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Durga Puja and Kali Puja 2011

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 Dear ,

 We are pleased to announce that this year Prabasi is planning two mega events, Durga Puja and Kali Puja. Durga Puja event starts on Saturday Oct 8, and goes on the entire weekend till Sunday Oct 9. The venue is the usual place - Chabot College, Hayward. Kali puja venue is Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Please visit the event page to see the Durga puja and cultural program schedules.

This Durga Puja Prabasi will bring

 Saregamapa winner SANCHITA & Bollywood's ABHIJEET


From "Waada Raha Sanam" to "Ami je ke tomar"


Come join us and party with the super star.


 After music for the ears, there'll be food for your taste

So don't you let those food coupons go to waste

TEMPTATIONS will tempt you with some   Indo-Chinese dish

 Schezwan Rice, Hakka Chicken and some Manchurian fish.

 In October get the Jatra Shuru with

BHOOMI  Music from the land for ami and tumi

 Earthy rhythms, Worldly tunes, melodious rustic beat. It'll be a night to remember - every music lover's treat

 There are many more cultural programs hosted by local talented people in the Bay Area. Mark you calendars - Oct 8-Oct 9 and Oct 22.

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First and foremost, lets talk about membership. As you know Prabasi is a totally membership driven organization. So your participation as a member is vital for our survival. Membership comes with lots of benefits and it turns out to be economical over the long run. And this is the right time to get your annual membership if you have not done it already. The discounted rates end on Sep 24 - which means you have just two more days to avail this opportunity. All cultural programs, including Abhijeet's live show are free for members. So hurry up, and renew your membership quickly before time runs out, or go become a new member and start enjoying the benefits immediately.



Abhijeet born in Kanpur, India learned music from Shankar Bodus and R.S. Katyar. In 1990, Abhijeet became playback singer in Bollywood. Anand Milind gave him the first break in the film Baaghi. The romantic numbers in the film were Ek chanchal shokh hasina, Chandni raat hai and Har kasam se badi hai. Then in 1994 he performed for movies like Yeh Dillagi, Anjaam, Raja Babu and Main Khiladi Tu Anari. He won the Filmfare Best Playback singer Award for Yes Boss in 1997. His memorable songs are from the movies Baadshah, Yes Boss, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Josh, Dhadkan, Chalte Chalte, Main Hoon Na and many others. Abhijeet has given his voice for actors such as Shahrukh Khan, Sunil Shetty, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol, Saif Ali Khan, Bobby Deol, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgan, and many others. Amongst his recent numbers one of the most memorable and popular song is "Dhoom tana" from the film Om Shanti Om.

Abhijeet's live show will be on Saturday Oct 8, and you can buy tickets for his show now. Remember, if you are a member you don't need to buy tickets separately - it is all included in the membership.

Sanchita Bhattacharya

Sanchita Bhattacharya is the winner of Zee Saregamapa Lil'l Champs 2006. Till now Sanchita gave her playback in 22 films. Some of her Bengali films are Kolir Arjun, O My Love, Bondhu Esho Tumi, Kine de Reshmi Churi, Dada Jini, Megh Mukto Akash, Krishna and many more. Her extraordinary performance in the Bollywood industry are in the films like Bal Ganesha, Mithya and Maan Baora.

You can buy tickets for the entire Sunday package (Oct 9) which includes Sanchita's performance.


With Bhoomi's lyrics, one can paint visions in their thoughts, their souls and imagination while the music touches various chords in the heart. The music is simple yet evokes profound thoughts. Folk styles like baul, bhatiyali , moishaal, jhumur,saari gaan, qawaali forms the inspiration for Bhoomi's musical expression. Bhoomi has this unique feature of blending different styles of music. For example, Bhoomi has used a rock and roll arrangement with a typical bengali folk song (Rock and roll guitar playing for the song Sohaag Chand, in the album Paal Chhutechhe) or even used blues with a contemporary song (Song Bhasate Paarli Na from the album Dekhtey Dekhtey) , reggae (Song Kande Sudhu Mon from the album Jatra Shuru and Sonali Chander Alo from the album Udaan) rap (Song Picchu Picchu from the album Udaan), Goan folk tune (Song Kaam Sarse from the album Jatra Shuru), the famous lavani rhythm of Maharashtra (Song Chandni Raatey from the album Dekhtey Dekhtey) the typical 'toppa" inspired style of singing  (Song Logen express from the album Udaan), Irish folk form  (Song Tori Baorey in the album Udaan) and many such explorations where the blend and the brew seems ideal for the sound that is quintessentially BHOOMI .

You can buy tickets for Kali Puja package (Oct 22) which includes Bhoomi's performance.

  Local Programs

Besides the professional programs, we also have many programs performed by local artists who have spent countless hours rehearsing for the show. Details of local program will be updated shortly.

In short, we are all set for two days of packed programs, and you can enjoy all of those for free if you become a member.

- Bay Area Prabasi Team
Serving the Bengali Community for over 35 years...

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