Music and Dance Department of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) has arranged a three-day (May 19-21) memorial programme to pay tributes to music legends Baba Ustad Allauddin Khan, Kamal Dasgupta, Abdul Alim and Abdul Latif. The event, featuring a discussion and musical programme, is being held at the music and dance auditorium of BSA.
On the opening day BSA held a discussion with a musical programme in memory of legendary singer, composer Abdul Alim and Abdul Latif. Nazrul exponent Sudhin Dasgupta graced the occasion as chief guest while noted folk artistes Indra Mohan Rajbongshi and Nadira Begum spoke on the legends.
Later, folk singers--Abu Bakor Siddique, Dil Afroz Reba, Sheikh Hemayet, Anima Mukti Gomes, Abdul Karim Khan, Asgar Alim, Biman Chandra Biswas and Rafi rendered folk songs originally recorded and composed by the legendary duo.
In memory of Sur Samrat Baba Ustad Allauddin, BSA held a discussion and classical music performance. R A M Ubaidul Moktadir Chowdhury, MP, attended as chief guest while Faizur Rahman Badal, MP, was present as special guest. Cultural personality Mobarak Hossain Khan held a discussion.
Later, Classical music artistes, Shahadat Hossain Khan (sarod), Reenat Fauzia (sitar), Firoz Khan (sitar), Yusuf Khan (sarod) Priyanka Gope (vocal) and Nishit Dey (sitar) performed at the event.
Paying homage to legendary composer Kamal Dasgupta, the memorial programme comes to an end today. Cultural Affairs Secretary Dr. Ranjit Kumar Biswas, NDC, will attend as chief guest while cultural personality ABM Nurul Anwar and music researcher Dr. Sayem Rana will be special guests. BSA director general Liaquat Ali Lucky will preside over. Director of Music and Dance Department of BSA Sohrabuddin will deliver the welcome address.
Noted artistes Subir Nandi, Khairul Anam Shakil, Shakila Zafar, Yasmin Mushtari, Sujit Mustafa, Iffat Ara Dewan, Timir Nandi, Rumi Ajnabi, Dinat Jahan Munni and Sushmita Anis will give musical performances.