Songs should not be solely heard but their backgrounds given a thought so as truly appreciate the perspectives and contexts behind the creation, said BRAC University (BRACU) Vice Chancellor Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, PhD on Wednesday, 7 February 2018.
Addressing a musical programme titled “Bangla Gaaner Bhabna O Pothchola” at the BRACU auditorium in its Mohakhali campus, he hoped that this culture of appreciation would grow at BRACU and be exemplary for all.
Organised every semester, the musical programme aims to disseminate the essence of the heritage and legacy of Bangla songs among students.
Yesterday’s was the fourth edition themed “Bangaliana: Deshprem O Prokritite”, with students performing patriotic songs and that which blended with nature.
BRAC University (BRACU) Vice Chancellor Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb PhD addresses a musical programme titled “Bangla Gaaner Bhabna O Pothchola” at the BRACU auditorium on its Mohakhali campus on Wednesday, 7 February 2018.
The programme started with the observance of a one-minute’s silence in memory of Professor AA Ziauddin Ahmad, the former chairperson of the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences who passed away on 18 January 2018.
The first four lines of the Bangladesh national anthem was played on an esraj before “Dhono Dhanne Pushpe Bhora”, “Eki Oporup Rupe Ma Tomay”, “Jonmo Amar Dhonno Mago”, “Ami Banglay Gaan Gai”, “Abar Jombe Mela” and other songs were performed.
Ekushey Padak winning artist Rathindranath Roy performed some of his popular songs as a guest singer. He shared the stories behind the creation of some of the songs sung at Shadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the 1971 Liberation War.
Associate Professor Sharmind Neelotpol PhD of the Department of Pharmacy coordinated the programme.