Mustafa Zaman Abbasi has been
rendering the different genres of Bangla folk songs in Bangladesh for nearly
five decades now.
He proudly continues the legacy of his father Abbasuddin
Ahmed who made Bangla folk songs very
popular through the newly available gramophone records in 1940s . Mustafa Zaman
Abbasi sings Bhawaiya , Bhatiali , Chatka and other songs .
Recently Abbasi was in New York to
attend a Bangla Folk Songs Festival . In an exclusive interview with VOA Bangla
Service , Mustafa Zaman Abbasi talks
about Bangla folk music , the challenges that it faces and the possibilities
that it has got . Besides he also mentions his own works on Bangla folk songs.