`Bangla Utsob` is a celebration! Of the Two Banglas, By the Two Banglas, For the Two Banglas. Bangla Utsob is all about bringing people together. Bangla Utsob is an enabler, a catalyst, a platform and a medium of expression for the limitless creativity that the people from Epar and Opar Bangla have gifted to the world over centuries.
In a first of its kind initiative, four stalwart institutions are giving shape and form to the dream called Bangla Utsob. Bandhan Bank – India`s youngest bank and a scorcher of a success story from Bengal and Bengal Foundation – projecting a culturally rich Bangladesh to a global audience, in association with the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry – India`s oldest institution of its kind at 186 years and Nothing Beyond Cinema – a torchbearer of the motion picture world in this part of the country, have come together to present the inaugural edition of Bangla Utsob. Inspired by the unparalleled contribution of Bengali music and related creative arts in all genres of Indian and indeed World Music, the overarching theme of Bangla Utsob in 2019 is celebrating Music as an Art.
The three days of the Utsob will witness a rich, eclectic and star-studded glitterati of musicians on a single stage. Thirty-four renowned and awe-inspiring names from both Banglas will mesmerize us all, leaving us spellbound. This will also be a forum to showcase young talent and to pay our tribute to legends while delving deep into the joys of classical, traditional, contemporary and new forms of music. At Bangla Utsob, the sweetest language in the world –Bengali will find its voice through the sweetest form of expression – music.