Welcome to the website of Akhter Jahan,
virtuoso vocalist from Bangladesh
New Album "Longing" information
Australia Council for the Arts.
Arts SA
Dubbed the "Songbird", award Winner and EMI recording Artist, performer at WOMADelaide 2005, Akhter Jahan is the foremost female exponent in Australia of the entrancing music traditions of Bengal.
"The Songbird"
Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

"A comsummate professional
and a brilliant singer"
Jula Szuster, Arts SA

"Extraordinary vocal presence...Akhter's singing moves people who do not share her ancestry"
Doug Spencer, "The Planet", Radio National, ABC

"Easily our best-known performer of the traditional music of Bengal"
Geoff Wood, "Rhythm Divine", Radio National, ABC

"I feel as though I witnessed something very special each time you took to the stage!"
Loretta, KULCHA, World Music Venue, Fremantle, wA

"I.. was deeply moved, both spiritually and physically by your music in a way that I haven't experienced for some time, if ever."
A listener, "Music Deli", Radio National, ABC