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6 November, 2018 02:06:37 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 6 November, 2018 08:25:05 AM
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Fourth edition of Dhaka Int’l Folk Fest from Nov 15

DL Reporter, Dhaka
Fourth edition of Dhaka Int’l Folk Fest from Nov 15
(From left) Syed Mahbubur Rahman, Anjan Chowdhury, Momtaz Begum, Abul Khair, Mahmud Hossain and Malik Mohammed Sayeed pose for a photograph at the press conference. Photo : jaki zaman

The one-year wait is nearly over as Dhaka International Folk Fest is returning once again with its own distinctiveness. This year, the pioneering international folk music festival of the subcontinent will take place from November 15 to 17 that will run every day from 6pm to 12 midnight. Like the previous years, the festival will take place at the same previous venue, Bangladesh Army Stadium in the capital.

To make the formal announcement of this year’s festival, a press conference was arranged yesterday at the Westin Dhaka in the capital. Chairman of Sun Communications Ltd Anjan Chowdhury, chairman of Bengal Foundation Abul Khair, chief executive officer and managing director of Dhaka Bank Limited Syed Mahbubur Rahman, chief business officer of Grameenphone Mahmud Hossain and popular folk singer Momtaz Begum, among others, were present at the press meet.

The curtain will rise on the fourth edition of the country’s biggest folk music festival on November 15. Aiming to introduce the centuries-old folk music of the country to the world, Sun Communications Limited is organising this mega festival for the consecutive fourth year.

This year, a number of 174 artistes from seven countries, including Bangladesh, will gather on one stage to celebrate the music of the hearts. Eminent artistes and troupes like Momotaz Begom, Baul Abdul Hai Dewan, Baul Kabir Shah, Arnob, Nakshikatha, Swarobanjo and Bhabna Nritya Dol from Bangladesh will perform during the three-day festival. On the other hand, Wadali Brothers, The Raghu Dixit Project, Satyaki Banerjee from India, Shafqat Amanat Ali from Pakistan, Majaz from Bahrain, Grammy award winner Los Texmaniacs from the USA, Dikanda from Poland and Las Migas from Spain will come to Dhaka to celebrate the spirit of folk music.

Like the previous years, the audience will be able to enjoy the live show by completing online registration free of charge. The registration process is set to start from today at 3 pm. For online registration, the audience needs to visit the website of the Dhaka International Folk Fest, http://dhakainternationalfolkfest.com/. The audience can also register from shohoz.com while Grameenphone subscribers can register from MyGP app as well. The registration process will be running for non-stop five days.

The audiences, who will be coming to the festival, cannot enter the venue with any type of bags, food and drinks. There will be no parking facilities for the private cars at the festival venue. No one can enter into the venue after 10pm.

The title sponsor the Dhaka international Folk Fest 2018 is Meril, the event is powered by Dhaka Bank Limited. Sun Communications Ltd is organising the event in association with Grameenphone and supported by Radhuni.

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