We are in a transitional state in music: Akhi Almagir

September 8, 2015

We are in a transitional state in music- Akhi AlmagirAkhi Almagir, a popular adhunik singer, is recognised for her stage performances both within and outside our country. She has been singing for over a decade and her mesmerising voice has carried her to the peak of her career. Apart from her musical talent she was a TV host, a model and won the National Film Award as a child artiste. Recently, in a chat with The Daily Star, she told us about how modern songs are hitting a new high. Read more

Music industry going downhill

July 11, 2015

Music industry going downhillThe 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 through Read more

Ramp models in item songs: a new trend catching on

July 10, 2015

Ramp models in item songs- a new trend catching onDhallywood loves to follow. From catchy dialogues to hit songs to celeb-inspired hairstyles, it follows anything and everything from films made in India. The latest trend wafting in from outside the country is the use of item songs in commercial films. However, unlike Indian films, which pioneered the trend with known and less-known actresses, local directors are using ramp
models as item girls. Item songs are musical performances Read more

Obscure’s “Majhraat-e Chand” released

July 9, 2015

Obscure's “Majhraat-e Chand” releasedPopular ’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 special segment titled ‘Obscure O Desh’, comprising Read more

GP Music launched

July 9, 2015

Image-unavailableGrameenphone 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 of the pre-piracy era, said a press release.
Leading artistes and band groups Read more

Miles launches 9th album in digital format

July 8, 2015

Miles launches 9th album in digital formatMiles 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 the telecommunication operator’s services. There are a total Read more

Nancy to release her 3rd solo

January 17, 2015

Nancy to release her 3rd soloPopular singer Nancy is all set to release her 3rd solo Dustu Chhele at an album launching ceremony at the Seven Hills restaurant in the capital on Monday. The other two solo albums of Nancy are—Bhalobasa Odhora in 2010 and Rong in 2012. Dustu Chhele contains eight songs including one Nazrul song Tomar Akashe. The other songs of the album are Dustu Chhele, Swapna Danga, Bhul Manush, Nirghum Raat, Megher Ullah, Read more

James becomes more regular in playbacks

January 13, 2015

James becomes more regular in playbacksRenowned musician James has become more regular in lending his voice for films. Recently he has playbacked for four films—Desha The Leader, Warning, Zero degree and yet to be released Satta. I have become interested in playback because of two reasons—first of all, good days are coming for our films, and, secondly, musicians are trying to bring new things in lyric and composition of songs,’ informed James to New Age. Read more

Pink Floyd top British album charts for first time since 1995

November 18, 2014

Pink Floyd top British album charts for first time since 1995-British progressive rock group Pink Floyd topped the album charts for the first time in nearly 20 years on Sunday with The Endless River, the Official Charts Company said. The newly-released album, which the band says will be their last, became the third fastest-selling by a single group or artiste this year after shifting more than 139,000 copies during the last week, reports Reuters. The Endless River is based on unreleased material Read more

Chirkutt participates in South Asian Bands Festival

November 6, 2014

Chirkutt participates in South Asian Bands FestivalPopular band Chirkutt is participating at the 8th South Asian Bands Festival 2014 at the Purana Quila of New Delhi in India
Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and an Indian NGO, SEHER, have jointly organised the three-day festival, which began on Wednesday.
A number of prominent bands from all other South Asian countries including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Read more

Sujala’s debut Lalon album released

October 16, 2014

Sujala’s debut Lalon album releasedPromising folk artiste Sujala Mohapatro has released her debut album titled Ei Manush-e Achhe Sei Manush Mishe that features some of the most popular songs of legendary bard Fakir Lalon Shai. The album was released from production house Gaaner Kheya on October 1. Ei Manush-e Achhe Sei Manush Mishe features a total of 10 Lalon songs including the likes of Guru Tumi Potito Pabon, Ei Manush-e Achhe Sei Manush Mishe, Read more

Nine bands from 5 countries to perform in Dhaka

October 15, 2014

Nine bands from 5 countries to perform in DhakaNine rock music bands from five South Asian countries will rock Dhaka audience in a concert scheduled on October 24 at the Army Stadium.
The concert, which will be organised by Bondhu Package of Grameenphone, will feature local bands Warfaze, Aurthoheen, Nemesis, Shunno and Arbovirus, along with Colour Compound from India, Kaya from Pakistan, Albatross from Nepal and Stigma from Sri Lanka. Read more

Young singers dominate Eid albums

October 5, 2014

Young singers dominate Eid albumsAmong around a hundred albums that await release during Eid-ul-Azha, solo albums by young artistes and mixed albums seem to take over the list. Production houses, it appears, are reluctant to spend enough to bring seasoned singers onboard. However, for music lovers, there are many options to choose from a good variety of music genres like classical, Tagore, Nazrul, modern, rock, folk, film songs and recitation. The Read more

Obscure all set to release new album

September 23, 2014

Obscure all set to release new albumOne of the oldest bands in the Bangladesh music scene Obscure is all set to release its ninth album. The band which was formed back in 1985 will release the album at a programme at Dream Desk Studio, Baily Road in the capital on Friday.
The album titled Obscure o Bangladesh contains 10 tracks including several songs that address specific topics like the War of Independence and freedom fighters. The troupe has also composed a number on Read more

Konal presents songs at IGCC

August 25, 2014

Konal presents songs at IGCCPromising singer Somnur Monir Konal presented songs of different genres at a solo concert at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre in
Gulshan 1 on Saturday evening.
Konal began her presentation with timeless Tagore song Amar Mukti Aloy Aloy at the programme, where she also presented Nazrul songs, folk songs, and also songs from her own album. Read more

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