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Kanak Chanpa Chakma Speaks to VOA Bangla Service


Kanak was born in 1963 in the Rangamati Hill Tracts, in a small town named Tabal Chari, a remote hill area. It is surrounded by Lake Karnaphuly and the people live in the upper part of the hills. Her father is a retired businessman and her mother is a textile designer and weaver who has twice won national awards for her work.

Kanak has Masters in Fine Arts from Dhaka University. She also studied at Penn State University in the US. She has held many exhibitions in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, China, India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Recently Kanak Chanpa has been to NY in an International Art Exhibition where her paintings are also being exhibited.

In an exclusive interview with VOA Bangla, she speaks about her principle passion , her art.

Kanak considers her artistic talent as a gift from God. She is inspired by the designs of her mother, the bright colors of tribal fabric, the hills, islands, blue water and water falls, as well as Rangamati dance and music that she has captured in her paintings.

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