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  • Star Melodies to host ‘Shurer Badhoney’

    Star Melodies, an initiative of The Daily Star to promote Bangla music, will host a musical evening titled, ‘Shurer Bhadoney’, featuring songs about the contributions of a celebrated family.

  • Shusmita Anis releases new album

    Two lyricists from Bangladesh, Suhrid Sufian and Rakib Hasan Rahul contributed to Chena Shohor, while Srijato Bandyopadhyay wrote two songs himself. The album will be available across various digital platforms.

  • Paul McCartney turns writer

    Paul McCartney, one of the most famous musicians in the world, has written a children’s book titled Hey Grandude!, drawing from his experience of being a grandfather. While the title is a nod to one of The Beatles’ best known songs, Hey, Jude, it is inspired by a

  • Sharat Utshab 1426 observed at Charukala

    Organised annually by Shottensen Shilpigosti, Sharat Utshab 1426 took place yesterday at Bakultala of Charukala (Faculty of Fine Art), Dhaka University.

  • Monirul Islam, Munmun Ahmed and Fahmida Nabi named for World Master honours

    The World Masters Committee (WMC), a non-profit international cultural organisation based in Seoul, Republic of Korea, has recently selected internationally renowned artist Monirul Islam, dancer Munmun Ahmed and singer Fahmida Nabi as the World Masters 2019 form

  • Julie Andrews receives lifetime achievement award at Venice Film Festival

    “I’m still amazed, I’ve been a lucky girl who got to play beautiful roles,” added the 83 year old actor. Julie began her career as a child in London’s West End before she made it to New York’s Broadway, and rose to stardom with musicals such as My Fair Lady and Camelot.

  • Star Melodies pays homage to Bangabandhu

    Sadya Afreen Mallick, Chief, Culture Initiatives, The Daily Star, conceptualised the musical tribute, titled, Tomar Shomadhi Phule Phule Dhaka. She also hosted the special event, as part of Star Melodies, an initiative of The Daily Star to promote Bangla music. The musical soiree was held at The Daily Star Centre yesterday.

  • Litmosphere’s website launches

    Members of Litmosphere, an online book club that provides people a platform to share their viewpoints on books and much more, have launched their official website, in honour of the club’s third founding anniversary in August. Litmosphere is the first ever book club in

  • Star Melodies to host ‘Tomar Shomadhi Phule Phule Dhaka’ today

    In the month of August, Bangladesh mourns the death of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bishwakabi Rabindranath Tagore, National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and Netaji Subash Chandra Bose also passed away in August.

  • Sam Smith and Rufus Wainwright duet with Renee Zellweger on ‘Judy’ soundtrack

    Smith will join Zellweger for Get Happy, one of Garland’s most beloved and best- known songs. She originally performed it in the 1950 film Summer Stock, her final film for MGM that also stars Gene Kelly. Wainwright and Zellweger will duet on Have Yourself a Merry Little

  • Pandit Sudarshan Das performs at the port city

    The four-time Guinness World Record holder percussionist, Pandit Sudarshan Das, mesmerised the audience of the port city with his performance on Thursday evening.

  • Arekta Rock Band in town!

    “We’re not here to compete,” says talented upcoming guitarist Ifaz Abrar Reza while taking a sip of coffee, “we are here to have fun. As long as we are doing that, I think we’ll keep making music.”

  • Khurshid Alam accomplishes 50 years in playback

    Born in 1946, Khurshid Alam is one of the most prominent artistes to have ever graced the Bangladeshi music industry. His melodious prowess began to win the hearts of the masses from the early sixties.

  • Konal playbacks for Sunny Leone

    Talented Bangladeshi singer Konal has given voice to a song that will be enacted by Bollywood superstar Sunny Leone. Sunny Sunny, a party song for the film Bikkhobh by Shamim Ahmed Rony, will feature Sunny Leone in the music video. The high-profile song has been

  • Star Melodies to host ‘Tomar Shomadhi Phule Phule Dhaka’

    In the month of August, Bangladesh mourns the death of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bishwakabi Rabindranath Tagore, National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and Netaji Subash Chandra Bose also passed away in August.

