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  • Pulok sings his way to fame

    Popular singer Pulok's passion for singing dates back to his childhood. He first burst on the music scene in the talent hunt show Closeup 1, in 2006.

  • Quddus Bayati casts a spell on audience

    A performance by Abdul Quddus Bayati and other baul artistes made for a memorable event at Mymensingh Town Hall premises Saturday evening.

  • U2 leads album top-chart with “Songs of Experience”

    Irish rock legends U2 achieves its eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as the rock band's new “Songs of Experience” debuts atop the tally. The set bows with 186,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending December 7, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 180,000 were in traditional album sales.

  • Bengal Classical Music Fest '17 from December 26-30

    The sixth edition of the Bengal Classical Music Festival is finally happening, from December 26-30 at the capital's Abahani Field, organisers Bengal Foundation announced at a press conference yesterday.

  • Mustafa Zaman Abbasi's 80th birthday celebrated at BNM

    Ekushey Padak-winning musicologist Mustafa Zaman Abbasi celebrated his 80th birthday on December 8. To mark the occasion, Kathpencil Shahitya Sangsad organised an event at Bangladesh National Museum's Begum Sufia Kamal Auditorium on the day.

  • Preaching love through Lalon, Baul Shafi Mondol

    In this exclusive interview, Shafi Mondol talks about his spiritual journey and shares his opinions on the future of Lalon music.

  • IGCC organises classical music soiree at Chhayanaut

    Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) organised an evening of Hindustani classical vocal music performance by Meghodeepa

  • madona

    “I'm coming back, baby”

    One of pop music's biggest stars of all time is getting back on the road. Or so it would appear she wants her fans to keep in mind.

  • Aswad enchants listeners through mystic songs

    The stage of Allaince Francaise de Chittagong (AFC) was illuminated by a dazzling performance of Aswad, a Sufi band, who enchanted the audiences by their songs and instrumental charisma.

  • Mustafa Zaman Abbasi turns 80 today

    Mustafa Zaman Abbasi, a prominent musicologist, writer and television personality of the country, turns eighty today. He was born on December 8, 1937 in Cooch Bihar of West Bengal, and today is a guardian figure of the country's folk music genre.

  • “Let's be outspoken, let's be resilient” - Jennifer Lawrence

    Jennifer Lawrence hopes to continue to use her voice for female empowerment. “It's not easy to speak out. It's not easy to face criticism on a global scale. But the fact is I have been given a platform, and if I don't use it, then I don't deserve it,” the actress said at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment breakfast, presented by Lifetime, held Wednesday morning at Los Angeles' Milk Studios.

  • Bari Siddiqui remembered in Mymensingh

    A group of baul singers rendered songs of eminent folk singer and flautist Bari Siddiqui at a programme held at Advocate Tareq Smriti Auditorium in Mymensingh on Sunday evening.

  • Big Rock Day: A proper gig long overdue

    Rock music has always had an audience in Bangladesh, and as with the genre anywhere in the world, live concerts have been a big factor in creating and growing that fan base. What began particularly with the open-air concerts by BAMBA...

  • Songs of Experience

    On the eve of their Saturday Night Live performance, U2 released its fourteenth album “Songs of Experience”, which Bono has described as a collection of letters to his wife and children.

  • Tagore-Nazrul celebrations in Mymensingh

    A cultural show titled “Tagore-Nazrul celebrations-2017” was held at Mymensingh Press Club auditorium last week.

  • GRAMMYS 2018

    The 2018 Grammy nominations were announced Tuesday night Bangladesh time, with Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar scoring big and a number of snubs that left the music industry and fans scratching their heads.

  • Rafi Hossain, Tashfee, Autumnal Moon

    The Melodies of Tomorrow- Tashfee and Autumnal Moon

    In this episode of Uncensored with Rafi Hossain, the very talented Tashfee is accompanied by the versatile Autumnal Moon with a musical 'adda' that is not to be missed!

  • Oyshee looks forward to new releases

    Popular singer Fatima Tuz Zohra Oyshee has her hands full these days -- with new singles being released, the singer will also have credits in several films for playback singing.

  • Big rock day

    Big Rock Day on December 1

    Rock music in Bangladesh has had a formidable foothold in the music scene of the country for about three decades, with a dedicated

  • Sabbir to hit a century soon

    Popular singer Sabbir of Close up1 fame has donned the hat of a music director, a role that has won him acclaim. The artiste is currently working with six singers, including former Close up 1 stars Ronty Das and Rashed.

  • Singer Bari Siddiqui

    The exit of a flautist and folk legend

    Eminent folk singer and flautist Bari Siddiqui passed away around 2am on November 24 at the capital's Square Hospital. He was 63. Following his Namaz-e-Janaza at Dhaka University's Central Mosque and his workplace Bangladesh Television, he was laid to eternal rest at his birthplace in Netrokona after Asr prayers yesterday.

  • Down Memory Lane

    To pay homage to Nayakraj Razzak and renowned singer Abdul Jabbar, Star Melodies, The Daily Star's regular initiative to promote Bangla music, recently hosted a special musical soiree highlighting songs recorded by singer Abdul Jabbar, as well as those lip-synced by Nayakraj Razzak in his films.

  • Bashir Ahmed - Taking pride in our past

    “Bashir Ahmed was one of the chief architects of the golden era of our Bangla music. Since his death in 2014 his musical presence has been a great loss. He was committed to music, and chose this as a profession unlike many who followed it as a pastime. It's a pity that many of our golden melodies will not be heard anymore,” remarked Syed Abdul Hadi, referring to the late singer and music director, Bashir Ahmed, whose birthday was on November 18.

  • Rj sharmeen releases “Onek Jotone” music video

    The song has been written by Milon Mahmud and composed and arranged by Hridoy Khan. Kazi Faisal Ahmed has played guitar on the track. The audio was first played last year on Hridoy Khan-hosted “The HK Show” on the radio station.

  • Lakshyapar's late autumn session held

    Lakshyapar has crossed the penultimate milestone of the year by holding their late autumn session of classical music. Ahead of the 9th annual conference to be held during the upcoming winter, the organisation arranged a lecture demonstration-based soiree

  • AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies

    Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of Australian legendary rock band AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64. Young had been suffering with dementia for the past three years, an illness that forced his retirement from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973.

  • Tribute to Nayakraj Razzak and singer Abdul Jabbar

    To pay tribute to Nayakraj Razzak and renowned singer Abdul Jabbar, Star Melodies, The Daily Star's regular initiative to promote Bangla music, arranged a special musical soiree.

  • Rock legends salute Malcolm Young on AC/DC founder's death

    Co-founder of AC/DC Malcolm Young dies aged 64

    Tributes pour in for Malcolm Young, co-founder of the Australian rock band AC/DC, after he passed away aged 64.

  • Star Melodies


    Star Melodies, The Daily Star's regular initiative to promote Bangla music, will present a special musical soiree highlighting songs sung by renowned singer Abdul Jabbar, as well as those lip-synced by Nayak Raj Razzak in his films – today at 6pm at The Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct, The Daily Star Centre.

  • Runa Laila

    Birthday felicitations for RUNA LAILA!

    Modern Bangla music is diverse, but despite the diversity of artistes and genres, the world can agree on one thing; Runa Laila is a