)”.
The band re-interprets Anupam Roy’s songs released in films & albums musically and performs them live. Since 2013, the band got involved in recording its first album “Dwitiyo Purush” as a music producing unit. 5 songs of the album were produced by the band. Anupam’s next album “Bakyobageesh (2014)” was entirely produced by the band. Recently the band has started contributing to Anupam’s film scores too. As a live act, the band has performed more than 400 gigs in multiple venues across several cities, and 2018 will be their first appearance in NABC.
A unique theme based audio visual musical presentation, where ALL the artists and performers will be performing together on the stage. This program will depict the journey of Bengali music, intertwined with interesting storytelling, and supported by specially shot film on the topic – that will leave fond impressions and memories in its wake for the audience to cherish for years to come.
Journey of Bengali Band
A unique audio visual musical presentation, depicting the journey of Bengali band, starting from the days of “Mohiner Ghoraguli” to the present time. This will feature participation by the stalwarts of Bengali Bands from Kolkata – Sidhu (“Cactus”), Gabu (“Mohiner Ghoraguli”), Anindya (“Porosh Pathor” and “Sohor”) and Surojit (“Bhoomi” and “Surojit o Bondhura”) and others; this show is specially designed and a first ever attempt in NABC to depict the evolution of Band music in West Bengal in a memorable docu-musical format.”
Comedy Play by the Stalwarts
Specially designed for NABC 2018, a comedy play will be staged featuring stars and eminent personalities of Bengali Film & Theater – Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Rajatabha Dutta, Chandan Sen and Shantilal Mukherje – performing for the first time together on stage – one more unique program specially put together to to cater to the NABC 2018 attendees.
An Evening of Duets
Uniquely designed program for NABC 2018, featuring National Award Winner Iman Chakraborty.
Two much-awaited performances by the very special artist Subhomita – one on Bengali modern and contemporary song, and the other with a unique light classical/fusion classical flavor