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Bangla New Year Celebration 1420 by Shurolok
Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:00pm until 8:00pm
The Edge @ Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
Bangla New Year Celebration 1420
SHUROLOK is going to welcome the Bangla New Year following its tradition of hosting a colourful cultural evening. This is the sixth year in a row the event will take place at the premier event hub of Melbourne – the Federation Square.
Through this event - 'নব আলোকের আনন্দগান' - taking place on the Bangla New Year’s eve April 13, all Bangalees in Melbourne along with Shurolok will bid farewell to Bangla year 1419 to welcome the New Year 1420. Charming melody, jubilant rhythm and flamboyant dance has always been the integral part of Shurolok’s celebration of Bangla New Year. The event is designed to bring out the zeal and essence of Bangla music on stage with festive music, sung by Shurolok members and cheerful dance performances by local artistes. The event will be a celebration to retrace timeless ethnic Bangalee culture, which includes the tales of the land and the lives of the Bangalees. In this joyous event a variety of genres of traditional Bangla music ranging from traditional folk to Ponchokobi to modern folk to classic all- time favourite Bangla compositions will be performed to add colour to the festivity.
নব আলোকের আনন্দগান will be divided into three segments:
তিন প্রহরের কাব্য
The first segment of this event তিন প্রহরের কাব্য will portray a musical journey depicting three parts of the day from dawn to dusk to evening. This will showcase how distinctive emotional notions combined with simple and unpretentious tunes create unique emotions at different parts of the day. Morning, afternoon and evening raga compositions (based on Ahir Bhairav, Shudh Kallyan and Kedara) will epitomise the heartbeats of different times of a 24 hour day. The aspects of spiritualism, devotion, nature, love, satire, fun and festivity of Bangalee lives will be celebrated through timeless music of Bengal to portray how each 24 hour day can represent and resemble entire human life.
জীবন আমার চলছে যেমন
It is generally perceived that music keeps the soul alive. For thousand years Bangalee pastoral poets have enriched the culture of Bangladesh, as well as Bangla speaking population in the entire world, with their simple lyrics on love, adoration, devotion, abandonment and other human emotions. The segment জীবন আমার চলছে যেমন will feature some timeless compositions ranging from Lalon to Rabindranath to Nazrul to modern composers like R D Burman. These compositions will showcase emotional and poignant aspects of Bangalee lives. The event will feature traditional dance performances with live music.
রঙ্গে ভরা বৈশাখ
This last segment will bid farewell to Bangla year 1419 which would slip by and warmly welcome the dawning of the New Year 1420. Joyous tunes of colours and celebrations will again remind everyone that the coming of the New Year is a time to let go of the past and start off fresh, to cherish the memories of yesteryears, while cleansing off the sorrows of yesterday. This segment will bring out the zeal and essence of Baishakh on stage with festive music and cheerful dance.