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12 Sep 2005 Listen MP3

This week's program producer Avijeet Sarker had to attend an urgent work related appointment. Replacement producer Sadequr Rahman availed this opportunity to open Bangla Radio's archive of 'Old is Gold' songs. Amid the backdrop of Canberra's late winter cloud and occasional rain, he has chosen songs of renowned Indian artist Hemanta Mukhapadhay and famous Bangladeshi singer Abdul Alim. Hemanta's songs represented 'palki', 'nouka baoa', 'dhan katar gaan' and 'joarer gaan'. Abdul Alim's songs are: 'meghnar kule', 'eije dunia' and 'porer jaega'. A very good selection of songs that will be liked by our listeners.

Indian film actress Suchitra Sen (1931-2014) [Image: wikimedia.org]
03 Nov 2014 Listen MP3

This week's program remembered Indian film actress Suchitra Sen through a collection of songs from her roles in Bengali cinema. Born in Pabna, Bangladesh she spent most of her life in West Bengal and died on 17 January this year at the age of eighty-three. She was awarded the 'Padma Shri', one of the highest civilian awards in India, and the West Bengal Government's highest honour 'Banga Bibhushan' among other national and international awards. This week's program was produced and presented by Zaheen Rahman.

A depiction of Mary and baby Jesus [Artist: Jharna Bernadette Purification]
21 Dec 2015 Listen MP3

This week's program commemorated Christmas to be celebrated this week by presenting a special composition of Christmas memories from Bangladesh and beautiful Bengali Christmas songs, including a very familiar Christmas tune, "Silent Night, Holy Night" sung in Arabic. The composition, prepared by special guest presenter Luna's sister Jharna Bernadette Purification from Melbourne, highlighted an important aspect of Christmas, which is family. This week's program was presented by Luna and Jharna Bernadette Purification and produced by Luna Purification.

Cadets prepare for parade at the 50th Anniversary celebration of Rajshahi Cadet College (12 March 2016) [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
09 Jan 2017 Listen MP3

This week's program, part one of a three part series, is on the memories of Cadet colleges in Bangladesh. This week's first episode presented recollection of memories of Cadet college by the ex-Cadets of Bangladeshi Cadet colleges living in Canberra, Australia recorded during their first get-together on 14 November 2015. The sitar piece used in the program was by Sangeet from Brisbane, Australia from his album 'Between Bombay & Byron Bay'. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.

Flags of all Bangladeshi cadet colleges at the Ex-cadets' Forum Australia (ECFA) event "Cadets' Day Out 2016" in Sydney on 25 Sep 2016 [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
16 Jan 2017 Listen MP3

This week's program, part two of a three part series, is on the memories of Cadet colleges in Bangladesh. This week's episode presented the remaining part of the recollection of memories of Cadet college by the ex-Cadets of Bangladeshi Cadet colleges living in Canberra, Australia recorded during their first get-together on 14 November 2015. The beautiful song played in the program was sung by Alamgir, an ex-Cadet of Mirzapur Cadet College, from his popular album 'Alamgir in Hollywood'. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.

Moushumi Bhowmik's songs of Bengalees' past and an uplifting future [Photo: Huzzatul Mursalin Apu, from book 'Positive Light']
13 Mar 2017 Listen MP3

This week's program presented a collection of songs of Indian Bengali singer and songwriter Moushumi Bhowmik. Her songs characterised by modern poetic lyrics stands out of the traditional Bengali songs. Her popular albums include: "Ekhono golpo lekho" and "Ami ghor bahir kori". The songs of Moushumi Bhowmik compiled in this week's program beautifully narrated the past and an uplifting future for the Bengalees. This week's program was produced and presented by Sadequr Rahman.