The Dhaka Blues Society enthralls Bangladeshi Blues lovers

By Shafkat Ahmed (Dipto)
General Secretary, The Dhaka Blues Society

Dipto - Aronno band
Dipto & His Aronno band at The Dhaka Blues Society performing at the official launch ceremony

Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec 24, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Official launching ceremony of The Dhaka Blues Society hosted by and in association with the Russian Centre of Science & Culture and the Embassy of Russian Federation at Bangladesh, enthralled the audience and the Blues lovers performing some incredible tracks on Friday, 21 December 2012. The auspicious event took place at the Auditorium of the Russian Centre of Science & Culture in Dhaka, 42 Bhasha Shoinik M.A. Matin Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1205.

Aronno band
Aronno Band

Deputy Chief of Mission of Russian Federation at Bangladesh Dr. Anatoly Y Davydenko has graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Among the Special Guests, there were a number of local musicians who has worked and helped the Blues genre flourish in Bangladesh including Faisal Siddiqui Bogey, Naqib Khan, Foad Nasser Babu, Bappa Majumder, and others.

The welcome speech was be delivered by Ms. Elena Nikolicheva, Cultural Secretary, Russian Federation at Bangladesh. Among the Special Guests, Faisal Siddiqui Bogey delivered a very intriguing and informative speech focusing on the history and progression of Blues genre throughout the world including Bangladesh.

Besides, rendition of Dhaka Blues Society, Aronnyo Band, Bogey & Friends, Pandu with Bloom Bird performed in the occasion starting from 6:30 pm till 9:30 pm.

It could be mentioned here that, The Dhaka Blues Society is a non-profit organization, founded in January 2012 with the goal to dedicate its entire effort, manpower and every piece of contribution to store, restore and to promulgate the world of Blues music genre within Bangladesh.


Bangladesh has a rich history in music and there are many talented musicians and keen listeners who carry the color of “Blues” into their minds and hearts. That being mentioned, “The Dhaka Blues Society” is going to the ultimate platforms for those Blues lovers.


The vote of thanks was presented by Shafkat Ahmed (Dipto), General Secretary of The Dhaka Blues Society.