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Hailing the season of flower and love

Hailing the season of flower and love

Artistes of Chhayanaut ushered in Spring, the king of all seasons, with song  renditions and dance recitals at its main auditorium on the evening of February 27. Spring was hailed with a solo drut khayal performance set on Raga “Basant” by Chhayanaut Guru Asit Dey. Dey diffused the colours of spring through his rendition. Several...

Kathak festival at Chhayanaut

Kathak festival at Chhayanaut

The Kathak Nritya Sampraday is organising the third edition of the Kathak Dance Festival, set to begin today at the Chhayanaut auditorium. The three-day festival will feature over a hundred dancers, coming in from all over the country, including Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Sylhet, Cox's Bazar, Patuakhali, Khulna and Sherpur. The festival also includes a...

Music in its purest form

Music in its purest form

A two-day classical music festival was set off at the main auditorium of Chhayanaut Shangskriti Bhaban through the rendition of National Anthem on Thursday evening. Eminent music guru Azad Rahman inaugurated the eighth Shuddha Sangeet Utshab. Khairul Anam Shakil, general Secretary of the organisation delivered welcome address. The festival, comprising three sessions, comes to...

Chhayanaut's Shuddha Sangeet Utshab begins today

Chhayanaut's Shuddha Sangeet Utshab begins today

Chhayanaut's two-day Shuddha Sangeet Utshab, featuring vocal and instrumental music, begins today at its main auditorium in Dhanmondi, Dhaka. Starting at this evening, the annual festival comprising three sessions will end on December 20. The eighth edition of the festival will be formally inaugurated by noted music exponent and guru Azad Rahman as chief guest.    In this connection, a press conference was held yesterday at Chhayanaut Shangskriti Bhaban. The programme will begin at 6pm on December 18 with the lighting of candles as a symbol of diffusing knowledge, followed by a welcome address by organisers along with speeches by the chief guest and a choral performance by the artistes of...

Chhayanaut's classical dance festival begins today

Chhayanaut's classical dance festival begins today

A two-day Classical Dance Festival sets off at Chhayanaut today (November 7). For the fourth consecutive year, Chhayanaut is holding the dance festival at its main auditorium. The festival begins at 6:15pm on both days. The aim of the festival is to put together a union of souls between classical dance artistes and...

Manipuri classics at Chhayanaut

Manipuri classics at Chhayanaut

Reputed dance school Shadhona arranged its monthly dance show Nupur Beje Jaye at Chhayanaut on October 28. The presentation began with a 9th-century dance from Kashmir by eminent dance exponent Lubna Marium. This was followed by a performance by Manipuri students of Shadhona's project Dhrumel in Komolganj, Srimongal, incorporating pung (hand-drums) and mandira...

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 reporters at the Chhayanaut Bhaban in Dhanmondi yesterday following a court verdict that sentenced eight Islamist militants to death and six...

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...

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