Rangabati song by Madhumita Bhowmick | Bengali Folk Fusion


Rangabati is arguably the most popular song in Odisha. Indian Record Manufacturing Company Ltd (INRECO) recorded the song & released in 1979 and became widely popular.

In 1979/80 it became the first song of India broadcasted in BBC London and VOA America. The Sambalpuri song was written by Mitrabhanu Gauntia and composed by Pradip Patra and sung by Jitendra Haripal and Krishna Patel.

The song has gathered immense popularity in Russia and South Korea cutting across nations, time and languages. Due to its immense popularity every generation has its own popular version of music. Important thing is that the song goes on, adjusting to western instruments, rap etc etc…

‘Folk Forever II’ is a fusion album of Traditional songs. A variety of different feelings, states and attitude, that ranges from affection to pleasure. The album is a reflection of emotions and strong attachment between languages.

It can also be a virtual representation of humanity, oneness, compassion, and affection thru traditional songs that is beyond barriers. The album depicts the expression of true Emotion & Feelings.

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The contrast expression of sound has been infused brilliantly keeping the lyrical essence of tradition yet very urban. The music that easily connects with the audience from all works of life.