The diverse performances with different musical instruments by Kirwani Orchestra and Bangladeshi musician Sazed Ul Alam mesmerised music aficionados of the port city on Thursday evening.

Kirwani Orchestra, a well-known Jazz band from Sweden, presented their performances at the fusion classical music evening at Aniruddha Mukto Mancha of District Shilpakala Academy, where music enthusiasts of the port city experienced an exceptional range of music, ranging from western Jazz to contemporary eastern classical music. Chittagong Musical Band Association supported the programme.

The entire Shilpakala Academy premises were teeming with young music enthusiasts. Sazed Ul Alam, the founder of the Souls – one of the country’s most popular bands — who is currently living in Spain, performed at the programme as part of the Kirwani Orchestra.

At the programme, Sazed played the sitar, keyboard, guitar and ektara, while Anatholi Bulkin from Sweden played lead guitar. Swedish artistes Martin Norberg played saxophone while Per Henry Levi Knagg was on bass guitar. Surojato Roy from India was on tabla and Andreas Baw from Sweden played drums with the team.

The programme started with a folk tune, blended with a Jazz melody.

Later, the group successively performed different sub-continental and western fusion compositions.  The composition “Ancient Cry” was worth mentioning at the programme. Especially Anatholi Bulkin’s guitar and Martin Norberg’s saxophone were magnificent during the presentation. Later, with Sazed’s sitar — the team performed a Hindustani raga that touched the heart of audiences.

Later, Tapan Chowdhury performed a Bangla song with the group and Souls members. 

The audience returned home entertained to a few Jazz items of their request and Spanish pieces by the band.

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