THE BANGLADESH MUSIC
Bangladesh is a small country with a large population. But compared to the size, the folk and traditional music in Bangladesh is huge and diverse. Bangladesh was under the territory of Pakistan although don't have any borders, each one resides on one side of India. Its name was East Pakistan and it was a provincial state of Pakistan that existed in the Bengal region. The most dominant in the country are Muslim.
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Baul music is one of Bangladesh and India’s most fascinating musical genres. The Baul are mystic minstrels, traditional poets, singers, and storytellers, from Bengal (eastern India and Bangladesh). With their flowing saffron robes, long jet black hair, rolling eyes, and swaying hips, they sing in their high keening voices to the frenzied accompaniment of their traditional instruments.
ARTISTS THATS RESHAPE THE MUSIC
Many of the folk music genres in Bangladesh are influenced by rich poetry of Bangladesh. Rabindranath Tagore was one of the most important characters who reshaped Bengali literature and music. Or another example is Nazrul Geeti folk genre which mainly are songs written and composed by Kazi Nazrul Islam. Lalon Fokir was a saint, songwriter and thinker in 18th and 19th century who inspired and influenced many poets, social and religious thinkers including Rabindranath and Tagore Kazi Nazrul Islam.
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OTHER GREAT BANGLADESH MUSICIANS
Birthdate: November 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sylhet, Bangladesh
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Popular Bangladeshi singer Runa Laila began her career as a Pakistani film singer. She later released some of the biggest hits of the Bengali and Hindi music scene, such as Shaadher Lau. The Bangladesh National Film Award winner is also a Guinness record holder for recording 30 songs in 3 days.
Birthdate: August 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chattogram, Bangladesh
Died: October 18, 2018
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Ayub Bachchu was a Bangladeshi singer, songwriter, guitarist, and composer. A rockstar, Bachchu is credited with founding one of the most popular and successful Bangladeshi bands of all time, Love Runs Blind. A pioneer of Bangladeshi Pop music, Bachchu is also counted among the greatest Bangladeshi singers of all time. In 2017, he received the Tele Cine Lifetime Achievement Award.
Birthdate: February 18, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santiniketan, West Bengal, India
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Sahana Bajpaie is an Indian singer and songwriter best known as an exponent of Rabindra Sangeet, songs written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore. Apart from contributing as a playback singer in the Indian Bengali film industry, Sahana Bajpaie has also released several successful studio albums.
Birthdate: January 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Hridoy Khan is a Bangladeshi singer, musical artist, composer, and actor. Born into a musically inclined family, Khan released his first solo album at the age of 18. He then went on to become a composer and is best known for his association with the Bangladeshi film industry, where he has composed music for films like Chorabali Television, and Sweetheart.
Birthdate: February 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Died: June 5, 2011
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Azam Khan was a Bangladeshi singer, record producer, and songwriter. He is best remembered as the lead singer of a pop-rock band named Uccharon. Counted among the greatest artists in Bangladeshi popular music history, Khan was honored with the Ekushe Padak posthumously in 2019. His contribution to music also earned him the nicknames, The Rock Guru and The Pop Samrat.
INSTRUMENTS USED IN BAUL MUSIC
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Some folk instrument which are used in Bangladesh are sitar, sarod, esraj(kind of bow instrument), ektara("one string"), dotara("two string"), bansuri (kind of flute), duggi(kind of drum), dhak(kind of drum), dhol(another kind of drum) and many more.