Monsoon was welcomed through music, dance and recitations at a programme held at the open stage of Bangla Academy on Thursday, a day after beginning the season.
The monsoon starts on the first day of Bangla month Ashar.
The monsoon celebrations programme organised by Udichi Shilpygoshthi began with solo flute recital by Sheikh Abu Zafar, who played the tune of Megh Mridur Boroshay Kotha Tumi—a beautiful romantic song penned and composed by Kazi Nazrul Islam based by raga megha mallar.
Many invited organisations and artistes also performed at the monsoon celebrations programme.
Artistes of dance organisation Spandan glorified the distinctive beauty of the monsoon presenting a group dance recital synchronised with the song titled ‘Megher Palok’.
Benzir Ahmed Liya performed a solo dance recital synchronised with the song Nil Anjan Ghano Kunja Chhayai.
Biman Chandra Biswas presented a folk song Ashar Mashe Bhaishya Pani Re. Kafrul branch of Udichi in chorus rendered Bajro Manik Diye Gatha.
Sajeda Bagum and Abinash Baul entertained the crowd respectively presenting Nao Chhariya De and Nodir Kul Nai.
Udichi Mahanagar circle artistes staged a medley of popular songs glorifying the monsoon like Kalo Kalo Chhalo Chhalo, Akashe Ashar Elo Re and Mor Bhabonare ki Hawai. The medley titled ‘Bihobol Boroshay’ was compiled by Balayat Hossian.
Udichi artistes Shafiul Gani recited poet Abul Hasan’s poem Brishti Chinhito Bhalobasha.
The programme was dedicated to the memory of the victims of the landslide incident at the hill track region of the country on Tuesday.
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