Rolling his way for Bangladesh Music Industry



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Naved Parvez

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Bangladeshi composer and music director Naved Parvez have huge passion for bangla song. So that he is continue making new songs from United States where he has been settle for family members. On the occasion of this Valentine's Day, he has released three songs of different colors. He simply touched listeners hearts with the melody and music of these songs. This young composer and music director is now getting great positive response for his new created songs.

Among the new songs, Sania Sultana Liza sung ‘Chai Tomay’ which has been released on her YouTube channel. This was written by Shimul SB. Regarding the song, Naved Parvez said, ‘It was recorded in New York in November last year. It shows the emotions of a girl for her boyfriend. I have arranged it a little differently. The audience understood that after the song was released. Liza likes the idea of presenting herself in a new way. That's why I feel good.’


Naved Parvez has composed two songs in two valentine's special drama directed by Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Raz which has been released on Cinemawala Music Youtube channel. Lyrics for this two songs are written by Johny Hoque. Among them, Pallabi Roy and Payal Tripura sung ‘Mamoni’ for 'Kajal' drama. Regarding the song, Naved said, ‘It has the emotion of a daughter towards a father. I have kept the sadness in the song keeping in line with the story. Mihajlo Mihajlovsky from Macedonia played the violin in the song. Many listeners have personally told me on YouTube that tears came to their eyes when they heard the song.’

Sajid Mohammad sung the title song of drama ‘Moner Saathi’ directed by Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Raz. Regarding the song, Naved Parvez said, ‘It has a triangle love story. So I have left a mark of estrangement in this song. Katherine Romanova from London played the violin in the song. Many people on Facebook have expressed their love for this song.’


Regarding the positive response for new three songs, Naved Parvez said, “Listeners like all the songs and they said these are beautiful. Each song has a different effect. Each song has created a different feeling. Like someone likes ‘Chai Tomay’. Some say ‘Moner Sathi’ is best. ‘Mamoni’ is heart touching to some listeners. That is why I feel successful.”

Apart from YouTube, three new songs are also being heard on Itunes and Spotify. Naved said, ‘If any listeners like these, I ask them to share and spread these songs among their loved ones.’


Naved Parvez has already made some new songs. These may be release next month and on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. In his words, ‘I believe that great things can be achieved by raising the standard of creative mindset. I'm trying to do that. I have created 15 new songs in the last 10 days for my loving listeners. They are my ultimate inspiration.’

Naved Parvez was born on May 31, 1992. He has been working in the music arena of Bangladesh since 2014. Last eight years, he has composed songs and arranged music for dramas, films and magazine programmes as well as commercials.

Sisimpur steps on its 18th year



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“Sisimpur”, the program that embarked on television aiming to turn the learning into more enjoyable experience for pre-primary and primary level children, has completed 17 years and steps on the 18 th year on this 15 April. Every year, the 15 April is celebrated as “Sisimpur Day” as it was the very first day of broadcasting Sisimpur.

With the help of the television show and printed materials, Sisimpur helps children with identifying letters, identifying letters from words, matching words with letters, creating sentences with words. They also use the the materials from the the surrounding environment and help identify the colors and words through them. For example, the beginning letters of the words such as house, banana, mango, table, clock, cow, tree, leaf, pen, book etc. are taught through play.

Through the characters of Sisimpur, different elements of the environment such as colors, shapes, etc. are taught. The accurate pronunciation of Bangla language has always been regarded as an essential matter at Sisimpur. That is why, all the Sisimpur Muppets, human characters and even in the animation episodes the Standard Bangla pronunciation has been especially emphasized so that the children get sufficient exposure to Standard Bangla language and can practice as well. At the same time the dialects, cultures and life-styles of different areas are also portrayed. So, the children learn to show respect towards various cultures and dialects which are different than theirs.

At present, the 14th Season of Sisimpur is being telecasted. This popular television program is shown in BTV, Duranta TV and Machranga TV. From the onset of this endeavor, Bangladesh Television has been broadcasting Sisimpur program relentlessly for last 17 years which is a remarkable fact. This is a result of the cordial efforts by Ministry of Women and Children’s Affair of Bangladesh and the Authority of Bangladesh Television and Sisimpur. About 10 million population of the country is enjoying the program through three television channels.

Sisimpur has become the attraction for the children at the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. During the weekends of Book Fair, the Fridays and Saturdays, a great number of children splash towards the fair to spend fun time with Ikri, Halum, Tuktuki and Shiku. This has already become an integral part of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair.

Regarding the accomplishment of 17 years’ journey, the Managing Director of Sisimpur, Mohammad Shah Alam says that for sixteen years, this program is being created to meet the early education needs of 3 to 8 years old children. And the goal is also to meet the needs of the parents, caregivers and teachers. Through joyfulness and play, Sisimpur plays an integral role in the holistic development of the child. To mention some of them, there are: Language-letters; Mathematics; Environment; Gender equality; Social values ​​and behavior; Tolerance and respect for differences and diversity. There is also, balanced and nutritious food; Healthy Habits; Earthquake; Road safety and drowning related water safety; building awareness against injury prevention; Giving ideas about income-expense and savings to children. It includes our art-culture and heritage, and many more.

