Local, Indian artistes recite poems


Renowned local artistes Shimul Mustapha, Ahkam Ullah and Indian artiste Joyeeta Bhattacharya recited poems penned by leading poets at a programme held on Sunday at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The show, titled ‘Joy Jayanti’, was organised by Harbola as part of its yearlong programme marking’s its 20th founding anniversary.
Artistes recited poems addressing human relationship, language movement, liberation war, social issues, history and others at the show.
Ahkam Ullah began the show presenting a poetry production named Desh O Manush, which featured poems depicting secularism, patriotism, social anomalies, history of Bengal and others.
The production comprised of poems like Amar Porichoy by Syed Shamsul Haque, Dubbo and Kallu by Subodh Sarkar, Matribhumir Jonno by Srijon Sen and Amar Bondhu Nironjon by Bhaskar Chowdhury.
Indian recitation artiste Joyeeta Bhattacharya recited poems penned by Indian poet Aninda Mukhopadhyay.
She recited poems like Ek Poshla Bristhi, Ek Shathey Noy Shathey, Dhirodutta, Ardhanarishwara, Shodbo Jongir Chithi, Tilottama, Sachin and Bijito Bedona.
Shimul Mustapha recited poems like Abani Bari Achho by Shakti Chattopadhyay, Mone Pore Rubi Roy by R D Burman, Jonmodin by Subho Dasgupta, Amader Maa by Humayun Azad and Banalata Sen by Jibanananda Das.
‘We have plans to organise 20 shows marking 20th anniversary of Harbola. Today’s programme was the 14th show, which we want to dedicate to late recitation artistes Rashid Haque and Ranajit Rakshit,’ said Zahir Ahmed, convener of the show.
A houseful audience enjoyed the show.
‘I enjoyed the show greatly. I look forward to attending more such shows in future,’ Nikita Jahan, an audience member, told New Age.