Music

Atarashii Gakko!: A rebellious quartet redefining J-pop

The genre-defying girl group prides itself on feeding everything and anything into their music

Yet another woeful birthday for Kumar Bishwajit

Legendary singer and composer Kumar Bishwajit is enduring another woeful birthday as his only child Nibir, remains hospitalised after a severe road accident. The renowned singer is anxiously awaiting Nibir’s quick recovery.  

Rinku anticipates comeback to music

Musician Rinku has been battling with illness for quite a long time now. In 2020, he experienced two strokes, which left his right arm and leg paralyzed. Subsequently, Rinku suffered additional strokes, impairing his ability to speak properly and forcing him to cease practicing music. He resides in his own home in Bara Sawta village, located in Atrai Upazila of Naogaon.

Dhaka awaits concerts by Anjan Dutt and Black

Winter is generally considered to be the season of concerts in Bangladesh. However, lately, concerts featuring both local and international artists are being organized throughout the year. Tomorrow, Friday, Adventor Communications will be hosting the "Rock and Rhythm 4.0: Resurrection of Black" concert at the ICCB Expo Zone. The following day, May 11th, "Anjan in Dhaka Metropolis Vol. 2" will be held at the Dhaka Arena in Purbachal.

35th National Rabindra Sangeet Festival / National Rabindra Sangeet Festival to honour Kalim Sharafi and Sadi Mohammad this year

Two esteemed figures will be specially honoured during the festival and they are, Kalim Sharafi, marking his 100th birthday on May 8, and the late Sadi Mohammad.

Unheard: Hozier’s new EP is a musical manifestation of Spring

Unheard was released on March 22, featuring four songs spanning 14 minutes in total

Eternal Sunshine is the definitive Ariana Grande Album

Every story has a redemption arc, and Eternal Sunshine is Ariana’s.

Music / Linkin Park’s "Friendly Fire": A heart-wrenching reminder of Chester Bennington’s talents

Linkin Park’s latest release “Friendly Fire” was a fitting tribute to the life and exploits of Chester Bennington.

From passion to profession: What it takes to be a music major

Pursuing music can be a difficult choice given the prevalence of familial and societal expectations. Therefore, mastering different skill sets is almost always an instrumental part of a musician’s life.  

December 14, 2023
December 14, 2023

Stargazing with the Bossanova man

“It’s a type of Brazilian music, this elevator is playing The Girl From Ipanema.”

October 15, 2023
October 15, 2023

Books with playlists: A new trend among contemporary authors?

A question that comes to mind is why does a book even need a playlist? There are two solid answers.

October 8, 2023
October 8, 2023

Muse of Melodies

Eurydice, his beloved,  lost to the shades, In the underworld's depths,  where darkness pervades.

October 8, 2023
October 8, 2023

Dancing on the pages

This week, then, we're thinking: music and books, music and literature. In print and online, we're dreaming in tunes, dancing with words, daring to merge the two.

October 7, 2023
October 7, 2023

The sound of Dhaka city

Once on a particularly smothering hot day, on a CNG ride to work, I was stuck in the most heinous traffic for over two hours. Over the yelling drivers, honking cars, and incessant cursing over why the CNGs were trying to overtake the expensive cars, I was listening to my usual cycle of songs. As coincidence would have it, David Gilmour in his seraphic voice posed the question: “So, so you think you can tell/ Heaven from hell?”

October 7, 2023
October 7, 2023

Of love, longing, and music that make us

My mother’s house is beside a lake that separates the rich and mighty of the city from a little isle of people who work for them.

October 5, 2023
October 5, 2023

Music and the space it creates for literature

I cannot, for the life of me, definitively describe what makes music. Growing up in a family where music of any form was not typically paid any reverence, my exposure to it was tunnelled into mainstream pop songs for the longest time.

October 5, 2023
October 5, 2023

On music and literature in a Postcolonial context

As someone who is interested in Muslim novels—by which I mean novels written by Muslims about Muslims—I always feel a scholarly tug towards Hanif Kureishi’s The Black Album (Scribner, 1995) when speaking of the at times uneasy but mostly comfortable marriage between music and literature.

September 28, 2023
September 28, 2023

What it takes to start a band out of school

For those eager to follow in their idols’ footsteps and make their breakthrough in the music scene, here’s a step-by-step guide.

September 14, 2023
September 14, 2023

12 years of Kornia

Zakiya Sultana Kornia has been in the Bangladeshi music scene for around 12 years now. Her journey began with the singing competition, titled “Power Voice”. She then became professionally busy with stage shows, music programmes on television and playback singing. She has also released a new song this month.

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