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Virtual show features poem, music

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy organised a virtual programme featuring poems along with Nazrul, folk and modern songs on Friday.

Bangla Academy director general and poet Habibullah Siraji, Nazrul Sangeet singer Rebeka Sultana, thespian Tropa Majumdar , singer Mamun Zahid Khan, Champa Banik, folk singer Gorib Mokter Ali, instrumentalist Ruposhi Mumtaz and others participated in the event.

The programme was organised by the academy as part of its ‘Art Against Corona’ initiative. It was streamed live on the academy’s Facebook page.

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy director general Liaquat Ali Lucky presided over the event, anchored by recitation artiste Rafiqul Islam.

Habibullah Siraji commenced the event reciting his self-penned poems ‘Ami Ki Manush Hote Pari’ and ‘Amar Prithibi’.

Tropa Majumdar recited parts from Syed Shamsul Haq’s play ‘Payer Awaj Paowa Jay’.

Rebeka Sultana rendered national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s songs Tomar mahabishwe kichhu haray na ko kobhu and Roso ghano shyam.

Mamun Zahid Khan sang Ke daake kathor prane and Sakha tomare paile aar.

Champa Banik sang Swapner angina and Ami ki tomar moto eto bhalobaste pari and Gorib Mokter Ali sang Monto ural pakhi.

‘I want to pay tribute to all the frontline fighters who have sacrificed their lives fighting against COVID-19. The coronavirus has forced us to change our lifestyle. We have to maintain social distancing to contain the spread of the virus. Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has taken a timely initiative to promote our art and culture. I thank Liaquat Ali Lucky for arranging this virtual programme,’ said Habibullah Siraji.

Rebeka Sultana said, ‘I am very worried about this crisis and, don’t know what we are going to face in the coming days. I am very happy that Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has organised this event.

By Raqib Hasan

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