A celebration of music-Songs of various genres presented
Eminent artistes and cultural organiations presented songs of different genres on the first day of the three-day musical programme celebrating World Music Day at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday.
Bangladesh Sangeet Sanghatan Sammanay Parisad organised the programme.The programme with the slogan ‘Gaane Gaane Badha e Biswa,’ began with a group performance of Rabinrdanath Tagore’s timeless song Ananda dhara bohichhe bhubane by artistes of Surtirtha led by noted singer Mita Haque.
Surer Dhara artistes’ chorus presentation of Tagore’s patriotic song O amar desher mati enthralled the hall full of audiences.
However, the evening would have remained unfulfilled without the renditions of songs of Kazi Nazrul Islam. Singers of Nazrul Sangeet Shilpy Parisad rendered Dao shairja dao dhairja and Jaago amrita while Sujit Mostafa, in his solo rendition, performed Kon kuley ajj bhirilo toree which enchanted the audiences.
Rendition of patriotic songs like Eki apurup rupey ma tomar and O bhai khati shonar cheye khati, by the artistes of Hindal Sangeet Academy, brought a different pleasing dimension at the programme.
The show became more diversified with the presentation of some blazing peoples’songs like Amar jagoroner bhasa and Amra pube paschime by the artistes of Jagoran Sangskriti Charcha O Gabeshona Kendrea.
Sargam Lalitakala Academy’s child artiste rendered poet Shamsur Rahman’s poem Swadhinata Tumi synchronized with instrumental melody.
The World Music Day programme became truly global with the performance of an invited Sri-lankan troupe. The troupe rendered three Sri-Lankan songs Thanudanidan maha raha, Mister sir and Indunil Gangula, which narrate themes like beauty of nature and glory of Sri-lanka. In spite of the language barrier, the audience seemed to enjoy the performances.
In solo presentations, popular Tagore singer Fahim Hossain rendered Pub hawate dai dola and Aji jato tara tobo akashe. Eminent singer Papiya Sarwar’s rendition of Abar eschhe ashar and Oi malati tarar boney in her strong yet melodious voice soaked the minds of the listeners with emotion.
Benuka Lalitakala Academy’s presentation of colourful dance piece synchronised with songs Sami bar megher o sange received audience acclaims.
Earlier, in the noon, music exponent ABM Nurul Huda inaugurated the programme. Besides, a discussion session was held in the afternoon where general secretary, joint general secretary and vice-president of Bangladesh Sangeet Sanghatan Sammanay Parisad, respectively, Biswajit Ray, Sajed Akbar and Sujit Mostafa, along with prominent musicians including Indra Mahan Rajbanshi, Fatima-Tuz-Zohra, and Sheikh Sadi Khan delivered speech.
A hall full of audiences enjoyed the show. Shafin Ahmed, a private service holder, told New Age, ‘It is nice to listen to different types of songs both local and foreign at a show.’