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  • 'Lovely Accident' hits the screens!

    Titled Lovely Accident, the video was directed By Sunny Rajani and released on Zee Music Company's YouTube channel.

  • Imagine Radio takes off

    What differentiated Imagine Radio from all other music streaming applications when it launched recently was the earnestness and clarity that the CEO, Shahriar Shahid, promised to bring to the music listening experience.

  • Star Melodies showcases spirited songs of freedom

    During the Liberation War of 1971, the konthojoddha, who were the artistes of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, a clandestine radio station during the resistance, kept up the morale of the freedom fighters with their spirited performance of patriotic songs, poems and satirical plays.

  • Renaissance teams up with Duronto for new music video

    Having started their journey in 1985, Renaissance is one of the most popular acts in Bangladesh. The pioneering band has recently

  • STAR MELODIES to present 'Songs of Freedom' today

    The people of our country fought for liberation and freedom not only with strategies, guns and grenades, but also with poetry, words of inspiration and powerful melodies.

  • Star Melodies presents Songs of Freedom

    The people. of our country fought for Liberation and freedom not only with strategies, guns and grenades, but also with poetry, words of inspiration and powerful melodies.

  • Artcell reunite in Australia

    Three members of Artcell's original line-up: Lincoln, Shaju and Cezanne have reunited for their concert tour in Australia.

  • An evening with Sci-fi Jazz

    Experimenting with various electronic musical instruments and clarinets, Niels Klein's quartet, aptly named Tubes & Wires, aspires to take their listeners on a trip to space with their music.

  • Celebrating the heartbeat of music BANGLADESH DRUM DAY

    Tomorrow will mark a phenomenon that musicians are holding on to their high-hats for, as Bangladesh is set to celebrate its first 'Drum Day.' Nine of the best drummers in the country will take centre-stage at the home of rock music, the Russian Cultural Center (RCC).

  • Dr Mamotaz Mamota's double album launched

    Anonto Anandadhara and Chokher Aloy by Rabindra Sangeet singer Dr Mamotaz Mamota were released on December 4 as a part of a

  • Aloke Sen to pay tribute to Ustad Ghulam Ali

    Today marks the 78th birth anniversary of legendary Ghazal maestro Ustad Ghulam Ali. To pay a musical tribute to the living legend, Kolkata-based popular TV channel Tara Muzik is set to air a solo Ghazal programme, Aj Sokaler Amontrone, where renowned Bangladeshi artiste Aloke Kumar Sen will perform live.

  • Members of BAMBA tribute to Ayub Bachchu

    BAMBA's farewell tribute to Ayub Bachchu

    It was difficult for the members of Bangladesh Musical Bands Association (BAMBA) to process the shock that was the passing of Ayub Bachchu, whom they dearly referred to as simply 'AB'.

  • 'Aalochhaya'r Gaanguli'at BSA

    Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) and Theatre jointly organised a musical programme featuring Kabyagaan and Manchagaan at the National Art Gallery auditorium of BSA recently.

  • Trainwreck shreds through Wacken Metal Battle

    Heavy metal band Trainwreck breezed through Wacken Metal Battle: Sub Continent's Dhaka stage on December 1 and are now set to compete in the tournament's next stage in Bangalore, India. Trainwreck will compete in Bangalore to play in Wacken Open Air in Germany.

  • Channel i Band Fest takes place in memory of Ayub Bachchu

    The 5th Channel i Band Fest lacked its inherently festive atmosphere that the crowd had been used to for years, as the festival mourned the loss of one of the greatest musicians Bangladesh has ever produced, Ayub Bachchu.

  • Citibank honours Alauddin Ali

    Citibank, NA, paid homage to eminent lyricist, composer and music director Alauddin Ali, honouring him with Gaan-e Gaan-e Gunijon Shongbordhona for his lifetime contribution to Bangla music.

