Bangladesh Loko Sangeet Parishad observes founding anniv

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jan 23,2020


Bangladesh Loko Sangeet Parishad holds a programme marking its 21st founding anniversary at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday. — Sony Ramany

Bangladesh Loko Sangeet Parishad, an organisation of folk singers, celebrated its 21st founding anniversary organising a programme at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday.

The event featured a discussion and music show.

Cultural activist Kamal Lohani was present as chief guest while lyricist Hamidul Islam, renowned singer Akramul Islam and journalist Kazi Rownak Hussain, among others, were present as the special guests at the programme, presided over by president of Bangladesh Loko Sangeet Parishad Indra Mohon Rajbangshi.

Director general of Bangladesh Loko Sangeet Parishad Abul Kalam Azad delivered the welcome speech.

‘Bangladesh Loko Sangeet Parishad was founded in 1999 for providing a platform for folk singers to showcase their talent. I want to thank our friends and well-wishers who have supported us during our journey. We want to continue working for promoting folk songs among the masses,’ said Indra Mohon Rajbangshi.

Following which, Bangladesh Loko Sangeet Parishad artistes entertained the audience with solo and group performances.

Artistes rendered chorus songs penned by Indra Mohon Rajbangshi like Moner majhe moner manush and Bholi ogo tonar ma.

Besides, artistes Nasrin Hayat, Nitisha Roy, Shalina Alom, Abul Kalam Azad, Shubir Dash, Shoma Sharkar, Akram Mandal, Anjan and others performed at the progamme.

Artistes rendered songs like Wriner bhoja barile, Maya lagais na, Ow tumi kar ba maya, Manush bhole kare re mon, Asol shadhu hoili na re mon, Ow mon dekh najar and others.

The artistes were accompanied by Mafizur Rahman on dotara, Mahfuzul Haq on flute and Narayan Dash on tabla.

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