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 Culture of Bangladesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is manifested in various forms, including music, dance and drama; art and craft; folklores and folktales; languages and literature, philosophy and religion, festivals and celebrations, as also in a distinct cuisine and culinary tradition.
Several musical instruments, some of them of indigenous origin, are used in Bangladesh, and major musical instruments used are bamboo flute (banshi), drums (dole), a single stringed instrument named ektara, a four stringed instruemment called dotara, a pair of metal bawls used for rhythm effect called mandira.
Bangladesh is ethnically homogeneous, with Bengalis comprising 98% of the population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Bangladesh   (1467 words)

 Music of Bangladesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rabindra sangeet is the best-known genre of Bangla music outside Bengal.
Nazrul geeti, literally meaning "music of Nazrul", are the works of Kazi Nazrul Islam, national poet of Bangladesh and active revolutionary during Indian independence movement.
Most of the music tended to be aimed at the mainstream audience - popular catchy tunes with simple words that were far moved from the classical ragas (modes).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Bangladesh   (2644 words)

 Bangladesh :: Dance & Drama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Music in Bangladesh can be divided into three distinct categories -classical, folk and modern.
The classical music, both vocal and instrumental is rooted in the remote past of the sub-continent.
Originally country musical instruments include, Banshi (bamboo flute), Dhole (wooden drums), Ektara (a single stringed instrument), Dotara (a four stringed instrument), Mandira (a pair of metal bawls used as rhythm instrument), Khanjani, Sharinda etc. Now-a-days western instruments such as Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Synthesizer etc. are being used alongside country instruments.
www.discoverybangladesh.com /meetbangladesh/dance_drama.html   (409 words)

 Bangladeshinfo.com : The Leading Portal of Bangladesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Rumi organised his own band group, Bangladesh, joined by his daughter Laura as a drummer in the beginning and she opted for the keyboard at the end.
All the present members of "Bangladesh" joined their hands to the band in 1998 and from then on there is no looking back.
Bangladesh Band, meanwhile, is also trying to launch video filming soon after the release of their album.
www.bangladeshinfo.com /music/band_bangladesh.php   (416 words)

 IT Independent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
On the request of Bangladesh Science Museum, a working model was presented to them in 1978.
The invention, although apparently a simple (addition of storage facility to a hand generator) one, was never conceived and publicly demonstrated by anyone on this earth before 23 July1975.
Bangladesh Patent Office gave me recognition as the inventor of the Free-play radio and congratulated me for the invention and wished all success.
independent-bangladesh.com /news/may/19/19052006it.htm   (2928 words)

 Bangladesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bangladesh is a small nation located in South East Asia right next to India.
Bangladesh was a part of the Indian subcontinent colonized by the British.
After 24 years under Pakistani rule, Bangladesh declared its independence on march 26th, 1971 and after a nine month "bloodiest civil war in history" gained independence on the 16th of December.
members.aol.com /mrsambo/bdesh.htm   (198 words)

 Bangladesh News.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Prospects for talks between the Bangladesh government and opposition parties to avert a boycott of national elections appeared to fade Saturday as the opposition told supporters to prepare...
Bangladesh News.Net is part of an international network of news sites, dedicated to the major regions, countries and cities of the world.
Links to Bangladesh sports sites, and a regional map are also features of our site, and we regularly provide polls of general interest.
feeds.bangladeshnews.net /?rid=cf07ba845b61d282&...   (902 words)

 The Concert for Bangladesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Concert For Bangladesh was the event title for two benefit concerts held on the afternoon and evening of August 1, 1971, playing to a total of 40,000 people at Madison Square Garden in New York.
As East Pakistan struggled to become the separate state of Bangladesh, tremendous political and military turmoil led to a massive refugee problem.
Musical help was also on hand from Billy Preston, Leon Russell, Klaus Voormann and Badfinger (along with Jim Horn, Carl Radle, Jesse Ed Davis, Don Preston and a host of backing singers organized by Don Nix).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Concert_For_Bangladesh   (715 words)

 Discover Bangladesh culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bangladesh has a rich, diverse culture; its deep-rooted heritage is thoroughly reflected in its architecture, dance, literature, music, painting and clothing.
The traditional music of Bangladesh is very much the same as that of the Indian sub-continent.
The music in Bangladesh can be divided into three main categories--classical, modern and folk.
nation.ittefaq.com /artman/publish/article_25983.shtml   (472 words)

 Bangladesh Showbiz - Band/Music Celebrities - Main menu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Music, though universal, must have some limitations mostly in the third world countries, as far as the western music is concerned.
Music appeals to everyone in this world, though varied culture represents or expresses varied music, basically their own.
The hour-long edition of western music was initially broadcast twice a day in two separate plots after it started, moving later on to its current slot of one hour.
www.bangladeshshowbiz.com /music.htm   (352 words)

