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Kabi Jayanti 2015

Prabasi is pleased to announce that we will be celebrating Kabi Jayanti on Saturday, May 2nd at the Northeast Elementary School, 70 Putney Lane, Waltham, MA. Come join us in celebrating the great poets of Bengal with cultural programs, tea, snacks and dinner. Stay tuned for further details.

Our cultural program will feature Somdatta, whose voice blends this eclectic and emotive quality of Tagore's music with the passion and energy of Western compositions. Somdatta released "Uttarshuri" in 2004 from Sound Wing Studios and "Reflections" in 2009 from Cozmik Harmony, both Rabindrasangeet albums. In addition to these albums, Somdatta has performed extensively in the United States, performing at the North American Bengali conference held at the Madison Square Garden, New York and Long Beach as well.

Please visit her web-site www.somdattamusic.com to find out more about her.

Cultural Program:
  • 4:30 PM - 4:36 PM Sonali Sikdar Rabindra Sangeet and Nazrul Geeti
  • 4:37 PM - 4:41 PM Rishika Pal Dance with Rabindra Sangeet
  • 4:42 PM - 4:49 PM Debarati Roy Sangeet
  • 5:00 PM - 5:06 PM Sangacchadwang- Anandoloke Dance Performers: Kavya Rao, Nandita Rao, Simi Basak, Maitreyi Mandagere, Sumana Mandagere, Sonali Sikdar.
  • 5:06PM - 5:14 PM Satimere Rajani Dance Performers: Shalini Rao, Arati Basak, Sonali Sikdar.
  • 5:15 PM - 5:22 PM Bijoy Basu Rabindra Sangeet
  • 5:23 PM - 5:40 PM Rita Pal Najrul Geeti
  • 5:40 PM - 5:50 PM Noopur Dance Academy
    i) Dance based on Tagore’s Bhanu Singher Padabali
    Performers: Dharini Kapadia, Gati Aher, Sachi Joshi,
    Sukruti Kushwaha, Savni Sarolkar
    ii) Dance with Rabindra sangeet
    Performer: Arya Mohanty
    Both Dances Choreographed by: Mrs. Jayashree Mohapatra
  • 5:53 PM - 6:08 PM Shubhro Hassan Palligeeti
  • 6:08 PM - 6:28 PM Junko Helen, Shilpi and Milton Lalan Fakirer Gaan
  • 6:30 PM - Somdatta Rabindrasangeet

Dinner will be served after the cultural program.


Saraswati Puja 2015

Saraswati Puja was celebrated on February 7th in Waltham, MA. The threat of snowfall failed to put a damper on our spirits and the event was an overall success.

You can view pictures from the event by clicking here.

Magazine 2014

Prabasi's annual magazine is available for downloading here