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  • In conversation with Sharmila Biswas

    Odissi dance virtuoso and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award recipient Sharmila Biswas is inarguably one of India’s top Odissi exponents. A disciple of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, Sharmila Biswas has performed extensively in a number of his productions, both in India and

  • Paul McCartney writing a musical for ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

    18-time Grammy award winner, Paul McCartney has collaborated with Britain’s Lee Hall, the screenwriter of Billy Elliot and the Elton John biopic Rocketman, for an upcoming musical. British theater and film producer Bill Kenwright, who secured the rights, will produce the

  • An evening of baul music

    A musical soiree of folk songs was held recently at the local Shilpakala Academy auditorium in Mymensingh, remembering renowned bauls and spiritual performers of the region. The programme was organised by Novice Foundation, an arts education centre in Mymensingh.

  • Star Melodies to present ‘Emon Diney Tarey Bola Jai… Srabon Shondha-e’

    Star Melodies, an initiative of The Daily Star to promote Bangla music, will host a special musical evening titled, Emon Diney Tarey Bola Jai… Srabon Shondha-e, on July 20, themed on monsoon. It will be held at The Daily Star Centre at 6:30 pm.

  • Miles on stage with Fuad and Friends at NYC!

    On the occasion of their 40th anniversary, one of the most iconic Bangladeshi bands of all time, Miles began a tour across the United States of America recently. At their New York City stop, Miles shared the stage with Fuad and Friends, led by musical marvel Fuad

  • Musical evening featuring Dalia Nausheen held

    Cultural organisation Amra Shurjomukhi, arranged a musical soiree featuring eminent Narzul sangeet exponent Dalia Nausheen recently. Titled ‘Gaan Kobitar Chhayatoley’, it was conducted at Bangladesh National Museum’s Kabi Sufia Kamal Auditorium.

  • Pandit Mithun Dey

    ‘Reminiscing with Music: Sritite Mastermoshai’ in the offing

    With the participation of key figures like Amir Ahmad Chowdhury, Pandit Sunil Dhar, Pandit Pabitra Mohan Dey, Sanjib Dey, Asit Kumar Dey and others, LAAYA is set to inaugurate a commemoration ceremony at 6:30 pm today, titled ‘Reminiscing with Music: Sritite Mastermoshai’.

  • Topu entertains Kolkata for the first time

    Prominent musician Topu recently entertained the audience in Kolkata during a musical evening arranged at a renowned restaurant. Bangladeshi record label G-Series and Kolkata based musician Anurag Halder jointly organised the programme.

  • Mymensingh welcomes monsoon

    Bangladesh Nazrul Sena Sangeet Bidhyalaya organised a musical soiree on monsoon songs at the auditorium of Mymensingh Nazrul Sena recently. Titled Borshar Suralapon, the programme featured poetry recitations, and dances with popular monsoon songs of Kazi Nazrul Islam and Rabindranath Tagore.

  • Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts ends today

    Considered one the biggest music festivals in the world, the Glastonbury Festival, which is held on a farm in Somerset, England, is a five-day annual event, except for ‘fallow years’, taken mostly at five year intervals. This year, the 49th edition of the bonanza began on June

  • Artistes from two countries to rock ICCB

    The event is being organised jointly by ATN Events and Sunglow Entertainment. The concert was announced at a press conference held

  • Miles 40th year anniversary

    Miles announces grand celebration for 40th anniversary

    Formed in 1979 by Farid Rashid, Miles embarked on a musical journey that played a prominent role to shape the band music scene in Bangladesh. As this year marks their fourth decade as musical marvels in the entertainment industry, Miles, in association with Windmill Advertising Limited, held a press conference at The Daily Star Centre yesterday.

  • In loving memory of Shahnaz Rahmatullah and Subir Nandi

    Shahnaz Rahmatullah and Subir Nandi, two prominent names of the music industry, gifted us with some brilliant melodies during their illustrious careers. Tragically, both of these musical legends left us recently.

  • Hemanta Mukhopadhyay

    99th birth anniversary of Hemanta Mukhopadhyay today

    Today marks the 99th birth anniversary of Hemanta Mukhopadhyay, a legendary singer and composer of the subcontinent. He was born in Varanasi in 1920. His family came from Jayanagar of West Bengal. They went to Bhawanipur of Calcutta in the early 1900s. While studying in Mitra

  • Star Melodies to pay tribute to Subir Nandi and Shahnaz Rahmatullah today

    Shahnaz Rahmatullah and Subir Nandi are two musical legends, who left us within a very short span of time. Star Melodies, The Daily

  • ‘Ganer Jharna Tolay’ concludes today

    As a part of Bengal Foundation’s regular cultural initiative, ‘Ganer Jharna Tolay’, a three-day musical festival, which kicked off on June 13, concludes today.

