Concerts for Bangladesh 2020

Live Benefit Concert Series to Raise Funds for the Most Vulnerable Affected By the COVID-19 Pandemic

Upcoming event on 29 May @ 21:00 SGT

 
Parampara
May 29, 9:00 PM GMT+8
Facebook Live on Concerts For Bangladesh
 

Gautham Buddha

Give, even if only if you have a little

 

Hindustani Classical

Classical Dance

Our Cause

In response to the current COVID-19 situation in Bangladesh, Concerts for Bangladesh 2020 aims to raise funds to support the most vulnerable communities with food, welfare packages and essential medications. Namely, sex workers, members of the transgender community, slum-dwellers, elderly people, textile workers, communities in the remotest parts of the country and the general floating population.  

Most of the people within the identified vulnerable communities are day-wage earners and low-income workers. Self-isolating at home means these people risk losing their sole income source. Your donation will directly help these communities by providing them with basic necessities and allow them to stay at home while the pandemic is ongoing.

 

About Us

Who Are We + Why We Do It

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Student Led

Youth on a mission.

We are a group of young adults who are based in Singapore, USA, Germany, Bangladesh and India. Majority of us are students who are like-minded and are on a mission to create a beautiful narrative out of this tragedy. A narrative with humanity and kindness at its core.

Volunteer Run

Strength in solidarity.

Concerts for Bangladesh 2020 only came into existence because of the dedicated and passionate individuals who put the cause first before anything else. Within the short span of three weeks, our volunteers who are juggling schoolwork, careers and even individual struggles have come together to support the vulnerable in Bangladesh.

Our ‘Why’

A new world where no one gets left behind or forgotten.

No one says it better than Arundhati Roy:
“Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.”

 

Our Partners

We have partnered up with organisations as well as individuals in Bangladesh and around the world. These partnerships have been crucial in promoting, engaging volunteer artists and distributing food/essential items on the ground.

 

Travelettes Of Bangladesh

Travelettes of Bangladesh is a non-profit organisation that initially started as an online platform where women in Bangladesh came together and travelled around the country which was previously unheard of.

In April 2017, they launched their sister project called ‘Narir Chokhe Bangladesh’ or ‘Bangladesh Through Women’s Eyes’ where they scootied around all the 64 districts of Bangladesh. They visited schools and conducted workshops on self-defence, menstrual health and travelling for about 40,000 school-going girls.

Being the largest and first women travel organization in the country and having more than 50,000 women in their Facebook group for travellers, they are actively collecting funds and sending food items to the remotest parts of Bangladesh where people are suffering due to food scarcity.

So far, they have helped a few hundred families and with our funds, they will be able to help more! Travelettes of Bangladesh is helping us with distribution on the ground.

 

Photo credit: Humans of DMC
 

 

Our Performers

More are coming!

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Bharatnatyam

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Kuchipudi

 
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Guitarist

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Vocals

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Rakesh Sarker

Classical Singer

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Nandini

Vocals