Saturday, February 7, 2009

What we are doing

For the first time in Kolkata, a group of young energetic people came together to present ‘the songs of the soil’ of Bengal and the North-East in 1998. That was the beginning of DOHAR.
DOHAR the Bengali word, which means Chorus, following a solo lead voice, is a manifestation of the basic spirit with which this singing group was formed. Our mission is to cater the rustic songs of the soil to the urban mass in it’s original form and flavour. We are thus the chorus of those illustrious bouls and fakirs of greater Bengal and northeast. We are also involved in an endeavour to form an archive of this treasure chest of tunes and philosophy. DOHAR is a musical troop of regional repute – a platform for cultural activists, who consider this world as a musical bonanza and intends to energise it’s inhabitants with the melodious power of folk tunes, specially of greater Bengal as well as the North Eastern States of the Country.
In brief, DOHAR is an endless journey of music having strong connections with the root, on one hand and going beyond all boundaries, on the other .
DOHAR already collected more than 6,000 (six thousand) folk songs from the different part of India and Bangladesh.
How many miles DOHAR came across:
DOHAR started it’s dream journey, in the world of music in 1998. Within six years of it’s initiation , the group was able to add a number of feathers on it’s cap and every endevour of DOHAR was blessed with the appreciation of people.

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  1. কালিকা দা, রাজীব দা সহ দোহারের সবাইকে অনেক অনেক শুভেচ্ছা। যেদিন দোহার এর সাথে প্রথম পরিচয় সেদিন থেকেই দোহার এর একজন ভক্ত আমি। আমাদের শিকড়ের কাছাকাছি নিয়ে যাবার জন্য দোহারের প্রতিটি সুর, প্রতিটি বোল সার্থক হবে, এই আমার কামনা।
    লোক সংগীতের মাদকতায় আমরা বিশ্বমানব হবো আর দোহার হবে সেই পথ প্রর্দশক।
    শাহ্‌ আব্দুল করিম, রাধারমণ, দূর্বিণশাহ্‌, সহ বাংলার সকল সংগীত সাধকদের অমৃতসুর-কথা দোহার তুলে আনবে সফল ভাবে মনে প্রাণে এই কামনা।
    দোহার আমাকে মনে না রাখলেও আমি নিজেকে একজন দোহারের সদস্য বলে মনে করি। তাই যখনই দোহার-এর ভালো খবর পাই তখনই আনন্দিত হই। আগামী সেপ্টেম্বর -এ শারদ উ‍‌ৎসবে দোহার কে বিলেতে দেখার আর অনেক অনেক ভালো গান শোনার প্রত্যাশা রাখি।

    দোহার এগিয়ে যাক সুরের খেয়া নিয়ে....এই প্রত্যাশা রইলো।

    রাজীব দেব মান্না
    ইউ.কে

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  2. aar kichhu diner moddhei amader notun album release hochchhe. MATI'SWAR. sobai shono aar kemon laglo janio.
    bhalo theko bondhura

    kalikaprasad

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  3. doharer 10 bochhor purtite 7th aug-er show darun safal korar jonno sab bondhuder janai pran bhora shubhechchha.

    bhalo theko bondhura

    kalikaprasad

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  4. amra jara bangala theke anek duure royechi...othocho protiniyoto ak nadrir tane,matir tane....nissonggo buk hahakar kore othe...dohar tokhon ador kore manosbromon a niye jay....niye jay amader sottar kache....amader asol amitar kache,amader chelebelay,amader matir kache....amar gram a....BHALO THEKO DOHAR

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  5. 22nd August Bolpur Santiniketan e Dohar er programme aache. Sobai esho....
    Tanusree

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  6. 24th August e DOHAR er Unique Rabindra Sangeet er Album 'MAATISWAR' release hote choleche.. WOW !!!!!

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  7. 24th August er poriborte 26th August e DOHAR er Unique Rabindra Sangeet er Album 'MAATISWAR' release hote choleche..at STAR ANANDA Channel at 5.30PM.. WOW !!!!!

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  8. I simply love the way dohar does folk music and you can tell that folk music comes to them naturally and that their music is not contrived like some other bands, i used to ignore folk music but thanks to dohar i have started listening to a lot of folk music mostly by dohar and sometimes by other artists as well. thanks for being there for me and filling up my life with such beautiful music
    with love
    arup dey

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  9. Dohar's New Rabindra Sangeet Album/CD "MATI'SWAR" RELEASED... Darun Album !!! Shunun....

