The famous Baul singer Tuntun Fakir of Kushtia and his troupe performing spiritual songs of Lalon Fakir.

Marking the first anniversary, Bistaar arranged a three-day festival, titled “Bistaar Arts Festival 2015” at Chittagong Shilpakala Academy Gallery recently.

The festival opening ceremony guests.

The festival opening ceremony guests. From left to right, Mr. Ataul Karim, Executive Director of the sponsor Continental Group, sculptor Alak Roy, flute-maestro ostad Azizul Islam, poet, journalist and thinker Abul Momen, Begum Mushtari Shafi, fredom fighter, women’s leader and the chief guest of the ceremony.
The opening ceremony of the group art exhibition Let The Good Times Roll, with Alam Khorshed, Founder, director of Bistaar: Chittagong Arts Complex, chief guest prof. Abul Monsur, artist Anita Bhattacharya of Kolkata, India and Wahid Malek, Managing Editor, Dainik Azadi, Chittagong.

The event opened with a group visual art exhibition, titled “Let the Good Times Roll”. Professor Abul Monsur; Wahid Malek of Daily Azadi and artist Anita Bhattachaya of India were special guests at the inauguration ceremony. For, “Let the Good Times Roll” Apu Dhar and Tania Nazneen Performed an art.

The ceremony featured concerts and other cultural activities at the outdoor stage of the Shilpakala Academy. Veteran author and cultural activist Begum Mushtari Shafi inaugurated the festival, while writer-journalist Abul Momen and internationally acclaimed sculptor Alak Roy were special guests. Classical flute maestro Ustad Azizul Islam presided over the session.

Musical band Ranjuny from Rangamati

The event featured musical performance by Chittagong-based band The Bay of Bengal, indigenous band Ranjuny of Rangamati, and baul songs by Tuntun Baul and his troupe from Kushtia.

Momena Chowdhury of Shunyon Repertory Theater

On the last day of the event,
Momena Chowdhury of Shunyon Repertory Theater Dhaka) performed her solo theatrical performance “Lal Jamin”.

There were also the screening of two short films by Jean- Nesar Osman and Shabnam Ferdousi, namely “The Horse” and “The Springs of Desire” respectively.

Jago Art Center, Dhaka in collaboration with Nrityoshilpee Sangsthaa, Chittagong paid a dance tribute to Bulbul Chowdhury on the closing day.