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Fusing eastern folk music with western modern tunes

Published : Sunday, 17 March, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 218
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Farida Parveen performs at the event

Farida Parveen performs at the event

A musical concert organised by Alliance Française de Dhaka titled "Trans-portées / Scale to Scale" was held at National Theater Hall, Bangladeshi Shilpakala Academy on March 14.
This exceptional programme was a rendezvous between two continents, two cultures, two time periods- a musical dialogue between traditional Bangladeshi music and the contemporary creations of the French composer Laurent Cuniot, a travel in space and time with the legendary Bangladeshi singer Farida Parveen and her musicians, the Soprano player Hadhoum Tunc and the musicians of the French ensemble TM+. It was also a poetic dialogue between the texts of the mystical philosopher Lalon Shah and the contemporary poetry of Muhammad Mansur. In the team of Farida Parveen were Gazi Abdul Hakim on flute, ASM Reza on dhol or traditional drums of Bangladesh, Sheik Jalaluddin on dotara and Debendra Nath Chatterjee on tabla. Farida Parveen too infused music with harmonium.
The programme was supported by Gandharbpur Water Treatment SNC (a joint venture of SUEZ INTERNATIONAL and OTV-VEOLIA), the Embassy of France to Bangladesh, and Le Bureau Export.

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