Shilpakala organizes the National Festival of Instrumental Music

The artists perform an instrumental recital on Tuesday at the National Festival of Instrumental Music organized by the Shilpakala Academy of Bangladesh at the auditorium of the National Center for Music and Dance. – Press release

The Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy held a two-day National Instrumental Music Festival on Tuesday and Wednesday at the auditorium of the National Center for Music and Dance.

More than 50 musicians from all over the country entertained the audience by playing different musical instruments including veena, setar, tabla, sarod, guitar, shanai, esraj, flute, sarengi, l ‘ektara, the dotara and the violin.

The BSA organized the festival under the direction of its music, dance and recitation department. The event was planned by BSA Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky and overseen by Department Director Kazi Aftab Uddin Hablu.

Prominent musician Sheikh Sadi Khan was present as a commentator at the closing ceremony on Wednesday. Additionally, BSA Secretary Mohammad Asaduzzaman delivered a speech during the show, chaired virtually by Liaquat Ali Lucky.

Nasir Uddin, Rahin, Sunil Chandra Das, Muhammad Hasan, Ebadul haque Shaikat, Shukla Haldar, Shaunak Debnath Wreek, Muhammad Yousuf Khan, Murtaja Kabir Murad, Shahnaz Jaman, Gazi Abdul Hakim, Saleh Ahmed Sami, Firoz Khan, Alauddin Mia, Satyajit Chakravarty , Mohammad Manik, Ruptanu Sharma, Monwar Hossain, Vinod Roy and Mortuza among others performed at the festival on the last day.

The festival featured performances by Pandit Kumar Bose, Tungtang Rubab, Ashikur Rahman, Kumaresh, Sayed Meher Hossain, Pallab Sanyal, Sunesh Kumar, Muhammad Nuruzzaman, Anupam Biswas, Motiar Rahman, Fahal Hossain Golondaj, Mohammad Kamrul, Upendra Nath, Ilham Phuljhuri , Isra Phuljhuri, Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Sohel, Mohammad kashem, Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Narayan Dev Liton, Debashish Das, Mohammad, Kafil Uddin, Tushar Kanti Sarkar, Ziaul Abedin, Jinia Jafrin, Jyoti Banarjee, Abhishesk, Sayem, Ashik and Ujjal, among others, Tuesday.

Prominent musician Sheikh Sadi Khan was also present as a commentator at the inaugural ceremony.

“It is difficult to express emotions with musical instruments. Just as great singers mesmerize people with their unique singing style, instrumentalists also captivate audiences with their instrumental recitals,” said Sheikh Sadi Khan.

“This festival provides an important platform for instrumentalists in Bangladesh. Also, it gave young instrumentalists the opportunity to show off their talent,” he added.

Liaquat Ali Lucky inaugurated the festival virtually. He said, “The academy will organize this festival all over the country. We are in the process of creating a database that will list the country’s instrumentalists.

Pandit Kumar Bose, a prominent tabla player and classical musician, said, “Music has the power to enrich listeners. Artists can protect their culture and heritage by practicing music.

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