Category Archives: Music

AOD Interviews Kabir Suman — Kobigan, the lost musical heritage of Bengal and more

Kabir Suman, a songwriter, a singer, a musician, a journalist, an author, an activist, and an ex-parliamentarian (Lok Sabha, Parliament of India, 2009-2014), probably needs little introduction. About a quarter century … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 7 Comments

Our Political Misomusists

 Our Political Misomusists by Tibra Ali for It is an elementary fact of linguistics that the same word can carry different meanings. In particular, the word ‘Indian’ can have … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · 6 Comments

Burning Sensation and the Case of ‘Classical Music Festival’

Burning Sensation and the Case of ‘Classical Music Festival’ by Seuty Sabur for Alal O Dulal I have never been a fan of ‘Prothom Alo’ but I do admire their … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Off tune? Off with your head.

Anger and rage. Calls for prosecution for sedition. Invoking the Constitution. Expressing concern for future generations. All standard fare nowadays. But this time, it was from unlikely sources: Mita Huq, Sadi … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 7 Comments

Kafil Ahmed: No more Press Note

November 27, 2012 · 5 Comments

K-Prime: Dark Nights | Bright Dreams

From K-Prime bio: These days in hip-hop when you hear the word Bangladesh you expect to hear the ever-present “a milli” beat following. However, to hip-hop’s newest recruit, K-Prime, Bangladesh … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

Who speaks for Bangladeshi New York: amateur terrorist Nafis or party-boys Cosmics?

Or, something else altogether?…It is a gratuitous and simplistic binary, but we at AoD could not help notice that the same week that amateur terrorist Nafis’ photo was plastered on a … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · 7 Comments

Remembering Mowla Boksh

Remembering Mowla Boksh Text, Image, & Video by Zaid Islam Mowla Boksh, a legend of the Lalon Phokir gharana, breathed his last on 16 August 2012. May the Lord rest … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Style or substance?

Can you tell a wise man, by the way he speaks or spells?  Is that more important, than the stories that he tells? Asked the late 1960s blues band The … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Fokir Lal Miah: Smash the throne

Ekla Eksho While rap and hip-hop has remade the entire context of youth culture globally, Bangladesh remains one of the country’s almost completely untouched by this. At a time when … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · 6 Comments



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