Online music fest pays tribute to legendary musicians

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:07, Jan 24,2021


Cultural organisation Nibedon has organised an eight-day online music festival to pay tribute to eight legendary musicians.

The event titled Sursrosta Sangeet Utsab-2021, which began on Saturday, is featuring songs by Khondaker Nurul Alam, Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul, Satya Saha, Khan Ataur Rahman, Abdul Ahad, Alauddin Ali, Sheikh Sadi Khan and Lucky Akhand.

Singers namely Pujon Kumar Das, Mahmudul Hasan, Sumona Das, Jayanti Lala, Pijush Islam, Priyanka Karmakar, Tribeni Panna, Pradip Sarkar, Barnali Sarkar and others are participating in the event, which is being streamed live on the Facebook page of Nibedon at 8:00pm daily.

Eminent lyricist Mohammad Rafiquzzaman is attending the festival as discussant while director of Nibedon Bishwajit Roy is hosting the event.

‘We have arranged the festival to pay tribute to the eight legendary musicians of the country. We want to promote their songs among the younger generations. We wanted to arrange the festival at a public venue but we were forced to organise an online event due to the COVID-19 crisis and lack of sponsorship,’ Bishwajit Roy told New Age.

On Saturday, singers namely Pujon Kumar Das, Mahmudul Hasan and Sumona Das performed songs penned by the late music director and composer Khondaker Nurul Alam.

Pujon Kumar Das sang Paharer kanna dekhe, Tumi emoni jal petecho and Eto sukh soibo kemon kore. Mahmudul Hasan sang Chokh Je maner katha bale, Ke jeno aj amar chokhe and Bhay peyona tumi. Besides, Sumona Das sang Janam janam dhare prem and Amar mon pakhita jayre ure.

On Sunday, singers paid tribute to the late music director, composer and lyricist Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul rendering his songs.

Singer Jayanti Lala sang Sab kata janala khule daona, O amar atkoti phul, Mago aar tomake and Ekattarer Maa Janani. Pijush Islam sang Amar sara deho kheyo go mati, O daktar and Amar buker modhyi-khane. Besides, Priyanka Karmakar rendered Sundar subarna tarunya, Sei rail-liner dhare and Amar mon kande pran kande.

Singers will pay tribute to the late music composer Satya Saha at the festival today.

The festival will end on January 30.

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