Rabindranath Tagore’s songs glorifying the spring were presented in solo and groups at a programme held at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Tuesday.
Clad in yellow sairs and pink punjabis, singers presented Tagore’s spring songs like Amar Mallicka Boney, Path Diye Ke Jay, Mor Bina Uthe, Etodin Je Bosechhilam, Aji E Basante and few others to the delight of the audience.
They also rendered some devotional songs composed by Tagore.
Rabirashmi, an organisation of Tagore singers, organised the show titled ‘Boilo Praney Dakhin Hawa’, as part of its regular tri-monthly event.
‘The season of spring is nearing its end. Through Tagore’s songs on the season we wish to celebrate the spring,’ Mohadev Ghosh, noted Tagore singer and Rabirashmi director, told New Age.
‘Tagore composed songs celebrating beauty of all six seasons but he composed the majourity of them on spring’, Ghosh added.
The programme commenced with chorus of Tagore’s - Dakhin Hawa Jago Jago and Bishwabinarobe Bishwajan Mohichhe by artistes of Rabirashmi.
This was followed by a solo performance by singer Farmina Islam Ema, who presented Tagore’s popular song Ektuku Chhoya Lagey at the show.
Dipti Chowdhury’s rendition of popular Tagore song Aj Jotsna Ratey won much praise from the audience.
Among others, Maksuda Khanam Tuli, Parmina William, Sharmin Akhter, Rajib Ferdous and Dilip Kumar Das presented songs at the show.
In-between the solo performances Rabirashmi singers in chorus sang Tagore songs like O Manjari, Ora Okarone Chanchal, Tomar Baas Kotha and Basante Phul Gathlo Amar.
Rabirashmi director Mohadev Ghosh ended the programme with rendition of two Tagore songs - Nayan Mele Dekhi and Tui Re Basanta.
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