Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Indira Gandhi Culture Centre (IGCC) organised an evening of Rabindrasangeet by Tanjina Toma at its office in the capital Dhaka on Friday.
Tanjina Toma is one of the popular Tagore singers of Bangladesh today, lauded by the young generation, and the senior citizens alike.
She was trained in Chayanaut, the foremost and most coveted music institutions of Bangladesh.
Her gurus included such exponents as late Wahidul Haque and Dr Sanjida Khatun. As a successful student of Chayanaut, she received the opportunity to teach there as a faculty member.
Toma is a senior grade artiste of Bangladesh National Radio (Bangladesh Betar) and Bangladesh Television. Besides, she performs regularly in live programmes in several private TV channels of Bangladesh and India.
Toma played the role of Promoda in ‘Mayar Khela’ produced by Shadhana, a major dance and music organization of Bangladesh. She rendered voice in ‘Valmiki Prathibha’, a joint Bangladesh-India production in 2010, and also in a documentary “Bangladeshey Rabindranath”, produced on the occasion of Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary celebration.
Most recently, she rendered voice in “Timeless Gitanjali” produced by India-Bangladesh Foundation. In Kolkata, she performed in ‘Hajar Kantha’, representing Chhayanaut of Bangladesh and has performed in several stage shows in Kolkata over the last several years.
This year, she participated in a music and dance festival in New Delhi, organized by the Bangladesh High Commission of Bangladesh in India.
Toma’s first album was released in 2011 under the title ‘Modhu Jamini’ from Bangladesh, and the second one ‘Jibon Kotha’ was released by Cozmic Harmony, Kolkata in May 2013. Her third album was released from G Series Dhaka titled ‘Khuje Berai’ in May 2014 featuring songs and recitation from various plays of Tagore.
Most recently, she released two albums from SAREGAA (former HMV) titled ‘Tumi o Ami’ and UD Series released her latest album titled on the occasion of Durga Puja ‘Tomar Shonge’ She is an active member of Bangladesh Rabindrasangeet Shammilam Parishad and Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Shangstha.