Rabirag bids adieu to monsoon

August 16, 2015

Rabirag bids adieu to monsoonRabirag bade farewell to monsoon on the penultimate day of the season organising a vibrant programme at Shawkat Osman Auditorium of Central Public Library in the capital on Friday.
The show, Barshamangol, comprising Tagore’s monsoon songs and dance recitals based on same genres of songs, was a nice treat for Tagore lovers in a rainy evening on the Bangla month of Sraban. Read more

Tareque, Mishuk remembered

August 15, 2015

Tareque, Mishuk rememberedCelebrated filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier were remembered through a commemorative event marking their fourth death anniversary at the Music and Dance Centre of
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday.
Both Tareque Masud and Mishuk Munier, along with three others, died in a road accident on August 13, 2011. Read more

Jalaler Galpo invited to Indian film fest in Australia

August 15, 2015

Jalaler Galpo invited to Indian film fest in AustraliaDirector Abu Shahed Emon’s Jalaler Galpo has been invited to the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne-2015 beginning today, adding to the growing list of recognitions for the feature-length film.
The festival is mainly an event for the Indian films but it also includes a section for South Asian films under which jalalar Galpo has been invited. Besides, three films from Pakistan and one each from Nepal and Read more

Tareque Masud’s death anniversary today

August 13, 2015

Tareque Masud’s death anniversary todaySeveral cultural organizations will observe today the fourth death anniversary of Tareque Masud, one of the pioneers of the new wave of filmmaking in Bangladesh in the 1990s, who died this day in 2011 in a road accident along with his four colleagues including the renowned cinematographer Mishuk Munier.
Masud’s feature-length film Runway and short Narosundor will be screened at the festival. One of the most significant Read more

Peers mourn death of Farida Yasmin

August 10, 2015

Peers mourn death of Farida YasminSingers and musicians have mourned the passing of Farida Yasmin who died on Saturday at the age of 75.
Prominent singer Ferdausi Rahman, whose collaboration with Farida goes back decades, said, ‘Farida was a year junior to me in college but we were contemporary in our music careers. Anjumand Ara, Farida and I were the top playback singers in the early 1960s.’ Read more

Autistic children show creative potential

August 10, 2015

Autistic children show creative potentialA group of autistic children are displaying their paintings at a group art exhibition at Drik Gallery, driving home the message that their neurobehavioral disorder is in no way a barrier to their creativity. Ninety children from 10 special schools have joined hands for the show, showcasing 120 pieces under the title of Emerged From Unknown 7. The show has been organised by an autism-specific organisation called HANS Read more

Photo show depicts impacts of climate change

July 12, 2015

Photo show depicts impacts of climate changePhotographer Abir Abdullah has documented the impacts of climate change on the people through his photographs that were put on display at the Bay’s Bellavista in Banani. The 10-day exhibition, titled Knee Deep, features images of flood situations and the affected people. It is part of a six-month project organised by art organisation Longitude Latitude which will feature a series of exhibitions by different artistes over the course of Read more

Partha Pratim Majumder acts in French film

July 11, 2015

Partha Pratim Majumder acts in French filmInternationally acclaimed Bangladeshi pantomime artiste Partha Pratim Majumder is acting in a French film titled Open in the Night featuring crisis of a popular theatre company.
He will play role of the accountant of the theatre company while internationally acclaimed French actress and model Audrey Tautou, who achieved international recognition for her lead role in Read more

Classical musicians struggle to survive

July 9, 2015

Classical musicians struggle to surviveClassical musicians are straining to keep their heads above water because of insufficient working opportunities, with the shows on stage, television and radio mostly dominated by the practitioners of more popular and
contemporary genres of music.
Winter is the season when they get most of their calls for performance, while the rest of the year they have to subsist on their Read more

Fine arts market faces challenges despite growth

July 8, 2015

Fine arts market faces challenges despite growthThe fine arts market in Bangladesh is growing in size and stature every year but not in an organised way, with no regulations governing the market growth and little research to evaluate its pros and cons and
formulate strategies based on the findings.
While the market is almost exclusively based in the capital city and its size smaller than expected, available Read more

Art show explores influence of folklore

July 6, 2015

Art show explores influence of folkloreArtists Afzalur Rahim and Samina Nafies are displaying their experimental artworks at an exhibition at the Bishwo Shahitto Kendro art gallery in Dhaka. The exhibition, simply titled Exhibition, is a tribute to folk art and features works including paintings, terracotta pieces, hand-woven textiles and an installation – all inspired by folklore and motifs.
Samina Nafies presents five oil Read more

Bangladeshi prints amazing: Ajit Seal

July 6, 2015

Bangladeshi prints amazing- Ajit SealAjit Seal, a noted Indian artist and also graphic arts teacher at the Visva Bharati University, said he was surprised to see the superior quality of the works of Bangladeshi printmakers.
Ajit came to Bangladesh on a three-day visit to conduct a demonstration of plate lithography printmaking during an exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Read more

Exhibition shows calligraphic art at Shilpakala

July 5, 2015

Exhibition shows calligraphic art at ShilpakalaA group of 36 calligraphers are demonstrating their skill in the art of decorative handwriting at a group show at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The show, titled Calligraphy Painting Exhibition, has been jointly organised by Bangladesh Calligraphy Artists Guild and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Among the 140 calligraphic pieces on display, about two-thirds are based on Arabic words and texts Read more

Ashraf Shishir’s Gariwala wins 8 international prizes

July 5, 2015

Ashraf Shishir’s Gariwala wins 8 international prizesDirector Ashraf Shishir’s debut film Gariwala has won eight international awards after having been screened at 37 film festivals in 16 countries. The latest feather in his cap was the Best Film Award that he won at the 7th Picnic Film Festival in Spain recently. In an interview with New Age, the director talked about the success of the film and how it came into being. ‘Gariwala’s continued success proves that our films also have a Read more

Jamdani exhibition shows art of weaving

July 4, 2015

Jamdani exhibition shows art of weavingA point-of-sale display of jamdani saris and other hand-woven products is under way at the Bangladesh National Museum at the capital’s Shahbag area.
The ten-day exhibition, organised jointly by the museum and Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation, features a total of 38 stalls set up by traditional weavers from the Rupganj of Narayanganj district.
The stalls feature mainly jamdani saris Read more

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