Sisimpur also emphasizing more on showing mutual respect, affection, admiration towards unity and diversity among the cultures as well as the people of the country.

Sesame Workshop Bangladesh operates all its activities jointly through public, private and international organizations. In the last 17 years, Sisimpur collaborated with the Government of Bangladesh through the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Ministry of Culture etc. Sisimpur started its journey through a funding provided by USAID and the support from USAID is persisted till today.

Sisimpur is the Bangladeshi counterpart of New York-based educational television series Sesame Street which is co-produced in Bangladesh through Sesame Workshop Bangladesh.

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Veteran Indian singer Bappi Lahiri passes away



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Indian singer Bappi Lahiri

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Veteran Indian singer-composer Bappi Lahiri is no more. He passed away at the age of 69 in Mumbai’s CritiCare Hospital.

His doctor Deepak Namjoshi confirmed the news of his demise. According to the doctor, the ‘Disco Dancer’ hitmaker died last night due to multiple health issues.

“He had been admitted to the hospital for a month and was discharged on Monday. But his health deteriorated on Tuesday and his family called for a doctor to visit their home, following which he was brought to the hospital. He had multiple health issues. He died due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) last night,” physician Deepak Namjoshi said.After hearing about Bappi Lahiri’s demise, several fans took to social media and paid tribute to the legendary singer.

Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit also took to Twitter and expressed shock at the news. “Shocked to hear about the demise of rockstar #BappiLahiri ji. Can’t believe my next-door neighbour is no more.”

Bappi Lahiri was hospitalised in April last year as well after he had tested positive for coronavirus.

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Legendary singer Geetsree Sandhya Mukherjee passes away



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The end of a golden age in the world of Bengali music has come down with the sad demise of popular musician Sandhya Mukherjee leaving to the land of no return.

Sandhya Mukherjee breathed her last at a private hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday (February 15) evening. She was 90 years old at the time of her death.
Trinamool Congress MP Shantanu Sen tweeted about the death of the legendary artist.

Fans mourning the artist's death. Prominent people of the world of entertainment and culture have expressed their condolences.

Sandhya Mukherjee was born on 4 October 1931 in Dhakuria, Kolkata. Father Narendranath Mukherjee used to work in the railways. The youngest of six sisters had a distinct passion for music since her childhood.

She learnt song from Pandit Santosh Kumar Basu and Chinmoy Lahiri in childhood. Sandhya Mukherjee was trained in classical music by Ustad Bare Ghulam Ali and even his son Ustad Munabar Ali Khan.

She made her debut as a playback singer in 1948. Apart from classical music, the number of songs sung by Sandhya Mukherjee in the film world is not less. If this path does not end, this is just a day of singing, come to mother Lakshmi Bose's house, champa chameli rose garden, I saw you in a dream. The innumerable songs in her voice will be forever remembered by the listeners.
At one time She also sang in the Hindi film industry. She gave play back in 17 Hindi films. She haf also released her own album. Sandhya Mukherjee returned to Kolkata for marriage in the mid-fifties when her career was in full swing in Mumbai in the fifties. She intended to organize her family from here as well as continue his singing career. She had worked with famous music directors like Sachin Dev Barman, Hemant Mukherjee, Salil Chowdhury, Anil Biswas, Madan Mohan, Roshan etc.

This legendary singer of the golden age was also awarded the Geetashree honor. She received Bangabibhushan.

Even Sandhya Mukherjee got the national honor. In the rules of time, she too was lost from the title. Except for her birthday, the scratches of the pen would not be read on him anymore.

However, on the eve of the Republic Day, the announcement of Padma Samman stirred up again. The Bengali legendary singer rejected the Padma-proposal letter given by the central government. She said in a firm voice, "The way my country loves me, I don't need Padma Shri or any other Sri."

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I sing in Bangla….



Dr. Mahfuz Parvez, Associate Editor, Barta24.com
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The Marathi girl from Maharashtra on the west coast of India has captivated the world, not just South Asia, but the enchanting magic of Kinnar's voice. Lata and her sister Asha's song waves are also admired in the homes of Bengal far away from their birthplace. Music empress Lata Mungeshkar is an example of a musician who has become popular by singing in Bengali without being a Bengali. Being not Bengali music emperor Mohammad Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Kabita Krishnamurti, Alka Yagnik, Sadhna Sargam and many other artists became famous by singing Bengali songs. However, in the subcontinent, there were only two equivalents, the Lata of India and the Nurjahan of Pakistan.

