Band Joler Gaan
Joler Gaan (Bengali: জলের গান) is an independent Folk-fusion band from Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was established in 2006.
The term “Joler Gaan” consists of two Bengali words which reflects ideals of the band. “Jol” means water and “Gaan” means music or Song in Bengali.
The lyrics are basically based on human stories. Few lyrics are collected from various sources. Some songs are especially written. Joler Gaan makes new instruments and sometimes customizes foreign ones. The instruments of Joler Gaan are usually portable; do not require electric wires and jacks.
Current Line Up
Rahul Anand – Lyricist, Composer, Vocalist, Flutes, Clarinet and Mondola
Kanak Aditya – Lyricist, Composer, Vocalist, Dotara, Shuktara, Noyon tara and Pianica
Sheuly Bhattarcharjee – Violin
Saiful Jarnal – Vocalist, Percussions
Rana sarwar – Cajon, Percussions, Guitar, Piano
ABS Xem – Vocalist, Guitar
Shyamal Karmakar – Dhol, Drums, Percussions
Aseer Arman – Double Bass Totaban
Al Fahmi Kazi Bashar Kartik
Sanjay Kumar Saha
Md. Shariful Islam
Fazlul Kader Chowdhury Mithu
In 2006, this band participated in the World Sufi Festival, Glasgow, Scotland. Joler Gaan got the chance to perform in different places of Scotland. They played mystical spiritual songs of Old Masters. There was also a performance of Joler Gaan in National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh