Songs from Shahbag

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Submitted by shehab on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:01am
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I am little embarrassed about the intellectual property rights issue in this writing. I am not sure whether mentioning a link or pointer to a song already hosted on the internet violates anyone's right. I promise that if any such infringement happens it will definitely be a temporary thing. I have done it for documentation only. I have added the songs as I have come across so far. The rights of these songs of course belong to the people who made them. Some of them are added to my SoundCloud account without any permission. Please let me know whenever you want your song down from there. Just leave me a pointer to the original source of the song when you want me to take it down.

I am not even sure whether this website is the best place for such documentation effort. Moreover, neither am I an expert in music.. So, feel free to put your suggestions as comments about how to improve this article.

For the uninitiated, this article is the English translation of the Bangla article শাহবাগের গানগুলি . The title of this article is the direct translation of the title of the Bangla version. The Shahbag Movement is one of the largest popular uprises since the birth of Bangladesh through a liberation war in 1971. It was triggered on February 5, 2013 when the war criminal Qader Molla who was under trial was not handed in the death sentence. One of the six charges against Molla was that he led a group of militia which killed 344 innocent villagers in April 24, 1971 in Mirpur, Dhaka. Initially the participants of the movement were mostly the youth but people from all walks of life joined later. Through a series of eventful moments and turns, the first wave of the Shahbag movement ended when the appellate division awarded him the death sentence for killing a mother of three along with two daughters and one 2 year old boy and raping one of the daughters before killing her. He was executed on December 12, 2013. Justice was served.

You will be stunned to know that 133 songs have been composed over these 310 days. So, the Shahbag movement gave us a new song in every 2.3 days. Isn't it mesmerizing? To put it in the context, it looks from the press reports that even during Arab spring, which took place across 18 Arab countries, not so many fresh songs have been produced in such a short period. This large number of songs from the Shahbag movement is a testament of the depth and breadth the movement was able to achieve.

I would love to know whether any other popular up rise has created that many songs anywhere in the world. Without further ado let's build up the list.

1. Jege achi amra sobai (We are awake and alert)

Lyricist: Gunjon Chowdhury
Music: Milton Reja
Composer: Sudipta Shahin
Voice: Sudipta Shahin

2. Chetona ferale projonmo chottor (Shahbag brings it back)

Lyricist: Dipangkar Lahiri
Music: Ejaj Farah
Voice: Ejaj Farah

3. Ami kar tumi kar, ei Bangla joy Banglar (We all belong to Joy Bangla)

Voice: Nishith Surjo

4. Notun pother notun aloi projonmo chottore aai (Follow the new path, the new light, join the Projonmo Chottor)

Lyricist: Faizus, Arefin and Rumana
Music and composition: Faizus Salehin Masum
Voice: Faizus and Rumana
Guitar: Faizus
Bass: Johnny
Keyboard: Nowshad
Band: Red and Blues
Recording: Blue Note Studio

5. Jwole Shahbag, jwole Bangla, slogane mukhor praan (Shahbag shining, Bangla shining, all chanting)

Band: Tanvir Alam Sajib and Quare 31

6. Gonodabi (The demand)

Lyricist: Kabir Sumon
Musci: Kabir Sumon
Voice: Kabir Sumon

7. Shahbag (Shahbag)

Lyricist: Kalika Prasad Vottacharjya
Music: Mrignavi, Amil, Hrittik, Niranjan, Satyajit
Voice: Rajib, Amit, Kalika Prasad
Band: Dohar
Recording: Shuvongkor Chakrabarti

8. Shahbage raat bhor (Dawn at Shahbag)

Lyricist: Kabir Sumon
Music: Kabir Sumon
Voice: Kabir Sumon

9. Aaj kandte asini (Not the time to mourn)

Lyricist: Amit Mallik
Music: Amit Mallik
Voice: Amit Mallik

10. Ei projonmo chottore (Right here in Projonmo Chottor)

Lyricist: Syom
Music: Mahbub Azad Himu
Voice: Mahbub Azad Himu
Release date: 15/02/2013

11. Tin minute er jonno (Those three minutes)

Lyricist: Kabir Sumon
Music: Kabir Sumon
Voice: Kabir Sumon

12. Jege utheche Shahbag (Shahbag awakening)

Lyricist: Shuvo Ongkur
Composer: Dipu
Voice: Saadi

13. Gonorai (People's verdict)

Lyricist: Sayeed Juberi
Voice: Saadi
Band: Biscuit

14. Goazam sunte ki pao (Ghulam Azam! Do you hear us?)

Band: Mohiner chaguguli

15. Jege ache Shahbag (Shahbag never sleeps)

Lyricist: Tareq Nurul Hasan
Music: Nighat Sultana Tithi
Guitarist and composer: Mahbub Azad Himu
Voice: Nighat Sultana Tithi