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  10. Mati'Swar album-ti ei web site-e bikri hochchhe (www.washingtonbanglaradio.com/store) $5.99 kore/ CD noy, shudhu MP3 download hishebe/ eta ki apnader authorized site? ekhan theke ki album-ti kinte paari?

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  11. Doharer shobaike ebong ei blog group er shokolke namashkar.
    I have listened to a few songs from the album "Matishwar" on television and it felt really nice (especially the one I heard yesterday - Je raate mor duarguli). Thank you for regaling us with your songs once again.
    I will be buying the album as soon as I return to Kolkata ( I am currently at home at Agartala).
    Can anyone tell me where to get a tentative list of coming up shows of Dohar? I have till date not been able to attend any of their functions.
    Wish all of you a very happy Durga Puja.

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  12. DOHAR'er rabindra sangeet'er album Mati'swar shunun, MP3 download noi, authorised CD kinun! DOHAR rabindra sangeet'er ek natun gayaki poribeshon korecche, er archival value'r katha mone rekhe'i CD kinun! Khub kharap samay jacche, rabindra sangeet natun kore abiskar kora'r naam'e ja sob hocche...! Ei durdin'e ei rakam ekta sat prochesta ke sabaash deoar janno, sahos deoar jonno kinun! rabindanath ei deconstruction'er juge re-contextualised hoyecche DOHAR'er prochestay, eke sadhubaad diye utsaha din!

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  13. 18th septemtembar show ta sotti e darun chilo....amra jara kolkatar baire royechi dohar er gunomugdhora....bhishon khusi hoyechilam mumbai er ncpa te DOHAR er folk teatre dekhe...akdom onnorokom ak uposthapona....ekti ghontay dorshok periye elo akti gota bochor,bangla bochor....mumbai somudrer jolochchasher thekeo joralo hoyechilo bangalar matir gondho....DOHAR KE ONEK ONEK DHONNOBAD amon akta sundor sondhar jonno....DHONNOBADmumbai NCPA keo....banglar matir gaan emni bhabei choriye poruk desh theke deshe....sob sima periye.....onek subhechcha subhokamona roilo DOHAR er jonno....asha kori er poreo amon show r o dekhte pabo amra....abong ebar er thekeo bhalo.....anek bhalo....BHALO THEKO DOHAR

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  14. DOHAR ER GAAN MANEI, EKTU ANNYA RAKAM SURER CHOYA. EAI ALBUM EA SEI CHOYA ATUT, ATHACHO KABIGURUR SUR KONO BICHYUTI NEI, ADBHUT AMAR SABAI MOHIT, KINTU AMAKE MP3 DOWNLOAD KORTEI HOYECHE, KONO UPAY CHILO NA, KARON PAISA KHARACH KOREO AMADER EKHANE BANGLA GAANER CD PABONA, BADHYO HOYE ANNAYE KORTE HOLO, DOHAR ER KACHE KHAMA CHAICHI EI JANNYO..................

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  15. DOHARER GAN MANAI EKTU ONNO BHABNA EBARO TAI. DOHARER NOTU RABINDRA SANGEETER ALBUM MATI'SWAR AMADER KACHE RABINDRANATHER GANER EK NATUN THIKANA DIL. EKEBARE RABINDRA GAWOKIKE OTUT REKHE EK ONNO DHONI BISWA ULE DHORLO. EKADHARE BANGLAR KHOL, DHOL, THEKE KAHON, GITER. KONO GANE TO ABAR SANAIER ODBHUT BEBOHAR. E JENO GOTA KE DHONO BISWA. BONDHUDER BOLBO MATI'SWAR SUNUN RABINDRANATHER GANER EK NOTUN THIKANA PABEN. DOHAR TAR 10TI BOSONTO PERIEO SO MOHIMAY UJJAL. DOHAR TOMAY SELAM.

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  16. dohar shunlei mone hoye,baanglar maatir gondho char pashe choriye porlo....aamra jaara banglar bayire dirgho bochhor royechhi tader kachhe dohar-er lokgeeti jeno praaner modhye ek dhoroner koshto abar onek aanondo-o boye aane.....koshto ei karone je banglar maati chhere onek doore thakte hoye..aanodo ei karone je dohar aachhe bole onek durlobh baangla lokgeeti tara aamader upohaar daaye......shara bochhor dhore noida-e boshe pujor opekkha kori, karon pujo maanyi dohar-er aagomon ar live shonar shoubhagyo...


    dohar-er shokolke aamar shubho kaamana...

