Amir Ali, 75, playing a violin in front of his house in Bangladesh’s Kutuapalong Rohigya refugee camp. In Bangladesh he is free to play Rohingya music and songs, but now they are tinged with sadness. Photo: Reuters

Rohingya culture reviving in refugee camps, but songs and music carry a bittersweet touch

  • While life in Bangladesh’s Kutupalong refugee camp is bleak, Rohingya refugees are far more free to express their culture than they were in Myanmar
  • Unlike newer music, the songs sung are not about recent suffering but peaceful times before. For many, however, there is no going back
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Amir Ali, 75, playing a violin in front of his house in Bangladesh’s Kutuapalong Rohigya refugee camp. In Bangladesh he is free to play Rohingya music and songs, but now they are tinged with sadness. Photo: Reuters
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