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    Folk fest ends, fails to live up to hype

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:45pm on November 13, 2016

    The three-day Dhaka International Folk Festival ended with Indian baul singer Paban Das Baul’s hurried and rather insipid performance at midnight on Saturday...

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    Kailash presents Bollywood songs

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:30pm on November 12, 2016

    Indian pop-rock singer Kailash Kher has frustrated his hardcore folk-and-sufi music fans on Friday at the Dhaka International Folk Festival, as he chose to present...

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    Lalon Mela draws mixed reaction

    Sadiqur Rahman, from Kushtia | Updated at 10:16pm on November 12, 2016

    The two-day Lalon Mela, which ended on Friday at the baul legend Fakir Lalon Shah’s shrine in Kushtia, drew mixed reaction from the participating singers,...

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    Sting to reopen Bataclan hall a year after Paris attacks

    Associated Press | Updated at 03:01pm on November 12, 2016

    A concert by British pop legend Sting is marking the reopening of the Paris' Bataclan concert hall one year after suicidal jihadis turned it into...

  • Islamuddin Kissakar to present Utala Sundori

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:28pm on November 11, 2016

    Noted traditional artiste Islamuddin Kissakar is set to hit the stage of Dhaka International Folk Festival on Saturday to present a kissa performance titled ‘Utala...

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    Javed Bashir captivates Dhaka audience

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:25pm on November 11, 2016

    Versatile Pakistani singer Javed Bashir mesmerised the Dhaka audience with his performance on the opening day of Dhaka International Folk Festival on Thursday at the...

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    DIFF to close with Paban Das Baul performance

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:18pm on November 11, 2016

    The second edition of Dhaka International Folk Festival will close on Saturday with a performance by noted Indian baul singer Paban Das Baul, credited with...

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    2-day Lalon Mela held in Kushtia

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:06pm on November 11, 2016

    A two-day Lalon Mela commemorating the baul legend Fakir Lalon Shah was held at his shrine at the Chheuriya area of Kushtia...

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    Kangalini Sufia falls off stage, breaks hand

    Staff correspondent | Updated at 09:16pm on November 11, 2016

    Baul singer Kangalini Sufia on Friday fell off the stage at two-day Baul song festival (Baul Mela) at Chheuria of Kumarkhali in Kushtia and broke...

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    Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen dies at age 82

    Reuters | Updated at 12:37pm on November 11, 2016

    Leonard Cohen, rock music's man of letters whose songs fused religious imagery with themes of redemption and sexual desire, earning him critical and popular acclaim,...