  • Imran Mahmudul’s ‘Shudhu Tomay Ghire’ releases tomorrow

    The music video for singer Imran Mahmudul’s latest song, Shudhu Tomay Ghire, will be released tomorrow. The song is written by Sharif Al Din and composed by Nazir Mahmud. Mushfiq Litu was behind the music arrangement. Vicky Zahed handled the script, direction and

  • Shahid Mahmud Jangi: The celebrated lyricist

    Shahid Mahmud Jangi started writing songs in 1977. He has carved a niche for himself in the field of songwriting with a number of hit songs for many pioneering Bangladeshi bands and soloists. He penned songs like Hridoy Kada Matir Kono Murti Noy (Renaissance),

  • Sharmin Rahman Rauma: A versatile singer and journalist extraordinaire

    Prominent singer and devoted journalist, Sharmin Rahman Rauma has successfully made her mark in both the entertainment and journalism industries in Bangladesh with her promising work. Her father, AKM Bazlur Rahman, was the inspiration behind her

  • Elvis Presley biopic to release in October 2021

    Warner Bros will release the yet-untitled film on legendary singer Elvis Presley on October 1, 2021. To be directed by Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, the biographical drama film will feature Austin Butler in the role of Presley and

  • Queen alongside Adam Lambert to headline Global Citizen Festival 2019

    Legendary band Queen alongside Adam Lambert is set to headline this year’s Global Citizen Festival, which will be taking place in New York’s Central Park later next month.

  • Bengal Foundation pays tribute to Subir Nandi at GANER JHORNA TOLAY

    A two-day musical event of Bengal Foundation’s regular musical initiative, Ganer Jhorna Tolay, concluded at Chhayanaut yesterday. The first day of the event began with the 56th edition of Praner Khela, a regular musical soiree of Bengal Foundation.

  • The Malhar Festival enthralls Khulna

    The Assistant High Commission of India in Khulna, in association with Udichi Shilpi Goshthi, recently organised The Malhar Festival at CSS Ava Centre in Khulna for the first time.

  • Ankita Bhattacharyyam

    Ankita wins Zee Bangla’s ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’

    After several months of an entertaining musical journey, the latest season of Zee Bangla’s popular reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, aired the grand finale on Sunday night. The programme was held at Bishwa Bangla Convention Centre in Kolkata.

  • JKKNIU hosts musical shows to support flood victims

    Students from different departments of Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU) in Mymensingh, kicked off musical shows titled, Banbhasi, at and outside their campus to collect funds to support flood victims across Bangladesh.

  • A garland of monsoon melodies

    It was an aesthetically designed musical soiree that HSBC, Bangladesh hosted at the Grand Ballroom of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, on July 26. The monsoon-filled evening turned to be a confluence of melody and rhythm, that is evocative of many regards.

  • Shusmita Anis’s album re-released in memory of Kamal Das Gupta and Firoza Begum

    The album titled Smrityr Uddeshshe was released in 1998 by Kamal Das Gupta and Pranab Roy, with 10 modern songs sung by Shusmita Anis.

  • Joy Shahriar launches ‘Lapatta’

    Popular singer of recent times, Joy Shahriar, launched his fourth studio album titled Lapatta at Teachers-Students Center (TSC) of Dhaka University (DU) recently. Aajob Karkhana, in Association with Aajob Records & Dhaka University Band Society (DUBS), organised the event.

  • Singer Kumar Sanu and Porshi

    Moner Gohiney: Kumar Sanu and Porshi pair up for duet

    Eminent Indian musician Kumar Sanu along with Bangladeshi songstress Porshi, recently collaborated for a song titled, Moner Gohiney. Shree Pritam from West Bengal was behind the tune and music arrangement of the song.

  • 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

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