Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC), Dhaka in association with Asian Paints, IRCON and Marico Bangladesh is organising An Evening of “Nazrul Sangeet” by renowned Bangladeshi artists, Mr. Khairul Anam Shakil and his spouse Mrs. Masuda Anam Kalpona, at 6:30 PM on May 23, 2014 at the IGCC, House No. 35, Road No. 24, Gulshan-1, Dhaka.
Mr. Khairul Anam Shakil is one of the most well-known exponents of Nazrul Sangeet in Bangladesh. His music combines artistic vocal skills with meticulous attention to authentic
compositions of Kazi Nazrul Islam. Inspired and initially trained by his maternal uncle Mahmoodur Rahman Benoo, Mr. Shakil completed his formal training in Nazrul Sangeet at Chhayanaut, and later trained under stalwarts such as Anjali Roy, Sohrab Hossain and Sheikh Lutfur Rahman. He also received training in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music from Pandit Narayan Chandra Basak and Ustad Mohammad Saghiruddin Khan.
Mr. Shakil is a regular performer for Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar. He also regularly performs for Kolkata based music channel Tara Music. He has been part of several Bangladeshi official cultural delegations abroad. He has performed in India on invitations by the Government of West Bengal and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). In 2009, he was invited for a performance by the North American Bengali Conference (Banga Shammelan) in San Jose, California. He is presently the General Secretary of Chhayanaut and a Faculty member of the Department of Music at the Dhaka University.
Mrs. Masuda Anam Kalpona has trained under legends such as Anjali Roy, Sohrab Hossain, Nilima Das and Selina Hossain from Bangladesh and Indian classical guru, Muhammad Saghiruddin Khan. Mrs. Kalpona is a regular teacher of Nazrul Sangeet at Chhayanaut Music School. Apart from Nazrul songs, Mrs. Kalpona also presents songs of yesteryears like those of Atul Proshad, D L Roy, Rajanikanta Sen etc. She has released several music CDs.