The three-day Dhaka International Folk Festival, an assembly of traditional music practitioners of seven countries, will begin on November 10 at the Army Stadium in Dhaka, said the organisers at a press conference held at the Westin Dhaka on October 30.
Besides local singers including ascetic bauls, professional stage performers and fusionists -singers from India, Canada, USA, Spain, France and Turkey will also perform in the event, which is being organised by Sun Events. It will be the second arrangement of the international folk festival which will feature over 100 singers, said the organisers.
Sun Events chairman Anjan Chowdhury, Grameenphone acting CEO Yasir Azman, Dhaka Bank Limited deputy managing director Emranul Huq, Amra Networks Limited managing director Syed Farhad Ahmed, Microsoft Bangladesh managing director Sonia Bashir, Bengal Foundation chairman Abul Khair Litu were present at the press conference.
The organizers said that the audience can enjoy the three day events beginning everyday at 6pm and continuing till midnight for free by registering their names at dhakainternationalfolkfest.com.
Explaining the reason behind organising the festival, the organisers said that the Dhaka International Folk Festival will promote the traditional music and musicians of the country among the young listeners.
Moreover, it will promote traditional music of different countries of the world, they said.