Go on an audio-visual journey through Bangladesh past and present, followed by a conversation with the creators.
Concert from Bangladesh is a mixed-reality music concert using cutting edge technology to take you on a virtual journey, encompassing mystical Baul singers from rural Kushtia, experimental electronics and hip hop from the streets of Dhaka.
The concert will take viewers on an expansive sonic journey spanning six centuries, beginning with renowned Baul singer Arif Baul accompanied by instrumental virtuosos Nazrul Islam, Saidur Rahman, and Sohel. This will be followed by a piece composed by Enayet and Nishit Dey exploring the shared musical language between Nazrul sangeet, classical raga and 90s jungle.The concert will end with the Bangladeshi hip hop duo Tabib Mahmud and 12-year-old Gully Boy Rana, whose socially-engaged lyrics highlight some of the pressing issues the concert aims to fundraise for. The performances will be interspersed with archival and contemporary documentary footage.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with some of the creatives behind the project.
Arif Baul (Baul vocalist and composer)
Nazrul Islam (Dhol player)
Saidur Rahman (Harmonium player)
Enayet (Producer, Electronics, Composer)
Provhat Rahman (Producer, Electronics)
Nishit Dey (Composer, Sitar And Tabla Player)
Meerashri Arshee (Classical Raga Vocalist)
Moumita Haque (Nazrul Sangeet Vocalist)
Siaminium (Electronics, Producer And Recording Engineer)
Nazrul Islam (Dhol Player)
Jawaad Mustakim Al Muballig (Bansuri Flute Player)
Act 3Gully Boy Rana and Tabib Mahmud (Hip hop artists)
Concert From Bangladesh is a project by UBIK Productions and Samdani Art Foundation in collaboration with Shezad Dawood and in partnership with Pioneer Works, Yorkshire Sculpture International, Chisenhale Gallery and Friendship. It is supported by the British Council Digital Collaboration Fund, which supports UK and overseas cultural partnerships to develop digitally innovative ways of collaborating.