Ekushey Padak winning Tagore singer Kaderi Kibria enthralled the Dhaka audience presenting popular Tagore songs and songs of yesteryears in a solo show held on Tuesday at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum.
The show marked the expatriate singer’s 50 years in music. He also made a comeback through the solo show after two and a half decades.
Cultural organisation Amra Suryamukhi organised the show.
Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu was present at the programme as the chief guest. Barrister Amir-ul-Islam, singers Syed Abdul Hadi, Shahin Samad and Fatema-tuz-Zohra were also present at the programme as special guests.
‘I am always thrilled to perform before Bangladeshi audience. It is an immense pleasure for me to celebrate my 50 years in music through a solo show’, said Kaderi Kibria, who was a member of the defunct Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the war of independence.
Kibria began the show with presentation of Rabindranah Tagore’s devotional song Tomar Kachhe Ebar.
In the nearly two-hour show, Kibria presented popular Tagore songs such as Bhalobese Sakhi Nibhrite Jataney, Chhinna Patar Sajai Tarani, Aji Bijano Gharey, Okarone Okale Mor and Mukhkhani Koro Malino.
He rendered songs of yesteryears such as Prithibi Amare Chay.
It was a pleasant surprise for the audience when famous singers Shahin Samad and Fatema-tuz-Zohra joined with Kaderi Kibria and presented two romantic duets.
Shahin Samad and Kaderi Kibria rendered Shono Shono Kothati Shono. Their presentation of the song got huge popularity in 1980s when the singers rendered the song for the first time in the state run BTV programme.
With Fatema-tuz-Zohra, Kibria presented another romantic duet Akasher Hatey Achhe Ekrash Nil and entertained the audience.
Being requested by the industries minister, Kibria rendered the sentimental Tagore song Amar Sakol Dukher Pradip.
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