Dhakaiya Profession

Band Party-A Case Study

Posted in Band Party by rrasheeka on March 13, 2009

Photography: Salman Saeed

Mr. Monzur Hossain refused to look at our direction while he was talking about how he came to be running the ‘Dhaka Band Party’. But his attempts to hide his face were futile. We could see the tears glistening in his eyes. When we saw him, he was sitting in a chair in front of his extremely small shop watching passers-by. He was the only person in the shop.

I turned my face away as I saw the tears in his eyes. I felt so helpless. For the last one month,his band has received only one call from one of the prominent Hindu families of old Dhaka to play at their son’s birthday party. (more…)

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Band Party

Posted in Band Party by rrasheeka on March 10, 2009

Photography: Salman Saeed

Everything changes. Culture is one such factor that is constantly changing. Along with the culture, changes the demand and supply of various components. It may be difficult to believe, but the change in culture has the potential to change the stream of an entire profession.

Once upon a time, any and every event in the Dhaka city would not be complete without a band party. A band party consists of a group of people who play different kinds of musical instruments. In different occasions like birthday, marriage and even during processions these band parties were once hired. (more…)

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