Cultural shows mark Nabanna

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Nov 17,2019


Artistes perform a dance recital at faculty of fine arts of Dhaka University on Saturday, left, and a Sylhet-based dance troupe perform on Sylhet District Shilpakala Academy premises on Friday marking Nabanna. — Press release

Different organisations celebrated Nabanna by arranging cultural shows in Dhaka and other parts of the country on Friday and Saturday.

Nabanna, literally meaning new food, is the annual Bengali harvest celebration, which is customarily celebrated on the first day of Agrahayan, the eighth month on Bangla calendar.

In Dhaka, Jatiyo Nabanna Utsab Udjapan Parishad organised a-day long programme at Bakultala of the fine arts faculty of Dhaka University on Saturday.

The event commenced in the morning with a group instrumental recital.

Dance troupes Nataraj, Nrityajan, Nandan Kala Kendra, Spandan and others  presenting group dance recitals synchronised with songs like Shobuj shobha dheu khele ja, Amar Bangla maa-er matir shurey, Sharamon shatha moyna and more.

In solos, Biman Chandra Biswas, Salma Akbar, Mahjabin Rahman and others entertained the audience rendering diverse songs.

Artistes of Banhishikha, Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts, Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigosthi and others performed chorus songs.

Belayet Hossain and Naila Tarannum Chowdhury Kakoli recited poems.

Besides, Jatiyo Nabanna Utsab Udjapan Parishad brought out a colourful Nabanna Shobhajatra on Dhaka University campus.

In the afternoon, the event featured performances by child artistes of Swapnobina, Mondira, Dhaka Swarkalpan and others.

Artistes of Bangladesh Academy of Fine Arts, Nandanik Nritya Swampraday, Dibya and others presented group dance recitals.

Ikbal Khorshed, Rezina Wali Lina and others recited poems.

Sylhet District Shilpakala Academy arranged a Nabanna Utsab on its premises on Friday.

The programme featured chorus performances by Nabarun Shilpi Gosthi, Sa Re Ga Ma, Mritikay Mahakal and others.

Besides, folk artistes Baul Shurjalal Das, Anirsha Das, Somaia Islam and others rendered traditional songs.

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