Bengal Classical Music Festival set to begin Dec 26

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The sixth edition of Bengal Classical Music Festival is all set to begin this December at Abahani Grounds in Dhanmondi of Dhaka.

The festival is scheduled to be held from December 26 to 30, according to a press release of Bengal Foundation.

This year’s festival is dedicated to Dr Anisuzzaman, according to a Facebook post by the Bengal Classical Music Festival – Bangladesh.

In the past five years, the Bengal Classical Music Festival has established itself as the biggest festival of classical music in the world in terms of performance duration and audience: since 2014, the festival duration was increased a day to five nights – running from evening to dawn. The total number of attendances at the 2016 edition of the festival was nearly 200,000.

When Bengal Foundation announced last month that they had to cancel the sixth edition of the Bengal Classical Music Festival due to the unavailability of the venue, Army Stadium, it broke the hearts of thousands of ardent music lovers in the country.

However, in a new development on November 14, the organisers said they are planning to make the festival happen next month, at a new venue.


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