As a performing artist , she has played in various classical programs in Bangladesh and Kuwait till 1988. Now, residing in the United States, she has played in venues such as the Gandhi Memorial Center, Fort Collins University, University of Florida, the Shiva Vishnu Temple (College Park MD), The Annual Folk Festival (Glen Echo MD), Annual Marathi Mandal Classical Concert (Rutgers, New Jersey), the Old Dominion University, the Penn State University in the Rhythm Of Life Series, the Classical Chamber Music Series sponsored by the Asiatic Society of Washington DC., the Bishyo Shahittyo Kendro (New York), the Detroit Museum of Arts. During a tour of Bangladesh in 1988, she performed in concerts in the Indian Cultural Center, the German Cultural Center and on The Bangladesh National Television. In January 2001 she gave a solo recital in the National Museum of Bangladesh. In this concert she was accompanied by the renowned tabla virtuoso, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. On February 21st 2003, she performed at the historic 'Shahid Minar'(monument dedicated to the martyrs of the language movement in 1952), for two thousand spectators.In Dec.'04 she performed in Honolulu, Hawaii and April'05 in The Rubin Museum of Arts with her guru Krishna Bhatt.
In October 1999 she released her first CD entitled, 'Devotion'. Her second CD, 'The Inner Voice', was released in June 2003. In the words of her guru, Pandit Krishna Bhatt," Alif Laila is one of the most impressive female Sitarists, who conveys the bhav (emotion) of ragas with profound sensitivity". Her latest CD 'Meditation with Sitar' was inaugurated with a recital in the Gandhi Memorial Center on June 24th'05.
When she is not learning, performing or recording, Alif Laila teaches her love of music to beginners in Indian Classical music. She has taught Sitar at the University Of Maryland and also teaches a number of students in Maryland.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Raga Charukeshi - Alap, Jor, Gat in Rupak ,Gat in teental, Jhal
2. Raga Piloo - Light classical composition in Dadra
3. Raga Manj Khamanj - Light classical composition in Sitarkhani Ta