Mamata releases Bengali folk band Bhoomi`s new album

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today released popular Bengali folk band Bhoomi`s new album `Desh Jurrey`.

After the success of the group`s album `Gaan Doriyay` released prior to last year`s Durga Puja festival, `Desh Jurrey` features eight songs translated in Bengali from different regional languages.

Bhoomi is scheduled to leave for Australia tomorrow to perform in a series of programmes.

Accepting a request from the chief minister, Bhoomi members Soumitra and Surojit agreed to make their next album on songs of Nazrul Islam which would be released as the group`s tribute to the poet.

PTI

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