The spirit of the iconic year 1971 will live forever in the hearts of every Bangalee. Freedom for us came at a cost, too bloody and painful. Therefore, the significance of it resonates ever so powerfully when we indulge in liberation.
Distressed Children and Infants (DCI) International, a non-profit organisation working for children's rights, is organising a fundraising concert today at the Krishibid Institute Bangladesh (KIB) Auditorium this afternoon.
An exhibition featuring a collection of artworks by eminent writer and poet Syed Shamsul Haque, titled “Chitrer Dibbowroth”, will begin today at the Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct at 6pm. Noted artist Hashem Khan will inaugurate the exhibition.
“Gopit”, a special tele-film themed on the Liberation War, will air today at 3:05pm on Channel i. Directed by Sazzad Sumon, it casts Jayanta Chattopadhyay, Runa Khan and Lutfar Rahman George in the central roles.
Quintessential '90s Bollywood diva Urmila Matondkar has made an appearance for the big screen, for a dance song in Irrfan Khan-starrer “Blackmail”. The makers released the video, titled “Bewafa Beauty”, on Thursday.
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.