Words, Performances, and Media

 

Poetry:

 

 

  1. 2014/05. Published the poem “Disturbia” in Monsoonletters: Collection of Poems published by The University Press Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  2. 2015/10. “Dystopia” on monsoonletters.com
  3. 2013/4. “Ektara” on monsoonletters.com
  4. 2012/02. “Dismantled” on voicesnet.com
  5. 2011/2. Published the poems “Epiphany,” “Utopia,” and “An Autistic Poem” in 9th Edge: Creative Writings from Bangladesh published by Brine Pickles Bangladesh.
  6. 2021/2. “An Odd Ode on the Third Skin” and “An Immigrant at Lake Ontario” in The Bombay Review                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Read the poems here                 

 

 

Blogs:

 

 

Light or Dark Complexion: Colorism in Bangladesh

 

 

Translocating Public Sphere

 

 

Performances:

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:

Musical Compositions:

2022/03/06. 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.

 

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

Musical Performances:

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