Dhaka– The World Music Day will be celebrated in the country on Thursday as elsewhere in the world.Different cultural organizations will observe the day with different programmes while various televisions will also air special musical programme.
The event, also known as Fête de la Musique (World Music Day) originated in France in 1982.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) will organize a day-long programme marking the World Music Day.
The academy will feature discussion and cultural programme on the day at its premises as part of the celebration.
The celebration of the day will be inaugurated with the release of the balloons in front of the national drama centre of the academy while a huge number of artists will enjoy the piano performance by Timir Nandi at the same venue.
A discussion programme will also be held in the auditorium of the national drama centre of BSA where cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor will attend as the chief guest.
Musicologist Mustafa Zaman Abbasi, Momtaz Begum, Andrew Kishore, Gazi Abdul Hakim, Ayub Bachchu, Sujit Mustafa, Rezwana Choudhury Bannya will discuss while secretary Jahangir Hossain Chowdhury will preside over the session.
Bangladesh Jatra Shlipi Forum will present instrumental music chorus directed by Chandan Dutta while the audience will enjoy the solo piano performance by Ruposhi Mamtaj.
BSA children Troupe, Shishu Academy and Government Music College will present musical chorus while two bands ‘Joler Gaan’ and ‘Gaan Pagol’ are scheduled to rock the stage with their musical performances.
On the other hand, Bangladesh Musical Organisation Somonnoy Parishad will also organise two-day long programme marking the day in the auditorium of the central library in Dhaka.
Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor will inaugurate the programme at the premises of the central library as the chief guest.
Alongside, Alliance Française de Dhaka will celebrate “Fete de la Musique 2018” which is globally known as ‘World Music Day’ with a series musical performance at its La Galerie on the day from 3 pm to 9 pm.
Aiming to integrate through the universal language of melody and rhythm, the Fete de la musique inspires an overture to a participative lyrical voyage by putting forward thousands of free concerts all over the world, said a press release.
Today more than 120 countries and around 350 cities partake in this event. This is the free ‘fête’, open to any participants, non-professional or professional musicians.
Like every year, Alliance Française de Dhaka is organising a number of musical concerts – solo and group performances, as well as an open stage. UNB