Joler Gaan

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Joler Gaan
জলের গান.jpg
'Joler Gaan'
Background information
Native name
জলের গান
OriginDhaka, Bangladesh
GenresFolk, Indie folk
Years active2006–present
Websitejolergaan.com
Members
  • Rahul Anand
  • ABS Xem
  • Mallik Ayushshairja
  • Rana Sarwar
  • MD Masum
  • Gopi Debnath
  • Lippu Osheem
  • Dip Roy
  • DH Shuvo
Past members
  • Al Fahmi Kazi Bashar Kartik
  • Parijat Moumon
  • Sanjay Kumar Saha
  • Md. Shariful Islam
  • Shyamal Karmakar
  • Fazlul Kader Chowdhury Mithu
  • Sheuly Bhattarcharjee
  • Aseer Arman
  • Kanak Aditya
  • Saiful Jarnal

Joler Gaan (Bengali: জলের গান) is an independent folk band from Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was established in 2006.

Joler Gaan is performing in MIB Spirit, Dhanmondi

Name[edit]

The term "Joler Gaan" consists of two Bengali words which reflect ideals of the band. "Jol" means water and "Gaan" means music or song in Bengali. Together they mean "Music of Water".

Style[edit]

The lyrics are based on human stories. Few lyrics are collected from various sources. Some songs are especially written. Joler Gaan makes new instruments and sometimes customizes foreign ones. The instruments of Joler Gaan are usually portable, and do not require electric wires and jacks.[1]

Albums[edit]

  • Otol Joler Gaan (12 April 2013)
  • Patalpurer Gaan (1 June 2014)

Current line-up[edit]

  • Rahul Anand – lyricist, composer, vocalist, flutes, clarinet and mandola
  • Kanak Aditya – lyricist, composer, vocalist, dotara, shuktara, noyon tara and pianica
  • Sheuly Bhattarcharjee – violin
  • Saiful Jarnal – vocalist, percussion
  • Rana sarwar – cajon, percussion, guitar, piano
  • ABS Xem – vocalist, guitar
  • Shyamal Karmakar – dhol, percussion
  • Dip Roy – double bass, totaban[2]
Rahul Anand is playing flutes in MIB Spirit.

Former members[edit]

  • Al Fahmi Kazi Bashar Kartik
  • Parijat Moumon
  • Sanjay Kumar Saha
  • Md. Shariful Islam
  • Fazlul Kader Chowdhury Mithu

Notable performances[edit]

In 2006, the band participated in the World Sufi Festival, Glasgow, Scotland. Joler Gaan also performed around Scotland.[3] They played mystical spiritual songs of Old Masters. Joler Gaan performed in the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.[4]

Rahul Anand is performing in MIB Spirit Concert

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-06-30.
  2. ^ "Musicians". jolergaan.
  3. ^ "About Joler Gaan". jolergaan.
  4. ^ "Joler Gaan: A Musical Tale". Dhaka Tribune.

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