Indira Gandhi Culture Centre organised an evening of Rabindra Sangeet by Lily Islam and narration and recitation by Mozibur Rahman Dilu. The programme was held on August 29 at the IGCC, Gulshan in the city.
The artistes were accompanied by Ruptanu Dassharma on keyboard, Shakil Mohammad Dipan on guitar, Swarup Hossain on tabla, Partha Pratim Guha on octopad and Asit Biswas on esraj.
Lily Islam rendered several songs---"Din Guli Mor Sonar Kachai", "Krishnokoli", "Tomarei Koriachi Jiboner Drubotara", "Ami Tomar Songe Bedhechi Amar Pran", "Mor Vabonare Ki Haoai Matalo", "Tumi Sodhyaro Meghomala", "Momo Mono Upobone", "Sheuli Ful Sheuli Ful", "Banglar Mati Banglar Jol", "Pous Toder Daak Diyeche", "Klanti Amai Khoma Koro Probhu", "Ke Boleche Tomai", "Moronore Tuhu", and " Jokhon Porbe Na Mor Payer".
Lily Islam is one of the leading Rabindra Sangeet singers of Bangladesh. She got her degree in Rabindra Sangeet from Vishwa Bharati University, Shantiniketan. She was trained under legendary Rabindra Sangeet artists Mrs. Konika Bandopadhyay and Ms. Neelima Sen.
She is a leading performer in all TV channels in Bangladesh and India. She is the winner of the ICCR scholarship for her research on "Evolution of the Stylization of Tagore Songs". She has released three audio cassettes, ten CDs' and one VCD of Rabindra Sangeet in her career. She also contributed her voice for the historic CD of compilation of Tagore songs-"Shruti Geetobitan"-released in December 2011. She has performed in different countries such as India, Australia, America, London, Dubai etc. She is the founder of the organization 'Uttrayan' in Bangladesh.
Mojibur Rahman Dilu is a TV and Stage Actor, Director, Playwright. He is a freedom fighter. He directed and acted in the play 'Kingsuk je Morute' which was selected in the First Drama festival of Bangladesh in 1976. He acted in one of the main roles in the first short film of Bangladesh 'Agami'.
He adopted a famous play written by Bretol Brest 'Three penny opera' in Bengali "Jonotar Rangoshala" in which he acted as a guest artist in a major role. The play was a great success with 150 shows in Bangladesh and was also staged by famous theatre group 'Bohurupi' in Kolkata.
His own group 'Dhaka Drama' has staged two plays in Kolkata. He has acted in TV serials in Bangladesh the most famous being Shangsoptok.