Laisfita, the all-girl band from Bangladesh, is creating waves in the country’s pop music scene. Touted as the “first-ever professionally managed girl band”, it’s set to cross national boundaries through musical collaborations with regional and international music performers.
Comprising Antora Rahman, Mustarin Ahmed Sheetal, Shunanda Sharmin and Ferdousi Moumita, the four winners of Bangladesh’s first-ever female music reality show, Sunsilk Divas – Season 1, the band’s debut track Swapno Ekhon Amar Haatey has been received well at home and globally. Released by ArtistSpread (a joint artiste and music content distribution platform of os Sony DADC India and Creinse Limited Bangladesh) and composed by popular Bangladeshi singer Hridoy Khan, the peppy track is dedicated to dreams and their power which lie in one’s own hands.
The four-member band, coming together from diverse backgrounds, is reportedly set to perform for a Bollywood music album, release an international number featuring a leading reggae artist, perform live with an iconic international female pop star, along with live events across Bangladesh.
Interestingly, the name Laisfita comes from the Bangladeshi word for ribbons. The band members, who are in their early 20s, share their love for Bangladeshi music, their camaraderie and why working with a global icon like Indian musician AR RAhman is their dream.