The publication of the book 'Historical Perception of Traditional Musical Instruments for Young Generation' on 4th May, illustrated the richness of musical instruments in Bangladesh and the importance of saving these nearly extinct instruments. The research gave a deeper understanding of necessary actions to ensure that the instruments are played and practiced, especially by the younger generation who will take the legacy forward.
The publication underlined the need to not only preserve the instruments in museums, but also make a living form of instruments and institutionalize the art of practice.
BITA (Bangladesh Institute of Theatre Arts) generated the idea of the research. The Royal Norwegian Embassy and Concerts Norway supported the initiative. Concerts Norway is responsible for music cooperation between Norway and Bangladesh.
The representatives of the Embassy and the Concerts Norway at the ceremony
. Photo: BITA