All-female ethnic community band of Bangladesh, F-Minor is back in the headlines with the newly released song - "Rukhey Darai Nirbhoy". Released on Wednesday, the song focuses on violence against women.
For the song, the band has collaborated with Plan International Bangladesh, with the view of raising awareness on the issue. The video of the song was shot by Shomproti.
Referring to the song, band upfront Pinky Chiran said, "The lyrics of the song has been written by Neil Mahabub and composed by Sharif Sumon, Yusuf Ahmed Khan, and Rizvi Adit. In addition, Sharif Sumon and Rizvi Adit were the sound engineers of the song." The song was released under the banner of Sound Hacker.
With the song being already praised in various social media platforms, the frontwoman further added, "It was just uploaded on Wednesday night. Since then, many have shared it on several social media platforms, which is really good!"
Starting their journey back in 2016, the key idea behind F-Minor was preserving songs of their own culture. The group started upholding Garo songs and spicing them up with modern musical instruments. In doing so, they want to uphold their traditional songs to the new generation of music enthusiasts and the country as a whole.
The band was founded by musician Jadu Ritchil, who wanted to form an all-female band with indigenous women. Initially, the band started with three members, now, the band consists of five members.
The current lineup of the band consists of Pinky Chiran (vocals), Nadia Ritchil (guitar and vocals), Gendaria Manda (lead guitar), Diba Chicham (cajon and drums) and Akiu Marma (keyboards) - all the band members are representatives of the Garo and Marma communities.
Upon inquiring about their upcoming ventures and projects, band vocal Pinky Chiran stated that besides concert performances, the band is committed to doing their own songs regularly. She further added that they also plan on releasing some of the songs they have been working on this year.