Music school Shurer Dhara organised a two-day Poush Utsab celebrating the winter on Lalmatia Housing Society High School and College premises.
The festival, which ended on Saturday, featured rendition of diverse genre songs including folk songs, Pancha Kabir Gaan, contemporary Bangla songs and others by renowned singers of the country.
On Saturday the festival commenced with a puppet show by noted artist Mustafa Monwar. Popular singers Meherin, Rafiqul Islam, Konal and Tapan Chowdhury entertained the audience singing modern Bangla songs. Besides, Dhaka-based band Blue Jeans also performed at the event.
On the opening day of the festival noted singers including Tapan Mahmud, Biswajit Roy, Yakub Ali Khan, Fatema Tuz Zohra, Nadira Begum and Jahir Alim entertained the audience singing songs of five poets including Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Atul Prasad Sen, Rajanikanta Sen and Dwijendralal Roy and folk songs.
Celebrated Tagore artiste Rezwana Choudhury Bannya, also founder of Shurer Dhara, delivered the welcome speech at the inauguration ceremony.
The festival, which has been organised for the fourth consecutive year, provides city dwellers a much needed respite from the monotonous city life, said Bannya.
This year the festival did not feature any makeshift stalls selling pithas, handicraft items and others.
‘We wanted to ensure that the audience at the festival can enjoy musical performances without any interruption,’ Azizur Rahman Tuhin, one of the organisers and assistant professor of Music at Dhaka University, told New Age.
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