Dhaka International Folk Fest underway

15 Nov 2018, 20:35

NTV Online

Dhaka: Dhaka International Folk Festival commences Thursday evening with Bhabna, a dance troupe, from Bangladesh presenting the inaugural show from 6:00pm.

Dikanda from Poland, Wadali Brothers from India, Abdul Hai Dewan from Bangladesh, and Satyaki Banerjee will also perform on the first day of the three day long folk fest, reports the UNB. 

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 will run from November 15 -17 at Bangladesh Army Stadium every day from 6:00pm to 12:00 midnight.

Some 174 artistes from 7 countries including Bangladesh are gathering in one stage to celebrate the music of the heart.

Prominent artists Momotaz Begom, Baul Kabir Shah, Arnob, Nakshikatha, Swarobanjo and Bhabna Nritya Dol will be 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 will 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’.