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How Bengal woke up to 'band' culture in the 1970s, paving the way for a bona fide rock movement in Bangla
The 'movement' was fuelled by the love for one's native language, identity, acknowledgment of one's sociopolitical struggles, while experimenting with modern idioms of music.
Evolution of Bangla rock music: How the underground cultural movement changed Bengal's musical landscape
Despite their constantly evolving sound that does not shy away from experimenting, Bangla rock music has been suffering on account of a severe lack of funds, and an audience overtly exposed to film music on television and FM radio.
Remembering Moheener Ghoraguli, India's first rock band from Kolkata whose legacy thrives in resistance
Forty-five years since their formation, Moheener Ghoraguli — who likened themselves to a "movement" — continue to find resonance in the sound and art of budding artists not just in Bengal, but across India, with their songs being widely reprised and recreated.