Fuad al Muqtadir at the concert (top); Sumon and Anila sing at “Fuad Live” (below) Photo: Mumit M.
“Fuad Live,” a grand music event, featuring live performances of songs composed, re-arranged and mixed by Fuad al Muqtadir, was held at Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Centre on November 19.
Friends and fellow artistes of the musician including Yaatri, Sumon (Aurthohin), Anila and Mila performed at the event.
The concert kicked off at 7:40 pm with a performance by Yaatri, with Topu on the vocals. Topu opened the performance with the romantic mellow rock number "Ekta gopon kotha." Next he performed the song “Mitthey prem.” Other songs performed by the band included "Jodi ajana mon-e," "Ke dakey," "Nupur" and the hit number "Ei ki beshi na?"
"Bassbaba" Sumon and Anila took the stage next. The duo opened their performance with the romantic duet “Tumi bhorechho ei mon” (inspired by John Denver's "Annie's Song"). Next the duo performed "Jokhon chairidikey nemey ashey aandhar." The last song performed by the duo was the hit Aurthohin track "Otbhut shei chheleti."
Next was Mila, delivering a charged performance of the song "Chhera paal" from Mila's hit album “Fuad ft. Mila-Chapter 2” -- the album that brought her under limelight. Other songs performed by Mila were “Elo chuley,” “Baburam shapurey,” “Shundori Komola” and “Agni purush” (from Fuad's latest album “Kromannoy”).
The final performance of the concert was by Fuad and friends featuring Shuvo (winner of the first "DRockstar" contest) on vocals. The group opened their performance with the song "Bhalobasha bina bacha to jay na" from Fuad's “Variation 25.” Other songs performed by the group included -- "Bonno" (title song of the album "Bonno"), "Akash," SD Barman classic "Jani na," "Mon bhalo nei" (from "Variation 25"), "Jangli" and more.
The event was presented by Spotlight. Radio Foorti and Ekushey TV were the media partners of the concert.