‘Beware of scam! Registration for Joy Bangla Concert 2023 tickets free’: Organizers
Amid an overwhelming rush among young music lovers to secure tickets for the much-awaited Joy Bangla Concert 2023, the organizers have issued a scam alert. Young Bangla, country’s largest youth platform that hosts the concert, issued an alert reminding everyone that registration for tickets is free, and urged all not to “purchase” tickets to Joy Bangla Concert 2023 if being offered. The organizers also apologized for the inconvenience caused by an overwhelming response after registration was opened for free tickets to the concert, and informed that due to limited capacity at Dhaka’s Army Stadium, they can accommodate up to a certain number of music lovers at the venue. This year, Joy Bangla Concert will be held on March 8, under the supervision of Centre for Research and Information (CRI). Young Bangla has been holding the rock concert since 2015 to instil the spirit of the Liberation War among youths. Concert-goers are requested to log into ticket.youngbangla.org to avail their e-tickets. For registration, the participants will require their passport-sized photos and images of their ID cards. NIDs, ID cards of their educational institutions, passports, and driving licenses will be accepted. Continuing the previous years’ trend, the concert this year is set to feature iconic and emerging bands of the country such as Artcell, Avoid Rafa, Lalon, Chirkutt, Cryptic Fate, Karnival, Meghdol, Nemesis and Arekta Rock Band. Starting in 2015, in successive years, the country’s biggest concert for youths added some special features such as presentation of the coloured version of the speech in 2016. The speech, transformed from black and white into colour, appeared onscreen before an audience of 30,000 youths at the concert.
Young music lovers rejoice as Joy Bangla Concert is back after a two-year gap
One of the most awaited youth events, Joy Bangla Concert, is back this year – following a two-year gap due to the coronavirus pandemic – and this year, music loving youngsters are in for a bigger and better return. The announcement of the return of the musical extravaganza, on the Facebook page of Young Bangla, has already created a hype on social media with netizens sharing their memorable moments from previous instalments of the concert. Many also welcomed the organizers’ move to bring back this fusion of music and history. Already deemed as the biggest concert for youths and attended by the Prime Minister in the last instalment in 2020, the event was held every year between 2015 and 2020 – to highlight the historic March 7 speech of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman that set the tone for the country’s independence through the Liberation War. However, considering the Holy Shab-e-Barat, this year the concert will be held on March 8 at its regular venue – Army Stadium – with registration for free tickets to be opened soon, according to organizers. Read more:Top 10 Upcoming South Indian Movies in March 2023 Keeping up with the previous years’ unique trend, the concert this year is set to feature iconic and emerging bands of the country such as Artcell, Avoid Rafa, Lalon, Chirkutt, Cryptic Fate, Karnival, Meghdol, Nemesis and Arekta Rock Band. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana appeared at the concert in 2020 while Center for Research and Information (CRI) trustee Radwan Mujib Siddiq attended the entire concert. The concert, making its debut in 2015, has become a part of the country’s pop culture and a household name in the live music industry – stitching the wartime patriotic melodies of Bangladesh with the rock genre. In 2020, hundreds of thousands of youths at the concert were astounded when a holographic image of Bangabandhu appeared on stage with the same towering figure, baritone voice, and that famous index finger that shook the repressive Pakistan regime half a century ago.
‘Ei Somoy’: 7 bands including Meghdol perform for Dhaka music lovers
Music lovers in Dhaka turned out at the series premiere of ‘Ei Somoy’, an exclusive series of concerts, at the Liberation War Museum auditorium on Friday (October 14, 2022). ‘Chapter One’ of this series had seven popular bands perform live – Meghdol, Avash, Shonar Bangla Circus, Shohojia, Shohortoli, Bangla Five and Apekkhik – captivating the packed auditorium from 3 pm till 10 pm. Organised by Acoustica and powered by Metal Freak T-Shirt, the concert began with the performances of Apekkhik. The autumnal afternoon was then greeted by Bangla Five, enthralling the fans with their popular tracks including “Left Right.” Sohortoli performed their fan-favourites after Bangla Five. Shohojia came up next with their popular tracks “Chhoto Pakhi,” “Ma,” “Jadukor” and more. Read: Kabir Suman 'to go ahead with concerts in Dhaka' Fans enjoyed the songs by Shonar Bangla Circus next, known for their unique line-up and majestic theatrical performances. Vocalist Probar Ripon delivered one after another hit of the band, including “Ondho Deyal,” “Ami Valobashi Tomake,” “Mrittu Utpadon Karkhana” and more, alongside the captivating instrumental performances of his bandmates. Avash with Tanzir Tuhin was up next, covering a couple of popular tracks including “Prithibita Naki Chhoto Hotey Hotey” by the Indian Bangla band Moheener Ghoraguli, alongside originals including “Avash” and “Nishchup Adhar.” Meghdol, the showstopper band of the night, then took the stage and had the crowd singing along to “Esho Amar Shohore,” “Kichhu Bishad Hok Pakhi,” “Nirban,” and ended the show with their latest track “E Hawa” from their upcoming album ‘Aluminum er Dana.’ “We did this arrangement with some psychedelic bands for the first chapter, and in coming days, new bands will be added to this event,” said Saikot Biswas Tutul, coordinator of the concert. Beyond the capital, ‘Ei Somoy’ will move forward in different parts of the country, he added.