  • Reggae enlisted as cultural heritage by UNESCO

    Recognised for its unique and heavy bass lines and drums, whenever most people hear the term reggae, they associate it with Bob Marley, as he was a key figure to popularise the genre with songs like One Love, Buffalo Soldier and many others.

  • AMORSHO the stripped down session

    Toning down their 'loud' take on music, the band, Owned, recently released a new version of the video for their song Amorsho.

  • Reaching a global audience with the music of the roots

    Among the many musicians that enthralled the audience of Dhaka International Folk Fest 2018, Labik Kamal Gaurob stood out with his sheer talent and majestic voice. He made his presence felt as a guest artiste, performing with Shayan Chowdhury Arnob.

  • Iffat Ara Nargis and Rafiqul Alam

    'Kotha O Shurer Omor Juti'

    During the early days of Bangla music, maestros like Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam chose to compose the lyrics as well as the tunes of their own songs respectively.

  • Star Melodies homage

    Star Melodies' 'Kotha O Shurer Omor Juti' today

    Star Melodies, an initiative of The Daily Star that promotes Bangla music, will host a musical evening titled, Kotha O Shurer Omor Juti, on celebrated lyricists and composers of the 20th century. Prominent and emerging singers will participate at the event today at 6 pm.

  • Musicality in Wood underway at Cosmos-Atelier71

    A five-day (November 23-27) long woodblock print workshop titled Musicality in Wood is now underway at Cosmos-Atelier71 Printmaking Studio in the capital's Malibagh area. The workshop is being conducted by artist Anisuzzaman, Professor of the Department of Printmaking, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka.

  • 50 exclusive albums launched

    Banglalink Vibe, one of the biggest Bangla music streaming apps, announced 50 exclusive albums on their platform at a press conference

  • Star Melodies homage

    Tribute to Classic lyricists & composers of the 20th century

    Star Melodies, an initiative of The Daily Star that promotes Bangla music, will host a musical evening titled, Kotha O Shurer Omor Juti, on celebrated lyricists and composers of the 20th century. Prominent and emerging singers will participate at the event on November 27 at 6 pm.

  • Baul Kabir Shah's performance at Dhaka International Folk Festival 2018

    Baul Kabir Shah's performance at DIFF 2018

    Baul Kabir Shah is one of the contemporary gems of Bangla folk music. He received his musical tutelage from Baul Shamrat Shah Abdul Karim and started singing at the age of thirteen. The singer has dexterity in performing Dhamail, Bhatiali, Murshidi and Bichchhedi songs.

  • DIFF 2018 in pictures

    For three days, the Dhaka International Folk Festival 2018 kept the people in the capital engrossed with scintillating earthy tunes. Artistes from all over the world performed in the festival celebrating the best of folk music.

  • Majaz bewitches DIFF 2018 with stunning show

    For around an hour or so, the Bangladesh Army Stadium became an emblematic Arabian Peninsula, as Bahrain-based progressive fusion folk band Majaz left the audience of the second day of the Dhaka International Folk Fest (DIFF) 2018 spellbound.

  • Singer Kona

    Tahsan and Kona's 'Keno Ke Jane' catches on

    Popular singers Tahsan and Kona are household names among music lovers of the country. The two now have lent their voices to Keno Ke Jane, a song for Bioscope's telefilm, Nishsash, directed by Mahmudur Rahman Hime and produced by Shahriar Shakil.

  • Swarobanjo defies expectations at DIFF 2018

    In the thick of bigger names on yesterday's line-up, Bangladeshi folk-fusion band Swarobanjo marked their presence with their earthy musical performance on the second day of the Dhaka International Folk Festival (DIFF).

  • ABDUL HAI DEWAN performs 'bichchhedi' songs at DIFF 2018

    The folk music of Bangladesh is deeply connected with the psyche of the country and resonates through the villages of Bengal. Abdul Hai Dewan, a disciple of renowned folk singer Matal Razzak Dewan, generally performs bichchhedi songs that are well-received by the villagers of Bangladesh as they contain simple lyrics and melodies.