Te Re Ke Te – A tabla solo recital by Mir Naqibul Islam
Date: January 12, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Ticket: BDT 100.
(Free for #EMKCenter and #AmericanCenter Members upon showing ID card).
Tickets will be available at EMK Center before the event.
Mir Naqibul Islam on Tabla and accompanied on Harmonium by Alamgir parvez.
An avid student of Tabla, Mir has trained in the traditional guru-shisya style of Indian Classical music from Pt. Ashoke Paul, disciple of the great tabla guru Pt. Jnan Prakash Ghosh.
Now living and working in New York city, he performs regularly with musicians from a wide variety of other genres, bringing tabla to Jazz, Middle-Eastern music and other contexts. By listening, learning and playing with musicians from around the globe, Mir is developing a unique musical aesthetic bringing together the musical influences of traditional Farukhabad style tabla and 21st century New York. Join us for a homecoming tabla solo performance by Mir Naqibul Islam.
Mir Naqibul Islam
Mir Naqibul Islam is a young classical artist of this generation. Mir is a regular performer in the classical music arena of Dhaka and New York both as a soloist and an accompanist. Though trained in purely traditional style, he is open to any genre of music and love to incorporate those flavors in his playing. He has worked as a music teacher at Chhayanaut Sangeet Vidyatan with an equally active freelancing career.
Mir is a graduate of IBA, University of Dhaka. For last few years he has been living in New York. He has completed his graduate studies in Data Science at Baruch College, The City University of New York. Currently he is employed as a Data Scientist in a healthcare analytics company in New York City.
Mir started learning tabla from an early age of six at Chhayanaut. He is fortunate to have Shri Ashoke Paul as his guru who is a senior disciple of Padmabhushan Pandit Jnan Prakash ghosh. Through the past seventeen years and counting, guidance of Shri Ashoke Paul has enabled Mir to learn the technical and aesthetical aspects of Tabla playing. He has completed a six-year tabla course from Chhayanaut under Shri Madan Gopal Das. He was also lucky to have Pandit Gopal Mishra as his guru for two years at IGCC. For two years, he has taken talim from Padma Shree Talyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar at Bengal Parampara Sangeetalaya. At present, Mir is taking talim from Pandit Anindo Chatterjee.
Alamgir Parvez was born in a musical family of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. His initial training of music was started at the age of 5, from Ustad Shekh Badiuzzaman. At the age of 6 Alamgir Parvez started receiving musical training from Ustad Qazi Sultan Mahmood who is a great folk singer. Alamgir Parvez wins the National Children award in folk song for the first time when he was only 8 years old. He receives singing lessons in Classical and Folk music for a long time from Ustad Sultan Mahmood. Then he starts learning Khayal and Dhrupad from the great music maestro “Dr. Asit Roy” and still learning from him.
In 1995 Alamgir Parvez participated in the 7th Asian Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka, Japan as a child artist through the Government of Bangladesh, he traveled to Thailand also at that time. He was awarded national children’s prize six times in various music competitions including Indian Classical Vocal Music. After completing Higher Secondary Education he received a music scholarship through ICCR to study Bachelor of Performing Arts at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat. He completed both Honors and Masters degree majoring Indian Classical Vocal Music from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He received the special singing training of Agra Gharana from the great Maestro “Dr Rajesh Kelkar” of Baroda.
Currently he is working as a lecturer of Classical Vocal Music at the department of Music, Rajshahi University.
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