Tagore singer Kamal Ahmed recently gave lauded performances in Kolkata. First, he was invited to perform for Tara TV's popular live programme “Aj Shokaler Amontron-e”. Later, he performed at the National Poetry Festival and New Town Book Fair, Kolkata and Kalpatorur Mela. The singer also gave a spontaneous performance at another programme organised by All India Women's Conference.
For “Aj Shokaler Amontron-e,” Ahmed chose to perform lesser known Tagore songs. His opening performance, “Amar Sur-e Lagey Tomar Hashi” created a buzz among Tagore enthusiasts, resulting in a surge of phone calls for song requests. The artiste later performed several songs including “Nishi Na Pohatey,” “Tomaye Gaan Shonabo,” “Asha Jawar Poth-er Dhar-e,” “Dinguli Mor,” “Ei Udashi Hawar” and “Bhora Thaak Smriti Shudhaye.”
The singer was also appreciated at a programme arranged for National Poetry Festival and New Town Book Fair, Kolkata. At Kalpatorur Mela, Ahmed received accolades and inspiring words from eminent Tagore singer Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta.
The artiste's renditions at Kalpatorur Mela made the organisers of All India Women's Conference spontaneously arrange another programme where Ahmed performed.
Though he dons the hat of director (External Service) in Bangladesh Betar, Ahmed is a passionate singer. Apart from Rabindra Sangeet, he practices songs of three poets. Various audio labels have published 15 albums by the artiste. His latest album “Mohakabyer Kobi,” under the banner of Raga Music, India, features 12 original songs as a tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Fazlul Haque Khan has composed lyrics while Mohammad Shahnewaz and Badrul Alam Bokul have worked on the tracks for the album.