Kuti Mansur remembered

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:39, Jan 11,2020

 
 

Artistes perform a chorus song at a programme to commemorate the life and works of Kuti Mansur at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday. — Abdullah Apu

Renowned singer-lyricist-composer Kuti Mansur was remembered at a programme held at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday.

The programme was jointly organised by Kuti Mansur Foundation and Ustad Momtaz Ali Khan Sangeet Academy marking Kuti Mansur’s 93rd birth and 3rd death anniversaries.

Former secretary and cultural personality Masud Ahmed was present as chief guest and Bangladesh Betar director general Narayan Chandra Shil was present as special guest at the programme.

Kuti Mansur Foundation and Ustad Momtaz Ali Khan Sangeet Academy president Rupu Khan presided over the programme and general secretary of the foundation Zahid Mansur gave the welcome speech at the programme.

‘Kuti Mansur had made significant contribution to our folk music scene. He penned more than a thousand songs during his lifetime. His works should be promoted among the masses,’ said Masud Ahmed.

‘His songs give music lovers a glimpse into rustic life. Many singers have earned fame rendering his songs. Steps should be taken to preserve his works’, said Narayan Chandra Shil.

‘Kuti Mansur had dedicated his life to folk songs. It is a matter of great regret that he had never received the recognition he deserved,’ said Rupu Khan.

The programme also featured a cultural show. Artistes rendered the song Bolo kar hukumey mairachhey bangabanhur bangsha marking the 100th birth anniversary of country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

In solos, Narayan Chandra Shil rendered songs like Ami ki tor apon chilam na re Jarina and Prem koira je premik morey.

Nasrin Ferdous Chaman rendered O doyal musrshid rey ki dia bujhaibo tomarey.

Besides, singers Dhanu Sattar, Swapna Roy, Raja Hasan, M A Matin and others performed at the programme.

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