Kabir Suman 'to go ahead with concerts in Dhaka'
Internationally acclaimed Bengal singer-lyricist-composer Kabir Suman is all set to go ahead with his concerts in Dhaka as scheduled -- but the venue has changed. The three concerts will be held at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), auditorium instead of Bangladesh National Museum on October 15, 18 and 21. This is because Kabir Suman has not been given the permission to hold the concerts at Bangladesh National Museum in Shahbagh, Mir Arif Billah of event management firm Peephole, told UNB on Friday. “I am just saying that Kabir Suman will sing at IEB. Permission is almost done. I will reveal the details later," he added. Read: No DMP permission for Kabir Suman concert at National Museum On Thursday, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said that it did not give permission for the Kabir Suman concert, as Bangladesh National Museum is a key point installation. DMP commissioner MD Shafiqul Islam said, "We did not give permission for the concert at Bangladesh National Museum, as the venue is a key point installation. But if the organisers seek permission to hold the event elsewhere, we will consider it.” The concerts are set to mark the 30-year anniversary of Kabir Suman’s popular album 'Tomake Chai'.
No DMP permission for Kabir Suman concert at National Museum
Internationally acclaimed West Bengal singer-lyricist-composer Kabir Suman is scheduled to perform for fans in Dhaka with three concerts — from Saturday — at the National Museum. On Thursday, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said that it did not give permission for the Kabir Suman concert, as National Museum is a key point installation (KPI). DMP Commissioner MD Shafiqul Islam confirmed the matter to UNB, saying, "We did not give permission for the concert at Bangladesh National Museum, as the venue is a key point installation. The three-day event is being organised by event management company Peephole, which disclosed the details of the event at a press conference at the Bishwo Shahitto Kendro on Wednesday. Peephole executives Fuad Bin Omar and Mir Arif Billah revealed the arrangement of the concert at the press conference. They, however, did not mention whether they secured permission from DMP or not. Read: Leading Indian singer Kabir Suman hospitalised Tickets for the Kabir Suman concert on October 15 and 21 were sold out within 72 hours and tickets for October 18 were nearing being stocked out, the organisers said at the press conference. They also informed that there will be virtual tickets for Sumon fans at home and abroad. UNB tried to reach Omar and Billah for comments, but they were unreachable till the time of filing this report. The concerts were set to mark the 30-year anniversary of Kabir Suman’s popular album “Tomake Chai”.
Korean concert enthrals Dhaka audience at Hatirjheel
The musicophiles in Dhaka were grooved on Saturday night with a special musical presentation by the Korean fusion music band “E-Sang” at the Hatirjheel Amphitheatre in the capital. The Embassy of the Republic of Korea hosted this live Korean music concert, in collaboration with RTV. This was the first outdoor cultural event organized by the Korean Embassy since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Md Atiqul Islam, Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation, joined the event as the chief guest, alongside Lee Jang-keun, Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh. “Bangladesh and Korea have a very strong relationship. In Korea, we have a significant force of skilled manpower. Additionally, they always support our economic projects and we have a great fanbase of Korean music and culture in our country,” Mayor Atiqul said in his remarks. He also joined the collaborative performances with the Korean artists at the event. Welcoming the audience to this special exhibition of Korean music, Korean Ambassador Lee Jang-keun said, “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we couldn't arrange any event outside for two years. We are returning to organise our outdoor events in Dhaka with this one. The E-Sang Band will perform today, I hope you like it.” Read: Shironamhin to feature in ‘Concert against violence’ at DU
Two magical concerts enthrall band music lovers at ICCB
Band shows and live concerts are back in the city in full swing, and the band music lovers were mesmerized by two fantabulous shows at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital on Friday. At ICCB’s Hall 4 (Novoratri), seven popular bands grooved the audiences while showcasing a befitting tribute to the riverine beauty of Bangladesh at the ‘Nodi Rocks Season 1’ concert. Focusing on the issue of climate change, the concert was initiated by Salt Creatives while hosted by Brandmyth Experiential, supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh, and facilitated by the Manusher Jonno Foundation. Seven of the popular Bangladeshi bands - Arbovirus, Cryptic Fate, Chirkutt, Ashes, Smooches, Bangla Five and F Minor, who have previously performed in seven music videos on seven Bangladeshi rivers - Padma, Chitra, Kushiyara, Dahuk, Pashur, Buriganga and Sangu, performed at the concert.