16. Shahbag

Band: The Brotherhood Project

17. Ekattorer rajakar hushier sabdhan (Collaborators of 1971! Watch yourselves!)

Voice: Haidar Hosen

18. Ei buke amar Bangladesh er gaan (My heart sings Bangladesh)

Lyricist: Sohag Mahamudur Rahman
Music: Sohag Mahamudur Rahman
Voice: Sohag Mahamudur Rahman

19. Shahbage chol (Let's go Shahbag)

Voice: F A Sumon

20. Projonmer ei bondhura aaj jege ache (Friends of this generation are up and awake)

Lyricist: Topon Bagchi
Music: Mousumi Kader
Voice: Mousumi Kader

21. Shahbag Shahbag tumi kaar, tumi kaar (O Shahbag! Are you mine?)

Voice: Chondon

22. Hushiar (Watch out!)

Band: Sohortoli

23. Jagoron (The new awakening)

Composer: Sochi Shams
Voice: T. O. D.
Album: Hip Hop Metro Ko

24. Fansir gaan (Call for justice)

Yet to find the detailed information.

25. Maa (Mother)

Voice: Sumon

26. Tomra korecho bhagabhagi aar amra korbo ek (Divided by you and repaired by us)

Yet to find the detailed information.

27. Ojoggo khomar (They don't deserve clemency)

Band: Death riot

28. Fansi chai (We want justice)

Voice: Chamok, Rabbi and friends

29. Ekattorer hatiar (Guns of 1971)

Voice: Pritom
First release: February 6, 2013 (this was the first song written for the Shahbag movement)

30. Bulleter hahakaar (Bullets cry)

Band: Choturvuj

31. Jwale Shahbag, Jwale Bangla (Shahbag shines, so does Bangladesh)

Yet to find the detailed information.

32. Aaj pagol (Crazy about it)

Lyricist: Projonmo
Tune: Aadi
Composer: Limoned
Voice: Abir Rahat Limon

33. Boker vetor joma kore rakha ek tukro Bangladesh (A small piece of Bangladesh hidden in my heart)

Lyricist: Shanto
Composer: Sonkho-Ovik
Voice: Rafia, Orno, Swati, Hasan mamun
Recital: Swati
Guitar: Ovik, Faran
Studio: Sabuj Majumdar

Another version available on FaceBook

34. Abar February (February once again)

Link to FaceBook video

Yet to find the detailed information.

35. Tui Rajakar (You! The Rajakar!)

Band: Chirkut

36. Shaheed Rajib (Martyr Rajib)

Official link

Lyricist: Kabir Sumon
Music: Kabir Sumon
Voice: Kabir Sumon
First release: February 17, 2013

37. Pobitra Shahbage (In sacred Shahbag)

Link to FaceBook video of the phone call where he sang it

Lyricist: Protul Mukhopadhdhai
Music: Protul Mukhopadhdhai
Voice: Protul Mukhopadhdhai

38. Uttaradhikar (Inheritance)

Link to Youtube video

Voice: Paromita Mumu

39. Shahbage chol (Let's go Shahbag)

Link to Youtube video

Yet to find the detailed information.

40. Tui rajakar, tui rajakar, tui rajakar (You are a rajakar for sure)

Link to Youtube video

Lyricist: Sohel Ahmad
Music: Tarik Hosain
Composer: Tarik Hosain
Voice: Tarik Hosain

41. Hate rekhe hat, koro protibad (Hands in hand in protest)

Link to YouTube video

Lyricist: Arman ul Huq

42. Shahbag square jaago (Shahbag, wake up again!)

Link to YouTube video

Lyricist: Ononna

43. Aamra Bangladesh er sahosi ekrokha chelemeyer dol (We are from Bangladesh, brave and determined)

Link to YouTube video

Band: Dui shalik

44. Jege achi aamra, Bangladesh (Bangladesh! We are up and awake!)

Link to YouTube video

Lyricist: Tapon Syed
Voice: Mohona Syed, Monon Syed
Guitar: Hasan Mohammad

45. Shahbag aaj jonosomudro (Sea of souls in Shahbag)

Link to YouTube video

Yet to find the detailed information.

