Masud Murphy

02/22/2024

The 35th anniversary celebration event organized by the Academy of Bangla Arts & Culture (ABAC) was a true testament to the power and beauty of art and culture. As I made my way to the event from Virginia, I could feel the palpable excitement and anticipation in the air, setting the stage for an extraordinary evening.

Upon arriving at the venue, I was immediately surrounded by a vibrant tapestry of colors, sounds, and emotions. The atmosphere was electric, alive with the promise of a night filled with cultural riches and heartfelt connections. It was clear from the outset that this was no ordinary event; it was a celebration of heritage, passion, and unity.

The presence of esteemed artists and cultural luminaries from Bangladesh and India lent an air of grandeur and significance to the occasion. The tribute to the legendary Hemanta Mukhopadhyay was a masterclass in timelessness and elegance, leaving a lasting impression on every attendee. His evocative legacy and contributions to Bangla music were honored in a way that resonated with the depth of his artistry, uniting the audience in a shared moment of beauty and nostalgia.

Equally captivating was Indian actress and film producer Rituparna Sengupta's mesmerizing dance performance, which transcended language and spoke directly to the heart. Her movements were poetry in motion, weaving stories of love, longing, and joy through the language of dance. It was a performance that touched the soul and left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of witnessing it.

The music, a universal language that knows no bounds, took center stage with the remarkable talent of singer and music director Nirjher Choowdhury. His soul-stirring melodies, accompanied by a symphony of skilled musicians, created an ethereal soundscape that transported us to the very heart of Bangla art and culture. Each note was a brushstroke on the canvas of the evening, painting a picture of emotion, tradition, and connection.

However, the true heart of the event lay in the contributions of the local members of ABAC, whose passion and dedication to preserving and promoting Bangla art and culture shone through in their performances. Their talent and commitment were on full display, a testament to the enduring legacy of ABAC and its impact on the cultural landscape of the USA. Their artistry spoke volumes, carrying the essence of Bangla culture with every movement and every note.

The first segment of the event, dedicated to paying tribute to Hemanta Mukhopadhyay's timeless melodies, was a deeply emotional homage that stirred the soul and brought tears to many eyes. It was a testament to the enduring power of music to evoke profound emotions and forge deeply personal connections.

The second part of the event, featuring captivating dance performances, was a celebration of movement, rhythm, and emotion. The graceful and evocative choreography, executed by both professional and local dancers, was a testament to the richness and diversity of Bangla culture. Each performance was a testimony to the universal language of dance, transcending barriers and uniting us in a shared celebration of artistry and expression.

In conclusion, the ABAC's 35th anniversary celebration event was not simply an evening of entertainment; it was a celebration of heritage, a reaffirmation of the enduring power of art and culture to unite and inspire. It was a night where passion, talent, and dedication converged to create an unforgettable experience that will live on in the hearts and memories of all who were lucky enough to be in attendance.

Thank you, ABAC, specially Milli Bhabi for creating a truly magical evening that served as a beacon of cultural excellence and a testament to the unifying power of the arts. Your commitment to preserving and promoting Bangla art and culture in the USA has left an indelible mark that will continue to resonate for years to come.

02/19/2024

Tonight, in the heart of Dallas, I witnessed a spectacle unlike any other - Rituparna Sengupta's ethereal dance performance to Tagore's haunting melodies. It was a transcendent experience, as she breathed life into each lyric, each movement a testament to the power of art. Her presence ignited the stage, leaving us captivated by the beauty of her craft. A night of enchantment and cultural resonance, forever etched in my memory.

Photos from Masud Murphy's post 02/17/2024

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গত সপ্তাহে উত্তর ডেনমার্কে বিশ্বের সবচেয়ে উঁচু বালির প্রাসাদ তৈরি সম্পন্ন হয়েছে। বালির এই প্রাসাদটি ২১.১৬ মিটার উঁচু। গিনেস বুক অফ ওয়ার্ল্ড রেকর্ডে সবচেয়ে যে উঁচু বালির প্রাসাদটির উল্লেখ আছে তার চাইতে ডেনমার্কের এই প্রাসাদটি আরও ৩.৫ মিটার উঁচু।
প্রাসাদটি তৈরিতে প্রায় ৪,৮৬০ টন বালি ব্যবহার করা হয়েছে। বিশ্বের ৩০জন সেরা প্রতিভাধর ভাস্কর্যবিদ যুক্ত হয়েছিলেন এই প্রকল্পে। ওলন্দাজ শিল্পী উইলফ্রেড স্টিগারের পরিচালনায় একটি কাঠের কাঠামোর মাধ্যমে এই প্রাসাদটি তৈরি করা হয়েছে।
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