‘Tomar Oshime’ – A Tagore Evening by Ms. Shreya Guhathakurta from India, Mr. Samiul Islam Poluck, Mr. Shwapnil Shojib, Ms. Dahlia Ahmed, Ms. Samina Husain Prema, Ms. Asha Hossain and Mr. Abu Naim from Bangladesh at Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka

Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) in association with Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka is organising a Tagore Evening ‘Tomar Oshime’, an India-Bangladesh Rabindra Dance Oratorio, by Ms. Shreya Guhathakurta from India and Mr. Samiul Islam Poluck, Mr. Shwapnil Shojib, Ms. Dahlia Ahmed, Ms. Samina Husain Prema, Ms. Asha Hossain and Mr. Abu Naim from Bangladesh at the Main Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka, at 6:30 PM on November 14, 2014.

The presentation will be a juxtaposition of different categories, including Prema, Puja, Prakriti and so on, of the songs of Rabindranath Tagore who has been exposed to the Upanishads ever since his childhood with diverse selections from his poem, essay, letters memories, dance-drama and Vaishnava-Padabali. It will be live musical narration-dance production with live music with various forms of dance such Manipuri, Bharatnatyam, Katthak, Tribal Dance, Folk Dance along with Rabindra Nritya.

Ms. Shreya Guhathakurta trained under legends of Rabindra Sangeet such as Late Suchitra Mitra, Late Konika Bandopadhyay and her “mentor, teacher and guide” Shri Sudeb Guhathakurta who is her paternal uncle and the current Principal of Dakshinee. Following formal training, Ms. Guhathakurta has performed in concerts alongside veterans such as Soumitra Chattopadhyay, Aparna Sen, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Farooq Sheikh, Saswati Guhathakurta, Bratati Bandyopadhyay and Srikanta Acharya. She has released several CDs by SaReGaMa, HMV. She has won awards such as “Shyamal Sen Smriti Sanman”.

Mr. Samiul Islam Poluck has trained under Mahidul Islam, Shikkhoyotri Paroma Banerjee (Shantiniketan), Satyanath Mukhapaddhay, Barun Chand etc. He was a Gold Medalist in “Jatiyo Shikkha Shoptaho” in 2001. He was invited by Assam National Language Day for his participation in “Unishe May Vasha Dibas” on their golden jubilee in 2011 and Tagore’s English Gitanjali to commemorate the centenary year of receiving Noble prize named “Karuna Dharay Esho” in 2013 by Indian council of Cultural Relation, Kolkata. He has worked with Bangladesh Betar and Television.

Mr. Shwapnil Shojib has released a cassette “Amar Gaan” in 2002 and three solo musical CDs from Bangladesh and another from Kolkata -The Tagore Treasury. He has also rendered voice for “Shruti Geetobitan and Notun Tara-2 release in 2011”. He has also participated in Tagore’s Dance Drama “Mayar Khela”. He has won several awards such as the “Prothom Maan” award in 2007, 2009 and 2011, and awards from prominent cultural organizations such as Rabindra Bengal Foundation (Kolkata), Khelaghor and Nirnoy.

Ms. Dahlia Ahmed was born at Mymensingh to an esteemed Muktijoddha family. Ms. Ahmed has an ardent passion for languages, particularly phonetics and pronunciation. She has participated in several national programmes held on the occasions of International Mother Language Day, Independence Day and Victory Day. She has also given background voice to many stage shows, dance dramas, documentaries and live commentaries. She is a recipient of the Bangladesh Mahila Parishad Award for recitation in 2010.

All are welcome to a Tagore Evening ‘Tomar Oshime’ by Ms. Shreya Guhathakurta from India and Mr. Samiul Islam Poluck, Mr. Shwapnil Shojib, Ms. Dahlia Ahmed, Ms. Samina Husain Prema, Ms. Asha Hossain and Mr. Abu Naim from Bangladesh at the Main Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka, at 6:30 PM on November 14, 2014.

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