46. Rokto aagun jhora Shahbag (Shahbag of fire and blood)

Link to YouTube video (Recorded the audio with a cell phone)

Yet to find the detailed information.

47. Banglar hobey joi (Bangladesh shall prevail)

Link to YouTube video

Lyricist: Miru Jongi
Music: Rejwan Siddiki
Band: Old School Shops

48. Surer jonno shohid (Martyred for a song)

Official link to audio

Lyricist: Kobir Sumon
Music: Kobir Sumon
Voice: Kobir Sumon

49. Naa hone paai (in Urdu) (I couldn't describe the predicament)

Link to Official Video

Band: Laal

50. Uttal Shahbag (Shahbag full of lives and souls)

Lyricist: Chamok Hasan
Music: Chamok Hasan, Dipesh Dash
Voice: Chamok, Dipesh , Bonhi, Tuni, Rima, Sondhan, Shovon, Shanto, Sabih
Guitar: Fazle Rabbi

51. Projonmer punthi (Scriptures from tomorrow)

Voice: Talukdar Zahid

52. Shahbage achi (Never leaving Shahbag)

Lyricist: Zazabor Russell
Voice: Pritthiraj
Guitar: Zazabor Russell

53. Aagun Shahbage (Fires of Shahbag)

Lyricist: Saaif Hasnat
Voice: Bony Ahmed

54. Protisruti (The promise)

Voice: Tanvir, Shuvro
Guitar: Tanvir, Shuvro
Drums: Dwip
Bass guitar: Sonjoy

55. Sara deshe santi nai (No peace nowhere)

Yet to find out the detailed info.

56. Tumi peyo naki bhoi (Never be afraid)

Lyricist: Orindom Gustavo Biswas
Music: Orindom Gustavo Biswas
Voice: Orindom Gustavo Biswas
First release: February 18, 2013

57. Osruto (Never heard of)

Guitar: Ishat, Shahin
Drums: Sunny
Bass guitar: Sihan

58. Joy Bangla (Win for Bangla)

Lyricist: Rubaiyat Ahmed
Voice: Ochinto

59. Sob Kota Janala (All the windows)

Lyricist: Farina Mahmud Silvi
Voice: Rajib Hasan Chowdhury

60. Eso (Come, join)

Lyricist: Tonmoi Shahriar
Music: Tonmoi Shahriar
Voice: Tonmoi Shahriar

61. Shahbag tomar jonno (For you, Shahbag)

Lyricist: Raihan Sharif
Music: Achintya Das
Voice: Achintya Das

62. Revolution Shahbag (Revolution in Shahbag)

Voice: Sharmina Rahman

63. Tarunner Slogan (Chants of the youth)

Band: Ghuddi

64. Shahbager dak (Call from Shahbag)

Voice: Zia Hasan

65. Kolonkomukto Bangladesh (Free of original sin)

Lyricist: Shafin Ahmed
Music: Shafin Ahmed
Voice: Shafin Ahmed

66. Gaan ar slogun (Songs and chants)

Voice: Lutfullah Mahmud
First release: February 6, 2013

67. Dhormo (Religions)

Lyricist: Hasib, Rajib Hasan Chowdhury
Tune: Toufiq
Composer: Toufiq
Voice: Rajib Hasan Chowdhury, Saaif
Sound engineer: Oyon

68. Prerona (The inspiration)

Lyricist: Urmi Nur Binte Gias
Tune: Sondhi
Composer: Sondhi
Voice: Bappa, Shakib, Sovvota, Rifat, Shaan
Guitar: Ratul
Drums: Palak

69. Shahbag shorone (For Shahbag)

Lyricist: Tofayel Sunny
Tune: Silver Aid
Voice: Tofayel Sunny, Musa Haidar
Guitar: Musa Haidar

70. Gonojagoron projonmer puthi (Songs of new spring)

Lyricist: Maruf, Mishu, Pratik
Voice: Pratik, Mishu
Band: Shabiprobi Gonojagoron Moncho
Key chain: Maruf
Stapler: Sadik
Guitar case: Rifat
Guitar: Pratik

71. Ditiyo Ekattore (1971 once again)

Lyricist: Nitu, Bibekanondo, Swagoto Biswas, Digbijoy Shuvo
Tune: Pavel
Music: Hiron, Pappu, Omit
Composer: Hiron, Pappu, Omit
Voice: Omit, Digbijoy Shuvo, Pavel
Guitar: Hiron Nasiruddin
Recording & mastering: G. H. Russel
Tobla: Pappu
Keyboard: Omit
Pad: Pappu