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  17. iloved thenew album very much

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  18. DOHAR ORGANISING A CONCERT IN THE MEMORY OF BAUL SHAH ABDUL KARIM ON 06TH NOV (FRIDAY) 6.30PM AT GORKY SADAN.

    PLEASE DON'T MISS.

    ENTRY FREE

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  19. baul samrat shah abdul karim chole gelen. sunamgunjer ujan dhole chhilo tar bari. 2000 sale soubhagya hoyechhilo tar sange sakkhater. ekadhare ekjon baul aar ekjon gono-shilpi, ekjon darshanik ar ekjon surer jadukar. epar banglay mane paschimbange sambhbata bharateo amra dohar pratham tar gaan record kori amader pratham album-e -- murshid dhana hey -- tarpor theke baul karimer gaan amader nitya sangi. agami 6th nov. sandhe sare chhotay gorky sadane shudhu tar gaan gaibe dohar. sange prakashita habe baul abdul karimer ekti amulya sakkhatkar. sabai esho. kalikaprasad

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  20. www.washingtonbanglaradio.com/store theke mati`swar album kinte paren. je company ie orion ei cd produce koreche eta tader swikrita.

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  21. rajib (london)! tumi kothay? anekdin sara nei!

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  22. Hi, Ami Prosenjit USP, apnader notun bondhu

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  23. DOHAR ORGANISED A CONCERT IN THE MEMORY OF BAUL SHAH ABDUL KARIM ON 06TH NOV. THIS CONCERT WILL TELECAST ON TARA MUZIC ON 29TH NOV 09 (SUNDAY) AT 02 PM.

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  24. PLS SEE THE TELECAST OF DOHAR`S LIVE CONCERT ON 29TH DEC (SUNDAY) AT 2PM ON TARA MUZIC.

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  25. দোহারকে এখানে এভাবে পেয়ে দারুণ লাগছে !

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  26. Amar naam Raja....odhuna Montreal (Canada)nibashi...aapnader notun bondhu....
    Choturongo aar Mati`swar ki ekhane kothao pawa jacche?
    Dohar-er shobaike aamar subheccha o shubho kaamona janai

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  28. Ami aajke prothom apnader gaan shunlam ebong prothom ganei ekebare clean bowled. Gaan shunte shunte gaye kaanta diye uthchhilo onekdin por. Onek onek dhonnobad apnader ei onubhuti ta ferot paiye debar jonno. 20th June theke 9th July er moddhe kothao apnader live performace achhe? Oi kodiner jonno Bharotborshe ashchhi, abar kotodin pore ashbo thik nei. Please janaben. Onek onek shubhechchha roilo apnader.

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  29. 15TH SEPTEMBER'2010 - EKOK DOHAR - KALAMANDIR - DID YOU KNOW ??

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  30. 15th September'2010 - Kalamandir show r ticket kothai pabo ?? Anybody know ???

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  31. FOR TICKET PLEASE FOLLOW THE BLOG WITHIN NEXT WEEK. BY END OF AUGUST'2010

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  32. 15 th sep er show er tiket er janno third eye office jogajog koro...ph-9830170166

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  33. Rajib, onek deri-te tomader website-er khoj pelam, tomader khabar-gulo peye aro riddho holam, egiye chalo -sabbai-ke anek subheccha janai,
    Ashis Majumder,
    A.c.Sen Road,Karimganj

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  34. বাংলাদেশ এ তোমাদের পায়ে আমারা আন্দিত।। আজ অনেক এঞ্জয় করেছি তোমাদের শো( আর টিভি তে)।।
    ১০০০ বার কল করে তোমাদের সাতে কথা বলতে পারলাম না আই টা বর কষ্ট... ভালো থাক তোমরা...তবে তমাদের লাস্ট গান টা ক্যান জানো বার বার কানে বাজতাছে।। এতো তারা তারি ক্যান ফিনশ করলা।।

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  35. Dohar is a band who always perform copying others'resources. They copy and sing songs after distorting the original songs. Even Rabindrasangeets are sung by them in distorted manner with lot of instruments not to be used with Rabindrasangeet. I firmly oppose this sort of unprofessional activities. I would request every music lover who are regularly watching the blogs to strongly oppose this and if required, put up this claptrap with consumer forum.

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  37. Last night (18/12/2011) i watched the show organised by Morning Club at Rajiv Bhawan, Silchar. Till date i have seen 4(four)live programmes of DOHAR and have fallen in love with them. Its just wonderful to see their mesmerising performance. I wish them all the best and Happy Life ahead. LONG LIVE DOHAR!!!!! You people are the best.......

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