Artistes from different ethnic minority communities living in Rajshahi, Dinajpur and Naogaon entertained the audience presenting traditional songs and dance recitals at a virtual show held on Wednesday.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy organised the event under its ‘Art Against Corona’ initiative. The programme was streamed live on the Facebook page of the academy at 5:00pm.
Artistes from Santal, Malpahari, Kora, Oraon and Munda ethnic minority communities living in Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions participated in the event from their respective areas.
Artistes namely Brishti Munda, Nill Munda, Sonali Munda, Sumon Munda, Kalo Kora, Sonya Kora, Nila Mins, Joy Bishwas and others performed at the programme.
Artistes entertained the audience performing two songs and six dance recitals.
Artistes from Santal community commenced the programme performing a traditional group dance recital on the premises of Rajshahi divisional ethnic minority cultural academy.
Artistes from Malpahari community also rendered a group song in Malpahari language namely Sala del palib ateya at the auditorium of Rajshahi Ethnic Minority Cultural Academy.
Following, Dinajpur-based Oraon, Munda and Kora communities performed four dance recitals synchronised with traditional songs, which are performed during different festivals, at the open stage of Zilla Shilpakala Academy, Dinajpur.
Naogaon-based Malpahari and Kora communities performed songs in traditional Malpahari and Kora languages. Besides, Malpahari artistes performed a dance recital depicting their everyday life. They performed at the auditorium of Zilla Shilpakala Academy, Naogaon.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy director general Liaquat Ali Lucky presided over the event, which was anchored by Nayla Tarannum Chowdhury.