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  • 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.

  • Breathing new life into folk music

    On a cool November night, music enthusiasts soaked up The Raghu Dixit Project's sunny vibes when they performed on the second day of the Dhaka International Folk Fest 2018.

  • Bruno Mars's Thanksgiving gift

    As the critically acclaimed 24K Magic World Tour came to an end at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Grammy Award winner Bruno Mars

  • Bruno Mars's Thanksgiving gift

    As the critically acclaimed 24K Magic World Tour came to an end at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Grammy Award winner Bruno Mars

  • Performing for THE SOULS

    As Puranchand Wadali and his son Lakhwinder Wadali settle down to start singing for the audience, the senior Wadali runs his eyes through the crowd and smiles as he figures out the songs he and his team are about to perform.

  • Abida Sultana and Shouquat Ali Imon's beautiful collaboration

    Two years back, renowned singer Abida Sultana lent her voice to the song, Fagune Elo Srabon, which was penned, composed and directed by her younger brother Shouquat Ali Imon, a popular musician himself.

  • Rabindra Sangeet Singer Tapan Mahmud

    Tapan Mahmud's golden jubilee in the music industry

    Tapan Mahmud, the very first Rabindra Sangeet artiste at Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his storied music career.

  • Kazi Faisal Ahmed joins Artcell

    Having played for prominent bands such as Pentagon, Warfaze, Aurthohin and Cryptic Fate, Kazi Faisal Ahmed has long been one of the

  • BD HIP HOP FEST 2018 press meet

    According to the veterans in the field of Hip Hop, it is not just a music genre, but it far exceeds to have formed a cultural movement that has its roots in Bronx, New York. The culture is relatively new in Bangladesh, but a handful of artistes have dedicated their talents to this art form.

  • Dan Cake Rocks Dhaka

    Dan Cake presents The Legacy of Rock n' Roll brought the musical extravaganza to Dhaka's ICCB on Friday. Warfaze, Aurthohin, Nemesis,

  • HoiChoi launches its first album Larelappa

    S I Shumon, a renowned singer and sound engineer, has received several accolades throughout his career.

  • A tribute to Bhupen Hazarika on his death anniversary

    Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) and Byatikram MASDO jointly hosted a discussion and cultural programme titled Aj Jibon Khuje Pabi to mark the 7th death anniversary of Dr Bhupen Hazarika, at the National Theatre Hall, BSA, recently.

  • Dhaka International Folk Festival 2018

    Dhaka International Folk Fest 2018 to open on November 15

    Like previous years, the fourth edition of the Dhaka International Folk Fest will have a myriad of Bangladeshi and international folk artistes on one platform.

  • Tagore Terrace and Dhaka Gallery take their first step

    The official inauguration of a unique rooftop reading & coffee lounge, Tagore Terrace and Dhaka Gallery began their voyage on November 2 at Banani 12. Named after Kabi Guru Rabindranath Tagore, the café's theme revolves around the idea of the cultural practice of the Bengalis.

  • THE COSMOS PROJECT

    A unique combination of Beethoven and Indian culture, through instruments, enthralled the audience present at Goethe-Institut recently.

  • AARONG 40 YEARS FESTIVAL LIGHTS UP DHAKA

    Aarong marked their 40th founding anniversary with a 3 day long celebration held from October 25 – 27 at the Bangladesh Army Stadium. The 'Aarong 40 Years Festival' boasted craft exhibits, workshops, fashion shows, fashion photography exhibits, a live concert by Nagar Baul James, Joler Gaan and Minar, and much more.

  • 'Bhatiali Utsab' concludes in Mymensingh

    A three-day long folk music festival titled Jatiya Bhatiali Sangeet Utsab was held in Mymensingh Town Hall premises on October 27. The

  • 'Bhatiali Utsab' concludes in Mymensingh

    A three-day long folk music festival titled Jatiya Bhatiali Sangeet Utsab was held in Mymensingh Town Hall premises on October 27. The

  • Dhaka swings to Airtel YOLO Fest mega concert

    The Airtel Yolo Fest mega concert was held at International Convention City, Bashundhara on October 26, 2018. A massive crowd of

  • Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia mesmerising the audience

    Bengal Classical Music Festival 2018 postponed to next February

    The much anticipated annual Indian classical music extravaganza, Bengal Classical Music Festival has been postponed this year due to logistical difficulties.

  • 'Biography of Nazrul' in the works

    A documentary about the National Poet of Bangladesh, titled Biography of Nazrul is in its shooting phase. The docudrama is directed by Ferdous Khan, who officially began the production of the film at a launching event in Trishal, Mymensingh.

  • Minar weaves magic again with Keno Dishehara

    Minar Rahman has yet again put out another magical track as the lyrical video of Keno Dishehara was uploaded on Gaanchill's YouTube channel.

  • Airtel Yolo Fest to feature 5 top bands

    An amazing line-up of top bands will be performing on Airtel Yolo Fest on October 23, 2018 in International Convention City, Bashundhara (ICCB). The festival is a culmination of various youth activities taken by Airtel across 38 districts, in which around 5 lakh people took part in.

  • Shemonty Monjari explores love through Tagore

    Rabindranath Tagore expressed his love for the creator, nature, and humanity through his soulful music. To this very day, his creations continue to inspire new generations of singers. Shemonty Monjari, who embarked on her musical voyage at the age of four, is one of them.

  • 'Nazrul Sangeet in Drama and Film'

    Star Melodies, an initiative of The Daily Star to promote Bangla music, hosted a musical soiree 'Nazrul Sangeet in Drama and Film' at The Daily Star – Bengal Arts Precinct of The Daily Star Centre, yesterday.

  • ARNOB'S FIRST 'SOLO' SHOW

    On October 19, 2018, the auditorium of Chhayanaut Cultural Center was full of youthful zest, as it prepared for a performance of one of the most beloved and versatile Bangladeshi musicians of the last decade. 'Arnob Live', hosted by Dhaka Broadcast was, on paper, an unprecedented success as crowds poured in to experience their favourite singer.

  • Nazrul melodies adapted in theatre and movies

    Star Melodies, an initiative of The Daily Star promoting Bangla music, will host a musical evening on Nazrul melodies adapted in theatre and movies by prominent and emerging singers today, at 6:30 pm.

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