Podcasts:The Majlis: Arts & Culture Podcasts The Majlis is a podcast by Muslim Societies Global Perspectives (MSGP) at Queen’s University. Majlis is the Arabic word for an assembly, a gathering of people sitting together and it was used for the sessions of learned scholars, philosophers, brought together to discuss and debate. Our podcast intends to accomplish the same purpose of bringing together experts and scholars for discussion and conversation about the politics, histories, cultures of the Middle East, Islamic World and Muslim diasporas. Dr. Adnan Husain discusses the fascinating dissertation research of Golam Rabbani. Golam sketches the unique spiritual practices of the Baul, a syncretic Sufi Muslim orientation in rural Bengal, that employ musical training and performance in an integrated mysticism and pious devotional program. These amazing traditions are being transformed in contemporary Bangladesh, especially under the global regimes of the capitalist music.
I performed South Asian music in South Asia, Europe, and Canada on more than 100 occasions and also performed in theatre productions in Bangladesh. The following are a few examples from my musical performances:
2022/03/06. A jamming session with Vocal and Harmonium with Lair, a part of Jatiwangi Art Factory from Java, Indonesia, organized by Agnes Etherington Arts Centre and Queen’s University.
2020/10/21. Vocal. Baul Song: “You fell in with bad company” (composer Lalan Shah). Concert at the Society of Ethnomusicology Annual Virtual Meeting 2020 (the planned venue was the University of Ottawa)
2011/6 Vocal. Lalon Song: Gere Gangere Khepaiya (in the midst of chaos) (folk song in Bengali). Instrumentation Tags: Guitar, Piano, Keyboard, Ektara, Drum, and others Duration: 3:47
Number of Contributors: 6, Contributors: Nirjher, Emon, Fahim, Limon, Antu Description / Contribution Value: This is a composition released in the album ‘Notun Tara’ (New Stars) in 2011. Funding Sources: Fahim Music Ltd., Bangladesh
The popular Bengali song of 21st February, known as ‘Ekusher Gaan’ honouring the martyrs of twenty-first February, 1952, in Bangladesh, is performed in English.
Directed by: Professor Dr. Margaret Walker, Dan School of Drama and Music Performers: Dr. Margaret Walker and students of Dan School of Drama and Music, Queen’s University, Canada Original Song in Bengali: Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury (Lyric) Abdul Latif and Altaf Mahmud (Music)
2014/02/20 “Shonar Bangla”
Singers: Golam Rabbani (Shihab)/ Nirjher Chowdhury/ Tanjina Toma/ Nilufar Jahan/ Avik Dev Music and lyric: Rabindranath Tagore/ Gagan Harkara (the beginning Baul segment) Audio Composition: Nirjher and Emon
2016/02/10 Vocal. Antoro Boiragi Hoye Boye Chola Nodi (the meditating soul in the flow of life) original song (vocal). Seminar Auditorium, Jahangirnagar University.
Number of Contributors: 6, Contributors: Polash, Shuvo, Tripti, Shuvo Das, Nisha, Shathi, Description / Contribution Value: The song was composed by Mashrur Shahid Hossain. It was the event of Farewell of Batch 39, The Department of English, Jahangirnagar University.
2011/07/02 Vocal. Song: badolero ei dharake chuye di (let me touch the drops of rain) original song (vocal). Seminar Auditorium, Jahangirnagar University.
Number of Contributors: 5, Contributors: Shaugoto, Maya, Rupok, Anik, Lablu Description / Contribution Value: The song was composed by Mashrur Shahid Hossain. It was performed on the eve of Farewell of Batch 34, Department of English, Jahangirnagar University
2010/11/03 Vocal. Ki jani kishero lagi bhoy (unfounded fear of love appears) original song (vocal). Seminar Auditorium, Jahangirnagar University.
Number of Contributors: 4, Contributors: Anik, Robi, Shoummo, Shubol Description / Contribution Value: The song was composed by Mashrur Shahid Hossain. It was performed on the eve of Farewell of Batch 33, Department of English, Jahangirnagar University.
Radio and TV Programs:
Singer of a Tagore Song (voice and performance). “Rupantor. Tagore Session.” Number of Episodes: 1
Number of Contributors: 6 Contributors: Fahim, Nirjher, Emon, Razib, Shahab Description / Contribution Value: This program was broadcast on Channel I in Bangladesh on the eve of Rabindranath Tagore’s anniversary.
Broadcast: 2013/8 Channel I
- 2014/05. Published the poem “Disturbia” in Monsoonletters: Collection of Poems published by The University Press Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- 2015/10. “Dystopia” on monsoonletters.com
- 2013/4. “Ektara” on monsoonletters.com
- 2012/02. “Dismantled” on voicesnet.com
- 2011/2. Published the poems “Epiphany,” “Utopia,” and “An Autistic Poem” in 9th Edge: Creative Writings from Bangladesh, published by Brine Pickles Bangladesh.
- 2021/2. “An Odd Ode on the Third Skin” and “An Immigrant at Lake Ontario” in The Bombay Review : Read the poems here