Esplanade Presents

Music

Sounds of Bengal

Migrants Band Singapore (Singapore)

14 Aug 2022, Sun, 7.15pm & 8.45pm

45mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Free

Synopsis

Immerse yourself in the sounds of another homeland—a place of bittersweet memories, loved ones and long-awaited reunions. The Migrants Band Singapore will bring you some of their favourite Bengali songs, even as they celebrate and cheer on their adopted city.  

 

A quote from Nil Sagar (Shahin), founder of Migrants Band Singapore: “We sing and play music because we like music and singing makes us feel good. We work all week, so we feel very happy when we can practise music once a week. Music makes it easy for us to get by the days, weeks and months in a good way. I often think of home, but I can't afford to go back yet because I need to earn for my family. To bear the pain of separation, we play music. But it is only because I could come and work in Singapore, that my family can live happily in Bangladesh. Thank you, Singapore.”

Advisory:

Mask-wearing is not required, though encouraged, for outdoor events. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Language: Bengali
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide

Artist Information

Migrants Band Singapore

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Comprising: Nil Sagar (Shahin), Sayeed Asia Robin, Bazlur Rahman, Biplob Khan, Islam Nazrul, MJ Jannat, Rana Shohel, Shaha Sajib Komar, Shaheb Delowar, Uddin Jamir, Zamir Hossain Sabok

Nil Sagar (Shahin)

Nil Sagar (Shahin) was born in the Faridpur district of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He came to Singapore in 2011 and worked for SWC Construction as a supervisor. 

Nil Sagar (Shahin) loves to play music and volunteer since young. As the founder of Migrants Band Singapore and co-founder of Migrants’ Welfare, he plays the keyboard and provides event management support by collaborating with everyone in the groups regularly, for various venues and events in Singapore.

Sayeed Asia Robin

Sayeed Asia Robin was born in the Dhaka district of Bangladesh. He is working as a health, safety and environmental specialist in a corporate group and has been stationed in Singapore for over 13 years.  

He is passionate about music and social work. He is the emcee of Migrants Band Singapore and provides event management support by collaborating with various groups, including Migrants Band Singapore and Migrants’ Welfare. Migrants Band Singapore regularly performs at various venues and events in Singapore. 

Bazlur Rahman

Bazlur Rahman hails from the Tangail district of Bangladesh. He is the vocalist of Migrants Band Singapore. He works in the construction industry and has lived in Singapore for 13 years. 

Biplob Khan

Biplob Khan comes from the Gazipur district of Bangladesh. He has been in Singapore as a technician in the construction industry for 15 years. He loves to play music since childhood. He is a harmonium and harmonica player in Migrants Band Singapore. The band regularly performs at various venues and events in Singapore.

Islam Nazrul

Islam Nazrul comes from the Rajbari district of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is one of the vocalists of the Migrants Band Singapore. He is currently a Heavy Machine Operator and has worked in Singapore for 13 years. 

Date & Time

14 Aug 2022, Sun

7.15pm

Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

8.45pm

Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
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