Abdul Mozid's father was forced into labor in Myanmar and later died on a hunger strike at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Mozid remembers him through his music, and sings songs about Rohingya plight.
Music in Exile
Formin left Myanmar for more music opportunities in southern Bangladesh.
Sayed Alam left his home on an island, a vacation destination in Bangladesh, for a refugee camp on the mainland.
Rohingya refugee Soyedul Amin says his mandolin was “the only friend I brought from Myanmar.”
Three Rohingya men make up a boy-band in their refugee camp in Bangladesh.
Mustava is one of few female Rohingya singers. Now living in Bangladesh, she fled Myanmar in the 1990s.
Din Islam fled an attack by security forces in Myanmar. His father couldn't keep up, and Din is left with his music and memories.
Alom left Myanmar for Malaysia when he was a teenager. He was deported about seven years later, but he couldn't go home because security forces had waged a genocidal campaign on his community.