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    Cultural performances protest at violence against women

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 11:02pm on October 17, 2020

    Artistes protested at violence against women and social anomalies performing songs, recitation and street plays in two different programmes held on Dhaka University campus on Saturday...

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    Turkey’s ailing theatres fear politics at play in virus funding

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 11:13pm on October 17, 2020

    Asmali Sahne, an independent theatre in Istanbul, applied for desperately needed state funds as it tries to survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but its request was turned down...

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    Government launches digital archive

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:13pm on October 19, 2020

    The government has launched digital archive for preserving works of artistes. A website named Abkitchen.org featuring the late legendary rocker Ayub Bachchu’s songs was launched under the...

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    Films can bring effective social change

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:11pm on October 19, 2020

    Young filmmaker Saiyeed Shahjada Al Kareem said that films could bring effective social change as they create an impact on culture and education. ‘Films have the power to bring in social change. A well-made film...

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    India cinemas reopen, hoping to lure back movie-mad fans

    Agence France-Presse . Bangalore | Updated at 11:11pm on October 17, 2020

    Cinemas in movie-mad India tentatively re-opened on Thursday but with worries about coronavirus and only old films showing, early punters were few and far between. The pandemic has clobbered theatres worldwide but...

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    Egypt singer adds modern touch to Islamic chanting

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 10:38pm on October 18, 2020

    Egypt’s Mahmoud al-Tohamy is a master of Islamic chanting, a 1,400-year-old art form known as ‘inshad’ -- but that hasn’t stopped him from performing the ‘Game of Thrones’ theme song...

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    In conversation with Jayanto Chattopadhyay

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 10:32pm on October 18, 2020

    Jayanta Chattopadhyay is known for his stellar performance as an actor and recitation artiste. He has released around 20 recitation albums and lent his voice to many national and international...

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    Mexico sets sights on Vienna’s Aztec crowning glory

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 11:14pm on October 17, 2020

    It is one of the star attractions of Vienna’s Weltmuseum, a resplendent ancient Aztec headdress of iridescent blue-green feathers almost two metres (six feet) wide with a centrepiece sporting...