• LRB's Silver Jubilee concert on Dec 20

    LRB, one of the most iconic names in the country's music industry, will celebrate their 25th anniversary this month, with a grand silver jubilee concert in the capital. Music streaming app Robi Yonder Music is the title sponsor for the concert.

  • Beyoncé, Drake, Rihanna lead Grammy nominations

    After months of speculation, nominations for the 59th Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live on Feb. 12, 2017, were announced Tuesday night.

  • Rabindra Sangeet evening in port city

    Music aficionados in the port city of Chittagong were entranced by the gentle renditions of Rabindra Sangeet at Chittagong District Shilpakala Academy held recently.


    Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia hailed as the Lord Krishna of our time, was warmly received with rounds of applause while he took the magnificent stage.

  • Returning to their home away from home

    The fourth night of Bengal Classical Music Fest '16 saw Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty on stage.

  • A Musical High

    The penultimate night's melodic proceedings of the fifth Bengal Classical Music Festival 2016 was evocative of many fascinating performances of vocals, instrumental recitals and dance.

  • “The journey of the soul is a continuous one”

    Ranjani and Gayatri, the supremely gifted Carnnatic vocalist duo gave their first performance on Bangladeshi soil on the fourth night of the Bengal Classical Music Fest, and became instant sweethearts of the Dhaka audience with their melodious performance.

  • A rainbow of romantic melodies

    The third night's musical proceeding of Bengal Classical Music Festival 2016 bagan with a group sarod recital by the artistes of Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay. They performed Raga Kafi at the grand event.

  • After a while, the lines between genres are blurred - Shashank Subramanyam

    Shashank Subramanyam started playing flute in the professional circuit at the age of six, and was registered as an 'A' grade artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan TV at age 13.


    Kathak by Munmun ahmed and troupe 'Rewaz'

  • Into the paradise of pristine melodies

    The second day's proceedings of Bengal Classical Music Festival 2016 reached its crescendo as the nightlong soiree offered plethora of pristine melodies.

  • Madhavi's Magic, Arushi's Ardour

    The very air had a mysterious excitement about it on the second evening of the Bengal Classical Music Festival 2016. Vidushi Madhavi

  • “Music is about being in the moment”

    Purbayan Chatterjee is considered one of the finest sitar players of his generation. One of the last disciples of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan,

  • Waves of melody crash onto Army Stadium shores

    The first night of the 5th Bengal Classical Music Festival brought the music-loving audience of Dhaka at the Army Stadium on Thursday night, as the world's biggest festival of classical music set sail under a pristine crescent moon.

  • Music is a journey – L Subramaniam

    Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam (born 23 July 1947) is an acclaimed Indian violinist, composer and conductor, trained in the classical Carnatic music tradition and Western classical music, and renowned for his virtuoso playing techniques and compositions in orchestral fusion. One of the biggest figures of Indian Classical violin, Subramaniam spoke to The Daily Star, about his first performance in Dhaka and more.

  • Dhaka turns into Kalavati Nagar

    With the first sun rays gleaming through the thin layer of fog, Dhaka will spring to life. World class artistes - the “Kalavats” - will prepare their string, wind, percussion instruments and vocals and dance to demonstrate their mastery, to express their adulation towards their Creator.

  • Carnatic music legend Balamuralikrishna passes away

    Legendary Carnatic music vocalist Dr. Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna passed away at age 86 on November 22, his family confirmed. According to reports, he was not keeping well for a while.


    Classical music … I was never a fan. I knew a few names: Ustad Zakir Hussain from the Indian tea commercials, Shiv-Hari as a Bollywood composer duo and Sultan Khan from “Piya Basanti”.

  • Metallica guitarist self-destructs over loss of riffs

    US rock group Metallica's new album, 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct', could be their best ever, according to bassist Robert Trujillo, but guitarist Kirk Hammett will always be left feeling something was missing.

  • Sanjay Abhyankar

    Jasrangi: A musical treat to behold

    Pandit Jasraj is one of the most decorated living figures of Indian classical music. The legendary singer is not just a decorated classical vocalist with a vocal range covering three and a half octaves, but also an innovator.

  • A helping hand to ailing artistes

    In a bid to offer support to ailing or terminally ill artistes, November 19 saw the inaugural ceremony of the launching of Shilpi’r Pashey Foundation at The Westin Dhaka.

  • Listen to Metallica’s Latest Album Here and Now

    Just ahead of the release of “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, the first studio album from Metallica in eight years (since 2008’s “Death Magnetic”), the band went on a video-releasing frenzy since yesterday.

  • Festival debutants you can't afford to miss this year

    The Bengal Classical Music Festival, in its last four editions, have introduced the Bangladeshi audience to the highest forms of vocal

  • A glimpse into Lalon Mela

    A two-day Lalon Mela, the first ever arranged by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at Fakir Lalon Shah's shrine in Cheuria of Kushtia is held.

  • Many Happy Returns to Runa Laila

    Today is internationally renowned singer Runa Laila's birthday. The diva recalls that when she was a young girl, birthdays

  • Incursion kicks off countrywide Rock Tour

    Rock music tours in Bangladesh are not a familiar event, despite a vibrant and active rock music scene in the country.


    Nooran Sisters produced arguably the most memorable debut of the festival's two-year history, despite frustrating issues with the sound.

  • Sting reopens Bataclan with tributes to Bowie, Prince, Cohen

    A day shy of the anniversary of the Paris attacks, Sting reopened Paris' Bataclan theatre with a minute of silence for the 90 killed.

  • Sounds of Love and Divinity

    It was a night of celebrating love and divinity through melodic performances by artistes from home as well as far and wide from the world, who mesmerised the audience with their soulful rendition of songs coupled with riveting dance and instrumental recitals.

  • LALON MELA concludes in Kushtia

    A two-day Lalon Mela at Fakir Lalon Shah's shrine in Cheuria in Kushtia ended on Friday night, with a call of proper address to hold the intangible unique culture on its own way.