Japanese orchestra celebrates 50th anniversary of Japan-Bangladesh friendship
Marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Bangladesh, the Embassy of Japan held an “AUN J Classical Orchestra Concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of friendship between Japan and Bangladesh on October 15 at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh.
A Japanese orchestra troupe named AUN J Classic Orchestra captivated the audience with their soothing performance. Japanese musicians Hideki Onoue, Michiko Yamada, Ryohei Inoue, Kohei Inoue, Seizan Ishigaki and Azumi Yamano played different traditional Japanese musical instruments such as Koto, Shakuhachi, Wadaiko, Shaminisen and Shinobue during the event.
The troupe was formed in 2008 by 7 renowned musicians specialized in each instrument to offer the public unique musical experiences.
Bangladeshi artists, Shahtaj Monira Hashem performed a Japanese song “Gurenge”, the first opening theme of the hugely popular Japanese anime Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba), while Shiblu sang his popular song “Shada Shada Kala Kala”, from movie “Hawa” alongside AUN J and Rezwana Choudhury Bannya performed “Purano Sei Diner Kotha” with the orchestra.
The concert began with the opening speech by ITO Ambassador Naoki who expected younger generations to be inspired to show more interest in Japan and Japanese culture through the event. Mr. Md Tazul Islam, Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives graced the occasion as guest of honor and Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Tourism, Mahbub Ali also was present at the event.