  • Kamal Ahmed’s ‘Borsha o Bhalobasha’ to serenade audiences on June 14

    Award-winning singer and the director of programme at Bangladesh Betar, Kamal Ahmed, will be featured in his solo musical concert, ‘Borsha o Bhalobasha’, where he will sing songs about love and rain. The programme, hosted by the Indira Gandhi Cultural Center, will take place

  • Konal on fire with ‘Agun Lagailo’

    Since her Channel i Shera Kontho days, Somnur Monir Konal has been taking Bangladesh’s music industry by storm. Recently, the celebrated singer collaborated with Kolkata-based music director and singer Lincon for the song, ‘Agun Lagailo’, from the Malek Afsary film, ‘Password,’ starring Shakib Khan and Bubly.

  • Remembering Azam Khan

    June 5 marked the eighth death anniversary of Azam Khan, the pioneer of rock music in Bangladesh. With a discography of more than 20 albums, his legacy is untouchable. A freedom fighter and an advocate for peace at a time of violence, Azam Khan’s name was

  • Google celebrates Lucky Akhand’s birthday with doodle

    Lucky Akhand, who is considered as one of the pioneers in the Bangladeshi music industry, was honoured with a Google doodle on his 63rd birth anniversary yesterday. Enlisted as a music composer at a relatively young age, the late musician composed and voiced numerous songs

  • Prominent Musician Maqsoodul Haque

    When Mac speaks

    A musician, activist, poet and Baul researcher, Maqsoodul Haque is best known for his music with one of Bangladesh’s pioneering bands,

  • Bengal’s Eid albums out now

    Marking the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr, Bengal Foundation has brought four new Eid albums. Recorded by prominent and promising singers of Bangladesh and India, the albums feature Tagore songs, Kabial Bijoy Sarkar’s Islamic numbers, Sursagar Himangshu Dutta compositions and several semi classical genres from Benaras Gharana.

  • Mahadi Faisal A sporadic yet splendid musician

    Mahadi Faisal had a knack for music from a very young age. He is a proud participant of Notun Kuri, a reality competition series for children that aired on Bangladesh Television (BTV), way before such shows were all the rage.

  • Chhayanaut holds Nazrul birth anniversary programme

    To Mark the 120th birth anniversary of our National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, Chhayanaut, one of the leading cultural organisations in the country, organised a celebration programme titled, Nazrul Jayanti 1426 at its Ramesh Chandra Datta Smriti Milankendra in Dhanmondi of the capital yesterday morning.

  • Musician Fuad Almuqtadir

    Fuad’s ‘Cholo Bangladesh’ for the ICC World Cup 2019

    Grameenphone has come up with a fan s song titled Cholo Bangladesh, composed by popular musician Fuad Almuqtadir, to celebrate the ICC World Cup 2019 as well as to inspire the supporters of Bangladesh National Cricket Team. The song is written by Mehedi Ansari. The vocalists include Fuad Almuqtadir

  • Bappa Mazumder Tribute to National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam

    Bappa’s tribute to the National Poet

    For the first time in his illustrious career, Bappa Mazumder recorded a Nazrul Sangeet, titled Meghero Damru, on the occasion of Nazrul Jayanti. The singer, who is adept at different genres of Bangla music, was very excited for the project. “I was a little nervous when I set out to arrange this song

  • 120th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam

    Remembering the legacy of the Bidrohi Kobi

    Today marks the 120th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. He produced a large body of poetry and music with themes that included religious devotion and rebellion against oppression. Nazrul’s activism for political and social justice earned him the title of ‘Bidrohi Kobi’ (Rebel Poet).

  • Kalpana Anam to release four Nazrul Sangeet albums

    To pay tribute to the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam on his 120th birth anniversary, Nazrul Sangeet exponent Kalpana Anam will release a solo album featuring 13 lesser-known Nazrul songs online this year. In addition, she will release three albums online comprising Nazrul Sangeet recorded by promising

  • Renowned Singer Khalid Hossain

    In fond memory of Khalid Hossain

    Renowned singer Khalid Hossain breathed his last at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in Sher-E-Bangla Nagar recently, at the age of 78. His finesse in the field of Nazrul sangeet and research, earned him the title ofww one of the greatest Nazrul exponents in the history of Bangladesh.

  • The Industry Volume II in the offing

    One of the most ambitious projects in recent history, The Industry: Volume II will soon serenade listeners with the best that the music industry has to offer. The project, coordinated by Chisti Iqbal and Adit, will feature the likes of Bappa Mazumder, Tahsan, Elita, Mila, Arafat Mohsin, Babna Karim