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Sabiha Mahboob talks to VOA Bangla


Sabiha Mahboob, one of the most prominent Nazrul Geeti artistes from Bangladesh since the 80s, has been singing from the age of five or six. She started off as a child artiste in the radio; she was exposed to pure classical music, more because of her parents' persuasion, at a very early age.

During her recent visit to the USA, Sabiha, in an exclusive interview with VOA Bangla Service appreciates the way the Bengalis have been preserving their culture though living abroad. She also talks about her training into Nazrul Geeti.

As she grew up and began to appreciate and understand music, there was no stopping. Gifted with an extraordinarily rich and melodious voice, it didn't take very long for Sabiha to join the ranks of the top singers, much senior to her, and cut out a distinctive niche for herself. Just when she was at the peak of her singing career, circumstances took her away from the country. She and her family initially moved to Brunei and ultimately settled in New Zealand. Though she now lives in New Zealand, she often visits Bangladesh and touches base with music.

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