"Woman: An Altered Image" (theatre) & "Bauls" (mystic music) from Bangladesh
Traditional mystic folk music followed by contemporary theatre from Bangladesh. Past vs present. Tradition vs modern. While the music sings of the soul and spirit, the theatre, 'Woman: An Altered Image' reveals the status, reality and struggle of women in society today. Story of a girl who learns to challenge the society with the hope to change it.
Lalon Music is an old indigenous folk music group who perform worldwide to much acclaim.They have a traditional origin with a unique style of Baul/Lalon performance. In 2005, the Baul tradition was included in the list of- “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO.
NATNANDAN is a non-profit organization working in the theatre arts. It has played an active role in spreading social messages via stage shows by creating awareness among the audience and community. It addresses contemporary social issues, such as, violence, rape, trafficking, prostitution, gender discrimination, drug addiction, environmental issues and extremism/religious fundamentalism. They are involved in social activities like helping acid burn victims, abandoned children and raising awareness.
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