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  • Singer Bill Withers dead at 81 from heart complications

    Bill Withers, a soulful singer best known for the 1970s hits "Lean on Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” dies at age 81 from heart complications.

  • Jazz legend Wallace Roney dies of Covid-19 complications

    Legendary jazz musician Wallace Roney has died at the age of 59 of complications from the novel coronavirus in New Jersey, reports CNN.

  • Bob Dylan releases first original song in 8 years

    Bob Dylan releases a 17-minute song inspired by the assassination more than five decades ago of US President John F Kennedy - the influential singer's first original music since 2012.

  • Country music legend Kenny Rogers dies at 81

    Country music legend Kenny Rogers, whose career spanned six decades, has died at the age of 81, his family said late Friday.

  • ‘Let your love be known’: Bono writes new song inspired by quarantined Italians singing

    Bono, frontman of Irish rock band U2, writes a new song inspired by the Italians who were singing to each other from their balconies while being quarantined.

  • 11th Classical Music Conference of Lakshyapar concludes

    The Lakshyapar caravan moved back to the western bank of the river port for the second session at the premises of Morgan Girls’ School and College.

  • Milia Islam to perform today on My TV

    Hosted by Shampa Reza, Milia will sing melodies of yesteryears like Ei Shundor Prithibi Chherey, Abar Hobey To Dekha, Mone Agun Joley and Lokey Boley Prem Ar. She will also perform some of her original songs from her albums. Milia’s solo performance on Deepto TV last month was acclaimed by many.

  • Spondan celebrates 48 years today

    Spondan is known to be one of the pioneers of Bangla pop music.

  • ‘Pala Gaan’ programme in Shirajganj

    Marking the 15th founding anniversary of Sirajganj Baul Shilpigoshthi, a leading cultural organisation based in the northern districts of Bangladesh, a two-day Pala Gaan session was recently organised by its artistes at the Shahid Monsur Ali Auditorium.

  • Minar’s ‘Jhoom’ crosses 40 million views

    Jhoom was one of the breakthrough songs in 2016. With a heart-melting tune and masterful audio engineering, it soon became clear that its appeal would last long into the decade.

  • Many happy returns, Fahmida Nabi!

    Today marks the birthday of Fahmida Nabi, one of the leading exponents of modern music and a prominent television personality.

  • Dhaka Rockfest 2019 delivers

    SkyTracker Limited pulled off an epic ending to the festive month of December with Dhaka Rockfest 2019,with bands like Conclusion,

  • An evening of melodic nostalgia

    To revisit the glorious songs of our victory, indulging in the timeless melodies of our life still glowing like a nostalgic twilight -- Star Melodies, The Daily Star initiative to promote Bangla music, hosted a musical evening titled Bijoyer Rong-e Aanka Bela Shesher Gaan.

  • Sanjeeb Utshab held in DU

    The 8th Sanjeeb Uthsab, dedicated to the great musician Sanjeeb Chowdhury, was held at the TSC Swimming Pool on December 25.

  • The Unmaad among us

    One of the bands to perform at the phenomenal 20 Years of Artcellism, Unmaad showed why they are considered one of the most promising upcoming bands with their rendition of Bhul Jonmo. The Chittagonians, having recently released their debut album Run to Bahaddarhat, talk to The Daily Star about their insurgence, future plans, and more.

  • Artcell in its full glory

    A landmark in Bangladeshi music history

    8,000 people – let the number sink in. 8,000 people from all over Dhaka and other districts were present at perhaps what can only be described as a phenomenon – the 20-year celebration of the iconic Artcell.

  • Chhayanaut hosts Shuddha Sangeet Utshab

    The two-day long ‘Chhayanaut Shuddha Sangeet Utshab’, featuring both vocal and instrumental music, concluded early morning today at its main auditorium in Dhanmondi, Dhaka. The annual festival, comprising of two sessions was the 13th iteration of the event.

  • Habib on ‘Musical Train’ today

    Singer-composer Habib Wahid has been one of the most popular faces in the music industry for a long time.

  • ‘Big Rock Day V.2’ to be held on December 21

    Following the success of the first Big Rock Day concert by Blues Communications Limited in 2017, the event is coming back to rock the stage once again, on December 21. It will take place at International Convention City Bashundhara, Expo Zone.

  • Gondi’s second song released

    Gondi’s second song, Bohudin Batase Oreni Chul, voiced by famous singer from West Bengal, Rupankar Bagchi, was released on the film’s official Facebook page and on Gorai film’s Youtube Channel, recently. The song is written and composed by renowned music personality Debojyoti Mishra.

  • Channel i hosts Band Fest 2019

    To celebrate the sixth edition of Band Fest, leading and upcoming bands of the country came together at Channel i’s office on, recently. The festival began in the morning and was aired live on Channel i.

  • Star Melodies to serenade tomorrow

    Star Melodies, an initiative of The Daily Star to promote Bangla music, will host a special musical evening on five legendary music composers of golden age.

  • Shopno Modhur Mohe celebrates classic tunes

    Noted singers Aniruddha Sen Gupta and Chaya Karmakar captivated the audience with the tunes of yesteryears in the musical soiree titled, Shopno ModhurMohe, organised by Rishav Sageet Angan.

  • Andrew Kishor's Cancer Treatment

    Andrew Kishor reaches out

    National award winning singer Andrew Kishor was recently diagnosed with cancer. He is undergoing chemotherapy at the Singapore General Hospital since the last 77 days, and is to stay there till February.

  • Debojyoti Mishra to direct the background music of ‘Gondi’

    Director Fakhrul Arefin Khan completed the shooting of his upcoming film Gondi. The background music of the film, as well as a song used in the film, will be directed by prominent music director of West Bengal, Debojyoti Mishra.

  • U2 collaborates with A R Rahman

    Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology of non-violence, Irish band U2, in collaboration with Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman, released a new track, Ahimsa (non-violence) under the banner of Island records.

  • Runa Laila’s latest track releases today

    Celebrated singer Runa Laila’s latest single, Pheratey Paari Ni, produced and distributed under the banner of Dhruba Music Station, releases today.

  • Thibault Cauvin’s guitar concert strikes a chord with Dhaka audience

    Thibault Cauvin mesmerised the audience with just an acoustic guitar in his hands, at his first concert in Bangladesh, recently. Organised by Alliance Française de Dhaka, in association with

  • Bappi Lahiri collaborates with international singing stars

    Bappi Lahiri recently completed 50 years in the music industry. He has recorded songs with international musical icons, Lady Gaga and Akon.

  • Arekta Rock Band’s ‘Eden’ is a hit with the audience

    One of the surprises of 2019 is the emergence of Arekta Rock Band, a flamboyant act consisting of Riasat Azmi, Ifaz Abrar Reza, Arjo Biswas, Sakib Manzur Zihan and Raihan Mahbub Rasha.

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