Joler Gaan enthralled the audience on the final day of a three-day festival held on the rooftop of the Banani outlet of boutiques and fashion house Jatra. Since it was the Valentine’s Day, a large number of people, mostly couples and young urbanites, turned up at the venue. Joler Gaan presented some of their most popular songs including Ek Cup Cha, Andhar Raite, Ponkhiraaj and Geetol Chithi as the enthusiastic crowd sang along, line by line. The presence of a number of foreigners was noteworthy. Maike Lussenhop, who came from Hamburg and is presently working in Gaibandha, said her interest in Bangla music grew after she had taken a course on the language before moving to Bangladesh.
‘I came to know about Joler Gaan from some Bangladeshi friends; we used to listen to CDs of Bangla music and we also went to a concert at the University of Dhaka a few weeks ago,’ she said.
‘Joler Gaan’s lyrics are easier to understand than most other Bangladeshi bands, and for me, personally, I really like their style of music, their use of instruments and performances. The song Tumi Amar Pashe Bondhu, for example, is quiet easy to understand.’
Source: New Age