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  • Kali Puja 2014

    Phalaharini_Kali_Puja-767652Kali Puja will be celebrated on October 25, 2014. Puja begins at 6:00pm followed by Dinner and then our professional program.

    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: October 25, 2014

    Venue: Logan High School, 1800 H Street, Union City, CA

    See parking Map at Logan High School

    Kali Puja schedule

    Time Events
    6:00PM-8:00PM Kali Puja
    7:30PM-9:00PM Dinner (See Food menu below)
    9:00 PM - 11:30 PM Shovon Ganguly (professional program by Kolkata artist)

    Shovon Ganguly - a versatile singer

    ShovonGanguly-2Shovon Ganguly was the winner of

    2012 SaReGaMaPa, a musical reality show on


    Zee Bangla. He first got noticed in the national scene, when he participated in the Indian version of
    the show, X factor. Shovon started young, learning music in childhood, Shovon has 7 years of
    training classical Indian music. Shovon’s first guru in music was his father, Swapan Ganguly. A singer of
    Rabindrasangeet and adhunik gaan, Swapan discovered his son’s talent at a very tender age. “I found all the elements that make a good singer in my son when he was hardly a year old. He had a clear sense of
    rhythm and beat, something that many people lack. I was sure that he would be able to make it big in music,” said Swapan. Quite unlike most parents, Swapan would urge Shovon to prioritize singing before studies. “My father always wanted me to
    become a singer. However, I managed to


    juggle both studies and music,” said Shovon. After his initial training under his father, Shovon went to
    learn classical music at Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty’s school, Shrutinandan. “I was a studying in school at the time when my father took me to join Shrutinandan,” said Shovon. He trained there for seven years before joining composer Abhijit Bandopadhyay. However, Shovon could not continue for too long. “My mother would take me for music classes at that time and she was not keeping well. It was difficult for her to
    take me every day. So I had to go to


    Jayanta Sarkar in Gangulybagan for training,” said Shovon. Jayanta Sarkar took Shovon closer to


    big reality shows. “Earlier, I had participated in Eto Sur Ar Eto Gaan on


    Doordarshan, Tarana and Surdariya on ETV Bangla but Jayanta Sarkar told me to aim higher,” he said. Shovon had to change his genre of
    music. “Jayanta sir told me to listen to popular Hindi songs and also to


    learn to
    sing them. Earlier, I would only sing classical, semi-classical, adhunik and old Hindi songs,” said Shovon. Although not quite to


    his father’s taste, Shovon has had to master modern film music. “My father would not appreciate Bollywood film music and would think that I am not doing the