Private mobile operator company Citycell in association with private satellite channel, Channel i is going to organise the ‘7th Citycell-Channel i Music Awards’ beside Jamuna River on Friday afternoon to honour the music artistes and talents of the country.
This year’s award giving ceremony in entering into international platform and it will focus on 40 years celebration of the country’s independence.
These awards will be given in 16 categories. These are- Tagore songs, Nazrul songs, folk songs, modern songs, classical -vocal, motion picture sound track, band music, underground band, song-writing, new artiste (male/female), sound engineering, cover design, music direction, music video. There will also be the award by popular choice category based on listener or viewers’ votes through SMS in 15 categories.
This was disclosed at a press conference held on the rooftop of Channel i office in the city’s Tejgaon area yesterday where CEO of Citycell, Mehboob Chowdhury, Head of Corporate Communications and Public Relations of Citycell, Taslim Ahmed, Managing Director of Impress Telefilm Ltd, Faridur Reza Sagor, Director of Channel i and Director of News of Channel i, Shykh Siraj spoke at the conference.
The organisers said at the press conference that besides the award giving ceremony, a fair titled “Bangladesh Mela” will also be organised beside Jamuna River from 10:00am to 3:00pm on that day. Snake play, stick play, stalls of local handicrafts and others will be kept as arrangements in the fair, said the organisers.
Like previous years, the music award was divided into three stages – primary, secondary and the final selection. The main process of the award programme started through asking for entries for audio-cassettes, audio CDs and VCDs from individuals and production houses released last year. The music albums for this year’s awards were received from July 12 to August 12 at Channel i office. Reputed personalities of the country – Boshir Ahmed, Abdul Jabber, Emon Saha, Subir Nandi, Sudhin Das, Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul, Fahmida Khatun and others were the judges of different categories of this years awards, they said.
-With The New Nation input