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22 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Fakir Alamgir and Monira Islam enthral audience

DL Desk
Fakir Alamgir and Monira Islam enthral audience

Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre organised the evening of folk songs by folk singer Fakir Alamgir and Monira Islam Pappu at the at Kobi Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum, Shahbagh in the capital on Tuesday.

The musical programme began with the chorus rendition of the song ‘Amar Bhaiyer Rokte Rangano Ekushey February’.

At the programme, Monira Islam Pappu enthralled the audience by rendering ‘Daam Diye Kinechi Bangla’, ‘Ami Ki Ek Ochin Pakhi’, ‘Pubali Batase Badam Deikha’, ‘Kancha Banshe Bhromor Eseche’ and ‘Mone Chai Dile Chai’, while Fakir Alamgir mesmerised the audience by rendering songs like ‘Bajhe Ki Modhur Sure Bajhe’, ‘Bhoy Ki Smorone Rakhite Sontane’, ‘Manusher Sathe Bosobas Kori’, ‘Mayer Ekdhar Dhuder Daam’ and ‘Mujib Amar Swapno Sahos’.

Fakir Alamgir is a popular pop singer of Bangladesh who has blended traditional folk music with western instruments and has successfully fused 'modernism' into the old tradition of Gono Sangeet. Although Fakir Alamgir did not receive formal musical training, he joined the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendro and rendered inspiring songs along with Abdul Jabbar, Kaderi Kibria, Apel Mahmud, Altaf Mahmud and others. In 1976, he founded the Gono Sangeet group ‘Wrishiz Shilpi Gosthi’. He is also the president of Gana Sangeet Shamanya Parishad. He was awarded the ‘Ekushey Padak’ by the Government of Bangladesh in 1999.

Monira Islam has done her graduation in classical vocal music (kheyal) from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, with ICCR scholarship. Thereafter, she did her post-graduation in Kheyal there and is presently doing PhD in folk music from the same university. She has also taken talim from Ustad Babu Rahman in Bangladesh, and Pt. Arun Bhaduri, Acharya Jayanta Bose, Koyel Das Gupta Naha and Abhijit Basu in Kolkata.

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