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Durga Puja 2013
Saturday & Sunday, Oct 12-13, 2013
Venue: Marist High School
Address: 1241 Kennedy Blvd, Bayonne, NJ 07002
Saturday Oct 12:
3-4pm: Pushpanjali, Prasad Distribution
5pm-6:15pm - Dinner
6:30pm-10pm - Cultural Program
Sunday Oct 13:
12-3pm - Puja
3-4pm: Pushpanjali & Prasad Distribution
6:30-8:30pm - Cultural Program
Oct 12: Bangla Folkfusion Band KAYA - from Kolkata
Kolkata’s Bangla band KAYA will be performing with a 6-member team. Born in 2002, KAYA shot up in fame like a meteor. Their initial albums "Kaya", "Sha Na Na" and "Dhuk Puk", were instant hits. Ever since, Kaya has been churning out quality music of a diverse nature, in recent times: "Rabi r Kaya" in 2011, and "Kaya Folk Rockers", "Kaya r Vivek", "Bhalobasha" in 2012, accounting for at least 10 hit albums.
KAYA was honored with the Best Band Award from Zee Alpha Bangla, in 2005, and the IDEA BIG BANGLA BAND award in 2010. The band's versatility is amazing - superlative in some sense! From folkrock numbers like Jigicha Gichang, Sujan Sujan to western-based numbers like Toke Chhute Chaai, Udashi Udashi to foot-tapping melodies like Sha Na Na, Faguner Din, Missed Call etc. - their repertoire is remarkably vast. Judge for yourself and you will become an instant fan of KAYA.
Oct 12: Somdatta Pal - Opening Songs
Our cultural evening opens with a performance by Somdatta. Beside her first love - Rabindrasangeet, she is passionate about Hindi & Western music, and the guitar. Her eclectic voice blends Indian melodies with the energy of Western music. Her albums Uttarshuri and Reflections released in 2004 & 2009, were highly acclaimed. She enthralled audiences at Banga Sammelan and all over the U.S., and had the honor of performing at the ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) at Kolkata in Jan. 2013. Visit her website at: www.somdatta.net
Oct 12: Rituparna Das: hosting and elocution
Oct 12: Dance Presentation by Ranjanee group, New York
The Ranjanee group of dancers from NY led by Sweta Goswami will be performing a mixture of religious/traditional and contemporary dances, under the guidance of Shrimati Subhra Goswami
Oct 12 & 13: GSPC Dance Presentation
Members and friends of our committee bring to you scintillating dance performances on both days performed by Writuparna Dasgupta & Tanima Mukherjee, and children from our community: Paramita, Murchhona, Drea, Tanisha, Deblina, Archismita, Aaratrika, Shruti, and Bidhi. Choreographed by Writuparna.
Vande Mataram choreographed by guru Mitra Purkayastha, Rhythms of Dance & Music, NJ, and performed by Shilpa Mitra.
Oct 13: Anima D Costa from Bangladesh/Kolkata with live musicians
The "Pride of Bangladesh", Anima D Costa, has to her credit, the maximum number of playback songs - more than a thousand - in the Dhaka film industry, of all contemporary artistes. Along with her forte, folk, she has a huge repertoire of traditional and modern songs, Bangla and Hindi. She made a mark in Kolkata TV, and has numerous performances around the world including the US Banga Sammelan (2013). The versatile artiste was invited by the U.S. government this year, to represent Bangladesh.
Oct 13: Dance performance by students of Shrimati Nanda Chakravarty
Nanda Chakravarty is a household name in New Jersey, a dedicated teacher in the field of dance and music. Her students Shreya Mitra, Ariya Sen & Priyanka Lal will perform a few dance numbers.