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10 April, 2016 00:00 00 AM
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5-day ‘Baishakh Utsab 1423’ of Bengal Foundation starts

5-day ‘Baishakh Utsab 1423’ of Bengal Foundation starts

DL Reporter

With the theme ‘Chitto Jaguk Jan Geete Kabye Kathaye’, Bengal Foundation has organised a five-day music festival to welcome Bengali New Year 1423 in a befitting manner. Beginning yesterday at 10:30am, the festival will continue till April 13. The event will take place everyday at 7pm at the Bengal Shilpalaya in the city’s Dhanmondi area.
Yesterday, on the first day of the festival, the event kicked off with the performance of choral song by child artistes, which included the songs titled ‘Eso Pran Bharano’ written by Tarun Majumdar, ‘Aji Natun Ratane’ written by Dwijendra Lal Roy, Kazi Nazrul Islam’s ‘Ami Bhai Khepa Baul Amar Deul’, Michael Madhusudan Dutt’s ‘Rekho Ma Dasire Mone’, Rajanikanta Sen’s ‘Mayer Deya Mota Kapor’ and Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Ei Kothata Dhore Rakhis’. Geetabitan Bangladesh, an organization from Sylhet, concluded their performance with the recitation of a few familiar rhymes, including ‘Openti Bioscope’, ‘Aam Pata Jora Jora’ and ‘Aikom Baikom Taratari’.
On the other hand, child artistes of Maple Leaf School jointly rendered several Tagore songs, such as ‘Alo Amar Alo’, ‘Ei Bangla Robi Tagorer Gaan’ and others. They welcomed the New Year through dance performance featuring songs titled ‘Aj Dhaner Khete Rouddo Chhayay’ and ‘Halud Ghadar Phul’.
In the second part of the first session, Bangladesh Putul Natya Gobeshana O Unnayan Kendra--an organization of Drama and Dramatics Department, Jahangirnagar University—presented puppet show. Directed by Dr Rashid Harun, ‘Kupokat’ based on Munier Chowdhury’s essay, Jasimuddin’s ‘Tonatuni’ and Upendrakishore Roy Chowdhury’s ‘Nak-kata Raja’ enthralled the children.
Besides, the second session of the day, hosted by noted elocutionist Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury, was dedicated to Nazrul Sangeet. The featured artistes of the evening were Champa Bonik, Shahid Kabir Palash, Latifun Julio, Bizon Chandra Mistry, Mohammad Shoeb, Sharmin Sathi Islam, Nasima Shaheen, Yakub Ali Khan and Khairul Anam Shakil.

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