by Soham Gupta in New Music on Friday 12 August 2011

Kabir Suman is a singer-songwriter in Bengal who changed the music scene there in the 1990s. His urban, socially conscious songs draw upon both Bengali modern and Western folk, along with protest music.

He influenced the development modern Bengali songs and a new movement in Bengali music took place in the last fifteen years. This video above features a song from a recent Bengali movie, where he plays a cameo and also sings one of his most popular songs, Gaan-ola.