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  • Rabindra Jayanti 2011

    As a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore, Prabasi, will celebrate Tagore's 150th Birth Anniversary on June 11th. Prabasi invites all Bay area talents to join hands and create a gala production to celebrate this momentous occasion.

    Non-members can buy tickets online for this event

    Program Overview


    This event is free for Prabasi members which will include cultural events presented by both international and local talents.

    Non-members can buy tickets online for this event

    Program Highlights


    • Exploring the Influence of Indian Classical Ragas on Rabindrasangeet compositions(2.30 PM): Talented Rabindrasangeet singers and classical vocalists of the Bay Area join hands to create this musical ensemble. In the limited time of this program segment we explore and elaborate  how some of well known Rabindrasangeets have their basis in pure Indian Classical Ragas like Yaman, Behag, Khamaj, Bhimpalasi, Desh, Miya Malhar etc.
      Director : Sumita Chakraborty
      Producer : Prasenjit Biswas
      Violin - Satish Gadagkar
      Sarod - Ben Kunin
      Flute  - Prasanna Rajan
      Tabla - Anoop Bhattacharjya
      Vocals :Sumita Chakravorty , Sonali Bhattacharya , Jayashree Ray, Jaya Basu , Manidipa Bhattacharya , Shampa Banerjee , Waziuddin Chowdhury,Aditya Das, Sudip Nag
      Narration: Manash Chakraborty

    • Why Robi ? (3.30 PM): Come watch a thought provocative montage that will challenge especially those of us who think we may have transcended Rabindranath and his work in this land of opportunities and fast paced life. In our show you will see how a typical bay area Bengali family finds out how Rabindranath's work may still leave some marks in our daily lives here in the US of A.



























    Movie Team:

    Debankur Das – Director, Producer, Video and Sound Editor, Photography, Costume
    Debjani Roy Chattopadhyay – Script Writer
    Vladimir Gitlevich – Director of Photography
    Rajat Mukherjee – Asst Director
    Samita Sen – Set Arrangement
    Siddhartha Chattopadhyay – Music Director and Boom Operation
    Kalyan Subramanian – Boom Operation
    Actors - Anindita Mukherjee, Souvik Das, Nandini Datta, Riki Mukherjee,
    Ruma Sanyal, Jayinee Basu, Anindya Chakraborty

    Music Team:
    Direction : Sonali Bhattacharya
    Sound Engineering : Kalyan Subramanian
    Tabla : Joy Sarkar , Anoop Bhattacharjya
    Violin : Wallace Harvey
    Flute : Brinda Govindan
    Keyboard : Kalyan Subramanian
    Vocal : Sonali Bhattacharya ,Paramita Das ,Madhubanti Mukherjee,Prasenjit Biswas,Aditya Das
    Sound arrangements : Soumitra Lahiri

    Natok Team:
    Directors- Anurupa Chakraborty, Somdev Sen, Anindya Chakraborty
    Dipak Maitra,Aritra Chakraborty , Emeilyn Das,Nirvik Sen, Kimsukh Kundu, Ballori Sengupta, Somdev Sen

    Dance Team:
    Direction- Dalia Sen
    Choreography- Dalia Sen and Chandreyee Mukherjee
    Arushi Roy,Aadria Bagch,Emelyn Das,Neoli Das, Raina Lahiri,Rik Dev Mukherjee ( Marco),Saborni Kundu,Samhita Banerjee, Ishita Banerjee,Souptik Mandal,Nushi, Sohini Ghosh,Trinav Chaudhuri,Udirno Chaudhuri ,Urvi Sen,Amrita Paul Mukhopadhyay,Ballori Sengupta,Chandreyee Mukherjee,Debarchana Banerjee Roy,Deepanwita Bagchi,Esha Bandyopadhyay,Lopa Sengupta,Manasi Ghosh Sarkar,Rubna (Naushaba) Rashid,Sanjukta Samanta,Seinjuti Chatterjee,Tandrima(Kheya) Bandyopadhyay,Tina Mukherjee, Oishi Mukherjee,Urmi Sen,Divija Maitra, Bonisha Maitra.

    • Bangladesher Hridoye Hotey  (7.30 PM)
    • Rabindra Sangeet for Tomorrow(8.15  PM) : A contemporary interpretation. Rabindra Sangeet with great modern instruments with a Indo-western fusion-like touch. Our Local artists   have done wonders by  giving  a new musical interpretation to Tagore’s songs, keeping  the spirit and core of his songs intact
      List of participants :
      Director/Producer : Prasenjit Biswas
      Guitar : Subhen Khatua
      Guitar/Keyboard : Siddhartha Chattopadhyay
      Drums : Ricky Mukherjee
      Tabla : Anoop Bhattacharjya
      Vocals :Subhen Khatua , Nilanjan Sarkar , Sudip Nag , Sonali Bhattacharya , Malini Banerjee, Manidipa Bhattacharya,Anindita Mukherjee

    • Documentary Film on Tagore (made on Tagore's centenary in 1961) Satyajit Ray(6.30 PM)
    • Children's Program - Lot of activities in the Courtyard. Here are the details of the 'Rabindrik Art Competition' for children between the age 3-12 years. This is part of the 'Pranganay Chotoder Jonney' program.

      • Three age groups: (a) 3 to under 5, (b) 5 to under 8, (c) 8 to under 12
      • Reporting time for participation in Drawing Competition is 12:15pm
      • Please bring your own pencil, pen, charcoal, water color, pastel or others and paper. Organiser will not provide these materials
      • Registration can be done before and onsite
      • Artwork will be judged
      • The theme will be related to Tagore; specifics will be given during the competition
      • Please encourage your little ones to take part in this event. If you need any further assistance, feel free to call: Debashis ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 321-947-3279) or Julia ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


    Date: June 11, 2011

    Venue: Spangenberg Theater, Gunn Hgh School, 780 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA

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