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Shilpakala Academy celebrates Nobanno

Update : 08 Dec 2013, 06:31 PM

Nabanno Utshob (Bengali traditional crop harvest celebration) is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in Bangladesh. In the urban milieu, the occasion was observed with an array of colourful programmes on the open premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on December 7.

Nabanno’s most attractive facet is pitha (a kind of cake made by rice flour) and the event offered the city dwellers a variety of delicious pithas displayed in different stalls. A huge crowd enjoyed the programme which also featured music and dance recitals.  

The festival was opened with a welcome speech from Sohrab Uddin, director of Music and Dance department of BSA. Director of BSA Liaquat Ali Lucky presided over the show with the Secretary of Cultural Ministry, Ronojit Kumar Biswas present as a special guest.

Jatiyo Rabindra Sangeet Sammelan Parishad’s artists performed the songs titled Kanna Hshir Dol Dolano and Poush Toder Dak Diyechhe in chorus. BSA Repertory Sangeet Dal presented folk songs, Heicha Malo Dhan Ho and Aj Jibon Khuje Pabi this was followed by a group dance recital of Baje Re Bangladesher Dhol choreographed by Kobirul Islam Ratan. Rewaj Performers School staged a group dance to Baro Masher Dhol, choreographed by Munmun Ahmed and then, the cultural organization Bonnishika’s chorus rendition of the songs Kati Dhan Kati Dhan Ayre and Jhilmil Jhilmil JhilerJole were enjoyed by the audience.

Mokhlesur Rahman Mintu, Nasima Khan Bokul, Jalal Uddin Hira, Dipta Rajbongshi, Poli Rahman Yasmin Ali, Abu Bakar and Tapan Chowdhury performed solo numbers on popular folk songs related to the festival. Solo recitations by Tamanna Tithi, Shahidul Islam Naju and Rabi Sankar were appreciated by the audience.

Finally popular band Joler Gaan closed the festival with their lively and audience-winning performance.

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