The difficulty of translation is one of the reasons why Nazrul is not discussed as extensively as Tagore in the west.
There was a time when it was a big deal for Bangladeshi celebrities when they got to attend the Grammys – also known as the biggest musical award show on earth. Now, the mother-daughter duo of Prof. Dr Nashid Kamal and Armeen Musa have created history by being included in the nominations for the 65th Grammy Awards, through their inclusion in the album ‘Shuruaat’. The album by Berklee Indian Ensemble also includes South Asian Maestros like Shankar Mahadevan and Ustad Zakir Hossain.
Indian organisation “Art beyond borders” is organising its second festival in Varanasi, India, where six artists from Bangladesh - Rafiqun Nabi, Jamal Ahmed, Vinita Karim, Muniruzzaman, Farida Zaman and Sultan Ishtiaque will be participating.
At the recent launch of her newest audio CD, Gane Gane Nazrul Jeeboni, after seeing some foreign nationals in the audience...