No other non-Bengali artist like Lata Mangeshkar has come so close to Bengali. It started in 1948. Bengali director Shashadhar Mukherjee made his mark in Bombay at that time. He was directing movies and also taking the responsibility of production. He has set up a famous studio called 'Filmistan' in Gurgaon. Famous writers Sadat Hasan Manto, Ismat Chughtai, Ashok Kumar - who was not there!

At such a time, famous music director Golam Haider appeared before Shashadhar babu. He brought with him a young girl of 19 years, who was born in a Marathi family in Indore of Madhya Pradesh. The girl has already sung in several Marathi and Hindi movies. Fascinated, Golam Haider brought the girl with him to Shashadhar Mukherjee.

But their mood was not fulfilled that day. Shashadhar babu did not agree to take the girl at all. He said, 'The singer's throat is very thin. As a result, she will not be able to work. On hearing this, Golam Haider became very angry. He took it as a challenge that day. He knew this girl had come to win everyone's heart. One day, the directors will be standing outside her house. One day the world will be her. Golam Haider was a pure jeweler; he did not make a mistake in recognizing diamonds. The name of that nineteen year old girl of that day is Lata Mungeshkar.

Then in 1948 the movie 'Majboor' was made. Lata's 'thin throat' sang 'Dil mera tora, mujhe kahi ka na chora'. Then history witnessed the rise of a legend. Lata Mungeshkar herself became an ongoing history, who, not with a pen or a fight, but with her own throat, with a melody, became the creator of creation, immersing everyone in the nectar of melody.

Lata was a true devotee. She herself said that in order to understand her life, one has to understand and listen to her pursuit. Mete was with music all his life. She has spent a lifetime in the melody of music. Ninety years later, she was still a young analog of melody.

Although she was initially turned away by a Bengali director after stepping into the world of music, Lata sang Bangla songs openly. Lata had a lasting relationship with Bengal. She made a bridge of music between Bombay and Bengal.

There is a lot of controversy about when Lata first sang in a Bengali movie. However, it is believed that she entered the world of Bengali music in 1956 with the film 'Asampta', in which she sang two songs. Then Lata sang a timeless Bengali song one after another. Sometimes Salil Chowdhury, Sachin Dev Barman, Hemant Mukherjee, sometimes Rahul Dev Barman, Bappi Lahiri have mesmerized the music world of Bengal.

Lata was not a Bengali by birth and did not understand Bengali. But she fell in love with the language. If you want to sing in a language, even if you don't know that language, you have to be able to feel that language. Otherwise the song itself cannot be touched. Therefore, Lata Mungeshkar kept a teacher at home just to learn Bengali. Basu Bhattacharya became the teacher. She tried her best to read and write, not in a benevolent way. Lata was an aquatic proof of how bold an artist can be to take such a bold step.

Lata saw in the middle of her career the triumph of Bengali language, culture and Bengali director-composers in the art, literature, music and film of the subcontinent. In her personal life, Lata Mangeshkar also became involved with a Bengali family. That is how she got acquainted with the proverbial artist Hemant Mukherjee. Once upon a time there was a good relationship between the two families.

Exactly how close Hemantada was to Lata is known from several incidents. For example, in 1951, director Hemen Gupta summoned Hemanta to Bombay. He wants to be in charge of the melody of the next movie 'Anandamath'. After completing his work in Bengal, Hemanta left for Bombay. He appeared at Filmistan Studios. Shashadhar Mukherjee gave him the job of music director. He will sing the song 'Bande Mataram' with Lata Mangeshkar. As soon as he told Shashadhar babu, he said, Lata may not come. Did she remember the old words?

Meanwhile, Hemanta has decided not to sing this song to anyone except Lata. So once he tried, he wanted to. Shashadhar Mukherjee agreed somehow. After going to Lata Mungeshkar, he said only one thing. ‘I decided not to sing there, but only for you’. And money? Lata said, no, I don't want money. She just wants to work with Hemanta Mukherjee. She even went straight to Hemanta's house to rehearse, which was against Lata's nature. Such was the depth of respect and human touch towards the relationship.

Lata's relationship with Bengal and Bengalis did not stop there. Hemanta Mukherjee's wife was then pregnant. Lata Mungeshkar was her best friend. At this time Bengali Hindus have a tradition of feeding 'sadh'. Lata did that with responsibility. She took her to the hotel and fed her.

No one will forget that autumn evening at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata. Fifty years of Hemanta Mukherjee's musical life. A special function was organized to mark the occasion. Hemanta called Lata hesitantly. If you can come. From the side of the phone, the queen of melody became excited by herself. Fifty years of his song 'Hemantada', and she will not come, what happens! Three days before the ceremony, Lata became very ill. Maybe not. But that is what Hemanta Mukherjee is talking about. Lata could not, but came.

The song has taken her to the ends of the earth. Even though she passed away in her eternal sleep, she has left the story resounding with thousands of songs, which reminds us of an extraordinary artist who loved Bengali, sang in Bengali, with her heart.

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