Events organize by High Commission of India , Dhaka , Bangladesh
High Commission of India, Dhaka
|March 10, 2012 - Commemoration of the Second Anniversary of IGCC in Dhaka—Inauguration of Tagore Painting Exhibition and Performance by Rock Band—“Renaissance” at IGCC, Dhanmondi at 6:30 PM|
The Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Dhaka, will celebrate its Second Anniversary on March 10, 2012, through an evening function comprising of an exhibition of digital reprints of Rabindranath Tagore’s paintings and a cultural event.
The Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre in Dhaka was inaugurated by the President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Dr. Karan Singh, on March 11, 2010. The Centre celebrated its First Anniversary on March 11, 2011, through the unveiling of the bust of Smt. Indira Gandhi by the Hon’ble Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh along with the High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh. The Second Anniversary of the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Dhaka, will be celebrated on March 10, 2012 at the Centre’s premises at Road No. 2, House No. 24, Dhanmondi. Hon’ble Minister for Information and Cultural Affairs of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, H.E. Mr. Abul Kalam Azad, will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest.
As part of the celebrations, an exhibition of digital reprints of Rabindranath Tagore’s paintings will be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister for Information and Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh along with the High Commissioner of India that would be subsequently donated to the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka. This would be followed by an evening of Rock Music by noted Bangladeshi band—“Renaissance” led by Mr. Naquib Khan. Dinner would be served to all guests.
‘Renaissance’ was born in 1985 with a group of experienced musicians who had been performing across the country for over a decade. The founder members were Naquib Khan, Pilu Khan, Ehsanul Islam Motto, Dr. Mamun, and Prof. Feisal Siddiky Bogey.
Since the inception, the band has been instrumental in setting up trends of blending ‘eastern melodies with western harmonics’ in original Bengali music. The band has become very popular both for their original Bangla songs as well as for Anglo-American cover songs, which they perform in various stage shows. “Renaissance” presently is composed of:
• Naquib - composer, vocals & keyboards
• Pilu - composer, vocals & drums
• Reza - lead guitar
• Prof. Imran - vocals & guitar
• Tanim - Bass Guitar
• Hablu - Percussion
‘Renaissance’ has released four audio albums—“Renaissance” (1988), "Tritiyo Bishwo" (1993), "Ekatturer Renaissance" (1998) and “Ekush Shotokey Renaissance” (2004). “Ekush Shotokey Renaissance” was awarded the ‘Best Band Album of the year 2004’ by “CityCell-Channel i Music Award”
‘Renaissance’ is one of the few bands in Bangladesh that has been extremely popular in both the Bengali and English market segments. With about 400 Anglo-American songs in its repertoire, ‘Renaissance’ is a tight ‘R&B’, ‘Reggae’ oriented band that can make a dance floor sizzle and also plays ‘Jazz’, ‘Blues’ sets occasionally.
You are cordially invited to participate in the 2nd Anniversary of the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Dhaka, at 6:30 PM on March 10, 2012, at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, Road No. 2, House No. 24, Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
Entry is open (No Pass Required).