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Dhaka Tribune

Where words fail, music speaks

Update : 02 Dec 2015, 06:06 PM

Tens and thousands people were delighted to witness the finale of the Bengal Foundation Classical Music Festival in the early hours of Wednesday morning at the Army Stadium in Dhaka.

We salute Bengal Foundation for once again successfully executing a vibrant and high quality musical festival on such a large scale.

As the largest South Asian classical music festival in the world, the fourth edition of the Classical Music Festival has fully lived up to the high expectations it generates as a much looked forward to event on the capital’s calendar.

Classical music legends such as Ustad Zakir Hossain, Ustad Rashid Khad, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia were among the many musicians who enthralled a full packed army stadium even at the break of dawn on all five days.

Every musician brought their own engaging persona and incomparable talent to the stage, making it  well worth the wait for the thousands who gladly queued for entry to enjoy their night.

The magnitude of the festival’s success in pulling in so many people over the weekend and on three long weekday nights, is truly extraordinary, and shows how deeply loved music is by the people of Bangladesh.

It was a great way to round off a month which has seen Bengal Foundation and other promoters organise several major world class music festivals in the city. The appreciative and rapturous reception accorded to this great array of musicians shows how greatly Dhaka loves and appreciates music in all its forms and glory.

All the different organisers and sponsors deserve credit and thanks for the exemplary commitment and organisation they have demonstrated in promoting musical culture in Bangladesh. 

We hope this festival and others each continue to expand and offer great music to their large and loyal audience in every year ahead.

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