Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) in association with Asian Paints, IRCON and Marico Bangladesh is organising a Musical Evening by prominent exponent of Bangladesh, Mr. Fakir Alamgir at 6:30 PM on October 31, 2014, at the IGCC, House No. 35, Road No. 24, Gulshan-1.
Fakir Alamgir is a popular pop singer of Bangladesh who has blended traditional folk music with western instruments. He has released several popular albums with foot-tapping numbers like “O Sakhina”, “Shantahar” etc.
Although Fakir Alamgir did not receive formal musical training, he joined the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendro and rendered inspiring songs along with Abdul Jabbar, Kaderi Kibria, Apel Mahmud, Altaf Mahmud and others. In 1976, Fakir Alamgir founded the Gono Sangeet group “Wrishiz Shilpi Gosthi”.
Fakir Alamgir has successfully fused ‘modernism’ into the old tradition of Gono Sangeet. Fakir Alamgir’s landmark songs contained in the Sokhina series that depicts the struggle between the “haves” and the “have nots” through a romantic relationship between the singer and a village girls is testimony to the same. Alamgir’s rendition, “Daam diye kinechhi Bangla” is an epic track that stirs nostalgic patriotism.