'An Evening with Geet and Ghazal': enthrals Dhaka music-lovers

Published : 01 Oct 2023 09:52 PM

French cultural institution Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) organised an exclusive musical event titled “An Evening with Geet and Ghazal” on Saturday night at its “La Galerie”.

Ghazal artists Manzurul Islam Khan and Somdutta Banerjee performed at the event.

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak attended the event as the chief guest, while additional Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police AKM Hafiz Akhtar, and Chairman of Asian TV Limited and Director of FBCCI Alhaj Harun Ur Rashid were present as special guests.

Manzurul Islam Khan, a vocalist of the country’s mainstream music and semi-classical music, after completing his music education from Chhayanaut, obtained a higher degree in music from Mumbai University, India. He took training at different levels from the music gurus of both countries.

At present, Khan is working as a Coordinator at the classical music workshop of Alliance Française de Dhaka.

Somdutta Banerjee is a unique and popular artist of West Bengal and Indian Raagasrayi music. She obtained her higher degree from Calcutta University with training under eminent teachers of India. 

The event was open to all.