Japanese traditional music presented

Tanzil Rahaman | Published: 17:59, Sep 14,2018 | Updated: 00:03, Sep 15,2018


Japanese artiste Sumie Kaneko performs at Bangladesh Shishu Academy on Thursday. — Snigdha Zaman

Japanese artiste Sumie Kaneko entertained the audience presenting traditional Japanese songs and music at a show held on Thursday at Bangladesh Shishu Academy Auditorium.

Bangladesh Shishu Academy and embassy of Japan in Bangladesh jointly organised the show.

Sumie Kaneko presented four Japanese songs and two instrumental recitals. She began her performance rendering a Japanese song Sakura sakura, which glorifies cherry blossom tree and flower.

She later rendered three more Japanese songs, along with two recitals on traditional Japanese musical instruments Koto and Shamisen to the delight of the audience.

Besides, Bangladesh Shishu Academy artistes Sifat, Dhruvo, Zerin and Archana presented chorus renditions of two patriotic songs, including, Dhono dhanne puspe bhora and Nongor tolo tolo somoy je holo holo at the show.

‘This was my fourth show in Bangladesh. I always enjoy performing in this country as the audiences here are very friendly. Such shows give the people of Bangladesh a glimpse into Japanese culture and tradition’, Sumie Kaneko told New Age.

The show was attended and enjoyed by a houseful audience.

‘It’s not every day that we get to attend shows featuring Japanese songs. Such programmes can make our children interested in Japanese culture and music. I hope they will organise more such programmes in future’, Nusrat Jahan, an audience member, told New Age.

Chairperson of Bangladesh Shishu Academy Selina Hossain presided over the programme.

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