The two-day Nazrul Fest organised by leading cultural organisation Chhayanaut to pay tributes to National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam ended in the capital on Friday.
The festival kicked off on Thursday at Chhyanaut’s auditorium in Dhanmondi with an introductory dance and musical performance on the song ‘Ano Ano Amrita Bari’ by artistes of the organisation.Several Nazrul singers performed Nazrul’s songs on the first day.
Nawshin Tabassum Omi, Suptika Mondol, Nusrat Jahan Runa, Sumon Chowdhury, Lotifun Julio, Syeda Sonjida Zohra Bithika, Ferdous Ara, Oisharjh Samaddar, Tanvir Ahmed, Priyanka Gope, Dalia Nawshin, Yakub Ali Khan, Anila Ameer Lamee, Bitu Kumar Sheel, Nahiyan Durdana Shuchi, Bivash Ranjan Maitra, Jannat-E-Ferdous Lucky, Shamima Parveen Shimu and Sumon Majumdar rendered solo songs while Jayanta Roy and Mahmuda Akhter performed their solo recitations and Hindol, and Chayyanaut music troupe performed group songs coupled with Sudeshna Shoyomprova Tathoi’s solo dance performance.
The second-day programme started with a combined music and dance performance by Chhayanaut artistes. Singers Shukla Paul Setu, Shorifur Rahman, Anannya Shila Shamsuddin, Selina Hossain, Jarin Subah, Shrabonti Dhar, Mohit Khan, Yeasmin Mushtaree, Rejaul Karim, Roksana Hossain Munni, Moidul Islam, Salahuddin Ahmed, Ovipriyo Chakroborti, Pramita Dey, Mahmudul Hasan, Rawshan Ara Soma, Mofijur Rahman, Kaniz Husna Ahammadi Simpi, Manish Sarkar, Bijon Chandra Mistri performed solo songs while Rafiqul Islam and Krishti Hefaz performed solo recitations. Three group songs were performed by Nazrul Institute and Chhayanaut each, while Warda Rihab performed her solo dance with one of Chhayanaut’s songs.
The festival concluded with the singing of the National Anthem with the participation of all the artistes.
To commemorate and celebrate Nazrul’s amazing literary creations, Chhayanaut has been organising the two-day festival since 2009.