Indian troupe Roohani Sisters, comprising Jagriti Luthra and Neeta Pandey, presented diverse traditional music genres at National Art Gallery auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday.
The versatile classical singers presented qawwali, bhajans ,ghazals, kajri, chaiti and sufiana kalam at the show titled ‘Sufi Evening’.
It was organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor was present at the event as the chief guest. The academy’s director general Academy Liaquat Ali Lucky was also present. \
Earlier on Sunday, the troupe performed at the Sufi Music Festival held at the open stage of the academy.
The show began with presentation of Amir Khusrow’s famous Sufi song Man Kuntu Maola.
Their presentation of the romantic song Ziske Zabtak Mere Jan Rahe Tujke Sobke Mehbub Qurban Rahe was entertaining.
They wrapped up the show with presentation of famous Sufi song Dama Dam Mast Qalandar, written by Amir Khusrow, and then further modified by Bulleh Shah.
The troupe had earlier participated at various international festivals in India, including, Delhi International Art Festiva, Bangalore International Art Festival, Nagaur Festival in Rajasthan and Sufi Music Festival in Ajmer. The troupe also participated abroad in International Folk Music Festival in Sweden in 2008 and Festival of India in Ethiopia.
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