DHAKA: An Evening of “Lalon Sangeet” by eminent singer Farida Parveen will be held at Indira Gandhi Culture Centre of High Commission of India in city’s Gulshan area on June 15.
The programme will begin at 6:00pm in the day.
The Indian High Commission cordially invited all to participate in the event and there is no need to collect Invitation Pass.
Farida Parveen is one of the most popular vocal musicians and a leading exponent of Lalon songs in the country.
Her melodious rendering has contributed significantly towards making Lalon Geeti attractive and popular amongst listeners both in Bangladesh and abroad.
Parveen, rendering combines artistic talent and graceful presentation, born on December 31 in 1954 in Natore.
Parveen initially trained as a Nazrul singer and was enlisted as a Nazrul singer with Rajshahi Betar in 1968.
Moksed Ali Shah, a Lalon devotee who spent 60 years at Lalon’s aakhra, guided her into Lalon songs. Parveen has since emphasized upon the classical aspect of Lalon songs to give it a more polished form.
Farida Parveen has formed a trust for the preservation of Lalon songs funded by the Japanese government to preserve the authentic tunes and lyrics of Lalon songs.
She has also rendered Lalon songs almost throughout the world such as in India, Pakistan, Japan, UK, USA, France, Russia, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, Qatar, Morocco, Turkey etc.
Farida Parveen is also the proud recipient of several awards including the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize for Best Music in 2008 from the Government of Japan; Ekushey Padak in1987; and the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 1993.
Farida Parveen is also the Founder of “Ochin Pakhi School” which is dedicated to promotion of appropriate teaching of Lalon Sangeet to children.
BDST: 2006 HRS, JUN 11, 2012
Abul Kalam Azad, Newsroom Editor
M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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