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30th-Apr-2018

Alif Laila’s classical music evening

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Entertainment Report :
Alif Laila is a versatile singer and sings a variety of songs like folk songs, Lalon Sangeet, Nazrulgeeti, modern Bangla and classical songs which include kheyal, Thumri, ghazal, bhajan etc. She is a Special Grade artist of BTV and Bangladesh Betar. She was formerly teacher in Cambrian School and College and also taught in Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Mymemsingh and Rajshahi.
Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre
(IGCC) organised an evening of  Bangla classical songs by Alif Laila on April  28 at Poet Sufia Kamal Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum in the city’s  Shahbagh area. In the end, 15 children of Sangskriti Kendra presented two small pieces of kheyal in chorus. The music direction and
choreography of the
programme was by Ustad Azad Rahman, eminent music maestro of Bangladesh.
Alif Laila was born in a musical family and started learning singing from early childhood. She has a First Class First degree in Post Graduation in Performing Arts from Rajshahi University. She has trained under eminent musicians, namely, Dr Asit Ray, Dr Padmini Dey, Dr Krishnapada Mondal, Shaila Tasmin and many others. Alif Laila learnt Bangla Raag Sangeet from the revered music maestro of Bangladesh, Ustad Azad Rahman. She has received prizes in many competitions since her school days -
Channel i ‘Shera Kontho’; Bengal Foundation’s Nazrul Sangeet and Lok Sanget competition; ATN Bangla’s
competition Nabin Baran’; ‘Notun Kuri’ of BTV , Jatiyo Shishu Protijogita, etc.
Presently Alif Laila is Assistant Professor in Jatiyo Kobi Kazi Nazrul Islam University. She is also doing research in Lalon songs
under Dr Asit Ray in Rajshahi University.