Subject: Revised schedule for Durga Puja 2007
Dated: Oct 13, 2007
Dear Member,

You have received our email from last night explaining the preliminary
situation with Amit Kumar. Because of visa norms and regulations, it
is indeed unfortunate that such situations occasionally creep up on
us. Despite having applied for required paperwork as early as the
first week of August, Amit Kumar was not issued his visa on time.  As
a consequence, he will not be able to board the flight in time to
perform on Saturday night, despite all efforts to get him on to flight
that would arrive here later at night.  We are sure that your
disappointment is just as strong as ours.  However, we would like to
reassure you that Amit Kumar is wholly committed to performing for
Prabasi and has agreed to readjust his commitments to perform at our
Kali Puja event accompanied by his brother Sumeet Kumar, and Indian
Idol superstars Emon and Ankita to make this show a Huge Mega Show, on
the standards of all the Bollywood Superstar shows!
 
The rest of the programs for Saturday and Sunday will continue as
scheduled. On Saturday, we have Adhunik Bangla and Hindi pop vocals
program with Surangan. And a GREAT opportunity to catch up with all
your friends just as you did during Puja in Kolkata years ago.  Check
out the booths for some real-time Puja shopping, too.
 
Subhamita’s Program will be at the usual time on Sunday. She is one of
the best female voices in Kolkata today. Her last three albums “icche
pari, bisti paye paye and moner hodish” are among the best selling
albums of  Kolkata.  Krosswindz, one of the most popular bands in
Kolkata currently will play or your entertainment on Sunday evening.
Their music is unique (They say they are influenced by Pt. Bhimsen
Joshi, Joni Mitchel, Ghulam Ali, Sting, Pat Metheny, and Basudev Baul
among others) so you are guaranteed a most exciting evening.  
 
Yesterday we had presented the Bangla Natok "Lakkhaner Shoktishel" at
8:00 pm and Kaya band at 9:00 pm.  Kaya, also from Kolkata, won the
Best Band Award from Zee Alpha Bangla, in 2005.
 
Thank you again for your support. Prabasi constantly strives to keep a
finger on the pulse of our members and provide what you really want. 
It is our constant endeavor to keep our members informed and we will
continue to do so. We appreciate your loyatly and support and so we
constatly renew our commitment to bringing you not only the best
programs we can offer, but also the innovative and path-breaking ones.
 
So come and enjoy the 2007 Puja with us!
 

- Board of Directors 
 
Bay Area Prabasi, Inc.
                                                 Dated: 10/13/2007
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