Kangalini Sufia launches new album

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:52, Sep 30,2016 | Updated: 04:59, Oct 01,2016

Kangalini Sufia, Fakir Lalon Shah, Jatra Birati Café

Kangalini Sufia presents a song at the show. — Ali Hossain Mintu

Eminent traditional singer Kangalini Sufia launched her latest album at a programme at the Jatra Birati Café in Dhaka on Thursday.

Titled Maa, the album contains 11 songs, penned by legendary folk bards including Fakir Lalon Shah.

Some of the songs included in the album were already well-known, because of Sufia’s vocalisation of them in the past, including Lauer Pichhe, Buri Hoilam, Nitai Kunja and Aarshinagar.

Other songs include Madinay Rasul, Jarey Harayechhi, Mayere Bhajile, Munai Sawdagar, Atharo Mokam, Doyal Bandhu and Moyna Re.

The songs have been rendered with traditional instruments and recorded live at studio to keep the akhra flavor.

Following the launch, Kangalini Sufi performed before the audience presenting several songs from the album.

The album is available at the outlets of Jatra and also online at kangalinisufia.com.

Kangalini Sufia was born at Ramdia village of the greater Faridpur region (currently in Rajbari district). She began singing in her early teens.

She is a regular performer at Bangladesh Betar and BTV. She has also performed in a number of countries like the UK, South Korea, Qatar, Italy, Hong Kong, the USA, Thailand, China and India.

The singer has a number of solo albums to her credit, including Antor Kanta Bichchhed, Narir Kachhe Keu Jaiona, Bhabsagor and Buri Hoilam Tor Karone.

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