Subject: Bay Area Prabasi Durga Puja 2001
Dated: Oct 31, 2001
Dear Member,

Prabasi welcomes you with your family members and friends to the year
2001's largest Durga Puja celebration in Northern America. The
three-day events will be held from Friday, November 2 to Sunday,
November 4 at Chabot College in Hayward, California. Details about
direction and schedule of events are available at
http://www.prabasi.org/durgapuja. 
Protima darshan and prasad are free for everyone. Exciting cultural
events have been planned for all three days with stars from Kolkata
and Mumbai performing for your entertainment.

Please click on the link below to see a poster of program listings.
http://www.prabasi.org/durgapuja/program2001.jpg 
Amit Kumar, a well-known artist and son of legendary singer/actor/
composer Kishore Kumar will take you down memory lane through
renderings of his father's songs and his own. He will be singing
Bengali and Hindi songs with full orchestra. Amit Kumar, will be
felicitated with an award at the Bollywood Music Awards in New York on
November 10. Amit Kumar concert in the San Francisco Bay Area is at
9:30 pm on November 3 at Chabot College Auditorium.

Usha Uthup, the one-woman entertainment wonder from Kolkata who can
enthrall her audience single-handed, will perform with full orchestra
on November 4 at 4:30pm . Usha was the only Indian artist to have
recorded six albums on HMV/EMI in English. "Didi" (as she is fondly
referred to in the music community), the original Diva of Indian pop
music celebrates three decades in the entertainment business.

Aarti Mukherjee, aadhunik singer from Kolkata with a legendary voice
will be among us with an offering of old-time songs on November 3 at
6:00pm.

Prabasi has arranged an unusual entertainment program on Friday,
November 2. This will be an informal musical program held in the
comfortable and casual setting of the puja shamiana. Please make sure
you attend this gathering for a taste of Kolkata Jalsa, a first for
any Durga Puja in the Bay Area.

In addition to our musical guests, local performers and children of
Prabasi members will entertain us over the weekend.

Prabasi has notified its members of its fundraising drive for victims
of the World Trade Center disasters. Our volunteers will be available
to collect donations towards the WTC tragedy relief. You will also be
able to buy specially designed T-Shirts. All proceeds from the sales
will go to benefit the WTC Victims through the Red Cross or Mayor
Guiliani's disaster relief fund.

If you stay close to the Bay Area, we hope you will find it convenient
to attend.

Sincerely,

- Anupam Bagchi
for Bay Area Prabasi Inc.

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