With a succession of singles, 2008 saw the release of Armeen’s debut album, a compilation of original songs and a cover, produced by Armeen’s band “The Grasshoppers” as well as other artists including Buno, Labik Kamal Gaurob, Arnob. The album features Mercury Jazz Award winner jazz pianist Zoe Rahman, and clarinet player Idris Rahman (The Soothsayers), Mashadi, Kushal, Jibon, Saif Quadir (Groovetrap) and lyrics by Sahana Bajpaie and Farhan Sajjad.
Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Armeen has trained formally under Sujit Mustafa. Armeen’s musical journey as a performer started with her cover band Enshrined in 2000, which slowly led to performing originals at various venues in Dhaka. She formed the band “Armeen Musa and The Grasshoppers” with fellow musicians Adil, Bart and Amit with whom she recorded her debut album. After moving to Nottingham, UK in 2004 she has collaborated with various artists in UK namely Kishon Khan’s “Lokkhi Terra” project, consisting of the world famous Mark Mondesir, Dinesh Pandit, Fazal Qureshi and other reknowned international artists.
She has been featured in various album in Bangladesh and abroad including “Dinbodol” (with the Icons), “Re-evolution” (Fuad Albmuqtadir), “Daak”- (Yaatri), “Chillout Vol 2”- (Aqwa records Chill out compilation), “Jhalmurri” - (with Nabila, produced by Arnob).
Armeen Musa is the daughter of famed Nazrul singer Dr Nashid Kamal, and the great-granddaughter of folk legend Abbasuddin Ahmed.
Armeen is currently studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
|Armeen Musa is currently studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.