Culture

Joint cultural activities in theatre, literature, art and music are important channels for dialogue and development.

Photo: Arshi Nagar.

Music is a powerful means of communication, which can transcend any barrier created by language, religion, differences in culture or social hierarchy. The children of Arshi Nagar proved this, as they mesmerized the audience that came to see their performance at the National Museum in Dhaka on March 18th. Read more

From the left: Hanne Fugl Eskjær - Ambassador of Denmark, Anneli Lindahl Kenny - Ambassador of Sweden, Merete Lundemo - Ambassador of Norway, Christine Hunter - Country representative of UN Women in Bangladesh, Argentina Matavel Piccin - UNFPA representative in Bangladesh, Heather Cruden - High Commissioner of Canada and Wanja Campos da Nóbrega - Ambassador of Brazil. 
Photo: Ludvig Bontell.

As a part of the celebrations of International Women’s Day 2014, the Norwegian Ambassador, Ms Merete Lundemo, along with the ambassadors from Brazil, Denmark and Sweden, the Canadian High Commissioner and the country representatives of UNFPA and UN Women, starred in the documentary play “Seven” in Chhayanaut Theatre in Dhaka on March 10th. Read more

Among others: Ms. Rakhi Das Purkayastha, Ms. Merete Lundemo, Ms. Ayesha Khanan, Ms.Chandra Tripura, Professor Mizanur Rahman lit the candles that illuminated the meeting. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka.

In the following days, the International Women’s Day will be marked by a range of events, all over Bangladesh. Read more

Photo: Dhaka International Film Festival.

In the midst of an intense political period, the 13th Dhaka International Film Festival takes place this week, organized by the Rainbow Film Society. Amongst the contributors is Gyda V. Myklebust from Norway, who is attending the film festival as a member of the jury. Read more

Despite some setbacks due to the political situation in Bangladesh, the music cooperation between Concerts Norway and Bangladesh, financed by the Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka, has resulted in unique cross-cultural performances and production. Read more

From May 19 to June 04, Star Cineplex will be hosting the European Film Festival in Dhaka, showing 16 films from 10 European countries. Read more

Ambassador Ragne Birte Lund accepting the award on behalf of director Christian Lo

From January 19 - 25, the 6th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh was organized by Children’s Film Society, Bangladesh. With support from UNICEF and other partners, including the Norwegian Embassy, the festival was able to show over 200 films from 42 countries at over 20 venues around the country. Read more

Trio Nightingale.

The end of November marks the kick off for the festival ‘In Search of the Roots’, where Norwegian baroque ensemble Trio Nightingale will tour several cities in Bangladesh and play with local folk musicians. The visit ais part of a cultural cooperation program supported by the Norwegian Embassy through Concerts Norway in partnership with the LiveSquare Concerts in Bangladesh. Read more

Casa Murilo playing live at Rockefeller venue in Oslo recently.

As winter fastens its grip on Norwegian soil, the Norwegian-British band Casa Murilo heads off to Bangladesh, to headline the Wireless Sessions Festival, and to give the first school concerts ever to be organized in Bangladesh.Their visit is part of a cultural cooperation program supported by the Norwegian Embassy through Concerts Norway in partnership with the LiveSquare Concerts in Bangladesh. Read more

Dance performance.

Sunday September 30, a joint Bangladeshi and Norwegian dance performance were held in the Public Library Shoukat Osman Memorial Auditorium, presentating the outcome of a three-day long workshop arranged by Nritya Nandan and Live Square Music in collaboration with Riksconcertene (Concerts Norway). Read more

Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka.

Fiddler Andreas Ljones exposed traditional Norwegian folk music to the Bangladeshi TV-audience. Read more

Cultural cooperation is an important part of the bilateral relations between Norway and Bangladesh. Themes such as peace, development, human rights and gender issues are integrated in the cultural cooperation between the two countries. Read more