Music In The Stacks: Moyna

Program Description: We are pleased to announce that modern and traditional Bangladeshi musical group, Moyna, is performing in our 2019 Music In The Stacks concert series. This concert is curated by the Bangladeshi American Society of Hudson and emceed by Hudson Muslim Youth. A short q&a and refreshments will be available after the concert.

Date/ Time: Sunday, April 28, 4-5:30pm

Audience: Tweens, teens, and adults

Moyna is a musical duo from Seattle, which is made up of Palbasha and Durjoy Siddique. Both musicians originate from Bangladesh. They sing both in their native language of Bangla, and also create music sung in English. Palbasha Siddique, the voice of Moyna, is a Bangladeshi born American singer. She is best known for her performance of Praan, a song adapted from the collection of poems Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore, with music composed by Garry Schyman for Matt Harding’s “Dancing 2008” video. She has performed in a variety of music styles both in the US and Bangladesh. Durjoy plays acoustic guitar in the duo. As a duo of two lovebirds, Moyna is constantly in the search of finding new sounds which resonate the meaning of love. Their most recent performance was at the World Rhythm Festival in Seattle Center, where Moyna focused on Bangla folk music, which has immensely deep lyrical themes. 

These concerts, in the main area of the library, reflect a wide range of musical styles, genres, instruments and cultures. Audience members receive cultural passports, which will be stamped at each concert. Attendance at all five makes them eligible to win a gift certificate to a Hudson music venue.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.