Revisiting the golden era of Bangla films, HSBC Bangladesh recently hosted a delightful musical programme, titled Gaan Hoye Ele, at Radisson Blu in Chattogram. The programme showcased the 1400-year old culture and history of Chattogram through a melodic reminiscence of renowned singers of Bangladesh.
Legendary actor Sarah Begum Kabori attended the event as an honourable guest. The musical soiree highlighted her personal stories and memories the port city, along with her favourite songs and film scores. She reminisced her days in Chattogram adding that the city is hugely rich in its own genre of songs, including Halda Fada and Maijbhandari songs, that carry an eternal appeal.
Francois de Maricourt, CEO, HSBC Bangladesh, and Mahbub-ur Rahman, Deputy CEO and Country Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC Bangladesh, addressed the audience at the programme.
Francois de Maricourt said that Chattogram is a city rich in history and culture and that the sea port of the city plays a key role in Bangladesh’s economy. “Such an event helps us merge the musical tradition with its culture,” said Francois.
Mahbub-ur-Rahman, in his speech, paid a tribute to the sons of Chattogram, who contributed to Bangladesh’s literature, music and culture, and sacrificed their lives for the country in the Liberation War.
“Chattogram is an inseparable part of the Liberation War. It is also a city of many renowned singers, who with their musical prowess, have transcend the regional, national and international boundaries,” said Mahbub-ur-Rahman. “We are in Chattogram to relish the musical beauty of the city.”
Eminent Bangladeshi singers Sabina Yasmin, Samina Chowdhury, Adity Mohsin, Partha Barua, Jahir Alim, as well as promising singers Ronti Das and Sabbir Zaman, performed at the event.