Leading and upcoming artistes entertained the audience presenting songs and poems at a virtual programme organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday.
The academy streamed the event live on its Facebook page at 5:00 pm. It was organised as part of the academy’s ‘Art Against Corona’ initiative.
BSA director general Liaquat Ali Lucky gave the welcome speech at the event, which was anchored by Ferdous Ara Bonna.
Noted recitation artiste Jayanta Chattopadhyay, eminent folk music exponent Kiran Chandra Roy, Nazrul exponent Fatema Tuz Zohra, popular singer Mehreen, singer Nasrin Akther Beauty, Sahriar Rafat, child singer Fairooj Labiba and others participated in the programme.
‘I want to thank all the artistes and audience for joining us today. We believe that culture can inspire people in the fight against great enemies. Nowadays our biggest enemy is the coronavirus. We must not lose hope. This virus will eventually disappear. Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has been arranging virtual cultural programmes to provide a platform to artistes and connect them with the audience amid the COVID-79 outbreak,’ said Liaquat Ali Lucky.
‘The virus has forced us to change our lifestyles. We have been staying at home for a long time. Virtual programmes can play an important role in entertaining the people during the COVID-19 crisis. I hope the academy will organise more programmes in the coming days,’ said recitation artiste Jayanta Chattopadhyay.
Jayanta Chattopadhyay recited poems Oboni Bari Achho and Simante Aaaj Ami Prohori.
Besides, singers entertained the audience rendering diverse genre Bangla songs.
Among others, Fatema Tuz Zohra rendered E kon shokal rater cheye ondhakar and Banglar mukh, Kiran Chandra Roy sang Ekdin chole jete hobe and Biraha boro bhalo lagey, Mehreen rendered Tumi achho bole and Dhekha hobe abar and Nasrin Akther Beauty sang Satya bol shupathey chol.
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