• International Art Camp ends today at KEPZ

    As part of the 17th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh (AABB), Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in collaboration with Youngone Corporation has organized an international art camp from December 5 to December 7 at the KEPZ, one of the world's most environment-friendly industrial zones.

  • Int'l Short and Independent Film Festival underway

    The fourteenth International Short and Independent Film Festival Bangladesh is underway in six venues in the capital.

  • Let Virtues be Victorious

    The whole world is in a tumult, and Bangladesh is not being spared. In a society plagued by intolerance, violence and hate, the messages of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam – a beacon of human virtues -- are becoming more and more relevant, but they are not being said loud enough.

  • The winners take it all…

    Suspense reigned supreme among the participating artists when eminent artist Rafiqun Nabi, the Chairman of the Jury Board, declared the names of award winners at the 17th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2016 at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on December 1.

  • National Gambhira Festival ends at Charukala

    A two-day (December 2-3) National Gambhira Festival concluded at the premises of the Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka. Socio-cultural organisation “Diar” organised the festival that featured the performance of popular folk songs of Chapai Nawabganj.


    A grand representation of arts from a diverse range of media, artists of multifaceted expressions and art connoisseurs and lovers with

  • Ariful Haque wings his way to Canada

    Noted actor Ariful Haque's stay in Bangladesh comes to an end today as he flies back to Canada where he now lives. The actor


    Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia hailed as the Lord Krishna of our time, was warmly received with rounds of applause while he took the magnificent stage.


    Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) is to organise the month long 17th Asian Art Biennale 2016 at National Art Gallery of BSA.

  • Returning to their home away from home

    The fourth night of Bengal Classical Music Fest '16 saw Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty on stage.

  • A rainbow of romantic melodies

    The third night's musical proceeding of Bengal Classical Music Festival 2016 bagan with a group sarod recital by the artistes of Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay. They performed Raga Kafi at the grand event.

  • Waves of melody crash onto Army Stadium shores

    The first night of the 5th Bengal Classical Music Festival brought the music-loving audience of Dhaka at the Army Stadium on Thursday night, as the world's biggest festival of classical music set sail under a pristine crescent moon.

  • Music is a journey – L Subramaniam

    Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam (born 23 July 1947) is an acclaimed Indian violinist, composer and conductor, trained in the classical Carnatic music tradition and Western classical music, and renowned for his virtuoso playing techniques and compositions in orchestral fusion. One of the biggest figures of Indian Classical violin, Subramaniam spoke to The Daily Star, about his first performance in Dhaka and more.

  • Dhaka turns into Kalavati Nagar

    With the first sun rays gleaming through the thin layer of fog, Dhaka will spring to life. World class artistes - the “Kalavats” - will prepare their string, wind, percussion instruments and vocals and dance to demonstrate their mastery, to express their adulation towards their Creator.


    Classical music … I was never a fan. I knew a few names: Ustad Zakir Hussain from the Indian tea commercials, Shiv-Hari as a Bollywood composer duo and Sultan Khan from “Piya Basanti”.

  • Celebrating Life 2016 Gala tonight

    The photo exhibition will be inaugurated by Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor. He will be accompanied by Mahfuz Anam, Editor and Publisher of The Daily Star -- and Abrar Anwar, CEO of Standard Chartered, Bangladesh.

  • Artcell, Lalon and Warfaze captivate CU

    Noted Bangladeshi rock bands Artcell, Lalon and Warfaze enthralled music lovers with a mind-blowing musical performance on Chittagong University (CU) campus on Sunday.

  • Munmun Ahmed and her visual poetry of Kathak

    Renowned Kathak artiste Munmun Ahmed and her students of Rewaz Performers' School are all set to showcase their performance on the fourth night (November 27) of the fifth Bengal Classical Music Festival 2016.

  • “MONIR” launched at Dhaka Lit Fest

    A publication titled “MONIR”, focusing on the unique and significant aspects of the work of Bangladeshi-Spanish artist Monirul Islam: Selected Works from 1966 to 2016 was launched on November 19 at Dhaka Lit Fest 2016.

  • Weavers festival ends in capital

    The first International Weavers Festival closed on Saturday night at the capital's Army Museum field, with a display of indigenous taaNt (handloom) and Mirpuri Benarasi fabrics.

  • Shikor to close Dhaka Lit Fest with tribute to Rob Fakir

    The Dhaka Lit Fest comes to a close on Saturday (November 19) at the Bangla Academy, with what promises to be a pulsating, yet

  • International Weavers Festival opens today

    The International Weavers Festival 2016 opens today in the capital's Army Museum field, to celebrate, showcase and

  • Nobanno festival observed in port city

    Residents of Chittagong joyously celebrated the traditional harvesting festival of Nobanno Utsab that is held in the Bangla

  • Nobanno Utsab in Mymensingh

    In observance of Nobanno Utsab, Mymensingh district administration organised a day-long programme at Baishakhi Moncha of

  • National dance drama fest inaugurated

    Monday evening marked the second National Dance Festival at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Inaugurated by the Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, the festival will continue for eight days till November 22.

  • Kolkata Int'l Film Festival underway

    November 11 marked a star-studded affair at the opening of the 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival, held at Netaji Indoor Stadium. The arena buzzed with prominent Bollywood and Tollywood actors and directors.


    With the Dhaka International Folk Fest set to return to the Army Stadium this Thursday, anticipation is building among music lovers of the country, as is with the performers.

  • Promoting eco-friendly and artistic furniture design

    In the frame of the Franco-German project “Jute & Composite, Tradition & Innovation”, three French experts -- Antoine Gripay (Design Manager and CEO Studio Katra...

  • Registration opens for Bengal Classical Music Fest

    The public registration for the Bengal Classical Music Festival 2016 opened yesterday, on the official festival website and via

  • Citibank pays tribute to Runa Laila

    As a tribute to renowned singer Runa Laila, Citibank NA honoured the artiste in a ceremony on November 5.