Habib Wahid

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Habib Wahid
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Background information
Native name হাবিব ওয়াহিদ
Birth name Habibul Wahid
Born (1979-10-15) 15 October 1979 (age 35)
Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Origin Dhaka, Bangladesh
Genres film score, techno, fusion, folk, pop
Occupation(s) Composer, record producer, singer, musician
Instruments keyboards, vocals, guitar
Years active 2000–present
Labels Sangeeta, Ektaar, Laser Vision, Deadline music
Associated acts Kaya, Helal, Shireen, Nancy
Website www.habibwahid.com

Habib Wahid (Bengali: হাবিব ওয়াহিদ) (born 15 October 1979 in Dhaka, Bangladesh) is a Bangladeshi composer, musician and singer. His works are a fusion of traditional Bengali folk music with contemporary techno and urban beats. His music is mainly influenced by British Bangladeshis, while he was living in the UK as a student.

He is the son of musician Ferdous Wahid.

Early life[edit]

Habib was born and brought up in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He attended South Breeze School in Dhanmondi. His father, Ferdous Wahid, was a pop singer during the 1970s and 1980s. A few years later, he went to England in pursuit of higher education and studied music and audio engineering at the School of Audio Engineering in London.

Career[edit]

Habib started to work with other Asian music producers such as Karsh Kale. He had already produced and planned his music, however he needed a vocalist to develop his new album. While living in London, he was searching for the vocalist Kaya, a Sylheti restaurant owner.[1] In 2003, Habib released his first album Krishno, which proved to be a success in Britain and Bangladesh. The album Krishno had a mix of folk and modern electronica music, introducing a new genre to the Dhaka music arena.

In the next few years, Habib had released six albums — Maya (2004), Moina Go (2005), Shono (2006), Panjabiwala (2007), Bolchi Tomake (2008) and Obosheshe (2008). He has featured new voices in all of his albums. Besides Kaya, he has showcased singers such as Helal, Julee, Nirjhor, Shireen and Nancy in these albums. Habib debuted as a vocal in "Moina Go" where he performed two soft singles, Din Gelo and Esho Brishti Namai. He also has his father, Ferdous Wahid singing a song in that album. On June 1, 2011 Habib's 8th album Ahoban! was released.[2] The album consists 9 tracks in which three are duet songs with Nancy and Kona and one was sung by Ferdous Wahid. Habib Wahid has released another album named Shadhin in December 2012.

Besides album work, Habib created a number of jingles for the products of Banglalink, Citycell, Pran-up, Meril Beauty Soap and others.

He also has composed songs for movies such as Hridoyer Kotha, Akash Chowa Bhalobasha, Chandragrohon, I Love You, Eito Prem, Third Person Singular Number, Amar Ache Jol, etc. Habib makes songs that "has the essence from the roots of Bangla music", says Kumar Bishwajit while recording a song under direction of Habib Wahid in a movie called Projapoti.

Concerts[edit]

Habib performed his first concert in Melbourne on 26 May 2012 and another one in Sydney on 3 June 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Habib is married to Rehan.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio Album[edit]

  • Krishno (2003)
  • Maya (2004)
  • Moina Go... (2005)
  • Shono (2006)
  • Panjabiwala (2007)
  • Bolchi Tomake... (2008)
  • Aboseshe (2008)
  • Hridoyer Kotha (2008)
  • Ahoban! (2011)
  • Somorpon (2011)
  • Rong (2012)
  • Shadhin (2012)

Playback Career[edit]

  1. Hridoyer Kotha (2006)
  2. Akash Chhoa Bhalobasa (2008)
  3. Amar Ache Jol (2008)
  4. Third Person Singular Number (2009)
  5. Khoj: The Search (2010)
  6. Projapoti (2011)
  7. Tumi Shondharo Meghmala (2012)
  8. I Love You (2012)
  9. Bindaas (2014)
  10. Eito Prem (2015)
  11. Chuye Dile Mon (2015)
  12. Besh Korechi Prem Korechi (2015)

Awards[edit]

  • National Award in 2013[4]

References[edit]

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