Jhenaidah-based troupe present Gazir Gaan

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:50, Mar 05,2018


Gazi Kalu Champabati Smriti Rakkha Parishad artistes perform at Central Shaheed Minar on Sunday. — Snigdha Zaman

Jhenaidah based troupe Gazi Kalu Champabati Smriti Rakkha Parishad entertained the audience singing Gazir Gaan, traditional performance art form glorifying humanism through story of legendary Gazi pir, at Central Shaheed Minar on Sunday.

The two-hour narrative, staged by the troupe on the fourth day of the ongoing Bangladesh Street Theatre Festival, featured the story of Gazi Pir and his brother Kalu.

Artistes rendered songs like Fakir hoyo na, Doradir maago amar janyo ar kedona, Cholo zaire o guner bhai and others.

Rabiul Islam Roni, team leader of Jhenaidah Gazi Kalu Champabati Smriti Rakkha Parishad, urged the government to support traditional performance art forms like Gazir Gaan.

Besides, four street plays were staged on Sunday. Dhaka-based troupes Bangaranga Natyadal and Natyakunjo respectively staged Sathpath directed by Asif Munir Tonmay and Atopor Multubi directed by Sagir Mostafa.

Munsiganj-based theatre troupe Theatre Circle staged Kaktarura directed by Sudip Das and Bogra- based troupe Nandonik Natyadal staged Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah directed by Khalilur Rahman.

The week-long Bangladesh Street Theatre Festival organised by Bangladesh Path Natok Parishad began on Thursday on Central Shaheed Minar premises. The festival is featuring 25 street plays by 15 Dhaka-based and 10 district-based troupes.

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