Cultural groups remember the national poet


Marking the 39th death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam,  Bangladesh Nazrul Sangeet Sangstha (BNSS) organised a Nazrul Sangeet soiree  at National Music and Dance Centre auditorium l of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on September 6.
The event, titled “Ebar Nijer Kotha Koho”, featured solo and choral rendition of songs, recitation and a discussion. A number of renowned and promising artistes of BNSS performed diverse styles of Nazrul Sangeet.
Noted elocutionist Rupa Chakrabarty welcomed all and beautifully presented “Jodi Ar Banshi Na Bajey”. General Secretary Khairul Anam Shakil and President Khalid Hossain of BNSS spoke at the event highlighting the organisation’s initiatives to popularise Nazrul Sangeet in Bangladesh.
“The programme aims to come together both prominent and promising singers of the country so that the practice of Nazrul Sangeet continues generation after generation,” said Khairul Anam Shakil.
Artistes of BNSS set off the musical show with the choral song “Jago Amrito Piyashi” and “Mrityu Nai”. The singers also performed two other choruses later.
Eminent artistes Khalid Hossain rendered “Ontorey Tumi Achho Chirodin” while Khairul Anam Shakil performed “Boshia Bijoney”
Among the solo performances, renowned singer Salahuddin Ahmed superbly performed “Bhul Kore Jodi Bhalobeshe Thaki” at the event. Bizon Chandra Mistry captivated the audience with his immaculate performance of “Amar Aponar Cheye”
Selina Hossain, Mahmudul Hasan, Simpy and Sushmita Debnath Shuchi performed “Kemoney Kohi Priyo”, “Piya Gechhe Kobe”, “Porodeshi Bondhua” and “Shawon Ashilo Phirey” respectively.
Noted artistes – Yakub Ali Khan, Dr. Leena Tapashi Khan, Nasima Shaheen, Joseph Kamal Rodriguez and others, along with promising artistes Mehfuz Al Fahad, Rezaul Karim, Mohit Khan, Bona Rani Halder and others rendered solos at the event.
Meanwhile, Nazrul Academy last wek  concluded their 2-day programme to observe 39th death anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.
The programmes arranged at Nazrul Bhaban in city’s Mogbazar area included  discussion on Nzrul’s life and work as well as remembering the great poet through singing his songs.
General Secretary of Nazrul Academy Mintu Rahman, Executive Member, Mukit Chowdhury, Rafiqul Islam, Joint Secretary Eng. M Atiqur Rahman, Mahbubul Haque, Mizanur Rahman, Babu Rahman, Prodip Mohonta from Kolkata and Suborna Kazi among others addressed the programme while Abdul Hannan, President of Nazrul Academy was in chair.
Later, a musical programme held. Academy’s teacher Maidul Islam, Badiuzzaman Badal, Suborna Kazi, Prodip Mohota presented Nazrul’s songs. Learners of Nazrul Academy also presented chorus and solo songs.
Earlier on Thursday, Teachers, students and committee members of Nazrul Academy paid floral homage at the grave of the national poet. Later a milad-mahfil was conducted at the Academy premises.
Star Melodies, a regular initiative of The Daily Star,  also   organized an  interactive music  soiree   at its AS Mahmud Seminar Hall of on August 31, marking the 39th death anniversary of our National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

Source: Weekly Holiday

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