A two-day cultural programme marking the 41st founding anniversary of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy ended at the academy’s Nandan Mancha on Friday. Noted and upcoming artistes as well as different cultural organisations performed on the open-air, rectangular-shaped stage of Nandan Mancha which was launched recently. On the concluding day on Friday, popular folk-fusion band Joler Gaan entertained the audience with some of its popular numbers accompanied by self-improvised musical instruments. Some of the songs that the band performed include Tumi Amar Pashe Boshia Thako, Patar Chhobi and Jhora Pata. Another attraction of the evening was the acrobatic show presented by the artistes of Shilpakala Academy. The artistes presented a variety of dexterous and stunning stunts, much to the amusement of the audience. Noted singers Subir Nandi and Shakila Zafar enthralled the audience on Thursday. Subir presented his evergreen song Ek Je Chhilo Matir Kanya followed by Din Jay Kotha Thake. Meanwhile, Shakila Zafar’s rendition of Swadhinata Tumi Achho Boley was in remembrance of the independence of the country. She also presented a romantic number titled Tumi Amar Prothom Sokal.
Samir Qawwal and his troupe presented several Qawwali songs including Allahu Ahhalu and Yah Nabi Nabi, while artistes of Dhaka Sangskritik Dal presented the motivational song Ajj Jibon Khuje Pabi and folk number Basonto Batashe Soigo at the porgramme which also featured chorus performances by the artistes of Banhishikha.
A group dance with the synchronised song of Uthali Pathali Dhew-e Chole Naiya, directed by Shamim Ara Nipa, also charmed the evening.
Source: New Age