The National Rabindra Sangeet Festival returns to the stage, rehearsals are underway
The traditional national festival Rabindra Sangeet returns to the stage with the words of the poet: “The pain of this life will be gone here”. Organized by Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Artist Society.
Since 1988, the organization has been working on the development of Rabindra Sangeet and young artists. This festival returns directly to the stage after almost three years due to Corona.
The festival is held for two days on November 25 and 26 at the auditorium of the International Mother Language Institute in the capital. The festival will be opened by Minister of State for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid, MP. Tapan Mahmud, President of Rabindra Sange and Shilpi Sansthan said so.
Rehearsal activities are underway with members of the organization before the festival. Which is led by President Tapan Mahmud, Executive President Amina Ahmed and General Secretary Piyush Barua.
Regarding the organization and the preparation, Tapan Mahmud told the Bangla Tribune: “The last time I did this festival was in 2019, that is to say directly on stage”. Impossible in 2019 due to confinement. In 21 I did it online on a limited scale. This year’s festival is therefore very important to us. Because we have the opportunity to come back on stage again. But this time we faced a new problem. I couldn’t find the auditorium easily. The public library auditorium at our usual location is being renovated. Close it. Later, I found the auditorium of the Mother Language Institute with great difficulty. This is why there is a bit of a delay in this year’s event.
This famous musician Rabindra said that since 1988, the main objective of this organization is to promote young artists. This trend continues in this year’s festival as well. In his words, “In our time, there was only BTV. or wireless. So if we sang there, all of Bangladesh would be covered. There are many channels now, but the artists are not as exposed as before. But we want newcomers to have the chance to sing and advertise. Such a festival is indeed very necessary for this work. New artists have a lot of courage when such arrangements are made. So this time we will introduce new members on stage. We will stay with the old ones.
Not only the music, but as always in this year’s festival too, the Association of Bangladesh Artists Rabindra Sangeet will give meritorious awards. This time he is received by the eminent singer Ashraful Alam and the eminent singer Rafiqul Alam. Both were Shabda Sainiks from Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra.
It is known that after the inauguration of the festival at 10 a.m. on November 25 and the award ceremony, the music will be played from 11 a.m. Recitation and music will take place from 5 p.m. with a break in between. The next day (November 26) there will be a recital and concert from 5 p.m.
The 33rd festival is dedicated to the memory of artists, writers, journalists, poets and Sanskritists who died during the Corona virus.
Tapan Mahmud said, “This epidemic has not only taken away our scene. Took many more cool lives. If there had been, our art-culture could have been richer. This event is therefore dedicated to these people. And the purpose of this slogan is, we mean – we will overcome all pains and obstacles in our lives through this festival.
Photo: Sajjad Hossain
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