Dhaka, Nov 16 (UNB) - Las Migas from Spain and Shafqat Amanat Ali from Pakistan are scheduled to come to this bustling city to celebrate the spirit of folk music on the final day of the Dhaka Int’l Folk festival on Saturday.
Baul Kabir Shah, Arnob, Nakshikatha, Swarobanjo and Bhabna Nritya Dol of the hsot country will also be performing on the third day.
DIKANDA from Poland, Wadali Brothers and Satyaki Banerjee from India and Abdul Hai Dewan from Bangladesh performed on the first day of the three-day-long folk fest.
Internationally renowned music band DIKANDA introduced the audience with extremely emotional and authentic performance just after the formal inauguration of the fest on Thursday.
Grammy award-winning folk band Los Texmaniacs from the USA and Majaz from Bahrain also enthralled Dhaka audiences on the second day of the fest.
The Raghu Dixit Project from India, prominent artists Momotaz Begom and Swarobanjo of the host country were on the list to perform on the second day (Friday).
Sun Communications in association with Sun Foundation organized the festival in the country for the fourth consecutive year at Bangladesh Army Stadium in Banani from 6 pm to 12 am.
Some 174 artistes from seven countries including Bangladesh gathered on a single stage to celebrate the music of the heart.
The audience had to print their Entry Pass for each day to enter the festival with the photocopy of their respective NID or Passport.
The audiences could also enjoy the musical show through Grameenphone’s online video streaming service ‘Bioscope Live’.
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (AP/UNB) — The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is giving $300,000 to help the victims of California's deadly wildfires.
The organization best known for creating and organizing the Golden Globe Awards on Thursday announced the donation to four organizations that also include money for victims and families of last week's mass shooting in Southern California.
The funds will go to the victims of the fires in Northern and Southern California. The fires started last week and together have killed at least 59 people, destroyed thousands of homes and prompted the evacuation of hundreds of thousands.
The association formed in 1943 and started the Golden Globes a year later.
It frequently hands out grants, usually to organizations related to the entertainment industry.
Dhaka, Nov 15 (UNB) - DIKANDA, a music band of international renown, hailing from Poland introduced the audience with extremely emotional and authentic performance.
The high profile polish band performed after the formal inaugural ceremony of Dhaka International Folk Fest on Thursday.
Audience were seen enjoying their diversity of musical performance with due attention though language is different.
Every members of the band were playing their instruments from the heart for listeners and trying to gain the attention their dancing.
They could also connect themselves with the unknown audience successfully through their ethnic songs and rhythmic body movement and clinched the huge clap of the audience.
Team leader of the band Ania Witczak played accordion in the packed audience platform alongside the singing.
She said in her short speech in Bengali “I love you Bangladesh.” she added “What I tell you in your language is really true.”
The other band members are- Dominik Bieńczycki , Daniel Kaczmarczyk , and Piotr Rejdak ( guitars), Grzegorz Kolbrecki (bass),Kasia Bogusz (singing), Szymon Bobrowski ( trumpet)
They come from Szczecin, Poland. In their artistic work DIKANDA promotes the authenticity of style – searching for new trends therefore most of their works are original compositions.
They draw their musical inspiration from traditional folk sounds of the broadly defined Orient – from the Balkans, through Israel, Kurdistan, Belarus to India.
Their works are dominated by the Balkan and Gypsy influences. The band has been playing since 1997 and has recorded 7 albums so far, including a Live DVD recorded in the Witkacy Theatre in Zakopane.
They have performed hundreds of concerts, mostly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland but also in Russia, India and the USA.
They have won numerous awards – among others in 2005 their album "Ushtijo" was awarded "The Disc of the Year" by a German magazine "Folker".
DIKANDA's concerts are extremely emotional journeys through ethnic sounds, zestful meetings full of charisma, energy and true feelings. What sets DIKANDA apart is creating new words in their lyrics, thus forming their genuine language - "dikandish".
The most important element of their artistic work is the message – a special relation between the musicians and the audience.
Dhaka, Nov 15 (UNB) – Grammy award-winning folk band Los Texmaniacs from the USA and Majaz from Bahrain will take the stage on the second day of the Dhaka International Folk Festival, now underway at the Army Stadium.
Their mesmerizing performance will add very different flavour to the second of the three day long folk Festival which commenced on Thursday evening with Bhabna, a dance troupe, from Bangladesh presenting the inaugural show.
Los Texmaniacs, a conjunto band created by Max Baca in 1997, won the 2009 GRAMMY award for Best Tejano Album for Borders y Bailes.
Los Texmaniacs have collaborated with various artists from different genres including Rick Trevino (country music), Flaco Jimenez (Tejano), Los Lobos (Latin) and even Hip Hop recording artist and songwriter King Montana.
On the other hand, Majaz are touted as ‘a hidden gem’ from Bahrain. It is a new band based in Bahrain which was formed in 2013 and consists of five musicians who have previous experiences in creating music, enriching the music scene of Bahrain through their various projects.
Majaz creates a unique sound and style.
Sun Communications in association with Sun Foundation is organizing the festival in the country for the fourth year.
The performances will run from November at Bangladesh Army Stadium every day from 6pm to 12am.
Some 174 artistes from 7 countries including Bangladesh are gathering in one stage to celebrate the music of the heart.
Dhaka, Nov 15 (UNB) - It's been a long wait (summed up best by Smriti Irani) but Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have finally released pictures from their two-day wedding in Italy. Paparazzi long shots of the festivities went viral yesterday but the newlyweds' strict photo and phone policy meant that we had to count the hours, minutes, seconds till Deepika and Ranveer's second wedding ceremony, held according to Sindhi traditions, ended today.
Yesterday, Deepika and Ranveer married in a traditional South Indian ceremony - per Konkani rituals, reports news agency ANI - after which grainy paparazzi pictures and some footage of the wedding party went viral. Karan Johar and others from Bollywood posted congratulatory messages on Twitter, reports NDTV.
The wedding, held at the Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como in Italy, was an extremely private affair with family and close friends attending - combined, the ladkiwale and ladkewale added upto 45 only. Deepika's parents Ujwala and Prakash Padukone and sister Anisha led the ladkiwale - Anisha even updated her Instagram bio to reflect this - and the baaraat included Ranveer Singh's parents and sister Ritika.
Pre-wedding ceremonies reportedly included a mehendi and a sangeet, where Deepika Padukone is said to have had an emotional moment as Shubha Mudgal sang a thumri and was then comforted by Ranveer Singh. The ever-energetic Ranveer also reportedly played the dhol at his own sangeet, sang and danced to the song Tu Ne Maari Entriyaan from his film Gunday, and had "DeepVeer" (as the couple are popularly referred to as by fans) drawn onto his hand during the mehendi ceremony.
After the wedding festivities in Italy, the newly-weds are expected to return to India on November 18 and will make their first public appearance on the night of their Bengaluru reception on December 21. Deepika and Ranveer will also host another reception for their celebrity friends in Mumbai on December 28.
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are believed to have dated for six years. They have starred in three films together - Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and "Padmaavat" - all directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali who will likely be at the Mumbai reception, as almost certainly will Deepika's first co-star and director, Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan.