The Dhaka International Folk Festival is back once again.
The fourth edition of the festival, organised by Sun Foundation, will feature 174 local and foreign artistes who will entertain music lovers of Dhaka from November 15- 17 at the Bangladesh Army Stadium.
Artistes from different countries, including, India, Pakistan, USA, Spain, Poland, Bahrain, and Bangladesh will perform at the festival, said DIFF organisers at a press conference held at The Westin Dhaka on Monday.
The press conference was attended by Sun Foundation chairman Anjan Chowdhury, Dhaka Bank managing director and CEO syed Mahbubur Rahman, Bengal Foundation chairman Abul Khayer, chief business officer of Grameen Phone Mahmud Hossain and folk singer Momtaz.
‘Dhaka International Folk Festival has become one of the biggest international cultural festivals arranged in the subcontinent. We are happy to announce that over 174 artistes from different countries are going to perform in this year’s festival. We hope music lovers will find the festival entertaining’, said Anjan Chowdhury, who also launched the Sun Foundation at the programme.
‘The aim of the foundation is to promote the Bangladeshi traditional music and musicians in the international arena’, Anjan added.
The organisers said music lovers will be able to enjoy performances at the three-day event, which will begin from 6.00pm and continue till midnight, for free by registering at www.dhakainternationalfolkfest.com.
Registrations will open from November 6 and will end on November 11.
This year’s festival will feature performances by local folk singers like Momtaz, Baul Abdul Haih Dewan , Baul Kabir Shah and Arnob. Besides, three dance troupes like Nakshikantha, Shorobanjo and Bhabna Nrityadal will perform traditional dances to entertain the audience.
Wadili Brothers, Raghu Dixit and Sattaki Banarji from India, Shafqat Amanat Ali from Pakistan, Mazaz from Bahrain, Grammy award winning band Los Texmaniacs from USA, Dikanda from Poland, and Las Migas from Spain are scheduled to perform in the festival.
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