Popular Bangladeshi singer and daughter of folk maestro Abdul Alim, Nurjahan Alim, will perform in the 2nd United Bangla Mela in Canada. The cultural soiree will be held at the Grand Palace Banquet Hall’s parking lot of Birchmount, Toronto in the Canadian province of Ontario on Aug 5. Bangladeshi community in Canada is organising the programme.
Nurjahan Alim got her inspiration in music from her father, renowned folk singer of Bangladesh, Late Abdul Alim. Later she learnt music from other renowned Ustads. She also got trained in classical music under Ustad Anup Barua in Chhayanaut.
Nurjahan was champion in 1986 in ‘Notun Kuri’ broadcast on Bangladesh Television. Her first solo album titled ‘Majhi’ was released in 2014 and her second solo album ‘Jare Chere’ - a tribute to Abdul Alim, was released in February, 2017.
She has received several awards like ‘Abbas Uddin Sharok’ ‘Pen Pulse Club Award’, ‘Badshah Khalid Award’ Progoti Shango Awrad, Abdul Hai Mashreki Gold Medal, Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh Award, Anotora Academy Award, Shamaj Bandhu award from Bangladesh welfare foundation of USA, etc.