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50 original songs to mark 50 years of Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent
25 Nov 2021 00:00:00 | Update: 25 Nov 2021 23:43:50
50 original songs to mark 50 years of Bangladesh
(From left) Priyanka Gope, Parvez Sazzad, Mehreen and Kumar Bishwajit

As many as 42 singers have lent their voice in a unique project involving 50 original songs marking the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh and also to encourage the production of original songs.

The songs will be coming out gradually on the YouTube channel of the record label Akkhor Records.

The project was initiated by promising composer-music director-singer Muntasir Tusher, also the proprietor of Akkhor Records. He has composed and arranged music for the songs with the lyrics penned by lyricists like Tofail Hossain Tapan, Rajib Hasan, Hossain Munni and Hossain Rony. “The initiative was taken to mostly patronise creation of original songs. Now we are going through such a time that when the old songs are being covered or having versions with the music re-arranged. This project of 50 songs is an attempt to push the practice of original songs forward and motivate the practitioners,” Tusher told The Business Post on Wednesday.

Muntasir Tusher

“A total of 42 artists have sung in this project. The audios have been done meanwhile. We are expecting to start creating videos for the songs by December,” he added.

Tusher said, “Seventy per cent of the performing artistes are new singers and the rest are senior ones. It includes Kumar Bishwajit, Mehreen, Badsha Bulbul, Priyanka Gope, Alok Sen, TW Sainik, Parvez Sazzad, Pallabi, Rakiba Oyshi, Abanti Sithi, Nandita, Monty, Sajal, Achol and many others.”

“We have announced the project on Independence Day this year by releasing a song sung by Pantha Kanai from Akkhor Records. Our main target is to encourage the creation of original songs,” he said.

Akkhor Records released the song ‘Shomukhe Shonali Ahoban’ in the voice of Pantha Kanai on its YouTube channel in April this year, commemorating the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh.