Cable 14's South Asian Living video feature continues with three videos looking at Bangladesh.
Enjoy! - A Celebration of the Harvest in Bangladesh.
M.C Pooja Singh and Anisa Haq.
Dancers: Tarin Golam, Sadia Islam and Shunishtha Miah.
Choregrapher: Jesmin Haq
Bangladesh is blessed with six seasons: Grisha (summer), Barsha (rainy), Sarat (early autumn), Hemonto(autumn), Shhet (winter), Boshonto (spring). Each season appears with it's own beauty, color, sign and sound.
Pahela Falgoon the first day of Falgoon the 11th month of Bangla calendar marks the beginning of "Boshonto" the spring season in the country and it has special significance in the Bangladeshi culture.
Spring is the king of the season. Nature looks bright and charming. Trees and plants put their new leaves and twigs on. Most Flowers start to bloom, the Marygold flowers fill the garden's joy. The birds are happy and start singing their melodious songs.
Boshonto utshab is a traditional festival to welcome the spring. Each year thousands of people come to Dhaka the capital city of Bangladesh to enjoy this biggest, colorful celebration from different parts of the country. Folk dances, folk music, Rabindra sangit,Nazrul geeti, drama, recitations and the rallies throughout the city is the main attractions of the spring festival.
Traditionally Bangladeshi people celebrate this occasion wearing yellow color dresses, called "bashoti rang",caring flower on their hands, wearing Marygold flower ornaments , as well as singing spring songs. Some people even paint their faces to make the celebration more interesting. Spring is the most attractive season which brings color and festivities in the lives of Bangladeshi people.
Join us! The Malhar Group, in Collaboration with Bangladesh Association of Hamilton and OPIRG McMaster will present a free-admission 'Tribute to Tagore' on Sunday, May 1st from 4PM to 6PM at Convocation Hall, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Influence of Tagore Songs on Classical Compositions.
A Lecture-Demonstration to Celebrate Tagore's Birth Sesquicentennial.
Inspiration: Pandit Buddhadev DasGupta
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Sarod: Anirban DasGupta
Vocal: Krishnakali SenGupta
Vocal: Sonali Ray
Tabla: Anjan Ghosh
Tanpura: Debanjan Mitra
Tanpura: Piyali Mukherjee
Donations to The Malhar Group Welcome!
For more information:
Anupam: (905) 627-7496
Jahan: (905) 318-6467
Shelley: (905) 338-5062