Lucy Rahman

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Lucy Rahman
Native name লুসি রহমান
Born 1960s
Dhaka, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
Origin Ilford, Redbridge, London, England
Genres Bengali
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1998–present
Associated acts Grand Union Orchestra

Lucy Rahman (Bengali: লুসি রহমান) is a Bangladeshi-born British singer.

Early life[edit]

Rahman was born in Dhaka, East Pakistan (now 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 by her father, Lutfor Rahman,[2] who was a classical singer and a successful composer. She then enrolled 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, Mohammad Habib Rahman. 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 U.S.[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 UK. She has toured with the Grand Union Orchestra which has meant she has visited many places across the UK, including Sadler's Wells Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Barbican Centre.[2]

Rahman has also performed by herself on stage in the UK[5] and various international venues, notably New York City, Berlin, Brussels and Paris.[2] She also performed solo for BBC and Channel 4 television. She also sang as a playback singer for a number of television films, including A Kind of English and King of the Ghetto.[6][7][8]

In 2015, Rahman was a vocalist in Amina Khayyam's adaptation of Federico García Lorca's play Yerma.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Lucy Rahman". Cultural Co-operation. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Karim, Mohammed Abdul; Karim, Shahadoth (October 2009). British Bangladeshi Who's Who (PDF). British Bangla Media Group. p. 104. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Lucy Rahman". Tower Hamlets Arts & Entertainment. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lucy Rahman". Grand Union Orchestra. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Baishakhi Mela". BBC Asian Network. 10 May 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Lucy Rahman/vocalist". Amina Khayyam Dance Company. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Mannikka, Eleanor. "A Kind of English (1986)". New York: The New York Times. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Variety Film Reviews. 19. R R Bowker Publishing. 1988. ISBN 978-0-8352-2799-5. 
  9. ^ Bruce, Keith (12 August 2015). "Giving a voice to silent women through Kathak dance". Glasgow: The Herald. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 

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