Maiden concert of Nodi Rocks Season 1 on Friday
To celebrate the intertwined spirit between climate, river, music and youth, the maiden concert of much-acclaimed musical initiative ‘Nodi Rocks’ is all set to enthrall the music lovers on Friday at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the city.Seven popular and up-and-coming bands will perform in this special concert including Cryptic Fate, Arbovirus, Chirkutt, Smooches, Ashes, Bangla Five, and F Minor.These bands will perform the songs of the inaugural season of the ‘Nodi Rocks’ project which began in February of this year and focused on seven rivers across the country: Kushiyara, Padma, Sangu, Chitra, Pashur, Dahuk, and Buriganga.Seven music videos were made on the seven rivers by these seven bands: Arbovirus performed on Padma, Smooches on Chitra, Cryptic Fate on Kushiyara, F Minor on Dahuk, Bangla Five Pashur, Ashes on Buriganga and Sangu was featured by Chirkutt.These videos gained popularity on social media platforms while the songs became fan-favourites, and the concert will feature these exclusive performances alongside other popular songs of the performing bands.Read: Shironamhin to feature in ‘Concert against violence’ at DU “The journey of the 'Nodi Rocks' initiative started with the dream that 'there will be songs for each of the rivers of the country,’ along with the aim of creating awareness about climate and river protection,” according to the organizers.‘Nodi Rocks’ is supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh and facilitated by Manusher Jonno Foundation. The project is being implemented by Salt Creatives.The project was the brainchild of Sharmin Sultana Sumi, Chirkutt’s founding member-vocalist and Founder-CEO-Creative Director of Salt Creatives.Brandmyth Experiential is hosting this concert, alongside its partners Shobai Mile Shobar Dhaka, LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Limited, Remark HB Limited, Radio Today,Bangladeshi Band Music Fans Community - BBMFC, Metal Freak T-shirts, Nestle and Polar.
Concert for flood-hit people at DU begins Monday
A two-day concert for helping the flood-hit people of northeastern districts of the country will begin at Dhaka University's (DU)Teacher Student Center (TSC) premises on Monday. The concert has been arranged by teachers and students of the university under an initiative named 'All Cultural and Social Organizations of Dhaka University are with the flood-hit people'. Read:More rain forecast, but flood situation in 11 districts likely to improve Sunday Former DU senate member Golam Quddus is the convener of the event, while Mass Communication and Journalism department Professor Robayet Ferdaus and General Secretary of Dhaka University Teacher’s Association (DUTA) Professor Nijamul Hoque Bhuiyan have been made the member secretary and adviser of the event respectively. A press conference was held around 1:30pm on Sunday at Dhaka University Journalists’ Association (DUJA) to invite people to come forward to help the flood-hit people by attending the concert. Member Secretary of the initiative Professor Robayet Ferdaus said that the word ‘relief’ is not appropriate as the country belongs to all the citizens of this land. “People provide taxes for the betterment of the country and it's the legal right of the people to get the help," he said. Robayet added that DU is a public university which runs with the funding based on taxes paid by people. So it’s DU’s responsibility to give a hand to the flood-hit people. He hoped that everyone from the DU family will take part in this initiative. "Since the early days, DU has been contributing for the wellbeing of the country’s people and this time we’ve stood together once again to help the flood-hit people of the country,” said Acting Director of TSC Ali Akbar. Renowned bands like Warfaze, Ark, Ashes, Viking, Sonar Bangla Circus and Sohojia will perform. Read: Soaring prices of dry food another blow to flood-hit Beanibazar residents "Most of the country’s popular bands have agreed to join us," said Quddus. The entry fee of the concert has been fixed at Tk 300 and the entire amount will go to the flood-hit people. The concert has been scheduled to be held from 2:00 pm to 10:00pm.
'Golden Jubilee Bangladesh Concert' held at MSG in association with Walton
The "Golden Jubilee Bangladesh Concert" was held Friday at the Madison Square Garden (MSG) in New York, USA. The Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority organised the grand musical concert in association with Walton. Also read: 'Golden Jubilee Bangladesh Concert' held at Madison Square Garden in New York The concert was held to pay tribute to the Concert for Bangladesh, organised by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar at MSG on August 1, 1971, and celebrate the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence. Key places, including Times Square, were decorated with billboards, banners and festoons with the logos of Walton and other sponsoring organisations.