Songs penned by Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore occupies a special place in the hearts of Bangla music lovers.
Celebrating the diversity of Tagore, cultural organisation Uttarayan organised a programme at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday evening.
Artistes of the organisation presented a production titled ‘Amader Rabindranath’, directed by noted Tagore singer Lili Islam, at the programme marking the 7th founding anniversary of Uttarayan.
The production comprised poetry recitation, solo and group rendition of Tagore songs and so on.
Artistes of Bodhon Abritti Parishad from Chittagong recited Tagore’s poems while a group of six musicians from Kolkata, India presented an instrumental performance as part of the production.
Artists in chorus presented Anando-re Sagor Hote, an inspirational song, and the evergreen song Aji Bangladesh-er Hridoy Hote at the event.
They also rendered several other songs including Banglar Mati Banglar Jal, Amra Chash Kori and others.
The production included solo performances by noted singers. Lili Islam sang Tagore’s patriotic song Sarthok Janom Amar, Ishrat Jahan Bithi rendered Bishwa Sathe Joge, Moumita Pal presented Purbacholer Paane Takai and
Saiful Islam sang Bandhu Michhe Raag Korona at the event.
Nusrat Jahan Sathi and Abhijit Dey in duet sang Amar Mukti Aloy Aloy and Nahida Parveen and Ratan Majumdar in duet rendered the patriotic song O Amar Desher Mati Tomar Pore Thekai Matha to the delight of the audience.
Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor inaugurated the programme as chief guest in presence of director and general secretary of Uttarayan Lili islam and Himadri Shekher, respectively.
A houseful audience enjoyed the show.
‘The singers have performed wonderfully at the programme and the event was also well organised. I hope they will arrange more similar programmes in future,’ Rashedul Nabi, an audience member, told New Age.
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