Monsoon was celebrated through songs, dances and poem recitation at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday.
The programme titled ‘Barsha Mangal’ was organised by the academy where director general of the academy Liaquat Ali Lucky delivered the welcome speech.
‘Each season has its own colour and speciality. Poets throughout the ages have portrayed the different seasons in their works. We have organised this programme today so that the younger generation can learn about the various songs on monsoon. We are planning to arrange shows like this to celebrate all the seasons,’ said Lucky.
The music performances began right after the speech.
The academy’s music troupe began the cultural show rendering a Tagore song Mon mor megher shongi. Following which, artistes presented a dance recital synchronised with the Nazrul song Porodeshi megh jarey phirey.
There were both solo and group performances in the programme.
In solos, eminent artistes such as Rafiqul Islam, Ruksana Rupsha, Suchitra Shutradhar, Abida Rahman Shetu, Hirak Sardar, Rafi Talukder, Abu Bakar Siddiq, Himadri Roy, Nabanita, Mohona Das and Yasmin Mustari rendered songs.
Krishti Hefaz recited a poem on monsoon.
Dancers presented colourful dance recitals synchronised with a Tagore song Sawan gagane ghor and a Nazrul song Porodeshi megh jarey.
Rachel Priyanka Perris performed a solo dance recital synchronised with recitation by Nima Rahman and instrumental recital by Shemonti.
Besides, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy’s children troupe performed Aji jhoro jhoro mukhoro badol o diney and the academy’s Baul troupe rendered Amitra megher bari.
‘Such programmes can make the younger generation aware about our culture and seasons. I hope the academy will continue organising such programmes regularly,’ said renowned singer Rafiqul Islam.
The show ended with a group dance performance synchronised with Sachin Dev Burman’s song Barney gandhey chhandey gititey and a group rendition of the Tagore song Gahaney ghana chhailo.
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