 Bangladesh Showbiz - Music - Concert - Main page
DHAKA'S music lovers had much to savour at the Coca-Cola 'Dhaka Dhoon' concert at the Army Stadium on April 13.
But the cynocure of the musical feast was music sensations from West Bengal Anjan Dutta and Nochiketa.
Benson and Hedges have been in the forefront of the musical scene of the country with their continuing contribution in promoting music talents of the country.
www.bangladeshshowbiz.com /concert   (389 words)

 Meet Bangladesh - Music & Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The music and dance in Bangladesh can be divided into three distinct categories - classical, folk and modern.
Folk music, nurtured through the ages by village poets, rich in devotional mysticism and love lore, are known in different names in different regions of the country.
Modern dance and music is loved by all, especially by the young people.
www.bdcom-online.com /tourplan/music.htm   (119 words)

 Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford - Free Music Downloads, Videos, Lyrics, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
Though his name and signature “Bangladesh” sound bite may be new to some, Shondrae has been crafting platinum hits for years.
With such a great influence from one of his musical idol Devante Swing of Jodeci it is no wonder that Shondrae has been broadened his scope to include R&B music as well by working with high-profile songwriters Pooh Bear and Sean Garrett of 112 and Usher fame.
Bangladesh” is finishing up on his very own Gangsta Grillz mixtape and will soon be introducing the world to his first artist D.O. Deville.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/music/artist/bio/0,,3071548,00.html   (566 words)

 Bangladeshinfo.com : The Leading Portal of Bangladesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
With her strength of stunning east-meets-west voice, Mehreen is a talent worth mentioning.She has been pursuing her music career since 1994 when her talent was recognized while singing Lambada at a friend's party.
It is for music that Mehreen's life has taken the twists and turns.
She is associated with the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and the National Academy of Fine and Performing Arts.
www.bangladeshinfo.com /music/music_mehreen.php   (206 words)

 Virtual Bangladesh : Arts and Culture : Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Music in Bangladesh can he divided into three distinct categories - classical, folk and modern.
Folk music nurtured through the ages by village-poets and rich in devotional mysticism and love-lore is very popular.
For more Bangladesh music related information, please visit the Virtual Bangladesh Directory.
www.virtualbangladesh.com /culture/music.html   (100 words)

 Artists in Bangladesh - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Learn how to fill your home with the sweet sound of digital music with a minimum of fuss.
An aspired Dj growing up in the no.1 corrupted country in the world, his music reflects the hardships he has been throu...
From the artist: We are "Illusion" a band from Bangladesh, originated in chittagong, the port city of the country.
music.download.com /3605-5_32-0.html?country=Bangladesh   (189 words)

 Bengali Music
Music in Bangladesh can he divided into three distinct categories - classical.
Folk and modern.Folk music nurtured through the ages by village-poets and rich in devotional mysticism and love-lore is very popular.
Modern Bengali Music has blended Western and Middle-eastern traits with traditional forms.
www.travelbd.com /music_bangladesh.htm   (62 words)

 Internet Radio of Bangla or Bengali Music
Bangla music radio is playing live music for 24/7.
Though the band music is mostly popular among the younger generation, but in Bangladesh, it is seems to be enough to produce the top selling albums each year.
The band music is widely implies the composition of Bengali tunes with the influence of western music.
sma-bd.com /radio/index.htm   (384 words)

 eThikana.com :: Great Politicians of Bangladesh
Bangabandhu, the architect of Bangladesh, was a founding member of the East Pakistan Muslim Students League (est.
Born on 17 March 1920 in the village Tungipara under the gopalganj Sub-division (currently district) in the district of Faridpur, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's father, Sheikh Lutfar Rahman, was a serestadar in the civil court of Gopalganj.
After the liberation of Bangladesh on 16 December 1971 from Pakistani occupation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was released from Pakistan jail and via London he arrived in Dhaka on 10 January 1972.
ethikana.com /bangladesh/greatpersonality/politicians_p4.htm   (1433 words)

 Bangladeshinfo.com : The Leading Portal of Bangladesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
"We believe in certain musical values", says Bogey, "we do music primarily for ourselves, we like the music we do, and share it with other people, there is no commercial intent involved and we prefer to perform in front of a small, discerning audience".
He also thinks that they should increase the quality of their music instead of focusing on the commercial side of it.
Bogey is one of the directors of the institution Ektar Music that also includes Tipu from WARFAZE, Titi from SHADHINOTA among others.
www.bangladeshinfo.com /music/band_renaissance.php   (345 words)

