The new face of the 21st February song

On the occasion of International Mother Language day – 21st February, to honor the martyrs of the Language Movement, Grameenphone has organized a choir to sing “Amar Bhai er Rokte Rangano Ekushe February”. Students from different language backgrounds of Asian University of Women, Chattogram will sing the iconic song in the same tune as its original version.

The choir was led by eminent singer and Bangladeshi choir specialist – Armeen Musa. This will be the first time in history that the iconic song will be sung by a choir. Ms. Musa was very excited upon hearing that the iconic language movement song would be sung by a choir for the first time in history and said she is very proud for being a part of such a noble initiative.

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Shawan Mahmud (Left) and Armeen Musa (Right)

Present during the arrangement for the first time was Shawan Mahmud, daughter of the iconic song’s original composer – Altaf Mahmud. Her presence was what made the gathering a truly memorable one. After hearing about the choir-based rendition of the song, she immediately left for Chattogram from Dhaka.

Ms. Shaon said “I would like to thank the organizers as the song of our mother language being sung by women is a great attempt to spread the message of Bangla across the world. I also believe that by asking me to join them for this initiative they are honouring my father, the song’s original composer”.

Students of Asian University of Women along with the organizers will record and film the song all day. Students from more than 16 countries with different languages are studying in the university. Grameenphone believes that the student’s combined voice, and languages will shed a whole new light on the iconic song.

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