72. Projonmo jodhdha (Today' warriors)

Lyricist: John, Adnan Rushdi
Voice: Adnan Rushdi

73. Judhdho hoini sesh (The battle never ended)

Lyricist: Tuhin Das
Music: Tuhin Das
Composer: Chayanot
Voice: Tuhin Das
Band: Sangskritik Union
Album: Jaago Shahbag

74. Shunen boli notun kore puran ghotona (Let's hear it out again)

Lyricist: Konok
Music: Konok
Composer: Student Union
Voice: Senjuti
Band: Sangskritik Union
Recording: Chayanot

75. Aamra achi Shahbage (We will never leave Shahbag)

Lyricist: Forhad
Music: Forhad
Composer: Student Union
Voice: Forhad
Band: Sangskritik Union
Album: Jaago Shahbag
Recording: Chayanot

76. Bichar hoini, bichar hobe na aar bolo kotokal? (Still waiting for justice)

Lyricist: Shahriar
Music: Shahriar
Composer: Shahriar
Voice: Shafiul Badol

77. Tumi kothai, desh kothai? (Do you know where we are going?)

Voice: Labik Kamal Gourob

78. Fanshir dori (The sentence)

Voice: Shotabdi bhobo

79. Ghure darao bondhu (Try again my friend)

Lyricist: Achintya and Raihan

80. Joy Bangla (Win for Bangladesh)

Lyricist: Pritom Ahmed
Music: Pritom Ahmed
Composer: Pritom Ahmed
Voice: Pritom Ahmed
Album: Shahbag Calling Abar Ekattor

81. Shahbage projonmo bissoy (Wonder of our time)

Lyricist: Sheikh Rana
Voice: Sheikh Rana
Band: Nostalgic

82. Dhormo jar jar, duniya sobar (Faith is personal, the earth is universal)

Lyricist: Amol Akash
Music: Amol Akash
Composer: Khalequr Rahman Orko
Band: Somogit

83. Sorrow of Nation

Band: Heart's Realization

84. Pobitra Sthan (This sacred place)

Band: Renaissance, Feedback, Dolchut, Pentagon, Parthib

85. Oi pub akashe (As the sun rises)

Lyricist: Dhrubo
Tune: Shantonil
Music: Rajib
Voice: Shantonil

86. Tomai dakche (It's your call)

No details available yet.

87. Notun sonar Bangla chai (Dream for a golden Bengal)

Voice: Al Amin

88. Aamar Bangladesh (My Bangladesh)

Lyricist: Zaki Aman
Tune: Zaki Aman
Voice: Zaki Aman, Punom Rahman
Acoustic guitar & rythm: Zaki Aman
Recording, mixing, masterng, electric guitar, keyboard: Saaif Que
Bass: Raffael Sadars

89. Naastik (The atheist)

Lyricist: Pritom Ahmed
Music: Pritom Ahmed
Voice: Pritom Ahmed
First release: March 16, 2013
Guitar: Dipu

