Zahangir Alom | The Daily Star
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  • Serenading souls in search of roots

    The fourth edition of the Dhaka International Folk Festival (DIFF) 2018 was inaugurated yesterday in the capital's Army Stadium. Folk music enthusiasts enjoyed the thoroughly entertaining performances by musicians from both home and abroad.
  • Abida Sultana and Shouquat Ali Imon's beautiful collaboration

    Two years back, renowned singer Abida Sultana lent her voice to the song, Fagune Elo Srabon, which was penned, composed and directed by her younger brother Shouquat Ali Imon, a popular musician himself.
  • Mystery in Mask

    Unmasking the art of mask

    The history and usage of masks -- for both ceremonial and practical purposes -- dates back to several millennia. The flamboyant presence of masks in many traditional festivals and rituals has a prehistoric origin. Mask making continues to be popular in our country, as it hangs on walls in homes to augment their artistic splendour.
  • Portraits with live models are rather artistic

    Every true artist is a great teacher, but every teacher is not a great artist. However, renowned artist Jamal Ahmed is an exception to that notion. Even after being a Professor at the Faculty of Fine Art of the University of Dhaka, Jamal Ahmed's artistic self is prominently alive and visible.

    Berlin is the hub of art in Germany. Art or culture enthusiasts visiting Berlin should definitely consider visiting the Gemäldegalerie (Old Master Paintings) of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin).