East and West meet at Madison Square Garden

Scorpions, left, Chirkutt performs at the Golden Jubilee Bangladesh Concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA on Friday. — collected

Rock fans rejoiced at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA, where rock music from East and West met on Friday night when Chirkutt and Scorpions took turns celebrating the Jubilee Bangladesh Independence Day Gold Medal.

The concert titled Golden Jubilee Bangladesh Concert was organized at the initiative of the ICT Division and the management of the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, according to a press release.

The concert was organized to celebrate the golden jubilee of the country’s independence.

The concert kicked off with Kaderi Kibria, a Bangladeshi singer of Tagore songs, singing the national anthem of Bangladesh in the hall that can accommodate up to twenty thousand people.

The event attracted a large international audience in addition to Bangladeshi expatriates living in the United States and other countries.

Minister of Liberation War Affairs AKM Mozammel Haque, Prime Minister’s Advisor for ICT Affairs Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Minister of State for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak and MPs Shamim Osman, Aparajita Haque and Nurul Amin among others , were present at the event.

Chirkutt entertained the audience by singing Dhono Dhanno Pushpo Bhora, Kana Machhi, Jadur Shahar and other songs.

Also, the group sang the song O Dear Friends to honor the people and countries who supported Bangladesh during the liberation war in 1971.

Earlier in an interview with New Age, Chirkutt vocalist Sharmin Sultana Sumi said that the band members are looking forward to performing at the concert.

“The members of Chirkutt are delighted with the concert because we will be playing with Scorpions. We grew up listening to their songs. We hope we can leave a lasting impression on music lovers and win their hearts at the event. I also hope Scorpions like our performance,” she said.

After the concert, she shared her experience on Facebook.

She wrote History Remade! We just played with one of the biggest band in the world “Scorpions” in Madison Square Garden at Golden Jubilee Bangladesh Concert and tried to make our country proud. People from Scorpions and Madison Square Garden who heard us said “you are soulful and awesome”.

Legendary German band Scorpions rocked Madison Square Garden with songs from their new album Rock Believer, released February 25, 2022 and other albums including Crazy World, Animal Magnetism.

The band began their performance with Gas in The Tank from their latest album Rock Believer. Later they performed Make It Real from their album Animal Magnetism, Peacemaker from Rock Believer, Send Me An Angel from Crazy World, Rock You Like A Hurricane from Love at First Sting, Wind of Change from Crazy World and others.

On August 1, 1971, during the Bangladesh War of Independence, legends George Harrison and Ravi Shankar staged the historic “Concert for Bangladesh” at Madison Square Garden.

This concert featured Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Leon Russell and BADFINGER.

Zunaid Ahmed Palak said the money raised from the concert would be spent on cybersecurity and the work would be done in collaboration with UNDP.

The Golden Jubilee Bangladesh concert was organized in association with Walton, with the support of United Group, Bkash, Daraz, Citygroup, ADN Telecom and AKS Steel and powered by City Bank.