90. Shahbag ronangon (The battleground is now in Shahbag)

Voice: Rocky Mehedi

91. Abar ashibo fire (We will come back)

Voice: Amreen Musa

92. Shimana chariye jaak Shahbag (Shahbag beyond Bangladesh)

Band: Radho

93. Joy Bangla (Win for Bengal)

Voice: Shompa Reza

94. Projomno Chottor (Generation square)

Voice: A M Fahim, Simin, Amreen Musa

95. Rajeeber jonno pongtimala (Requiem for Rajib)

Voice: Achintya Das

96. Rokto Rin (Blood debt)

Band: Oparthib

97. Jaago Shahbag Jaago Jonota (Wake up Shahbag! Wake up everyone!)

Yet to find the link

Band: Kheypa

98. Ora judhdho oporadhi (They are war criminals)

Yet to find the link

Band: Kheypa

99. Uttal Shahbag (Shahbag of lives and souls)

Yet to find the link

Band: Kheypa

100. Rajeeb's coffin

Yet to find the link

Band: Kheypa

101. Jegeche jonota jegeche (People rise again)

Yet to find the link

Band: Kheypa

102. Shahbag jolche jolbei (Eternal shine of Shahag)

Yet to find the link

Band: Kheypa

103. Projonmer bondhura (Friends of time)

Yet to find the link

Voice: Fakir Alamgir

104. Lokkho praner joar (For millions who fell)

Yet to find the link

Voice: Fakir Alamgir

105. Shahbag

Yet to find the link

Voice: Fakir Alamgir

106. Amader desh Bangladesh (Our Bangladesh)

Yet to find the link

Voice: Haidar Hossain

107. Projonmo Chottor Shahbag (The Shahbag square)

Yet to find the link

Band: Prometheus

108. Amar Shahbag (My Shahbag)

Yet to find the link

Voice: Shayan

109. Shahbag

Yet to find the link

Voice: Bappa Majumdar

110. Shahbag

Link to Youtube video

Lyricist: Rupam Mustafiz
Tune: Rajit, Mrittunjay
Voice: Rajit

111. Shahbag tumi (For you, Shahbag)

Yet to find the link

Voice: Sumon Kalyan

112. Jegeche noun ek Bangladesh (A new Bangladesh)

Yet to find the link

Voice: Ibrar Tipu, Dinat Jahan Munni

113. Notun muktisena (The new freedom fighters)

Yet to find the link

Voice: Durbin

114. Joy Bangla (Win fo Bengal)

Yet to find the link

Voice: পুতুল

115. Ke bole Rajib nei (Rajib never left us)

Yet to find the link

Voice: Kishore

116. Tomaake astei hobe (You have to come)

Yet to find the link

Voice: Ovijit Jitu

117. Tumi ke, ami ke (Let's know ourselves)

Yet to find the link

Voice: Pulak

118. Shahbage chol (Let's go Shahbag)

Yet to find the link

Voice: F.A. Sumon

119. Aamar Shahbag (My Shahbag)

Yet to find the link

Voice: Shahidullah Farayeji

120. Jege achi (We never sleep)

Yet to find the link

Voice: Shudhdhi Shahin

121. Ekattorer nao (The ship of 1971)

Yet to find the link

Voice: Nahid Zaman

122. Shahbag

Yet to find the link

Voice: Chandan Mitra

123. Sothik bichar chai (We want justice)

Lyricist: Omar Faruk Rumi
Music: Omar Faruk Rumi, Faisal Iftikhar Raaza
Composer: Omar Faruk Rumi, Faisal Iftikhar Raaza
Voice: Omar Faruk Rumi, Faisal Iftikhar Raaza
Sound engineer: Faisal Iftikhar Raaza

124. Tumi opare dako, sara dei epare (We hear your call)

Link to Youtube video

Voice: Manob Bondopaddhai

125. Dure nodite eseche ban (It's full tide)

Link to Youtube video

Voice: Manob Bondopaddhai

126. Ognikoker tollate (The eternal fire)

Link to Youtube video

Lyricist: Shantunu Biswas
Music: Shantunu Biswas
Voice: Shantunu Biswas

127. Fansi chai, fansi chai (We want justice)

Link to Youtube video

Lyricist: Shantunu Biswas
Music: Shantunu Biswas
Voice: Shantunu Biswas

128. Matite jotoi shimanto anko, hridoy hoi na vag (The border cannot scratch a heart)

Link to FaceBook video

Lyricist: Udoy Bondopaddhai
Music: Udoy Bondopaddhai
Voice: Udoy Bondopaddhai

129. Gono ovvudoyer gaan (Songs of new beginning)

Link to FaceBook video

Voice: Mitul Dotto

130. Char dosok perie geche (It has been forty years)

Link to Youtube video

Voice: Mirja Shahan Rayan

131. Fansir dori dao amake (I want justice)

Link to Youtube video

Yet to find any more details.

132. Preme achi, drohe achi (In love and revolt)

Link to FaceBook video

Lyricist: Gunjon Rahman
Music: Milton Reza
Composer: Sudipta Shahin
Voice: Sudipta Shahin

133. Juddho oporadhir bichar chai (We want justice)

Link to YouTube video

Lyricist: Al Amin Babu
Voice: Al Amin Babu

I thank the following people for helping me with information.

1. Mukhlesur Rahman Sajal
2. Tanvirul Islam
3. Mustafizur Rahman
4. Shanto
5. Sam
6. Korikathure
7. Aainamoti
8. Soikot
9. Masud Rashid
10. Dipyendu Das Titu
11. Awrindom Gustavo Biswas
12. Farhana Anondomoyi
13. Kuloda Roy

About the author:

Omar Shehab, a PhD student at UMBC. FaceBook, Twitter, Email.


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