Shimul Mustapha performs at Shilpakala Academy

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Oct 10,2019


Shimul Mustapha performing at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday.­— Abdullah Apu

Eminent recitation artiste Shimul Mustapha entertained the audience reciting a total of 25 poems at a programme held at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday.

Baikuntha Abritti Academy organised the programme in memory of recently demised recitation artiste Kamrul Hasan Manju.

The programme, titled ‘Jantranar Megh Brishti Jhore’, began with rendition of the national anthem.

Shimul Mustapha recited a total of 25 poems by leading poets at the show including Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Jater Namey Bajjati, Rabindranath Tagore’s Hotath Dekha and Niruddesh Jatra, Jibanananda Das’s Banalata Sen and Antorchad, Syed Shamsul Haq’s Amar Itihas and Poraner Gahin Bhitore, Nirmalendu Goon’s Pratham Otithi, Arnyak Basu’s Mone Thakbe, Shubho Dasgupta’s Sharadiya and Janmadin, Mohammad Nurul Huda’s Matir Nichey Kath Koyla, Aditya Anik’s Lobon and others.

After reciting the poems, Shimul along with a group of singers rendered the patriotic song Shob Kota Janala Khule Dao Na.

‘I cannot imagine living a life without recitation. I believe that recitation helps shape brain development. Recitation organisations should work together for promoting recitation among the younger generation,’ said Shimul Mustapha.

‘I am a big fan of Shimul Mustapha and try my best to attend his shows. I wish him good luck in his future endeavours,’ Ankita Jahan, an audience member, told New Age.

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