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.