Internationally acclaimed Lalon singer Farida Parveen presented popular Lalon songs on Monday at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The event was organised by Lalon Research and Cultural Foundation, which also featured discussion on Lalon’s life and philosophy by renowned researchers like Kushtia-based Lalon devotee Binod Shah Fakir, Northern University’s pro-vice-chancellor professor Anwarul Karim and Dhaka University’s philosophy department teacher professor Anisuzzaman.
Lalon Research and Culture Foundation president Abu Ishak explained inner messages of the songs those Farida rendered at the programme.
Farida Parveen commenced the show by rendering Lalon’s popular devotional song Pare loye jao amay expressing a devotee’s utmost desire for reunion with the creator, which is expressed with various terms like guru, sain, murshid and others in baul philosophy.
She then rendered Parey ke jabi nabir noukate ay suggesting a devotee to devote to a guru or murshid who can help the devotee to get ultimate peace.
The audience enjoyed her presentation of Manush guru nishtha jar glorifying humanism.
She also presented mystic songs like Jante hoy adam sufir adya katha, Pakhi kokhan jani ure jay, Khanchar bhitor achin pakhi, Jekhane shai-er baramkhana and others.
Earlier Binod Shah Fakir said, ‘Lalon in his lifetime had to fight against social anomalies and intolerance. The scene has not changed even today.’
‘Following Lalon’s teachings expressed in his devotional songs, we could make even a better society’, Anwarul Karim said.
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