In the month of the glorious language movement, local artistes rendered songs celebrating different languages at a programme held on Friday at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Organised by the academy, the programme titled ‘Bajao Bishwaveena’ featured songs, and synchronised dance recitals, composed in 41 languages spoken by millions of people across the globe. Artistes of Dhaka Sangskritik Dal and Bhangima Dance Theatre performed in the programme.
Planned by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy director general Liaquat Ali Lucky, the programme featured songs in Bangla, English, Hindi, Urdu, Pashtun, Arabic, Sinhala, Chinese, Spanish, German, Hangul, Dutch, Dhivehi, Portuguese and other languages spoken by people in countries like Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Brazil, England, Egypt, China, Germany and others.
‘We are the people who have sacrificed lives for the rights of their mother tongue. The sacrifice is now recognised by the whole world. We think that we have the responsibility to honour not only our mother tongue, but also other languages. The programme is a tribute to different mother tongues spoken across the globe,’ said Liaquat Ali Lucky.
The programme began with presentation of a Moroccan song Assalam Assalam, synchronised with a colourful dance recital. Other songs presented in the programme include Putra putrid naghara jaya (Malaysia), Masara bhumi lanka (Sri Lanka), Hay jet jo vol music (Netherlands), Arirang ariran ara rio (South Korea), Albela sajan ayo re (India), I’m the hot wind from the desert (Australia), Voh makhtas vious (Switzerland), Funi torore bebe (Brazil) and others.
Artistes of Bhangima Dance Theatre, who presented recitals synchronised with 21 songs, captivated the audience.
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