Popular singers entertained music lovers presenting diverse genre Bangla songs at a virtual programme organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday.
The programme was organised by the academy as part of its ‘Art Against Corona’ initiative.
The event also featured a discussion where BSA director general Liaquat Ali Lucky gave the welcome speech.
The programme was anchored by Imtiaz Ahmed Siddiqui.
Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artiste and eminent singer Bulbul Mahalanobish, popular singers Bappa Mazumder, Agoon, Imran Mahmudul, Porshi, Suchitra Suchi, Marissa and others participated in the programme.
Besides, singer Tara Maalouf from Lebanon attended the online event as special guest.
‘I want to thank Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy for this wonderful initiative which connects musicians and singers with the audience. We are now at war against an invisible enemy and we must unite to fight against COVID-19. I hope the crisis will soon pass,’ said Bulbul Mahalanobish.
Tara Maalouf said, ‘COVID-19 has delivered a crippling blow to Lebanon’s economic condition. The artistes have been hit hard by the crisis. I hope the crisis will soon pass and things will go back to normal again. I want to thank Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy for arranging the event.’
‘Virtual platforms can play an important role in entertaining the music lovers amid COVID-19 outbreak. We need to address some technical issues including sound quality when organising virtual programmes so that viewers can enjoy the event,’ mentioned Bappa Mazumder.
Besides, singers entertained the audience presenting songs.
Among others, Bulbul Mahalanobish sang Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Amar desher matir gandhe, Tara Maalouf rendered Shuno ekti Mujiburer theke laksha Mujiburer, Bappa Mazumder sang Ekhon amon kew nei je amar, Agoon rendered Prithibite sukh bole jodi kichhu theke thake tar nam bhalobasha, Porshi sang Bhramor koiyo giya and Suchitra Suchi sang Gaan noy jibon kahini.
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