POST TIME: 13 March, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Rabindra Sangeet evening at Nat’l Museum tomorrow
Ameenah Ahmed, Mamun Zahid to perform at event
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Rabindra Sangeet evening at Nat’l Museum tomorrow

Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) is organising an evening of Rabindra Sangeet by Ameenah Ahmed and Mamun Zahid at Kabi Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum in Shahbagh of the capital tomorrow.

Ameenah Ahmed received her honours degree in Intermediate Piano Playing and Theory from Trinity College of Music, London. She was in touch with western music and drama for almost 36 years. After that she started learning Rabindra Sangeet and Classical Music from noted teachers of Bangladesh. She has done a five-year diploma course from Sangeet Bhavan. She is a regular enlisted artist of Bangladesh Betar and BTV. Since 1992, she is lifetime president and chief sponsor of ‘Rabirag’. She is also chief advisor and chief sponsor of Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha. She has given many performances on stage in Bangladesh and India notable among which are – Rabindra Sadan of Kolkata, Shishir Mancha, Girish Mancha etc. She has received many awards and honours. The Dhaka unit of Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Artist Association honoured her with ‘Gunijon Shommanona 2013’. 13 CDs and 2 DVDs of her songs have been released from Dhaka and Kolkata. She is also a noted social worker and started ‘Meena Trust’ in 2014 to carry out her noble work.

Mamun Zahid sings Rabindra Sangeet, old modern songs and his own music compositions. He started singing professionally under the mentorship of his maternal uncle Khondokar Moshiur Rahman. Later he received training in classical music from Khondokar Nurul Alam, Sumon Chowdhury and Babu Rahman for 14 years. He also got training in Rabindra Sangeet from Ms. Mita Huq and Tapan Mahmud. He has released eight music albums, some of which are of his music own compositions. He has composed songs of famous Lyricist KG Mostafa. He is an enlisted artiste of BTV and also sings regularly in many TV channels and stages. He received RTV Star Award 2017 as the best male singer. He has also performed in many foreign countries, namely, India, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Germany, and the UK. He has an M.Sc degree in Geography and Environment from the University of Dhaka and International Masters in Municipal Water Infrastructure (Sanitary Engineering) from UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands. He is currently working at WaterAid as Programme Manager.

Where: Nat’l Museum, Shahbag

When: 6:30pm, tomorrow