3rd edition Wind of Change will be even more experimental

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 18:00, May 29,2017

Gaan Bangla

Local and foreign musicians pose for a photo.

Third edition of music show Wind of Change, which is aired on music channel Gaan Bangla, seems to be even more experimental as renowned classical and traditional musicians from home and abroad will perform at the experimental fusion music show, in two installments, which will be aired during Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha on the channel.

Renowned classical singers Niaz Mohammad Chowdhury and Bari Siddiqui, famous Rabindra Sangeet singers Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya and Aditi Mohsin, popular folk singers Kuddus Boyati and Chishti Baul and famous contemporary song singers Subir Nandi, Kumar Bishwajit, Fakir Alamgir, Bappa Majumdar and 14 others have recorded their hit songs accompanied by 12 foreign instrumentalists from four countries-- India, Russia, USA and Latvia for the Eid special episodes.

Niaz Mohammad Chowdhury will sing Aaj Ei Bristir Kanna Dekhey, Subir Nandi will sing Ami Brishtir Kach Theke and Pakhi Re Tui, Fakir Alamgir will sing O Shokhina, Kuddus Boyati will sing Asho Mama Hey at the show.

The Eid special episodes of Winds of Change were shot at FDC’s Floor 9 form April 25 to May 14, said the creator of the show Kaushik Hossain Taposh, who is also the Managing Director of Gaan Bangla. 

Taposh said that foreign instrumentalists of international repute like Indian mandolin player Rajesh Uppalapu, Indian guitarist Sanjoy Das, Indian sitar pandit Purbayan Chatterjee, Russian Opera artiste Anna Emelianova, Russian violin player Anna Rakita, cello player from USA Artyom Manukyan, US drummer Tony Parker and piano player from Latvia Anna Dive will be featured in the show, which will be aired in two installments on Eid-ul-Fitr and on Eid-ul-Azha.

Tapohs said they have tried to bring senior and young artistes from different genres together under one roof.

‘Through the programme we want to promote our music internationally. The show has already created a buzz in the international music arena and we want to make the show bigger and better in future,’ said Taposh, adding that the last two editions of the programme, aired last year, were pre-seasons and the upcoming edition will officially commence season 1 of Wind of Change.

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