Santoor and Tabla performance delights Dhaka audience

Published : 03 Mar 2024 09:43 PM

The Dhaka audience was charmed by a mesmerizing performance of santoor and tabla by Indian artists. The event, held at the Bangladesh Jute Research Institute on Saturday evening, showcased the talents of Ananya Bagh and Rahul Chatterjee.

Santoor, a captivating stringed instrument known for its soothing melodies, is not commonly heard in Bangladesh. However, thanks to the collaboration between Rewaz Performing and Arts Society and the Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, the audience had a rare opportunity to experience its enchanting music.

Ananya Bagh, one of the few female artists globally to play the santoor, showcased her skill on the instrument with finesse. Accompanied by Rahul Chatterjee on the tabla, their performance transported the audience to another world, leaving them spellbound.

The event was graced by the presence of notable figures including the Director General of the Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Md. Abdul Awal, and renowned vocalist Shaheen Samad, who commended the efforts of Rewaz Performing and Arts Society in promoting cultural exchange and music practice.

In his welcome speech, Professor Dr. AHM Mostafizur Rahman highlighted the importance of such events in fostering the development of classical music and encouraging artists from both countries to share their experiences. Expressing gratitude for the opportunity, Md. Abdul Awal pledged continued support for initiatives promoting music practice in the future. The performance of Ananya Bagh and Rahul Chatterjee left a lasting impression, with their unique styles resonating with the audience long after the event concluded.