Subject: Prabasi Durga Puja starts today at 6:00pm
Dated: Sep 28, 2017
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Dear Member,,

Durga Puja starts this weekend on Friday Sep 29th at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. You are cordially invited to attend, whether you are a member or not.

Durga Maa

Here are some salient points that you may want to know.
  1. Venue: The location is Santa Clara County Fairgrounds at 344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111
  2. Starts: Friday Sep 29 at 6:00pm
  3. Ends: Sunday Oct 1 at 7:00pm
  4. Friday Artist is Shovon Ganguly performing from 8:00pm to 10:00pm on Sep 29.
  5. Sunday Artists are Sourendro and Soumyojit performing from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Oct 1.
  6. There is an Alpona Protiyogita on Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00noon. You can apply online for Alpona competition.
  7. There is a Shankha Protiyogita on Saturday from 6:30pm to 7:00pm. You an apply online for Shanka competition.
  8. Free Bhog will be provided to everyone on Saturday afternoon during lunch time. We have a plan to distribute 1000 plates of Bhog.
  9. Members and Patrons will get free lunch on Saturday.
  10. Patron members will get Saturday dinner, Sunday lunch and Dinner as well.
  11. General members will be able to purchase food from vendors on site. There will be plenty of choice for everyone.
  12. Prabasi proudly presents  - an entire evening of cultural program to honor the talents in our community. Come celebrate "Bay Area's Got Talent" between 3:00pm and 11:00pm on Saturday, Sep 30th. Your experience will be no less magical than a professional-show!
  13. You may purchase tickets for Shovon Ganguly or Sourendro and Soumyojit's show from our website. Note: General Members and Patron members can see the show for free.
  14. Patrons should collect their registration packets from the gate on Friday or Saturday. It will contain your parking pass for the three days.
For more details please visit our Durga Puja page.

 Sourendro and Soumyojit 
The Sunday professional program will be performed by Sourendra and Soumyojit.

Vocalist Soumyojit and pianist Sourendro rhyme as a duo. They have been creating, composing and performing together for a decade now. Soumyojit pursues music under the guidance of the legendary Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, while Sourendro trained in indian music under Pt. V Balsara & Ustad Vilayat Khan - also learns about different forms of music from Prof. Martin Keubert. They have created a new soundscape of their own and travelled far and wide with their music.

 Shovan Ganguly 

Friday's cultural show will be performed by Shovan Ganguly. Shovan became a household name after he won the famous TV singing competition, Zee’s Saregamapa in 2012. Shovan’s talent was noticed by one and all, especially famous music composer & music directors of Kolkata. He is known for his renditions of Contemporary Bengali music and Sufi music. Shovan has done playback for many prminent Bengali movies, like Arsinagar by Oscar nominated director, Aparna Sen. The song from this movie, “Jaan Qubool” was a big hit and topped Radio Mirchi charts for months. Shovan recently was declared 2016 Male Voice of the Year at the famous Radio Mirchi Awards.


 Message from our sponsors 

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We hope to see you at Durga Puja today evening.

- Bay Area Prabasi Team
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