Rafsanul Islam, a ten-year old from Netrokona who became a viral sensation on social media over the past couple of weeks for a cover of LRB's “Hashte Dekho”, has finally got to live the dream of meeting his hero, Ayub Bachchu.
Satellite channel Rtv is broadcasting series “Semi Corporate” every Tuesday through Thrusday at 10pm. Written by Rafiqul Islam Poltu and directed by RB Pritam, it casts Afran Nisho, Aparna Ghose, Mishu Sabbir, Tawsif Mahbub, Sazu Khadem, Prosun Azad and others.
Fakhrul Arefeen Khan's “Bhuban Majhi”, a film connecting the Liberation War to the current times, released in March last year in the country to largely positive response. After a tour of a few film festivals and successful screenings around the country, the film is now set to release in India.
After a long interval, Bangladesh Musical Bands Association (BAMBA) is going to arrange a concert with its member bands. Eleven out of 27 member bands of the organisation will perform in the Live Chapter One concert on May 3, at the International Convention Center Bashundhara.
TV series “Birombona” will air its final episode tonight on Banglavision, at 9:05pm. Written and directed by Jabir Russel, it casts Apurbo, Mamo, Mir Sabbir, Nadia, Abul Hayat, Monira Mithu, Chitralekha Guha, Shirin Bokul and others.
Prominent Bangladeshi singer and music director Kaushik Hossain Taposh receives the prestigious “Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018”. As a first Bangladeshi music director, he bagged the award for “Best Singer and Music Director” (Bangladesh) at a programme held in Mumbai on April 21. Marking the 149th birth anniversary of Dadasaheb Phalke, many other Bollywood stars including Shahid Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Rana Daggubati, Shilpa Shetty, Kriti Sanon and Karan Johar bagged the best awards in different categories for their contributions to Indian films.
LabAid Foundation organised a programme titled “Chiroboshonter Chithi” this past week at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy's Music and Dance auditorium, featuring poetry reading and recitation by poets. Nirmalendu Goon, Ruby Rahman, Zahidul Haque, Habibullah Siraji, Ashim Saha, Kazi Rosy read their own poems at the programme, while elocutionists Syed Hasan Imam, Ashraful Alam, Jayanta Chattopadhyay and Dalia Ahmed recited poems and Lutfar Hasan and Gazala Mahmud performed songs. The programme was dedicated to Ferdausi Priyobhashini.
Pahela Baishakh celebrations
Bengal Foundation's Pahela Baishakh celebrations ended at the capital's Bengal Boi yesterday, after four-days of music and good vibes. The programmes included a wide range of musical performances, from a group classical sarod recital by Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay students, songs by Sharmin Sathi Islam and Halima Parvin and Bhajan Baul, recitation by Hasan Arif, a concert by Joler Gaan and authentic folk music performance by bauls coming all the way from Faridpur.
Pahela Baishakh celebrations
The Bangladesh Embassy in Kathmandu organised a Baishakhi fair at its Chancery premises on April 14 to celebrate the Bangla New Year 1425 in a joyous manner. The day's festivities included a Pitha festival, a cultural programme, traditional games. Bangladeshi ambassador to Nepal Mashfee Binte Shams distributed prizes among the winners. The programmes ended with a mini Bangladesh food festival showcasing typical Bangladeshi cuisine.
Pahela Baishakh celebrations
Noted Tagore singer Shama Rahman performs in a solo musical soiree, held at Kabi Sufia Kamal auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum (BNM) on April 13. BNM organised the programme marking Chaitra Sangkranti 1424 and Pahela Baishakh 1425.
paying their deep homage
Paying their deep homage to eminent cultural personality, artiste, writer and president of Chhayanaut Dr. Sanjida Khatun on her 85th birth anniversary on April 4, artistes of Chhayanaut celebrate the birthday in a befitting manner at the main auditorium of the cultural organisation. The artistes rendered songs, recited poems and performed dances to rejoice the occasion. Several renowned singers like Mita Huq, Khairul Anam Shakil, Laisa Ahmed Lisa and others present solo songs at the event.
ekushey padak laureates
Bangladesh Sangeet Sangathan Parishad on April 2 accorded a reception to this year's Ekushey Padak laureates, at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Syed Hasan Imam, Sheikh Sadi Khan, Khurshid Alam, Sujeya Shyam, Indra Mohon Rajbongshi, Ustad Matiul Haque Khan, Ashraful Alam, Azad Rahman, Md. Rafiquzzaman and Kamal Lohani were felicitated at the event. Biswajit Roy, General Secretary of Bangladesh Sangeet Songothan Somonnoy Parishad, presided over the ceremony.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy organised a staging of play “Jahanara Jahanara” at its National Theatre Hall auditorium on March 31, by Indian theatre troupe HaJaBaRaLa. The programme also included dramatic reading of plays “Julius Caesar” and “Hey Noishhobdo Hey Bohnishikha” by theatre artistes of Bangladesh and India at the same venue.
Kothaye Tomar Alokdhenu
Students of Chhayanaut and Nalanda School render songs at a programme organised by Chhayanaut marking Independence Day. A documentary titled “Kothaye Tomar Alokdhenu” was also screened. Photo: Sheikh Mehedi Morshed
TV play director Arun Chowdhury's maiden film “Alta Banu” takes part in the upcoming “International Film Festival of South Asia to be held in Toronto, Canada. Produced by Impress Tele-film, “Alta Banu” will be screened in the competition category of the festival scheduled to be held from May 10 to 21.
bangladesh shilpakala academy
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on Friday organised 'Sadhu Songo', musical evening featuring bauls, commemorating mystic bard Lalon Shah's tradition of getting Baul singers together on the night of the Dol Purnima. Artistes of BSA, Kushtia's Lalon Academy, as well as reputed Bauls performed songs at the event, held at the open premises of Shilpakala Academy.
“Nikhoj Shobder Khoje”
“Nikhoj Shobder Khoje”, beverage brand Coca-Cola's initiative to find lost Bangla words included a theatrical production titled “Nikhoj Sangbad”. The play, produced by Kotha O Kahini, was staged at the National Theatre Hall auditorium of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday. Written by Syed Gousul Alam Shaon, Reza Arif and Adnan Adib Khan, the play was directed by Reza Arif with Tariq Anam Khan as advisory director. Photo: Sheikh Mehedi Morshed
obhinoy shilpi sangha
Members of the Obhinoy Shilpi Sangha, an association of television actors, celebrated Pahela Falgun together, coinciding the
occasion with their annual general meeting held at the Trust Auditorium. The actors dressed up to the spirit of the season and made merry on the sidelines of the organizational activities.
Battery Dance Company of New York
On Saturday evening (January 27) Battery Dance Company of New York presented its Dhaka debut, “Dancing for Peace and Tolerance” at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA). The programme is supported by the US Embassy in Dhaka, the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and BSA. Five dance performances took place over a 90 -minute session, including the productions “People Get Ready”, “Ultraviolet”, “Observatory”, “Terra and Astra” and “Shakti”. All performances worked under the theme of Gandhi's desire to secure a culture of peace and tolerance. The Company also conducted workshops with local dancers.