Bangladesh Academy of Fine Arts (BAFA), is a Bangladeshi and South Asian Cultural institution which facilitates enrichment in the performing arts. Based in New York City, BAFA’s leading mission is to educate and spread the knowledge of the rich artistic cultural heritage that Bangladeshis are truly proud of among the new generation of Bangladeshi-American children and the youth in USA. BAFA specializes in the dance forms of Kathak, Folk, and Bangladeshi modern contemporary. Kathak is a classical genre of dance which originated in Northern India and is well known for its intricate choreography, sharp and graceful movements, and compelling footwork. Bangladesh Academy of Fine Arts (BAFA) embraces the heritage and highlight of Bangladeshi culture with the colorful emotions of folk music.
Bangladesh Academy of Fine Arts also provides classes in vocals. Students of all ages engage in obtaining a strong foundation in traditional and classical music. The artists most often discussed in the class range from Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam to modern artists who have developed their own interpretation of classical music and vocal techniques. Overall, BAFA is dedicated to providing the most enriching cultural experience worth having.
The organization organizes and/or actively participates in various Bangladeshi cultural festivals in New York. BAFA takes part in community festivals to celebrate Ekushey February, Bangladesh Independence Day, Bangla New Year, Bangladesh Victory Day, etc.
Anup Kumar Das
Shamim Ara Begum