Kali Puja will be celebrated on November 2, 2013. Puja begins at 6:00pm followed by Dinner and then our professional program - budding stars Rajdeep Chatterjee and Jonita Gandhi.
Costs for food are covered in Patron membership fees, however general members can purchase food plates by letting us know in advance. Details are below.
Date: November 2, 2013
Kali Puja schedule
|7:30PM-9:00PM||Dinner (See Food menu below)
|8:30PM-8:45PM||Shreyas Basu (Bangla/Hindi songs)|
|9.00PM-11:30PM||Rajdeep Chatterjee / Jonita Gandhi (Professional program)
Rajdeep Chatterjee from Jamshedpur has been learning music from the age of two-and-half-years under Pandit Shri Chandrakant Apte. He enjoys classical music and can play the tabla. Rajdeep graduated in Indian classical music from two universities, Allahabad & Gandharva. He was amongst the top Finalist of Zee TV "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" LiL Champs in 2006. Rajdeep was ranked 4th in Indian Idol, Season 4 in the year 2008. He was declared as one of the best singers of all four seasons of Indian Idol by renowned judges like Anu Malik,Javed Akhtar, Kailash Kher and Sonali Bendre. He was declared as the “JHARKHAND ICON” by the Symbiosis group along with Film director “Imtiaz Ali” (Director Of Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal). He has recorded a song for AR Rahman in his studio for his show in Germany and also recorded a song for a Tamil Film with Shreya Ghoshal. Rajdeep's first ever Bollywood playback is in the movie "Bodyguard", where he is part of the team of “Band of Powers” who have sung the title track of that movie. Recently he has sung the title track for Akshay Kumar's newest release, Khiladi 786. He has done around 200 shows in India as well as abroad. His versatility as a singer is his strength and his energy and enthusiasm always makes his live performances a memorable one.
Originally from New Delhi, India, Jonita Gandhi has been brought up in Toronto, Canada, in a musical family. She has been performing since she was 4 years old, and has managed to pursue an exciting musical career while completing her BHSc and HBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Jonita has opened for renowned artists like Kailash Kher, Sunidhi Chauhan and others in Toronto. She also performed at the 2011 IIFA Awards held in Toronto. Jonita was chosen by the legendary singer, Sonu Nigam to accompany him on his 2012 Summer Tour of U.S. & Trinidad. Jonita has become a ‘You Tube’ sensation with her popular videos. Jonita’s cover, “Pani da Rang” hit over a million views in just six months and was praised by famous actor, Amitabh Bachhan. A performer to reckon with, she has rocked several stages across the world. Jonita”s performances have been described as the “perfect blend of soulful vocals and electrifying stage presence.”
[important title="Tickets for Rajdeep Chatterjee and Jonita Gandhi"] General admission tickets are $40 each and can be obtained at the registration desk on the festival site. Note: This program is free for Prabasi general members and patrons. [/important]
Food Menu and Price
Food will be available for general members and non-members for $15 per plate. The menu is as follows.
- Goat Curry
- Chana Dal
- Alu Cauliflower vegetable
- Veg Pakora
- Zeera Rice
Note: Patron Members do not need to purchase food since it is included in their membership fees.