Prabasi of New England

Prabasi - Home of Bengalis of New England


Celebrate Durga Puja with Prabasi of New England on October 24 and 25, 2015 at the John F. Kennedy Middle School, 655 Lexington St, Waltham, MA 02452. Our cultural programs this year include performances by CHANDRABINDOO, a well known band from Kolkata, Parnava Banerjee, recipient of the Golden Voice Award from Zee TV Bangla, and Ayan Mukherjee, a classically trained professional singer. More>>


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Featured Performance

Prabasi is pleased to welcome CHANDRABINDOO as the featured performer on Saturday, October 24. Famous for their satirical, colloquial lyrics, full of references to current affairs and cultural phenomena, the group recently celebrated their 25th anniversary.

Sunday Morning Lecture

On Sunday morning (Oct 25), SWAMI YOGATMANANDAJI of the Rhode Island Ramakrishna Vedanta Society will conduct Aarti (Belur Math style) and lead a discussion on the symbolism behind Ma Durga's killing of Mahisasura, the buffalo demon. The Swamiji is an engaging speaker; his lectures are both thought provoking and of uncommon depth. Everyone with an interest in more deeply understanding the context behind the rituals of Durga Puja is highly encouraged to attend. The session will conclude with devotional songs by local artists.

Sunday Evening Performance

PARNAVA BANERJEE regularly appears on Tara Muzik, Akash Bangla, Star Jalsa, and Etv Bangla. He is also a recipient of the Golden Voice Award from Zee Bangla. His repertoire includes Bengali raag sangeet, contemporary Bengali songs, Ghazals and Hindi songs.

AYAN MUKHERJEE is a professional singer - trained in Indian Classical Music. He will be presenting an evening full of mellifluous Hindi and Bengali songs and mesmerize you with his performance. The songs will cover different genres and varied emotions and will surely strike a chord with the audience.

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