Shironamhin turns 24

Rakib Hasan | Published: 22:31, Apr 19,2020


Shironamhin members pose for a photo. — Press release

Popular band Shironamhin has turned 24 on April 14. The band celebrated the occasion releasing a song titled ‘Cafeteria Periye’ on its official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The song, which was released on April 14, has been viewed more than 74,000 times till Sunday afternoon.

‘Cafeteria Periye’ has been penned and tuned by chief of the band Ziaur Rahman Zia and the music video has been directed by Ashraf Shishir.

‘Shironamhin began its journey in 1996. We have been celebrating our founding anniversary annually by organising concerts and releasing music videos since 2000 but this year we had to cancel all concerts due to the coronavirus crisis,’ said Zia.

Shironamhin has released five albums namely ‘Jahaji’, ‘Ichchhe Ghuri’, ‘Bondho Janala’, ‘Shironamhin Rabindranath’ and ‘Shironamhin’ till date. The band is currently working on its sixth album.

‘The song “Cafeteria Periye’ portrays campus life. We will release the song in our sixth album. Shironamhin is known for portraying social issues and everyday life through music, and our upcoming album will be no different,’ added Zia.

Zia formed the band with Jewel (guitarist) and Bulbul (vocal) on April 14, 1996. Tuhin joined Shironamhin in 2000. Farhan and Tushar joined the band in 2003. Shafin joined Shironamhin in 2003 while Diat (guitar) and Rashel (keyboard) joined in 2009, 2010 respectively.

The band’s current line-up features Zia (bass), Shafin (drums), Diat (guitar), Ishtiaque (vocal) and Symon (keyboard).

‘No band can move forward without support from music lovers. I want to thank our fans, friends and well-wishers for being with us during our 24-year journey. We will try our best not to let them down,’ mentioned Zia, who urged all to stay at home amid the coronavirus crisis.

‘The coronavirus pandemic has become a global crisis. As there is no cure for COVID-19, awareness is the best option. People will have to stay at home and practise social distancing. I urge all to follow government and WHO directives,’ Zia ended.

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