Lucy Rahman

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Lucy Rahman
Born Dhaka, Bangladesh
Origin Ilford, Essex, England
Genres Bengali, World music
Occupation(s) Singer
Associated acts Grand Union Orchestra

Lucy Rahman is a Bangladeshi-born British singer.

Early life[edit]

Rahman was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1] into a family of famous musicians, artists and poets. From the age of six she was trained in Indian Classical and semi-classical music from her father, Lutfor Rahman,[2] who was a classical singer and a successful composer. She then studied at the Nazrul Academy where she studied for six years and gained her diploma.[1]


In 1983, Rahman moved to London, England with her husband. She has appeared on numerous television shows such as Channel 4’s Eastern Eye and as well as performing in places such as Belgium, the Netherlands and the United States.[1]

Since 1998,[3] Rahman has been one of the lead singers of the jazz music group Grand Union Orchestra.[4] She has performed on numerous stage, television and radio shows both in Bangladesh and the United Kingdom. She has toured with the Grand Union Orchestra which has meant she has visited many places across the United Kingdom including Sadler's Wells Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Barbican Centre.[2]

Rahman has also performed by herself on stage in the United Kingdom[5] and various international venues, notably New York, Berlin, Brussels, and Paris.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Lucy Rahman". Cultural Co-operation. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lucy Rahman.". British Bangladeshi Who's Who 2009. British Bangla Media Group. October 2009. p. 104. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tower Hamlets - Arts & Entertainment". Retrieved 24 September 2011.  Lucy Rahman
  4. ^ "Lucy Rahman". Grand Union Orchestra. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Baishakhi Mela". BBC Asian Network. 10 May 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2011.