Mujib Birth Centenary Celebration
Songs for Bangabandhu: A Kolkata initiative
Published : Tuesday, 19 January, 2021 at 12:00 AM Count : 115
Honouring the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman two Indian Bengalis-lyricist Shuvodeep Chakraborty and vocalist Chirantan Banerjee-have composed seven songs sung by seven Bengali singers from seven countries.
Renowned Bengali vocalists from Bangladesh, India, Australia, Canada, Singapore, USA and Japan have sung the songs in seven genres of music. Bangabandhu's biography has been highlighted in the lyrics of the songs, says a press statement received in Dhaka.
The artistes who have worked with the songs as singers and music directors, include Shilpi Dey from Australia, Farhana Shanto from Canada, Golam Masum Ziko from Japan, Jayati and Emon Chakraborty from Kolkata, Alif Alauddin, Moni Zaman, Syed Abul Hadi, Sushmita Sen, Alif Laila from Bangladesh, Marvin Adhikari Rupam and Tanima Hadi from USA, among others.
Rabindra Sangeet singer Shama Rahman for the first time rendered a song on Bangabandhu.
Shuvodeep, who is also a vocal artiste said, Bangabandhu is not only held in high esteem by the people of Bangladesh but also by the Bengalis all over the world. Bangla language and Bengali culture have got international recognition because of Bangabandhu's sacrifice and leadership" he added.
"Bangladesh got freedom under the leadership of Bangabandhu," said vocalist Chirantan Banerjee, who is also an Indian music composer. He added, "Bangabandhu is exemplary not only for Bangladeshis but also for Bengalis all over the world."