Kabir Suman Community Forum Launched

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The Official Community Forum on Kabir Suman - has been launched here in Kolkata. Kabir Sumanis a Kolkata-based modern Bengali singer-songwriter, guitarist, and poet. He shot to fame in the 1990s with albums such as Tomake Chai (I Want You).

The Official Community Forum on Kabir Suman - has been launched here in Kolkata. Kabir Sumanis a Kolkata-based modern Bengali singer-songwriter, guitarist, and poet. He shot to fame in the 1990s with albums such as Tomake Chai (I Want You).

Way back in 1950, on the 16th day of March in Kolkata, West Bengal, a baby was born. The baby, one Suman Chattopadhaya grew considerably to become one of the most well known figures on todays music scene - "Kabir Suman".

On the 02 Aug 2006, somewhere on the outskirts of Howrah,West Bengal a forum was born, dedicated to Kabir Suman. Welcome to the world of Kabir Suman . Visit http://www.kabirsuman.org/forum/

It was the concept of some kabir suman fanatics and is entirely dedicated to him (if you hadnt figured that out yet!) and the fans who adore him and do you know what? there appears to be plenty of them . ;-)

Even though the site itself has only been live for just around four months, it has already achieved a stable base of over a thousand members. All of these members are actively posting and turning the forum into a very successful community.

The style itself is not a custom job, but it's obvious that a lot of effort has been made to remove the default forum software style. The logo itself, however, was custom designed to reflect the love, dedication and passion (oh so much passion) that has gone into Kabir Suman Forum.

It is one of those sites that can be held up and used as an example at what a community can become when fueled by the passion of its owner and the members. It's filled with people of many different likes and dislikes and they have all come together because of their like (love, adoration) for a particular artist. They have discovered new friends and it's obvious from surfing the forum that they enjoy spending time in each others company.

Kabir Sumanis a Kolkata-based modern Bengali singer-songwriter, guitarist, and poet. He shot to fame in the 1990s with albums such as Tomake Chai (I Want You) and Boshe Anko (Sit-and-Draw Contest).

His contemporary urban, socially consicous songs draw upon both Bengali adhunik and Western folk and protest music. His work has been a major influence in contemporary Bengali music. Most of his songs are played solo with just a synthesiser or a guitar. Like many Bengali singers, Suman has also recorded albums of Rabindra Sangeet (Songs of Rabindranath), starting in the late-1990s.

Suman's primary training was in Indian classical music and Rabindra Sangeet, and he picked up Western folk forms while living abroad. From 1975 to 1989 he worked as a broadcast journalist working overseas, living in Germany, where he worked for German International Radio, and in the United States, where he worked for Voice of America's Bengali language service. He finished his second contract with German International Radio in 1989, and returned to Kolkata. He released his first album, Tomake Chai, in 1992. Since then he has released over ten albums, his most recent one being "13" in 2006.

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