A cultural soiree titled Rhymes and Rhythm from the Hills was held at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre in Singapore on Friday.
Bangladesh High Commission, Singapore was organised the enthralling cultural evening, presented by artistes from the ethnic minority communities living in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh.
This event was a successful showcase and projection of the rich Bangladeshi culture to a culturally vibrant Singapore local and foreign audience.
Indeed, it was the second cultural performance successfully organised by the Mission in a span of just four months with renowned artistes participating from Bangladesh.
Supported by Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs, the event featured dance performances of diverse ethnic minorities of the CHT, each ethnic group presenting its flagship dance, to the loud cheer of the audience. Through their dances, the artistes beautifully depicted the colourful lifestyle of the ethnic minorities of Bangladesh and their long cultural heritage.
The programme drew a large audience including ambassadors, diplomats, government officials, representatives of different organisations, business bodies and expatriate Bangladeshis.
They deeply appreciated the peaceful and cultural coexistence of the people of different castes, languages and beliefs in Bangladesh, attesting social harmony and colourful lifestyle of the people of the country. In his welcome address, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Singapore Md Mustafizur Rahman highlighted the diversity of Bangladeshi culture and recognised the contribution of the ethnic minorities to enriching the cultural diversity of Bangladesh.
The High Commissioner thanked the artistes for wonderfully presenting their lifestyle and culture in a foreign country through their enchanting performances.
At the end of the programme, Madam Tanzina Binte Alamgir, spouse of the High Commissioner, presented gifts to the artistes and members of the cultural team for their colourful performance.