– Momo Quazi
We Bengalis have a very close relationship with the moon. Many popular pieces of Bengali literature demonstrate how affectionate we are towards the moon and its appeal. The mysterious moon-light and the silver powder like façade fetch out the unworldly feeling from deep inside of our hearts. Submitted by this passion, three lunar-obsessed members of “Surankaan” presented “Moonlit-Night” (Jyotsna –Rajani), an evening of wonderful harmonies.
February 29 was a unique date, because of its rarity as the leap-year and the atmosphere it created at Oakridge Community Center. Beginning with the self-engineered stage and illusion created by the organizers. The moon on the stage was shining by its own glory as well as the presented audience who dressed in white. It was the very first event organized by“Shuronkon”.
“Suronkon” is a bond, a love, centred by three musicians and their families. Responsibility towards Bangla culture is the first thing in their mind. They are dedicated to the development of the present generation and their interest in contemporary Bangla culture. The three devoted souls of “Shuronkon” are-
And, Faruq Mohammad.
Umme Roman Mitu served as the program emcee in the authentic Bengali accent. The prominent part of the event was the mixture of vocal and instrumental music. The first phase of the event was surrounded by the moon, loyalty to the Great Creator and profound respect for International Mother Language Day.
The following songs are arranged around love for the people, love for the lover, and the love surrounding the dream. Various types of music are served by rejoicing the touch of the loved ones and the beauty of the moon.
In the next episode, following by socializing and dinner, Mamunur Rashid created magic with his very unique “Dorbo” (a kind of Hawaiian guitar) guitar. It was a mesmerizing performance as the entire audience listened with all their heart and mind. Everyone was very impressed with the play.
Many significant faces of the city were present among the audience. The evening was very aesthetically pleasing for family and friends. The highly successful and exceptional performances of “Shuronkon’s” debut by accepting pure classical music as the mainstay prove that they will bless Toronto with many more beautiful performances in the future.
(Special thanks to Umme Roman Mitu for helping with various information.)