Despite the ongoing political unrest and tension ahead of the 12th National Assembly elections, the capital is going to be busy with various cultural events. Where artists from the country and outside the country will participate.
A special concert titled ‘Tirish Nachiketa’ has been organized in Dhaka on November 10 to mark the 30th anniversary of Nachiketa’s musical career. On this day, he will sing in the ‘Nachiketa Live in Dhaka with Joy Shahriar’ concert at Krishibid Institute Bangladesh Auditorium.
In 1993, Nachiketa’s first album, ‘Ai Besh Kho Ahai’, was released. Since then, he has been enthralling the audience of Bengali songs for thirty years with his words, melody and voice. Bangladeshi singer Joy Shahriar will sing at the beginning of this program.
Joy told Jugantar, ‘Nachiketa’s music fans are numerous in Bangladesh. The artist will sing at a ticket concert in Bangladesh after many years.’
Tickets for the show are already on sale online at the Get Set Rock website. Toffee, Gozayan, Nescafé and Universal Medical College Hospital are the partners of the event.
Coke Studio Bangla’s concert will be held at Army Stadium in Banani in the afternoon of the same day. It will last until night. Artists like Mumtaz Begum, Bappa Majumder, Shayan Chowdhury Arnab, Islam Uddin Palakar, Fazlu Majhi, Animesh Roy, Panth Kanai, Mizan Rahman, Ritu Raj, Sanjida Mahmud Nandita and many others will sing in this concert.
Apart from this, a group of young artists of the country have come forward to stand by the side of war-torn Palestine. They formed a platform called ‘Artists Against Genocide’, from which a fundraising concert was organised. The concert is scheduled to be held on November 24 at the central playground of Dhaka University. About 15 bands will participate in it. The money collected from this concert will be sent for food and medical care for the needy people of Palestine. According to the organizers, no one is taking any remuneration for singing in this concert. The ticket price of the concert has been kept at 500 rupees. However, if someone wants to, they can help with more money.
Apart from these many more cultural events are being planned. According to the sources of the Ministry of Culture, a big festival and fair of minority ethnic groups will be held in the capital at the end of this month. Where all minority ethnic groups of Bangladesh will participate. The event is scheduled to be held on the ground of Shilpakala Academy.