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Folk Fest to be held at Army Stadium this November

  • Published at 08:46 pm September 12th, 2019
Momtaz in Folk Fest 2018
Momtaz Begum performing in Dhaka International Folk Fest 2018 | Folk Fest Website

Managing Director of Square Toiletries Ltd, Anjan Chowdhury, confirmed the news at a press meet for Magic Bauliana, a talent contest for folk singers. It is an attempt to revive the rich folk music of Bangladesh and introduce this genre to a younger population

The fifth edition of Dhaka International Folk Festival will start from November 14. Preparations for the three-day-long festival of South Asian folk music is underway.

Managing Director of Square Toiletries Ltd, Anjan Chowdhury, confirmed the news at a press meet for Magic Bauliana, a talent contest for folk singers. It is an attempt to revive the rich folk music of Bangladesh and introduce this genre to a younger population.  

Last year, the festival hosted 124 performers from seven countries. Performers of the 2018 edition included Momtaz Begum, Baul Abdul Hai Dewan, Baul Kabir Shah, Arnob, Nakshikatha, Swarobanjo and Bhabna Nritya Dol from Bangladesh. International performers included Grammy award winner Los Texmaniacs from the USA, Dikanda from Poland and Las Migas from Spain, Wadali Brothers, The Raghu Dixit Project, and Satyaki Banerjee from India, Shafqat Amanat Ali from Pakistan, and Majaz from Bahrain.

The folk festival has been taking place annually since 2015.