Masterclass with Bengali singer Rezwana Choudbury Bannya at the Music Deparmtment of IUA (Iceland University of the Arts) on Monday, May 14th, from 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm.
Free entrance - everybody welcome.
Rezwana was born in Rangpur, Bangladesh. Her early singing lessons started with her uncle Abdul Ali that continued later under the tutelage of Sanjida Khatun and Atiqul Islam at Chhayanat and Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts (BAFA) in Dhaka.
She received a scholarship from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to study in Santiniketan, the university that was founded by Tagore. She took lessons from artists including Kanika Bandyopadhyay, Nilima Sen, Shoilajaranjan Mazumdar, Santidev Ghosh, Gora Sarbadhikary, Manju Bandyopadhyay and Asesh Bandyopadhyay.
In 1992 she opened “Shurer Dhara”, a music school with the vision of carrying out the guru-shishya parampara of Shantiniketan style of Ranbindra Sangeet in Bangladesh. She also holds a position as a professor at Dhaka University.