Dhaka, Nov 15 – Dhaka International Folk Festival commenced Thursday evening with Bhabna, a dance troupe, from Bangladesh,
presenting the inaugural show at 6 pm
Dikanda from Poland, Wadali Brothers from India, Abdul Hai Dewan from Bangladesh, and Satyaki Banerjee performed on the first day of the three day long folk fest.
Sun Communications in association with Sun Foundation is organizing the festival in the country for the fourth year.
Anjan Chowdhury, Chairman of Sun Communications LTD and Sun Foundation, said that their mission is to conserve and patronize the folk genre, make it popular among people, secure the legal rights of Bangladeshi folk artistes and ensure royalties due to them through this festival.
The performances are being run from November 15 -17 at Bangladesh Army Stadium every day from 6pm to 12am.
Some 174 artistes from 7 countries including Bangladesh have gathered in one stage to celebrate the music of the heart.
Prominent artists Momotaz Begom, Baul Kabir Shah, Arnob, Nakshikatha, Swarobanjo and Bhabna Nritya Dol are performing from Bangladesh in the rest of day.
The Raghu Dixit Project, Shafqat Amanat Ali from Pakistan, Majaz from Bahrain, Grammy award winner Los Texmaniacs from the USA, and Las Migas from Spain have come to this bustling city to celebrate the spirit of folk music.
The audience needs to print their Entry Pass for each day to enter the festival with the photocopy of NID, Passport.
The audience will also be able to enjoy the programme through Grameenphone online video streaming service ‘Bioscope Live’. – UNB