State Of Bengal

Profile:
Britain's Asian underground music scene project headed by Sam Zaman.

In 1987, Zaman set up the project in London after a visit to Noakhali, Bangladesh, where he interacted with traditional folk musicians and dancers. Original members of the group included his youngest brother Deeder Zaman (later became vocalist of Asian Dub Foundation) who was 7, and MC Mushtaq (later became the lead rapper for Fun-Da-Mental) who was 15.

Then the project (even before the releasing of the first album "Visual Audio") became into some kind of alias to Sam Zaman. He DJ'd, recorded and toured under this name inviting various collaborators and also by himself.
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Albums

CDREPS000245 State Of Bengal - Walking On album art The Ananda Shankar Experience and State of Bengal The Ananda Shankar Experience and State of Bengal - Walking On (Album) Real World Records, Real World Records, Real World Records, Real World Records CDREPS000245 France 1999 Sell This Version
TPLP102 State Of Bengal - Visual Audio album art State Of Bengal Visual Audio (Album) One Little Indian TPLP102 UK 1998 Sell This Version
657036 1037-2 State Of Bengal - Visual Audio album art State Of Bengal Visual Audio (Album) Six Degrees Records 657036 1037-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
CDR W118 State Of Bengal - Tana Tani album art State Of Bengal Vs Paban Das Baul State Of Bengal Vs Paban Das Baul - Tana Tani (Album) Real World Records CDR W118 US 2004 Sell This Version
BET001CD State Of Bengal - Skip-IJ album art State Of Bengal Skip-IJ(CD, Album) Betelnut Records BET001CD UK 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

185TP 7CD State Of Bengal - Elephant Ride album art State Of Bengal Elephant Ride (Single) One Little Indian 185TP 7CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
186TP 7CD, 186TP7CD State Of Bengal - Rama Communication album art State Of Bengal Rama Communication (Single) One Little Indian, betelnut productions 186TP 7CD, 186TP7CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
12 ANOK 2 State Of Bengal - Flight IC 408 / Shang High album art State Of Bengal / Future Soundz Of India State Of Bengal / Future Soundz Of India - Flight IC 408 / Shang High(12") Mango, Omni Records (3) 12 ANOK 2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RWSAMP83 State Of Bengal - Walking On album art The Ananda Shankar Experience & State Of Bengal The Ananda Shankar Experience & State Of Bengal - Walking On(12", W/Lbl) Real World Records RWSAMP83 UK 1999 Sell This Version
12 ANOK 4 State Of Bengal - Distant God / Chittagong Chill album art Talvin Singh / State Of Bengal Talvin Singh / State Of Bengal - Distant God / Chittagong Chill Anokha, Omni Records (3) 12 ANOK 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
RWLPDJ 83 State Of Bengal - Alma Ata / Tori album art The Ananda Shankar Experience And State Of Bengal The Ananda Shankar Experience And State Of Bengal - Alma Ata / Tori(12") Virgin RWLPDJ 83 Unknown Sell This Version
RASTDJ 10 State Of Bengal - Alma Ata  (DJ Ras Footus Remix) album art The Ananda Shankar Experience & State Of Bengal The Ananda Shankar Experience & State Of Bengal - Alma Ata (DJ Ras Footus Remix)(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label RASTDJ 10 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

RWSAMP83 State Of Bengal - Walking On - An Impression Of The Album album art The Ananda Shankar Experience & State Of Bengal The Ananda Shankar Experience & State Of Bengal - Walking On - An Impression Of The Album(CD, Promo, Smplr) Real World Records RWSAMP83 UK 1999 Sell This Version
none State Of Bengal - Skip-Ij Sampler album art State Of Bengal Skip-Ij Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Betelnut Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version