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

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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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