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Friday, February 22, 2013
Bangladesh Cultural Heritage
Our cultural heritage is worth everything in our life. Culture
reflects the ways of living, eating, talking and learning. It has a
broad and wide meaning. It consists of music, literature, drama and
other aspects of fine arts. The true picture of a 'country is projected
in its culture. In the creation and propagation of culture,
patronization plays a vital role. Bangladesh has a rich and distinct
culture and tradition. This culture and tradition is rooted in its soil.
Its land and people are Interdependent. We have a rich heritage of
music. We have different types of songs. These are classical music,
various folk songs, and spiritual songs. Tagore song, Nazrul song,
Ramprasadi song, Hasan Raza song, Atul Prasadi song and above all modern
song. Classical music and folk songs are practiced since ancient times.
There is no specific history of the invention of classical music, in
those days music used to be practiced within limited social precincts.
Our music has a rich background. In the ancient period, music was only
used as eulogy of the gods and goddesses. The Muslims gave It a new
form. It took a new form with the touch of the great Civilization and
culture of the Muslims. Before the Middle Ages a type of Sangeet was
very popular. A new type of classical music was introduced in the
eighteenth century. Punthi was on opera and was lyrical in nature. The
background of folk songs is the rural setting of life, nature, human
joys and sorrows. Bhawaiya, Bhatiaii, Baul, Gambhira, Marfati are a few
of the infinite varieties of folk songs. The new era in music was
created by Khasru, the great musician. With the union of Persian and
indigenous music, he created a new type of music. At Present our
cultural heritage is being further enriched and is fusing many
characteristics of western culture.