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Armeen Musa in the same album as Ustad Zakir Hossain

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Celebrated global Indian music collective Berklee Indian Ensemble recently announced the release of their debut album “Shuruaat” which marks their first decade together.

The innovative, multicultural ensemble has earned acclaim for its’ unique style that honors Indian traditions while boldly experimenting with a cross pollination of genres, cultures, and multidisciplinary art forms.

After enthralling millions of fans through live performances and viral YouTube content, this is the first time that audiences will be able to enjoy the ensemble’s music via streaming services worldwide, by Sony Distribution.

The 10-track stand-out compilation features an impressive total of 98 prolific musicians from 39 countries, including Bangladesh’s own Armeen Musa. Armeen’s “Jaago Piya”, written by her mother, the prolific Dr Nashid Kamal, will feature alongside Grammy-winning tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, virtuosic composer-singer Shankar Mahadevan, Oscar and Grammy winning Kannada vocalist Vijay Prakash and one of Bollywood’s finest playback singers Shreya Ghoshal.

Armeen, a renowned Bangladeshi singer-composer rose to fame with the hit single, ‘Bhromor Koio’, which she sang right out of high school.a remake of Radha Raman’s classic. She is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

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She also has her own musical project, “Ghaashphoring Choir”, consisting of many talented musicians.

In recent times, she is seen being a part of the successful Coke Studio Bangla as well.

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Nusraat Faria returns home from hospital

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Nusraat Faria was admitted to the hospital on Thursday around 11 pm due to severe illness, rendering her unconscious. Her physical condition showed slight improvement after receiving overnight treatment, leading to her return home on Friday afternoon.

Faria’s mother, Ferdousi Parveen, shared with the media that the actress has returned home. She noted a slight improvement in Faria’s condition l, compared to when she was admitted to the hospital last night. Despite the scheduled CT scan, there were no duty doctors available on Friday.

Due to the actress’s ongoing physical illness and mental strain, the CT scan has been rescheduled for two days later. Her mother mentioned that the actress has not consumed any food since yesterday when she was only given saline.

Nusraat Faria has been tirelessly working alone day and night in recent months. According to her mother, she has been experiencing persistent headaches for the past two months. Although a recent check-up ruled out migraines, she continues to struggle with headaches and has difficulty sleeping. The intensity of her headaches tends to worsen on days when she works in well-lit environments, especially during shooting sessions.

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Nawshaba undeterred, Nawshaba undeniable

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Making her silver screen debut in 2013, Nawshaba Ahmed has experienced numerous ups and downs in her career and personal life. Despite the challenges, her ever-optimistic persona is poised to debut in Tollywood after years of experience in the entertainment industry.

With her upcoming film in Tollywood under the direction of Anik Dutta, the film “Joto Kando Kolkatatei” (The Calcutta Case), will present her alongside the esteemed Abir Chatterjee. Nawshaba’s transition to Tollywood signifies a new chapter in her illustrious career. With roles that have earned her acclaim as a talented actress on the theatre stage, television, film, and OTT platforms.

Reflecting on her journey of working in Kolkata, Nawshaba shared, “I have always wished to work with the directors beyond the border, and while working with Anik da, I felt that I could explore my inner artiste.”

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From ‘girl next door’ to multifaceted star: 10 years of Safa Kabir

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From “@18: All Time Dourer Upor” to “Parul”, Safa Kabir evolved from ‘the girl next door’ to portraying multidimensional characters that captivated audiences. The tenacious actor, who has completed a decade in show business, wanted to be a fashion designer growing up.
The gorgeous actor dropped by The Daily frntline office to share her childhood dreams, projects, and more.
Is Anatoney Kelly really your name?

This name holds a special meaning for me- my grandfather wanted to give me a foreign name as my father was living abroad. However, my dad was keen on naming me Safa Kabir, and thus I decided to keep both of them.
You looked gorgeous in ‘Barbie’ premiere. How did it inspire you?

Growing up, I had only one Barbie doll and I really loved making her dresses all by myself. This inspired me to become a fashion designer; however, destiny had other plans and I ended up becoming an actor. At the premiere, I wore a pink fluffy dress which fully embodied my bubbly spirit. It was really nice seeing real life artistes portraying Barbie on the silver-screen.

Sometimes you are seen selling newspapers; other times you are working as a bus conductor. Have you fallen on hard times?

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Haha! That’s my part time job. Jokes apart, those are my characters- it was really challenging to portray the harsh realities of a hawker and a bus helper as they have to work hard under such tiresome conditions. I am really grateful to my directors for bringing such unique stories to me and for being confident enough to take me for these roles.

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