Dhaka International Folk Fest’ is back and it will begin from November 15. As usual, the festival will be hosted at the capital’s Army Stadium, which will be mesmerized by folk singers from across the world. The festival will conclude on November 17.
The three day long fest will host 124 performers from seven different countries from 6pm till 12am. The event will include sounds from Polish gypsy folklores to the breezy island of Bahrain to the Alps of Spain and give the audience the chance to groove with the heartfelt music of Pakistan and India. The key attraction to this year’s festival will be the Grammy award-winning folk band Los Texmaniacs from USA.
Day one of the fest will see performances from Poland’s Dikanda, Satyaki Banarjee and the renowned Wadali Brothers from India and Bangladesh’s very own Abdul Hai Dewan and a performance from Bhabna Nritya Dol.
Day two will be headlined by Majaz from Bahrain, Swarobanjo and our very own Momtaz Begum from Bangladesh, India’s The Raghu Dixit Project and Grammy winners Texmaniacs from USA.
The final day will be led by performances from Span’s Las Migas, Shafqat Amanat Ali from Pakistan and Baul Kabir Shah, Arnob and Nakshikatha from Bangladesh.
Registration for the fest began yesterday and will continue till November 10. The registration can be done online at dhakainternationalfolkfest.com. In addition to that, the audience can also register at shohoz.com/events. Grameenphone subscribers can register from MyGP app. The registration process will require a scanned copy of a passport size photo and National Id/ driving license/ Passport. After completing the registration, three different entry passes will be mailed through email. Each pass has to be to printed and be used for the respective festival days.
Like last year, the programme will be live telecasted in Maasranga Television. Additionally, the audience will be able to enjoy the program through the Grameenphone online video steam service ‘Bioscope Live’.

Staff Correspondent