Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Music industry going downhill

The industry of contemporary Bangla songs including playback music is going downhill because of over-commercialisation of the industry, seasoned musician and lyricists say. They also say music is being a victim of the commodity culture with the reigning motive being production of music in the cheapest, easiest and quickest way possible. ‘The industry is going ... Read more

Obscure’s “Majhraat-e Chand” released

Popular ’90s band Obscure’s tenth album “Majhraat-e Chand”, was recently unveiled at capital’s Dream Desk Studio in Bailey Road, under the label of G Series-Agniveena. Thespian Shimul Yousuf, owner of G Series-Agniveena Nazmul Haque Bhuiyan and several well-wishers and fans launched the album. Sayed Hasan Tipu, front-man of the band, said, “The album has a ... Read more

Classical musicians struggle to survive

Classical musicians are straining to keep their heads above water because of insufficient working opportunities, with the shows on stage, television and radio mostly dominated by the practitioners of more popular and contemporary genres of music. Winter is the season when they get most of their calls for performance, while the rest of the year ... Read more

GP Music launched

Grameenphone launched a new digital music platform named ‘GP Music’ on Tuesday at hotel Westin with an objective to revolutionise Bangladeshi music industry. GP Music will host thousands of Bangla songs – a rich collection of both classic hits and exclusive new releases aiming to help music lovers and musicians to bring back the glory ... Read more

Miles launches 9th album in digital format

Miles released its latest album in digital format at a launching ceremony at the Westin Hotel on Tuesday. The album, Protichhobi, is the ninth album of the rock band and the first released digitally. It will be available on Grameenphone’s new digital music platform and fans will be able to listen to the songs using ... Read more

Rihanna’s shocking new music video

Singer Rihanna has released a shocking music video of one of her latest songs, ‘B***h better have my money’, where she is seen naked and dripping with blood. The 27-year-old singer is seen kidnapping and tormenting a woman in the music video. The morbidity continues with the introduction of Mads Mikkelsen, the leading actor of ... Read more

Samar Das, Dhir Ali Miah remembered

Young singers presented popular songs composed by two great musicians- Samar Das (1929-2001) and Dhir Ali Miah (1925-1984) as part of the programme series titled Bishishto Jonder Sarone [remembering the great musicians]. A large audience attended the programme on Wednesday at Music and Dance Centre.

Shafin’s album gets digitally released

Famous rocker and lead vocalist of the band Miles, Shafin Ahmed signed with ME Label, a product of Mushroom Entertainment Inc, as its new brand ambassador to promote digital distribution and artist ownership of content on Tuesday. At the signing ceremony, Shafin Ahmed released his new album ‘Hits of Shafin Ahmed’ (volume 1 and 2) ... Read more

Leading singers present Kamal Dasgupta’s songs

The legendary singer-composer Kamal Dasgupta  was remembered through a musical show organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Sunday at National Music and Dance Center. The programme shed light on the life and works of the legendry musician and transported the audience to the yesteryear Bangla melodies as celebrated singers like Iffat Ara Dewan, Shoma Rani ... Read more

Shakil moves audience

Renowned singer Khairul Anam Shakil moved the audience presenting Nazrul songs from his latest album on Friday at the Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi. His seventh solo Benuka was launched at the programme by Nazrul exponent Sudhin Das. Shakil presented six out of 12 songs

Bishwajit, Putul perform in charity concert

Eminent singer Kumar and Close-up 1 star Putul entertained a full house audience presenting hit numbers in a charity concert for the benefit of the of underprivileged children. Nongovernment organisation Utsho Bangladesh, which runs schools for the education of the street urchins, organised the programme on Friday at the Bangladesh National Museum auditorium.

Tagore’s poems, songs presented

A jam-packet audience enjoyed Rabindranath Tagore’s poems and songs performed at the Shawkat Osman Auditorium of the Central Library on Friday evening, amid a moderate shower throughout the day. Noted recitation troupe Sharabritta organised the programme titled Rabi Thakurer Ajor Kabita Abinashi Gaan taken from a verse of the late poet Shamsur Rahman.

Delving deep into mysticism

Renowned singer Farida Parveen entertained a large audience by rendering Monomohon’s songs at the Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Wednesday. Parveen was able to convey the devotion inherent in the lyrics and compositions of the songs to the listeners through her poignant presentation of mystic numbers like Amar monpakhi mishite chay,