Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Devotional and inspirational songs move Chittagong audience

Artistes perform at the programme. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das

Artistes perform at the programme. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das

Music enthusiasts in Chittagong city enjoyed a cultural programme at Theatre Institute Chittagong (TIC) auditorium on April 20.
The programme, titled “Shimar Majhey Oshim Tumi,” was organised by Obhudoy Sangeet Angon, a cultural troupe of the Port City.
Speakers at the programme said that a strong culture forms the basis of Bengali nationalism, and our traditions and heritage would take us forward.
Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam continue to inspire Bangladeshis through thick and thin, speakers said.
Devotional songs from Tagore’s “Geetbitan” and many other compositions, including “Shimar Majhey Oshim Tumi”, “Amar Matha Noto Kore Dao Hey” and “Shukhoheen Nishidin” were presented at the programme.
Various artistes, including Ripa Palit, Lopa Gush, Shimul Sharma, Suman Basak and Bablu Chakrabarty performed solo. Palash Dev played tabla, Nikhilesh Barua was on keyboard and Mohammed Faruk Hossain played mandira.
The programme was directed and planned by noted Tagore singer Shreyasi Roy.
Chittagong University Vice Chancellor, Professor Anwarul Azim Arif, was present at the programme as chief guest. Assistant High Commissioner of India in Chittagong, Somnath Ghosh, and noted Tagore singer Mihir Nandi were present as special guests.