CLASSICAL MUSIC FEST Munmun, team enthral audience with Kathak dance
Renowned dance artiste Munmun Ahmed and her troupe captivated the audience with their thrilling Kathak dance performance on the fourth day of the ongoing ‘Bengal Classical Music Festival 2016’ at the Bangladesh Army Stadium in the capital last night. Munmun Ahmed’s troupe included Aishwarya Rahman, Anisha Irin Ahmed, Avantika Afroze, Lava Biswas, Maahima Mehnaz Anam, Maisha Maliha Khan, Masum Hossain, Md. Samim Asraf, Nusrat Fatima Khan, Parimita Rahman, Sharmin Shoheli Khanom Shoma, Sharmishtha Sonalika Sarker, Shishir Bindu Biswas, Soudamini Mazumder Paridhi, Uzma Samad, Zerin Tasfih Reshma, Kazi Anisa Zaman and Roopkotha Chowdhury, among others.
Tanjila Karim Shorolipi provided vocal support, while Moniruzzaman was on flute, Shunondo Mukherjee on Sarod, Oshit Biswas on Esraj, Subir Thakur on Tabla, and Aparajita Mustafa and Wahiduzzaman were on vocal recital. Light arrangement was done by Thandu Rayhan. The troupe started their performance by paying tribute to their master with ‘Bhinno Shoroj’. After that they performed Kathak in Tritaal. In the second part, Mumun Ahmed performed a dance number with the thumri “mori gagariya kaheko fori re shyam”. Enam Ahmed Chowdhury, former chairman of Privatization Commission, handed over a crest to the artiste after her performance. The second performance of the night was tabla by Nilesh Ranadive. He performed ‘teen taal’ on tabla. Milind Kulkarni accompanied him on harmonium. The artistes received crests from former ambassador Tariq Karim. Other performance of the fourth night were— Khayal by Jayateerth Mevundi, duet (Tabla) by Pt Yogesh Samsi and Pt Subhankar Banerjee, duet (Carnatic vocal) by Ranjani & Gayatri Sarod by Pt Tejendra Narayan Majumdar and Khayal by Pt Ajoy Chakrabarty.
Curtain will come down on the fifth edition of the festival tonight with the performance by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. Beginning at 7 this evening, the festival is set to conclude at 5am (in the early morning of November 29).