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Armeen's Live from Space album tour comes to an end

  • Published at 08:38 pm September 5th, 2019
Armeen Musa Band on album tour of Live from Space
he members of The Armeen Musa Band pose for a photo, after performing in their second concert in Delhi on August 17, as part of the Live from Space album tour | Facebook

The band embarked on a concert tour through India and Bangladesh from August 9.They began the tour by performing in Kolkata on August 14, then continued to two shows in Delhi on 16 and 17, and one in Mumbai on August 18. After returning to Dhaka, the band performed on August 23 at Jatra Biroti, and the last show of the album tour was yesterday

The Armeen Musa Band's tour for the Live from Space album ended yesterday with a lovely concert at the Edward M Kennedy (EMK) Center at 6:30pm. The songs of the album have been releasing on a one-single-per-week basis on the band's Facebook and YouTube page since July 19.

This is the fourth live album by The Armeen Musa Band. The line-up of the band for Live from Space album featured Ahnaf Khan Anik on guitars, Adnan Rushdi on drums, Alistair Sarkar Raj on bass, and three vocalists, Deepti Huq, Scionara Shehry and Armeen Musa.

The band embarked on a concert tour through India and Bangladesh from August 9.They began the tour by performing in Kolkata on August 14, then continued to two shows in Delhi on 16 and 17, and one in Mumbai on August 18. After returning to Dhaka, the band performed on August 23 at Jatra Biroti, and the last show of the album tour was yesterday. 

Regarding the reception from crowds in India, Armeen told the Dhaka Tribune Showtime: "It was a humbling experience. Most did not know me there, so I felt like an artiste who has just started out and it was humbling. However, the crowds were lovely in Kolkata and Mumbai."

Live from Space

The Armeen Musa Band has been performing songs from the album Live from Space for the last two years at various venues. However, this summer they decided to document it, and has been releasing each song from the album with an accompanying live performance video on their Facebook and YouTube page since July 19.

On July 19, the band released a video titled Intro- Live from Space. In the intro, Armeen describes the album with the following statements: "It's really about love and this life we have. The reason we have this job is because of love. The reason we make these songs is because of love. I think we are very lucky to have love as a part of our everyday existence.  So here we are sharing our love."

A week later, the first song of the album Onno Rokom Raat, written by Sahana Bajpaie, was released. The songs Lona Deyal, Moyna Goh, Prohori, and Hallelujah, were released the subsequent weeks. 

These seven releases make up side A of the album. Side B starts with the track Races, released on August 28. Four more songs in the album will be released in the upcoming weeks.

Most of the songs have Armeen as the main vocalist, while Deepti Huq and Scionara Shehry feature in the songs Moyna Goh and Races respectively. Both Deepti and Scionara also perform among the many singers of Ghaashphoring Choir, another music project by Armeen Musa.

Another notable aspect of Live from Space is that a few of the songs have poetry recitations by Armeen accompanying them. Regarding the poetry, Armeen says: "Poetry is still very much a friend of people. Even if they are just little quotes on Facebook, poetry saved my life. I wrote a lot when I was struggling in life. My next project will be a book of poetry."