Chobi Mela, the first festival of photography in Asia, is one of the most exciting ventures that Drik has initiated. The first Chobi Mela – International Festival of Photography was held Dec.1999-January 2000. It is the most demographically inclusive photo festival in the world and is held every two years in Dhaka. The festival examines the dramatic shifts in image production, ownership and distribution brought on by new developments in the media landscape. Chobi Mela – International Festival of Photography
January 25 to February 7, 2013
House 58, Road 15A (New),
Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209
Tel: +880-2-8123412, 8112954
Video by DrikAV
Music by Kishon Khan and Lokkhi Terra
Launched in 2008, the?Songlines Music Awards?celebrate and acknowledge the myriad of musical talent across the world that has been featured in?Songlines?magazine. For details of winners to date, check out the links above, and see below for highlights of our recent?Songlines Music Awards 2012?winners’ concert at The Barbican.
Please look up the Bangladeshi led band Lokkhi Terra?http://www.shahidulnews.com/lokkhi-terra-and-the-che-guevaras-rickshaw-diaries. Lokkhi Terra is developing the theme tune for the upcoming Chobi Mela VII. Please circulate this message and get others to vote
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Voting for the 2013 Awards is now open in four categories: Best Artist, Best Group, Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Newcomer – for more details on these,?click here. Eligible artists are those who had albums reviewed in?Songlines?during 2012 (from issues #82 – #89 inclusive).
The top four in each category from the public vote gives us the final nominations, which will be published in?Songlines?#91 (April/May 2013). The?Songlines?editorial team will then select the winners which will be announced in?Songlines?#92 (June 2013). A compilation album featuring all 16 nominated artists, will be released on Monday March 18, 2013.
All voters will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win one of three pairs of tickets to WOMAD Charlton Park (July 25-28 2013), plus we have 10 runner’s up prizes of the?Songlines Music Awards 2012?CD featuring all of last year’s winners and nominees.
Don’t delay – have your say and be part of the?Songlines Music Awards?now. The deadline for voting is midnight (GMT) on Thursday, January 31, 2013.
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From?Bangladesh,?Cuba,?Turkey,?United Kingdom Open-eared and well-travelled world/jazz fusion
The music of Lokkhi Terra isn’t for those who don’t travel well, while those with strong wanderlust in their bones are advised to strap themselves in. The sound of this London-based, multi-membered collective zigzags all over the map. Their point of departure appears to be jazz fusion, but from here they touch down in the streets of Bangladesh, the Afrobeat clubs of Nigeria, the cantinas of Cuba and the beaches of Brazil. Such eclecticism might suggest a disjointed jumble, a sound dreamed up by committee. But in Lokkhi Terra’s care, it all makes utter and perfect sense, a seamless collage of some of the best noises this planet’s ever made. And they’re a bunch keen on album titles that sum up their modus operandi. Last year’s No Visa Required emphasised their border-busting sound, while their forthcoming record also gives a hint of their influences and inspirations: it’s called Che Guevara’s Rickshaw Diaries.
(Biography written by Nige Tassell 2011)
They have all performed around the world at venues such as Ronnie Scotts, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the House of Commons, Glastonbury and at Womad.? They were one of the critics? choices at this year?s Womad festival in the UK, and was the band chosen to perform at the closing ceremony of the South Asian Games 2010.
Lokkhi Terra?s two albums?No Visa Required,?and?Che Guevara?s Rickshaw Diaries, received much critical acclaim around the world.
The combined sonic forces usually transform a quiet room into one which has people clapping and swaying within minutes and Khan is hoping for a similar reaction in India. Times of India. Lokkhi Terra will be playing?23rd of January at Blue Frog Delhi and on the 24th January at Blue Frog Mumbai.
Lokkhi Terra is led by the Bangladeshi Kishon Khan
Here is what people have said about him:
?Kishon Khan leant back from his keyboards with the glee of a man driving a super-car, and played as if distilling the entire 1970s work of Herbie Hancock into a high-octane drive in the country, as congas bounced and brass slid around him…? FT.com
?A formidable jazz pianist? Simon Broughton, Evening Standard
? Highly innovative, a key figure in the British Bangla-Afro-Cuban-Jazz circle? Agogo Records
?Exceptional? ? Movimientos
Kishon Khan is a classically trained pianist, born in Bangladesh, and brought up and living in London. He is widely regarded as one of the most versatile players on the scene today ? sessioning across the genres whilst also being at the heart of some of London?s most critically acclaimed bands. He has lived, studied and worked in countries a far afield as Cuba, Brazil, South Africa, and of course Bangladesh, and this is reflected in the diversity of his musical works/collaborations.
Lokkhi Terra is developing the theme music for Chobi Mela VII, the international festival of photography, held in Dhaka.
The year sadly ended with the attack at Ramu, the devastating fire at Tazreen Fashions and the brutal assassination in broad daylight of Biswajit Das. While both parties wax lyrical on their successes at the talk shows, the real heroes of Bangladesh continue to be the farmer in the field, the migrant workers and the garment workers who pay for the lavish lifestyles of the Tri State residents of Gulshan, Baridhara and Banani. Let’s take time to remember some of the other Bangladeshis who have made us proud. Some of them young like the choreographer Akram Khan and the writer Tahmima Anam the cricketer Shakib Al Hasan, the educationist Salman Khan and others more senior like the elephant in the room whom we are not allowed to mention, Muhammad Yunus.
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