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Bangladesh High Commission Singapore hosted cultural evening “Rhymes and Rhythm from the Hills”

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Bangladesh High Commission, Singapore hosted an enthralling cultural evening titled “Rhymes and Rhythm from the Hills” at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre on 17 November 2017, presented by artists from the ethnic minority communities living in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh. This event was a successful showcase and projection of the rich Bangladeshi culture to a culturally vibrant Singapore local and foreign audience. Indeed, it was the second cultural performance successfully organized by the Mission in a span of just four months with renowned artists participating from Bangladesh.

Supported by Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs, the event featured dance performances of diverse ethnic minorities of the CHT, each ethnic group presenting its flagship dance, to the loud cheer of the audience. Through their dances, the artists beautifully depicted the colourful lifestyle of the ethnic minorities of Bangladesh and their long cultural heritage.

The programme drew a large audience including ambassadors, diplomats, government officials, representatives of different organisations, business bodies and expatriate Bangladeshis. They deeply appreciated the peaceful and cultural coexistence of the people of different castes, languages and beliefs in Bangladesh, attesting social harmony and colourful lifestyle of the people of the country.

In his welcome address, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Singapore Mr. Md. Mustafizur Rahman highlighted the diversity of Bangladeshi culture and recognized the contribution of the ethnic minorities to enriching the cultural diversity of Bangladesh. The High Commissioner thanked the artists for wonderfully presenting their lifestyle and culture in a foreign country through their enchanting performances. At the end of the program, Madam Tanzina Binte Alamgir, spouse of the High Commissioner, presented gifts to the artists and members of the cultural team for their colourful performance.

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