 George Harrison and Friends: The Concert for Bangladesh [DVD] - PopMatters Music Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh on August 1, 1971 was the first rock superstar charity concert for an international cause.
This concert was the first musical event featuring a Beatle that occurred after the band broke up.
As Harrison's words to the song "Bangladesh" made clear, a friend told him of the pain his country was in and asked the musician to help.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/h/harrisongeorge-bangladeshdvd.shtml   (1157 words)

 National Tourism Organization..[ Entertainment ]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The musical instruments one will see or hear in Bangladesh include the bamboo flute, the tabla (a set of two percussion drums) and a wide variety of stringed instruments from the crude banjo like village 'ek-tara' (one stringed), 'do-tara' (two stringed) and to the highly refined multi stringed 'Sitar' and 'Sarode' used for classical music.
The music of Bangladesh is therefore emotional, ecstatic and romantic.
The indigenous and folk dance traditions are practiced widely and reflect the rich culture and history of Bangladesh.
www.bangladeshtourism.gov.bd /entermaint1_music_song.php   (327 words)

 Bangladeshi Art and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Her deep rooted heritage is amply reflected in her architecture, literature, dance, drama, music and painting.
Drama in Bangladesh has an old tradition and is very popular.
Government and non-government organizations like Bangla Academy, Nazrul Institute, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Fine arts Institute, Chhayanat etc. play significant role to flourish Bangladeshi art and culture providing encouragement in music, drama, dance, recitation, art etc. Many other cultural organizations are also popularizing Bangladeshi art and culture.
www.bangla2000.com /Bangladesh/art-&-culture.shtm   (946 words)

 Shondrae - AOL Music
Bangladesh" - Atlanta GA based producer and musician originally from Des Moines...
The biggest names in music, including Mary J. Blige, Katharine McPhee, John Legend and more perform for the kids to benefit the JCPenney Afterschool Fund.
Download, listen and watch Shondrae music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
music.aol.com /artist/shondrae/459313/main   (127 words)

 Festival on traditional rural music of Bangladesh: UNESCO Culture Sector
Festival on traditional rural music of Bangladesh: UNESCO Culture Sector
Bangladesh is known for its individual music style in the region like Gomvhira in Chapainawabganj, Bhawaiya from Greater Rangpur, Pala gan from Lalmonirhat etc.
This project has been planned in order to retrieve declining traditional music forms of rural people and artists for renewal and safeguarding.
portal.unesco.org /culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=21841&URL_DO=DO_PRINTPAGE&URL_SECTION=201.html   (133 words)

 Bangla Music - Bangla News from Bangladesh Music Culture
Bangla Music - Bangla News from Bangladesh Music Culture
Eid is one time when people entertain themselves with some good music, movies, dramas, magazine programme and telefilms.
On the night before the celebration, music lovers will all be glued to their TV sets..
www.banglamusic.com /news   (60 words)

 Bangladesh ShowBiz - Music Bangladesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bangladesh showbiz.com has recently taken the ownership of the "Music Bangladesh" a pop magazine published by Nasar Uddin Ahmed - Raju, who also joined the BangladeshShwoBiz.com team.
We have decided to publish the only released issue of Music Bangladesh.
Raju has decided to do the same but on-line this time with Bangladeshshowbiz.com and this is shortly the back ground of this section.
www.bangladeshshowbiz.com /music_bgd/music_bgd_index.html   (168 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Pratidhwani Light Music Wing began humbly, simply as a collection of close friends who got together to sing and dance in each other’s company.
We have performed for many organizations notable among them are Hindu Society of Eastern Washington, Indian Cultural Association of Portland, Indian Association of Boise, Bengali Association of Washington (Uttoron), Rotary Club for the Tri-Cities, South Asian Film Festival, IAWW, UW Libraries, Northwest Folk Life Festival.
If you have been looking for an avenue to grow your musical talents, lose yourself in discussions on the finer points of the newest tunes, take that mike and make the audience sway, then we are looking for you.
www.pratidhwani.org /LightMusicPage.htm   (217 words)

 Bangladesh News.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bangladesh Rifles and Indian Border Security Force traded heavy gunfire across Samanta frontier in Mohespur upazila Wednesday following the killing of a Bangladeshi farmer by the BSF personnel.
Staff Correspondent The rush of people heading home from the capital for the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday began yesterday leaving the city relatively less crowded.
Unb, Dhaka Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia agreed to enhance cooperation in investment, commerce and manpower to the mutual economic benefit of the two brotherly Muslim countries.The broad agreement...
feeds.bangladeshnews.net /?rid=cf07ba845b61d282&cat=ba01aa42514dc37d&f=1   (902 words)

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