Farida Parveen

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Farida Parveen
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Background information
Born (1954-12-31) December 31, 1954 (age 62)
Origin Natore, East Bengal (now Bangladesh)
Genres Lalon, folk
Occupation(s) singer
Instruments instrumental, vocal
Years active 1968-present

Farida Parveen (born December 31, 1954)[1] is a Bangladeshi folk singer. She specializes in Lalon song. She was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1987 by the Government of Bangladesh.

Early life[edit]

Parveen was born in Natore and was brought up in Kushtia. Her father worked in the health service. As a child she used to play a harmonium.[2] In 1968, she was enlisted with Rajshahi Betar as a Nazrul singer.[3] Farida graduated from Kushtia Govt. College under Rajshahi University.[4]

Career[edit]

Parveen started her career with Nazrul Geeti. In 1973, she performed the patriotic song Ei Padma Ei Meghna and the Lalon song Shatyo Bol Shupothey Chol. Her other songs are Tomra Bhulei Gechho Mallikadir Naam, Nindar Kanta Jodi and several Lalon classics.[citation needed] She sings mostly Lalon songs.[5] In 2014 she performed in a sufi festival organized by Bangladesh embassy and the Centre for Fine Arts in Belgium.[6] In 2015 she performed in New Delhi at an program organized by Bangladesh High commission on Pohela Boishakh.[7]

Awards[edit]

Works[edit]

Notable songs[edit]

  • Ei Padma Ei Meghna
  • Barir Kache Arshi Nogor
  • Shatyo Bol Shupothey Chol
  • Tomra Bhulei Gechho Mallikader Naam
  • Nindar Kata Jodi
  • Porga Namaz Jene Shune

Albums[edit]

  • Khachar Vitor Ochin Pakhi
  • Kishoree Bou
  • Milon Hobe Koto Dine
  • Nindar Kata
  • Pap Punner Kotha
  • Shomoi Gele Shodhan Hobena
  • Tomra Vule Gacho

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Farida Parveen [ Arts and Culture Prize 2008 ]". Fukuoka. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Ghosh, Avijit. "Music knows no borders, says Bangladesh singer Farida Parveen". Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Ershad Kamol (27 July 2005). "Lalon singer Farida Parveen is a class apart". The Daily Star. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  4. ^ 'অচিনপাখি': ফরিদা পারভীন. Glitz (in Bengali). bdnews24.com. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Farida Parveen to perform at IGCC". The Daily Star. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "'Sufi Night' in Belgium". The Daily Star. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Bhattacharya, Pallab. "Naboborsho in Delhi". The Daily Star. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "An evening of Lalon song with Farida Parveen". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 11 November 2015.