Shireen Jawad

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Shireen Jawad
Native name শিরিন জাওয়াদ
Born (1971-08-10) 10 August 1971 (age 47)
East London, England
Origin London, England
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007–present
Labels Laser Vision
Associated acts Habib Wahid
Website shireenjawad.com

Shireen Jawad (Bengali: শিরিন জাওয়াদ; born 10 August 1971) is an English singer of Bangladeshi descent.

Early life[edit]

Jawad was born and brought up in East London, England. Her first memories are of singing on her father's lap at the age of two[1] She began singing Bollywood songs from an early age as a hobby.[2][3] She was encouraged by her father to learn music.[2][3] Her first performances were at school.[1] Her inspiration came from her late mother and her father who used to play traditional Bangla folk music at home.[4]

Career[edit]

Jawad qualified as a social worker before becoming a professional singer.[2][3] At the age of 19, she had her first public performance and moved on to singing Bengali folk songs to larger audiences.[1] She has performed at community functions and Melas across the UK, winning prizes at the 2002 Bethnal Green Festival and at the Asianet Talent Competition.[1]

In 2007, Jawad's debut album Panjabiwala was released, co-recorded with Habib Wahid the album features a collection of songs given to Jawad by her late mother. In 2009, her second album Mathwali was released by Laser Vision, which features a selection of songs Jawad collated from all regions of Bangladesh.[4] In April 2013, her third album Rangeela was released by Laser Vision, featuring Habib Wahid, Bappa Majumdar, Fuad, Hridoy Khan, Rumel, Rumman, Rafa and Raihan.[5][6] Jawad has also worked with producers Habib Wahid and Fuad Almuktader.[2][3]

Jawad regularly performs in UK, Bangladesh and the US as well as Denmark, Italy and Spain. In August 2015, she performed at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.[2][3]

Jawad's main focus is traditional Asian folk and spiritual music.[4][7]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
2012 "Dil Haara" Mathwali
2014 "What's Better Than Love"

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Chart positions Certifications
Panjabiwala
  • Released: 2007
  • Formats: CD
Mathwali
Rangeela
  • Released: 9 April 2013
  • Label: Laser Vision
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Shireen Jawad". Cultural Co-operation. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e Shahid, A (6 April 2015). "Shireen in Birmingham mega concert". Bangla Mirror. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e Shahid, A (6 April 2015). "Shireen in Birmingham mega concert". Sylhet Mirror. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Shireen Jawad". CD Baby. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  5. ^ Ahmed, Evan (11 August 2014). "Rangeela – Shireen Jawad (2013) Bangla Folk Full Album Free Download". BDmusicCafe.com. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Shirin releases third album". Dhaka Mirror. Dhaka. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Dipps Bhamrah re-mixes a Bangladeshi track by Shireen Jawad". BBC Asian Network. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2015.

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