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    DurgaFace-2016Durga Puja - our annual grand event for which we wait all year round is here again. You are invited to join us through Sep 29th to Oct 1st at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose.

    This year, we are having the unique pleasure of giving equal importance to both professional and local programs. We are having two excellent professional performances: Shovan Ganguly on Friday September 29th evening, and Sourendro and Soumyojit will present a musical program Bombay Meri Jaan Celebrating Music of India on Oct 1st evening.

    Besides these professional musical performances, we have opened up the entire Saturday for local cultural programs from excellent local talents. Please scroll down for details on these performances.

    Of course, for those who have visited us before, you know the variety of stalls we have at our mandap. The food is simply irresistible and the shopping experience unparalleled. We look forward to seeing you soon!

    Address:

    Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
    344 Tully Road
    San Jose, CA 95111

     

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    Parking

    Parking tickets need to be purchased at the Fairgrounds. The per day cost of parking ticket is $10. If you purchase parking tickets for two days for $20, the third day is free. Puja venue is right across the street and 3-4 minutes walk. Drop off is in-front of Gate - B. Pavilion Hall is merely 200 yards from Gate B Drop-off.

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    Note: Prabasi has purchased 100 parking spots for Patron members only. The parking passes are valid for all three days and will be available at the registration desk. Vendors and patrons need to use GATE D while entering the venue. The parking permit will be given at the GATE D. Puja venue is 2-3 min walk.

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    Venue Map

    In order to make your pujo experience a smooth one, we have decided to keep all the events - puja pandal, cultural programs, food for patrons, and stall - all in one single location within the Santa Clara Fairgrounds. This will ensure that you do not have to waste time walking between pandals/cultural events/stalls. Here is the map of the Pavilion Hall where all this will take place.

    Pavilion

    Schedule of Activities

    Friday: 09/29/2017


    Time

    Puja

    Time

    Cultural Program

    6:00 PM onwards

    Shasti

    6:00 PM Onwards

    Visit Children Art Gallery

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    Shashti Puja

    6:30pm to 9:00pm

    Dinner (FREE for Patrons)

    Annual Members can purchase food plates from vendors on site.

    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    Guest Star: Shovon


    Saturday: 09/30/2017


    Time

    Puja

    Time

    Cultural Program

    10:30 AM - €“1.00 PM

    Saptami Puja, Arati

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alpona Protijogita (Apply)

    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Lunch Break

    1.00PM - 2:30 PM

    Pushpanjali

    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Musical Medley

    1:30 PM Onwards

    Prasad Distribution

    4:35 PM - 5:05 PM

    Odissi Performance

    5:00 PM to 5:30 PM

    Chanting from Devi Mahatmya

    5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

    Bollywood Revive [Local Band]




    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM



    Astami Puja, Sandhi Puja, Navami hom

    6:00 PM - 6:10 PM

    Recitation

    6:15 PM - 8:15 PM

    Dinner Break

    6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Sankha Protijogita (Apply)

    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Dhunuchi Nritya

    8:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Community Recognition of Senior Members

    9:15 PM - 10:00 PM

    Down memory lane with the legend, Kishore Kumar

    10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

    Local Band

     

    Sunday: 10/01/2017


    Time

    Puja

    Time

    Cultural Program

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Dashami Puja, Arati

    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Lunch Break

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Pushpanjali, Prasad Distribution

    2:00 PM -2:30 PM

    Devi Baran

    02:30 PM - 3:15 PM

    Nazrul Geeti

    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Bisharjaan o Bijoya

    3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

    Melody Labs: Strings & Rhythm

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Tea Break

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Bollywood Stars: Sourendra & Soumyajit

     

    Sponsorship Packages

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    Sourendro and Soumyojit

    A musical production yet to be seen on Puja stage! A magical journey through Bollywood & Beyond with the talented duo, Sourendro & Soumyojit. Saregamapa Sensation, Trisha Chatterjee will accompany this duo. A soundscape that will mesmerize one & all.

    Profile

    SourendroSoumyojt-1Vocalist 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.

    They have directed the music for the famous version of the Indian National Anthem, featuring 40 legendary musicians from India, as part of their album titled Jaya Hey. Their versions of Rabindranath Tagore's compositions make up their extremely popular album Tagore & We, which has received several prestigious music awards and nominations.

    They have collaborated with eminent filmmakers Aparna Sen andRituparno Ghosh on stage productions. Their debut album featured iconic vocalist Kavita Krishnamurti. They have also collaborated with noted German singer/composer Stefan Stoppok in their major works. The duo is blessed to have worked with some of the greats of the country that ranges from classical maestros like Dr. M Balamuralikrishna to Pt. Jasraj, Bollywood icons like Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Nigam, Shaan,Sunidhi Chauhan, the duo has created a landmark music-video namedDekha Hobe ei Banglay which features 100 stalwarts from Bengal featuring in one video shot across the monuments and natural wonders of Bengal which has gained warm popularity digitally. The duo has travelled all across Europe, the USA, Singapore, and West Asia, besides performing in all corners of India with their creative productions. They have performed for the Prime Minister and the President of India.

    They host the World Music Day - Kolkata Chapter every year, and are directors of several corporate cultural events and productions in India and abroad. Recently they debuted as Music Directors in National Award winning Director Sanjoy Nag's Parapaar where the legendary Asha Bhonsle has sung the duo's composition.

    They believe in their music, they keep the faith of their connoisseurs, they worship art.

    Please click on the picture below to see a YouTube introduction to the artists.

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    This program is free for Members and Patrons. However you can also purchase tickets for the Sourendro and Soumyojit show.

    Shovon Ganguly

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    Shovan Ganguly 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

    Saregamapa Champion, Shovan Ganguly

    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naNippAtdbM (NABC - singing Manna Dey)
    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N6LhAz1QeU (singing a classic Bengali song)
    3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsVcnipvjqo (Singing RD Burman composition)
    4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy-txNqMuC4 (Hindi - Saregampa stage)
    5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw4z9nPpvd8 (On Gaandariya)
    6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcW-807lM5E (Hindi - on Akaash Aath)
    7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-lTM08BCBA (Hindi)
    8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGbm4vZGPJs (original song - Arsinagar. won award)
    9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLsnuLou55k (original song)

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    This program is free for Members and Patrons. However you can also purchase tickets for Shovon Ganguly show.