December 25th is a public holiday for Christmas in Bangladesh even though only about 0. Christmas is known as 'Borodin' or 'Bara din' which means 'the big day' in Bengali. In big towns and cities, shops and hotels will have 'western' style Christmas decorations like fake snow and artificial Christmas Trees with lots of lights. Having a Christmas tree in your home is also becoming more popular, especially among Christians. More people are also exchanging Christmas cards. Christians who live in big towns and cities often try and go home to their villages to spend Christmas with their families. Catholic Christians will go to a Midnight Mass service.
Rock spurs social change
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For most of the 20th century, the region was a traditional south Asian agrarian society. Its soundtrack: Bengali folk music, featuring instruments like the tabla drum set, harmonium pump organ, and the ek tara , a one-stringed guitar. Then came a bloody war for freedom. And that political rebellion allowed some musical rebellion to take root, too, as my historic research in the country shows. After independence, a handful of Bangladeshi performers—top among them Azam Khan , a freedom fighter-turned-musician—began looking West for artistic inspiration, listening to Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, and The Doors. Bangladeshi audiences had never heard anything like it. With his long hair, bell-bottom jeans, stadium concerts and powerful lyrics—which often delivered a social and political message—Khan became a pop culture phenomenon.
Here is a curated list of Bangla rock songs that defined , in no particular order. In case you are echoing with the sentence above, you must be away from the music scene for a while. As is fading out, we take a look back at 10 great Bangla rock songs of the year, proving that Bangla Rock is not dead. Bear in mind that, there were many more songs we could not stop listening to, but we strictly wanted this to be a "10 songs by 10 bands" listopia.