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Chhayanaut

Late; a consolation

Late; a consolation

Chhayanaut, which has been upholding the Bengali culture and heritage for nearly five decades, never thought that the core of the Bengali identity could come under such a ferocious attack. "We never thought that culture could be attacked," said Sanjida Khatun, president of Chhayanaut, the organiser of the new-year celebration programme that was bombed in 2001, killing 10 people and injuring many more. "It is not important to us what verdict was delivered. It is a consolation that justice followed its own course," said Sanjida as she was speaking to...

Noibedya offers monsoon melodies at Chhayanaut

Noibedya offers monsoon melodies at Chhayanaut

With the theme “Emono Din-e Tare Bola Jaye”, cultural organisation Noibedya arranged a musical event on a rainy evening of June 19 at Ramesh Chandra Datta auditorium of Chhayanaut. Ali Ahmed, Chairman of Noibedya, spoke on monsoon melodies and its creators/composers including Panchokobi and other musical legends. Artistes of Noibedya started off the event...

Celebrating Nazrul

Celebrating Nazrul

It was much welcoming rain that serenaded with large numbers of Nazrul aficionados in celebration of the bard's 115th birth anniversary, as Chhayanaut organised a two day-long Nazrul Utshab 1421 at its main auditorium on May 24 and 25, for the sixth consecutive year. Artistes of Chhayanaut began the festival with a choral...

Homage to Waheedul Haq

Homage to Waheedul Haq

Child artistes of Nalanda, the creative school of cultural organisation Chhayanaut, performed in a programme marking pioneer cultural activist Waheedul Haq's birth anniversary. The event, held at the main auditorium of Chhayanaut on March 16, featured recitation, rendition of songs, dance presentations and staging of two plays. The programme began with rendition of a...

Deshghor'er Gaan begins today

Chhayanaut, one of the leading cultural schools of the country, are hosting a two-day “Deshghor'er Gaan”, in loving memory of Waheedul Haq – the founder of the school – on the occasion of his birth anniversary. The programme, set to be held at the Bokul-tola of Charukola (Faculty of Fine Arts, Dhaka University), will be opened by Toronikanta Roy from Nilphamari this afternoon, who will also sing folk songs. Md. Asad Ali Mondol and his troupe, from Joypurhaat, will also...

Rejoicing in the season of flowers

Rejoicing in the season of flowers

Artistes of Chhayanaut ushered in Spring, the king of all seasons, with the rendition of songs, recitation and dance recitals at the cultural organisation's main auditorium on the evening of March 1. Rejoicing in the spirit of spring, which is synonymous to the celebration of life, was the highlight of the event. Spring was...

Folk musical programme at Chhayanaut

Folk musical programme at Chhayanaut

Folk Music Department of Chhayanaut organised a musical event at the Chhayanaut Sangskrikti Bhaban auditorium on February 7. The event featured solo and choral rendition of songs composed by the Bangladeshi mystic bards Rokib Shah, Pagla Kanai, Bhoba Pagla, Duddu Shah and Fakir Shitalong Shah.   The event set off with a choral rendition...

Interplay of melody and rhythm

Interplay of melody and rhythm

With the theme “Shobarey Kori Ahban”, the leading cultural school of the country, Chhayanaut Sangeet Bidyaytan celebrated its Golden Jubilee at Chhayanaut auditorium. The two-day (January 31-February 1) long programme featured music performances by noted Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Sangeet and folk artistes along with classical music and dance. Eminent cultural personalities paid their...

  

Reminiscing the early days of Chhayanaut

Reminiscing the early days of Chhayanaut

Chhayanaut Sangeet Bidyayatan, in 50 years of its journey, has produced some of the most prominent artistes of the country. Four of the earliest students of the school -- Selina Malek, Iffat Ara Dewan, Shaheen Samad and Sadya Afreen Mallick -- recollect the memories of the olden days of the school, and how...

Remembering a Cultural Icon

Remembering a Cultural Icon

A memorial programme marking the seventh death anniversary of eminent cultural personality, journalist and one of the founders of Chhayanaut, Waheedul Haque was held at Chhayanaut Shangskriti Bhaban on January 27.  Artistes of Chhayanaut performed choral and solo songs on the occasion. General secretary of Chhayanaut, Khairul Anam Shakil delivered the welcome address. Eminent theatre personality Aly Zaker delivered the memorial speech at the event.  Chhayanaut artistes set off the memorial soiree with a choral song “Anandey Akul Jobey”, originally composed by Dwijendranath Thakur. This was followed by another choral song “Deho Gyan Dibya Gyan”, written by Debendranath Thakur.  Rendition of solo songs came next. Mahua Manjuri presented a song “Hey Bijoney...

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