Eminent singer Andrew Kishore has recently released a patriotic song highlighting the spirit of the Language Movement of 1952. State owned Bangladesh Betar aired the song, titled Palash-er diney palash hoye, written by Rafiquzzaman and composed by Farid Ahmed, during its Amar Ekushey special broadcast, which was well received by the audience.
In an interview with New Age the acclaimed singer talked about his recent endeavours and future plans regarding patriotic songs.
‘Good lyric and composition are basic demands for a quality song. Rafiquzzaman’s mature lyric gave the song a strong foundation, which became even stronger when Farid Ahmed made the beautiful composition,’ Andrew Kishore said.
‘I have already received good response from the audiences since its broadcast. I hope it will have a permanent place in the hearts of the listeners,’ he added.
This is not the first time that popular singer Andrew Kishore recorded a patriotic song. Many years ago he recorded several patriotic songs for BTV and Bangladesh Betar.
Andrew Kishore, however, is popular as a playback singer with songs like Hayre manush rangin phanush, Amar sara deho keogo mati, Tumi mor jiboner bhabona, Jiboner golpo ache baki alpo, Sobaito bhalobasha chai and Amar Buker moddhokhan.
However, the great singer assures his fans that he has always been very eager to sing patriotic songs. The question naturally arises as to why music lovers of the country have not heard him singing these songs too often.
Kishore, in reply, said ‘In case of patriotic songs, I am a bit meticulous about lyricist and composer. That means I only go for such songs when they are created by experienced musicians.’
‘Huge social responsibilities lie within these songs; therefore, I cannot treat them as regular songs which I sing everyday. I believe experience has its own value and I prefer experienced musicians whenever it comes to patriotic songs,’ Kishore further clarified his point.
Kishore wants to sing more and more patriotic songs if they are of high quality and are created by experienced musicians.
He is also optimistic about finding and preserving his lost songs. ‘I have a plan to somehow find out those lost songs and to release an album with them.’
-With New Age input